April 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 4

Monitor on Psychology April 2012

Avoiding ethical missteps

  • Avoiding ethical missteps

    By drawing on the science of prevention, psychologists can develop skills, relationships and personal qualities to bolster ethical resilience and minimize risks related to unethical behavior.

Pain of social rejection


The pain of social rejection

As far as the brain is concerned, a broken heart may not be so different from a broken arm.

Dr. Paul Wicks


Linking patients, bolstering research

Neuropsychologist Paul Wicks’s skills as a researcher have made him invaluable to the success of a social networking site for patients.



Can you teach an old guitarist new licks?

Cognitive psychologist Gary Marcus spent his sabbatical learning to play guitar, and putting to rest the fallacy that new skills are just for kids.

‘America’s first sport psychologist’


‘America’s first sport psychologist’

In 1938, Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley hired experimental psychologist Coleman Griffith — and didn’t listen to a thing he said.

Internship match imbalance


The internship match imbalance worsens, but there are signs of hope in otherwise grim numbers

More than a thousand students came away from the 2012 APPIC match empty-handed. But despite a sluggish economy, the number of new sites continues to grow.

More support needed for trauma intervention

Treatment for child trauma works, but too often, children don’t have access to it.

Coal miners' dilemma

In West Virginia, the demise of rehab programs for coal miners means a reduced likelihood of psychological treatment.

The science of political advertising

Do all those clichéd images of happy children and American flags actually sway voters? Yes, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect, researchers say.

The case against spanking

Physical discipline is slowly declining as some studies reveal lasting harms for children.

Innovative psychology at the high school level

High school teachers nationwide are finding new ways to help students get the most out of psychology.

APA divisions reach out to new psychologists

This year’s APA Division Leadership Conference focused on finding new ways to engage early career psychologists.

Solving global challenges

The editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration will encourage a science-practice dialogue.

A home base for multiple fields

The new Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics editors, Daniel Houser and Bernd Weber, will bring together disparate researchers to answer the tough questions.

Thanks to our donors

APF thanks those who paid tribute to colleagues, mentors and loved ones by making a gift to the foundation in 2011. Their generosity ensures the future of psychology and honors the people who have helped make a difference in your life.

Dual careers


Navigating the dual-career track

Resources like the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium can help academic couples overcome the hurdles of finding two academic jobs in one place.

Integrated care


A boost for integrated care

Federal funding is helping to integrate psychology into health care and build a more skilled psychology workforce.

Random Sample