December 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 11

December 2009 Monitor cover

COVER:
More than shelter

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SCIENCE WATCH

Strong in mind and body

With help from psychologists, a new U.S. Army program puts psychological well-being on par with physical fitness.

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IN BRIEF

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Champion of the innocent

U.S. Marshals Service Chief Psychologist Michael Bourke's mission to understand and help apprehend child sexual offenders isn't for the faint-hearted. But given what's at stake, he wouldn't trade it for anything.

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QUESTIONNAIRE

Kicking the national drug habit

Psychologist A. Thomas McLellan, the nation's newly appointed deputy "drug czar," discusses his plan for curbing America's demand for illegal drugs.

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TIME CAPSULE

Psychoanalysis shapes consumer culture

Or how Sigmund Freud, his nephew and a box of cigars forever changed American marketing.

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FEATURES

Psychologist wins National Medal of Science

Michael Posner's studies on the neurological underpinnings of attention helped found an entire field.

Disputing a slam against psychology

Critics say a journal article promoting a new accreditation system inappropriately condemns the whole field.

More compassion, less competition

At a conference co-sponsored by APA, thought-leaders discussed ways to revamp the education system worldwide.

The Justice Department adds a psychologist

As the new deputy director of the National Institute of Justice, Ellen Scrivner will help oversee a large criminal-justice research portfolio.

Removing fear, promoting joy

This psychologist is applying Montessori and other methods to help people with Alzheimer's disease lead richer lives.

Porn use and child abuse

The link may be greater than we think, a controversial study suggests.

Getting to the core of research

John R. Anderson is the newest editor at Psychological Review.

Many heads are better than one

New Developmental Psychology editor Jacquelynne Eccles welcomes commentary.

Promoting diversity

Art Nezu wants to draw researchers who study diverse populations to JCCP.

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EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

The big payoff

A look at how early career psychologists are repaying student loan debts.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

Expanding care for service members and their families

The Center for Deployment Psychology reports more success in providing psychological training in deployment issues.

On Your Behalf

ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

What APA is doing for you

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