October 2004 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 35 No. 9
COVER: APA's 112th Annual Convention
- A spirit of aloha
The opening session of APA's 112th Annual Convention honored achievements in psychology and explored how traditional values of Hawaiian culture relate to modern psychology.
- Recognizing groundbreaking efforts
- Acclaim for Louisiana RxP leaders
- Hawaii a hit with members
- Good-bye Hawaii, hello Washington
- The gifts of others
- Bullying prevention: gaps between science and practice
- Psychologists call for increased study of native Hawaiian mental health
- Do 'super masculine' husbands make for unhappy wives?
- Raising awareness of children's mental health
- Research suggests possible antidotes for anticipatory nausea
- Reducing behavioral health disparities will take more psychologists, outreach programs
- Statistics show mental health services still needed for native populations
- Council actions include gay marriage resolution
- Women's storming of council re-enacted
- Sport division reaches out to Honolulu athletes
- APA members to consider bylaws amendment
- United against racism
- Behavioral reward program increases medication-taking
- Labels may oversimplify women's sexual identity, experiences
- New directions for SAMHSA
- Psychologists honor media excellence
- Psychologists call for closer look at poverty's mental health costs
- Medicare makes favorable changes in diagnostic testing
Quotes from the 2004 annual meeting's myriad speakers.
Research by Ian Gotlib finds that depressed brains fail to respond to prolonged emotional stimuli.
People's emotions may better predict intolerant behavior toward certain groups than can stereotypes, according to a social psychologist's research.
A behavioral neuroscientist's research has led to a technique that helps stroke patients regain lost arm use.
Two researchers whose HIV-prevention projects were targeted for cancellation by a congressional amendment discussed the importance of fighting for scientific freedom.
Research by psychologist Mark Packard finds interaction and competition between two of the brain's many memory systems.
APA and the American Bar Association have teamed up to educate legal and mental health professionals on determining diminished mental capacity in older clients.
Psychologists pointed to a possible link between chemicals in household products and the rise of developmental disorders among children.
Convention speakers shared strategies for applying APA's multicultural guidelines in psychology education and training.
A psychology course teaches students to notice and oppose tacit acceptance of racism.
The Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education is conducting projects to bring psychological research to educators.
Do quantitative tests used to determine learning disabilities leads to the best outcomes for students?
Ensuring that psychological services are integral to health-care delivery is key to keeping pace with the market, convention panelists advised.
Psychologists promoted the use of CPT health and behavior codes to help ensure practitioners are paid for providing psychological services for medical problems.
A convention panel offered practitioners advice on keeping solid, safe patient records.
When facing uncertainty, consult a colleague, refer to APA's Ethics Code and document your decision, advised APA Ethics Committee members.
APA's president proposed public policy changes to allow time-strapped workers to handle contemporary work and family life.
Former APA president drew from research to help explain evil under the backdrop of recent Iraqi prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib.
Albert Bandura highlighted how serial dramas grounded in his social learning theory can lead people to make lifestyle changes and alter detrimental social practices.
A former prostitute credits psychology for helping change her life. She runs a rehabilitation center to help others do the same.
Despite different evolutionary paths, dolphins and the great apes may have developed similar cognitive abilities.
Work with victims and perpetrators in South Africa showed one psychologist the power and possibilities of encouraging emotional connections.
Our social environment isn't always good medicine.
Congratulations to the psychologists recognized at APA's 2004 Annual Convention for their outstanding achievements and contributions to psychology.
New members' priorities include increasing the public's understanding of psychology and the association's diversity.