September 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 8
COVER: Memory flexibility
A workout for working memory
New research suggests that mental exercises might enhance one of the brain's central components for reasoning and problem-solving.
Can you force yourself to forget?
One psychologist says he's discovered a mechanism that could explain how people suppress unwanted memories; others disagree.
Feelings' sway over memory
New research suggests that emotions can strengthen and shape memory.
The culture of memory
Researchers are discovering that our culture helps shape how we remember our past--and how far back our memory stretches.
Psychologists are exploring memory enhancers that exploit the latest research in brain function.
Study makes waves by showing for the first time that dolphins understand the concept of numerosity.
- Impulsiveness, sensation-seeking characterize the caffeine-dependent
- Hill briefing publicizes need to improve mental health services for older adults
- Suicide prevention efforts needed, American Indian psychologist tells policy-makers
- Study indicates mental illness toll on youth, delays in treatment
- APA task force advises psychologists in national security to heed Ethics Code
- Older gorillas' minds show signs of slowing
- Briefing promotes incorporating eating disorders into obesity legislation
- Briefing emphasizes women's role in science
- Psychologist testifies to Congress on meth treatment
- Academic reputations among peers predict academic success
- APA, ISEF recognize outstanding high school student research
Mindful of the values that inform his professional work, a teaching psychologist uses a potential conflict of interest to bring ethics into his classroom.
Several APA directorates are coordinating efforts to advocate for federal funding for veterans' mental health services, training and research.
The subdiscipline sees shrinking numbers, but growing opportunities.
Cosmetic surgery is booming, but what's the mental cost of changing your appearance? Psychologists look to fill in the research gaps.
APF funding is helping the Population and Community Development Association of Thailand use a mountain resort camp to help Thai children recover from the tsunami's lingering affects.
Undergraduate programs are seeking to build closer-knit communities for students to prevent burnout, dropouts and anxiety. Here's how.
The APA Practice Directorate's Public Education Campaign is furthering knowledge of the mind-body health interplay by providing psychologists with resources to inform consumers.
Librarians are lending APA their expertise on research trends, information-seekers and electronic database navigation through the new Library Advisory Council.
Meet this year's recipients of the APF Koppitz Fellowships, which support promising graduate student research in child psychology.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
NIAAA scientists revise guidelines clinicians can use to assess alcohol problems.