October 2006 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 37 No. 9
October 2006 Monitor cover

On the Cover:
Lending a hand: New Orleans 2006

People icons standing on the world


Notes from Istanbul

Collaborating with psychologists around the world can inform and sharpen APA's approach to ethics.

Hand holding key in the sunlight


Council action at convention

APA's Council of Representatives reaffirmed APA's position on torture and adopted reports on zero tolerance programs, use of psychotropics to treat children and socioeconomic status.

Debating psychologists’ wartime roles

Some convention presenters spoke out against psychologist involvement in military interrogations.

Right before our eyes

A psychologist finds that what we see often differs from what we think we see.

Pretty faces: Easy on the brain?

Attractive faces take less work to process than unattractive ones. The phenomenon may explain why we associate positive attributes with beauty.

A key to happiness

Studies hint at possible ways to get off the hedonic treadmill and find lasting happiness.

Talking the pain away

Brain research indicates putting problems into words eases emotional distress.

Reaching out to Muslim and Arab Americans

Try to meet the community where it is rather than waiting for it to come to you, panelists advised.

Considering evidence-based practices

Speakers discussed evidence-based treatment of serious mental illness.

You’ve got therapy

Communications technology will open the field of ‘telepsychology,' posing new challenges and questions, said APA's president.

Shared wisdom

Three generations of mentors and protégés discussed their insights on good mentoring.

Behind the scenes of the ‘Dr. Phil’ show

Television's Phil McGraw talked about his goal of bringing psychology into the nation's living rooms.

From script to screen

APA honors ‘Brokeback Mountain' screenwriter Diana Ossana for bringing the story to the big screen.

Psychologists’ research shapes child and family public policy

A former APA policy officer summarized psychology's contributions to policy-making that aids children.