January 2011 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 42 No. 1
January 2011 Monitor cover

On the Cover:
Is stress getting to you?

  • Is stress getting to you?

    Like their clients, psychologists struggle with work/life conflict. How can they help their clients and themselves?

Night work


The risks of night work

Millions of American workers fight against their circadian clocks every day, putting them — and others in their paths — in danger. Psychologists are looking for solutions.

In brief


Couple shadow


The couples doctor

For 35 years, Andrew Christensen has been studying what helps troubled relationships thrive — insights he is now working to share via Internet training and with veterans and their spouses.

Inner child


Awakening the child inside

Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik says that in some ways, babies may be smarter, more thoughtful and more conscious than adults.

Pioneering media psychologist


Ahead of her time

Frank, sensible and charming, Dr. Joyce Brothers pioneered the role of media psychologist, paving the way for those who followed and helping the field define its standards.

Justice scales


APA files two amicus briefs

The association brings empirical evidence to controversial court cases.

White House honors

Mortimer Mishkin becomes the 16th psychologist to win the National Medal of Science.

A new day for parity

The rule implementing the federal mental health parity law goes into effect for most covered plans this month.

Rats to the rescue

Psychologist Alan Poling is training rodents to sniff out two Third World scourges: land mines and tuberculosis.

Our stories, ourselves

The tales we tell hold powerful sway over our memories, behaviors and even identities, according to research from the burgeoning field of narrative psychology.

Hypnosis today

Hypnosis continues to show promise in reducing pain and soothing anxiety, although the research is still inconclusive about its success in smoking cessation.

Revising the DSM

The new version is likely to offer tweaks rather than a complete overhaul.

Service with a smile

Seasoned faculty share advice on balancing departmental citizenship with teaching and research.

Meet your 2011 president

Melba J.T. Vasquez is using her experience as a clinician and Latina psychologist to address discrimination, immigration and educational disparities.

Restoring glory

James Enns hopes to return the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance to its place atop perceptual journals.

Continuing a tradition of excellence

Sherryl Goodman aims to encourage innovation in Abnormal Psychology while maintaining the journal’s sterling reputation.

A broader focus

New journal editor aims to publish articles written for a more expansive audience.

Erasing national boundaries

The new editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology will incorporate more research from scientists around the world.

Help for service members


More help for service members

APA is urging education and training programs that receive funding from the Graduate Psychology Education program to target service members, veterans and their families.