April 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 4

April 2008 Monitor cover

COVER:
Psychology's growth careers

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SCIENCE WATCH

Too discordant for the masses?

Birds, babies and people from many different cultures prefer consonant chords to dissonant ones. Researchers are traveling far and wide to find out why.

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Primarily there

A psychologist's collaborative approach is helping women keep their emotional well-being intact.

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QUESTIONNAIRE

The happiness diet

Sonja Lyubomirsky argues that limiting overthinking can improve our emotional well-being.

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ETHICS ROUNDS

Reflections on media ethics for psychologists

The media provide wonderful opportunities to educate the public, but also present psychologists with unique ethical challenges to consider.

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TIME CAPSULE

ESPecially intriguing

These psychologist-designed cards were a research tool for examining parapsychology.

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FEATURES

The military's growing mental health needs

A psychologist and soldiers brief Congress on training to meet service members' mental health needs.

Caffeine's wake-up call

The buzz on psychologists' latest caffeine research shows it can hurt as much as help our mental states.

Doc rock

The all-psychologist rock band Wire Mother has reached untold heights of fame in Northeast Ohio.

A boost to integrated care

APA's advocacy helps secure a federal grant to expand psychology services in an underserved area.

The lingering storm

Hurricane Katrina's victims are still feeling its psychological sting.

APA honors Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award winners

These businesses promote work-life balance, personal growth and healthy living among their employees.

Recruiting & retaining great faculty

Experts share tips on attracting the best people for the job.

Council reaffirms its stance against torture

New language more clearly expresses APA's no-torture, no-exceptions policy.

APF supports graduate student research

Two neuropsychology students honored

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HOW TO

Stay safe in practice

It's rare, but a reality: Some clients can turn violent. Here are some suggestions to protect yourself.

A life well lived

Psychology mourns the loss of a psychologist murdered on the job.

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EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

Giving each other a lift

Early-career and established psychologists are developing mutually satisfying mentoring relationships. Here's why--and how.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

President's budget is grim for psychology

The administration seeks to cut many psychology-friendly programs.

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ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy

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COLUMNS

From the CEO

In the Public Interest

Judicial Notebook

President's Column

Science Directions

DEPARTMENTS

American Psychological Foundation

Letters