October 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 9
COVER: Convention news
- Opening with a bang
APA started its 111th annual meeting--'the convention that almost didn't happen'--with pure fun and celebration.
- APA membership to consider bylaws amendment
- Who really does that voodoo?
Recent research shows how people can mistakenly claim authorship of occurrences--believing, for example, that they cause a disliked person's headache when they prick a voodoo doll.
- Bolstering evidence-based education
A federal institute is devoted to disseminating scientific findings on what works in education.
- A matter of life and death
Improving HIV/AIDS patients' medication compliance boosts longevity, psychologists say.
- Helping women beat the odds
Psychologists are testing HIV/AIDS interventions that empower women to take control of their sexual health.
- U.S. Surgeon General vows support for mental health parity
- Boys' emotional development addressed
- Sexual harassment too often leads to humiliation for victims
- Help the media prevent copycat suicides
- Speakers laud growth of federal funds for psychology training
- Behavioral program helps autistic children make progress
- Adolescent drug abuse treatment works better with family
- Eysenck Memorial Fund accepting applications for research
- Are there hidden benefits to music lessons?
- What music's gatekeepers seek in musicians
- Make next year's convention an adventure
- APA's council clarifies guidelines process, among other actions
- Compulsive cybersex can jeopardize marriage, rest of life
- Understanding compulsive sexual behavior
- Members further APA's advocacy efforts
- Mail intervention reduces problem drinking
- Early interaction affects chimps' attention skills
- Prepare for survey of five-year PhDs
Convention award-winner Daniel Schacter explained the ways that memory tricks us.
NIH directors highlighted growth areas for psychologists' research.
Psychologist Paul Rozin offered insights into the science of disgust.
Hidden threats to minority groups can be overcome through increased exposure.
Psychologists conveyed poverty's mental health effects on the disadvantaged and chronically ill.
Changes in demographics, technology, models of health-care delivery and the consumer's role in health care will likely mean big alterations in psychology practice.
A business plan and good advisers are key to opening your own office.
Psychologists shared how they've applied resilience-building strategies from APA's public education campaign.
Psychologists' research findings can help students better use what they know.
Many Americans resist affirmative action because they do not understand it, said Faye Crosby.
An APA coalition discussed how psychology's many perspectives can contribute to the No Child Left Behind Act.
It's easy to connect positive psychology to students' lives, whether you're teaching one unit or a whole course.
A new standardized test developed by psychologists appears to better predict who will succeed in college.
New research suggests that, beyond genes, experience affects a specific brain network involved in attention.
Researchers are probing why a quarter of older adults maintain strong memory skills.
Psychologist Endel Tulving offered a theory on our uniquely human ability to act today based on our past and future.
Psychologist Peter Salovey outlined how we use our emotional smarts to solve problems.
Psychologist and university chancellor Sharon Stephens Brehm offered advice on becoming an academic administrator.
Presidential speaker Patrick DeLeon recounted psychologists' progress in their quest for prescriptive authority.
Many ethical dilemmas can be avoided by thinking ahead, said convention presenters.
Mixing forensic and clinical roles creates an ethically sticky situation.
Congratulations to those recognized at APA's 2003 Annual Convention for their outstanding achievements and contributions to psychology.
South African and American psychologists are creating an intervention to reintegrate former guerrilla fighters into civilian life.
Lloyd Morrisett gave children's educational television a historic makeover by helping to introduce Big Bird and the 'Sesame Street' gang.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
More than ever, APA's Public Policy Office needs your help in advocating for psychology's agenda.