September 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 8
COVER: Student wellness
- Changing the way America thinks about girls
A collaboration between Kartemquin Films and APA highlights teen girls' strengths in the upcoming PBS film '5 Girls.'
- HIV in American youth
According to a report issued last year by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, more females than males are now being diagnosed with HIV in the 13- to 19-year-old age group.
- Preventing distress, promoting wellness
Various training organizations and other groups are looking closely at how to help and, more importantly, how to prevent students' distress and promote students' self-care.
- Harassment in the hallways
A startling number of adolescents report being sexually harassed by their peers.
- Assessing the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth
The Healthy Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Project is harnessing the strengths of school counselors, psychologists, nurses and social workers to promote student health.
- Student mental health: secondary education no more
Across campuses nationwide, students are reporting more mental health problems. How are campuses responding to the growing need?
- Intervening with troubled peers
Learning how to help troubled peers is an important-- and challenging-- professional development hurdle for students.
- Psychologists get mobile
- APA establishes Exploring Behavior Week to bring psychological science into the classroom
- Most jurors unwittingly deliver biased verdicts, new study suggests
- APA advises U.S. delegation to U.N. special session on children
- APA explores ways to recruit and retain more members
- For adolescents, antismoking ads are flickering flame against smoking's allure
State advocacy takes lots of patience and hard work-- but the payoffs for the profession are well worth it, say those on the front lines.
A study by the Ohio Psychological Association propels new legislation to require prompt payments from insurers.
Parental nudging underscores the lesson that it's important for children to do well.
Toss out your dog-eared copy of the Publication Manual: APA has released its fifth edition.
Psychologists and APA have responded to Tuesday's attacks by providing volunteer services and educational support to those directly and indirectly injured.
APA division members have elected their officers and representatives to APA's Council of Representatives; state and provincial psychological associations have also elected their council representatives. The results are listed below.
Expanding services and increasing students' voice is goal one.
The Senate and House pass different patients' rights bills; a conference committee will work on a compromise.
A brief primer on the mission and mechanics of APA's student organization.
APA's Science Directorate hosts an Advanced Training Institute to update the skills of scientific psychologists.
At the helm of the Science Directorate, Kurt Salzinger hopes to unify APA's constituencies and make the public more aware of the science of psychology.
A new graduate-level curriculum builds on psychology's diversity to train health-care professionals to intervene in ethnopolitical warfare.
Armed conflict around the world is affecting children in their own back yards. APA is working through the U.N. to help.
APA is revamping its annual meeting to better serve members.
An interdisciplinary group of scientists argues that we know behavior is crucial to health--and it's time health research and interventions reflected that.
APA will spotlight cutting-edge research, multidisciplinary approaches and diversity in its third interdisciplinary conference on women's health.
After years of struggles, a psychologist secures reimbursement for cognitive retraining--a victory that underscores a growing recognition of psychologists' services.
Research offers intriguing evidence on why expressive writing boosts health.
A new APA database is bringing more ethnic minorities into the peer-review process.
At the annual Veterans Affairs Psychology Leadership Conference, Secretary Anthony Principi pledges to continue the push for more mental health resources for the nation's veterans.