September 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 8

September 2002 Monitor cover

Psychology in Education

President's White House


White House conference draws on psychologists' expertise

The first lady's Conference on Character and Community emphasized the need to teach children strong values.

Nebraska psychologists stand up for their civil rights--and win

After being denied medical staff membership in state hospitals, a group of psychologists took their case to federal court.

Research on 9/11: what psychologists have learned so far

Federal funding helps psychologists launch Sept. 11 research.

What have we learned since 9/11?

Psychologists share their thoughts on lessons learned and where to go from here.

Bioterrorism Preparedness Act includes funding for mental health

Psychologists share their thoughts on lessons learned and where to go from here.

Warning system needs improvement

APA says new Homeland Security Advisory System needs to reflect better science.

On the disease trail

Epidemic Intelligence Service refocuses on bioterrorism since Sept. 11.

New book explains theory behind terrorism

Book offers insights into the nature of psychological defenses.

A renaissance for humanistic psychology

The field explores new niches while building on its past.

Searching for genes that explain our personalities

Identifying such genes could eliminate the distinction psychologists make between personality and psychopathology.

Gambling on the future you

A new study on gambling helps explain why we make commitments we later regret.

How to publish your journal paper

Understanding the nuances of the process smooths the publishing ride.

For school reform, collaboration is the key

Boston College psychologists are demonstrating that students learn better when schools, universities and communities forge collaborative partnerships.

TOPSS marks 10 years

The APA group that promotes professional development among high school psychology teachers celebrates a decade of growth.

Showing their stuff

Winning high schoolers at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair examined television violence, gender differences, lie detection and more.



Judicial Notebook

President's Column

Running Commentary

Science Directions

Shared Perspectives