October 2002 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 33 No. 9
October 2002 Monitor cover

On the Cover:
Hormones and Behavior

  • Pheromones, in context

    In a field plagued by murky results and marketing hype, a few things are finally becoming clear.

  • A pheromone by any other name

    Scientists now suggest there are four kinds of human pheromones — primers, releasers, modulators and "signalers" that provide information to the recipient without directly altering behavior.

  • More male than male

    New research is confirming the relationship between steroids and aggression, while raising questions about the long-term psychological consequences of teen-age steroid abuse.

  • Canceled trial is yielding useful data

    Behavioral scientists are busy mining data from the Women's Health Initiative's halted hormone-replacement therapy trial.

  • Hormone therapy for men?

    Symptoms of andropause include decreased libido, lack of energy, height loss, irritability, sadness and decreased strength.

  • The postpartum cuddles: Inspired by hormones?

    Understanding how hormones influence women's behavior, mood and bonding postpartum is proving complex.

  • Is PMDD real?

    Researchers, physicians and psychologists fall on various sides of the debate over premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

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Science watch: From the same planet after all

A new study suggests that sex differences in jealousy evaporate when women have other things to think about.

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Norman B. Anderson is APA's new chief

His top goal: to make APA membership 'something that psychologists believe they simply cannot do without.'

Psychology around the world: Two Tales of Woe - Israel

As the cycle of Middle East violence rages on, an Israeli psychologist talks about the bloodshed's devastating impact on the mental health of his community.

Psychology around the world: Two Tales of Woe - Palestine

As the cycle of Middle East violence rages on, a Palestinian psychologist talks about the bloodshed's devastating impact on the mental health of his community.

The theory heard 'round the world

Albert Bandura's social cognitive theory is the foundation of television and radio shows that have changed the lives of millions.

Advertising as science

Consumer psychologists and basic scientists are behind ever more effective advertising campaigns to promote both products and causes.

Pigeons as baggage screeners, rats as rescuers

Animals are being conditioned to accomplish amazing feats--and the potential is even greater than what's been tapped.

New ways to stop bullying

Psychologists are driving efforts to get effective, research-based bullying-prevention and intervention programs into schools.

When students have grievances, what do they do?

Given the potential for conflict in student supervision and evaluation, many departments articulate and publicize their expectations of students, as well as due process procedures undertaken when students underperform.

The service squeeze

Will increasing the emphasis on community-service scholarship mean more work for faculty? It needn't, if the faculty reward structure shifts, some say.

Bringing the best of the Web to psychology education

A new report examines how doctoral programs can ensure quality online learning in psychology.

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Congressional spending guided by APA recommendations

Spending bill includes APA-recommended report language.