June 2010 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 41 No. 6
COVER: Medicine or menace?
Medicine or menace?
Psychologists' research can inform the growing debate over legalizing marijuana.
In addition to boosting your brainpower, exercise may fend off and even alleviate cognitive ills, including Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests.
Psychologist Barbara Fiese is out to end child obesity by encouraging families to spend time together, move more and eat well.
Feeding trained worms to their cannibalistic brothers, James V. McConnell argued that memories are encoded in the structure of molecules.
Social psychologist Shelley E. Taylor will accept APA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in San Diego.
The landmark legislation offers new opportunities for psychology.
A new book sorts out psychological facts from oft-told fiction.
Two efforts are addressing the reasons practitioners may not always use research findings.
New tools help students, training programs and others assess whether psychologists in the pipeline are truly prepared to practice.
APA divisions sponsor an all-day celebration.
APA’s divisions and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students are hosting these sessions at APA’s Annual Convention, Aug. 12–15, in San Diego.
A $150,000 donation from psychologist Lee Gurel will enhance high school psychology teacher development and lesson plans.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
APA seek to expand a program to fund education and training for psychologists who work with jobless Americans.
ON YOUR BEHALF
What APA is doing for you