September 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 8
COVER: What makes a great teacher?
Molding effective teachers
Psychologists' research is shedding light on the ingredients of quality teaching.
Raising the bar
Two high school psychology teachers advocate for higher teaching standards.
Higher-ed movement aims to elevate teaching
Will the 'scholarship of teaching and learning' drain research resources or step up teaching practices?
A case study in scholarly teaching
Daniel Bernstein, PhD, uses existing classroom conditions and applies trial and error, learning theory and other methods to meet particular educational goals, such as improving student performance.
- Check out a one-stop resource on ADHD
- Study finds a dark side to forgetting false information
- Race bias may contribute to accidental shots fired at blacks
- Teen depression can affect adult happiness
- Study offers clues on why women choose medicine over engineering
- Psychologists brainstorm school and education research directions
- 'War on terrorism' should better address psychological consequences, report says
- Self-disclosure a leading factor in not seeking therapy
- Summer institutes provide cutting-edge research training
- Parents' relocation after divorce may affect children long-term
President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has recommended strategies to improve the quality of mental health services, including making early mental health screening common practice.
Demanding cognitive tasks, including complex conversation, divert drivers' attention from the road.
The HIPAA Transaction Rule may speed a trend toward paperless claims for health services.
APA is collaborating with Time for Kids to teach children about bouncing back from stress.
Postdoctoral fellow Karen Mallin is filling a gap in services for young dermatology patients.
An APA demonstration project shows that early exposure to careers in the biomedical areas of psychology leads more minorities to pursue related careers.
A model support group helps parents learn to accept and affirm their gender-variant children.
APA's representatives bring psychological insight to world human-rights issues.
Justices support similar stances to those outlined in APA amicus briefs.
Psychologists and educators debate over how to identify students with learning disabilities.
Psychologists are examining ways to best implement the standardized tests mandated in No Child Left Behind.
The APF Koppitz Fellowship Program is funding the promising work of three up-and-coming child development researchers.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA is promoting legislation to enhance mental health across the life span.