September 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 8

September 2001 Monitor cover

COVER:
Student wellness

TIME CAPSULE

Connecting the last piece to a puzzle

FEATURES

For low-achievers, mom's help can mean higher grades

Parental nudging underscores the lesson that it's important for children to do well.

It ain't over till it's over

The Senate and House pass different patients' rights bills; a conference committee will work on a compromise.

'Keep on keepin' on' is the mantra for state legislative efforts

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.

Nailing them with statistics

A study by the Ohio Psychological Association propels new legislation to require prompt payments from insurers.

Psychology Mobilizes to Help a Nation in Pain

Psychologists and APA have responded to Tuesday's attacks by providing volunteer services and educational support to those directly and indirectly injured.

What is APAGS, anyway?

A brief primer on the mission and mechanics of APA's student organization.

Psychologists hone tools for tracking change

APA's Science Directorate hosts an Advanced Training Institute to update the skills of scientific psychologists.

From classroom to conflict resolution

A new graduate-level curriculum builds on psychology's diversity to train health-care professionals to intervene in ethnopolitical warfare.

Children in the heat of war

Armed conflict around the world is affecting children in their own back yards. APA is working through the U.N. to help.

Stop ignoring the data

An interdisciplinary group of scientists argues that we know behavior is crucial to health--and it's time health research and interventions reflected that.

Translating research on women into practice and policy

APA will spotlight cutting-edge research, multidisciplinary approaches and diversity in its third interdisciplinary conference on women's health.

Winning one with Medicare

After years of struggles, a psychologist secures reimbursement for cognitive retraining--a victory that underscores a growing recognition of psychologists' services.

A new reason for keeping a diary

Research offers intriguing evidence on why expressive writing boosts health.

Boosting the number of ethnic-minority reviewers for APA journals

A new APA database is bringing more ethnic minorities into the peer-review process.

VA secretary lauds psychologists' work

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.

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