October 2007 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 38 No. 9

October 2007 Monitor cover

COVER:
APA's 2007 Annual Convention highlights

Dark forest of tree trunks

FEATURES

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: It was ‘blind luck’

Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman accepts APA's highest award.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Council extends its stance on torture

APA names specific torture methods that the U.S. government should prohibit.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Stay involved or get out?

APA members deliberate whether psychologists should play a role in military interrogation of terrorism detainees.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Evil's mundane roots

Three renowned behavioral scientists illuminate the triggers of our darkest behaviors.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: A politician and a psychologist

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland posseses a unique blend of behavioral insights and political know-how.

APA's president looks ahead: the future of APA and psychology

Collaboration is the key to a successful future.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Not lost in translation

The world's psychologists share their challenges and successes.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Deeper than sticks and stones

Discrimination not only undermines a person's self-worth, it can destroy family life.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Deep trouble in the Deep South

Southern black women face a mounting health crisis.

Relief for all

Hurricane Katrina exposed a need for more culturally competent disaster aid workers. How can psychology help meet the need?

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Goodbye to a legend

Ever the provocative gadfly, the late Albert Ellis helped thousands overcome their negative thinking to live freer, more productive lives.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Stress may set off tumor development

Black women's behavior and environment may undermine their breast health.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Psychologists' testimony may not help

Judges and juries tend to trust their gut feelings over psychologists' testimony, speakers report.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention, Overseas, but under care

The Center for Deployment Psychology is improving care for soldiers and their families.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Armor for the mind

A new tool is helping soldiers ‘normalize' their reactions to combat and deployment stress.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: We need each other

According to one biologist, psychologists' skills can help save threatened wildlife and the Earth.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Seaing more clearly

Conservation psychologists seek to better understand people's relationships to oceans in order to design preservation programs that work.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Fixing the institutional review board system

An APA task force is examining what has become a murky process.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Fifteen years on ‘TOPSS’

Since 1992, APA's Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools has boosted student interest in the field.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Bridging the gap from educational journal to classroom

A Web site will give teachers access to the latest research and tips on how to apply them in class.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: 'E-mail is for old people'

The generational digital divide widens as more technological tools come to market.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: What men want

Men may not be from another planet, but they often communicate in a language foreign to their wives.

U.S. children: overweight and oversexed?

Psychologists decry the cultural and marketing trends that are undermining children's mental—and physical—health.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: A check-up for your practice

A healthy practice requires a strong dose of business skills.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Sugar-free solutions

Psychologists can help people with diabetes take care of themselves.

APA's 2007 Annual Convention: Go forth and multiply

New research explores animals' math skills.

Leaders in the field

Congratulations to the outstanding psychologists and students recognized at APA's 2007 Annual Convention for their achievements and contributions to psychology.