December 2010 | Monitor on PsychologyVol. 41 No. 11
On the Cover: A reason to believe
A reason to believe
Religion may fill the human need for finding meaning, sparing us from existential angst while also supporting social organization, researchers say.
As a representative from Washington state for 12 years, psychologist Brian Baird brought scientific training and clinical experience to Congress.
A look at patient decisions and the history of sexual surgeries.
An unhappy workplace can increase depression and heart disease rates. Here are ways psychologists are working to promote employee health.
Researchers disagree about whether violent video games increase aggression.
The patient-centered ‘health home’ promises to revitalize primary care and provide integrated, cost-effective treatment. How can psychologists get in the door?
An APA-sponsored violence prevention program improves parents’ skills and decreases their use of harsh discipline, an independent study finds.
Tami Jo De Coteau is bringing more psychologists to Indian country.
Josep Call wants the Journal of Comparative Psychology to be in the vanguard as the field advances.
The new editor of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology wants to broaden the journal’s scope.
The study of stress requires an understanding of cultural context, says the new editor of APA’s International Journal of Stress Management.
She takes the helm on Jan. 1, 2012.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
APA plays an important role at two congressional events: conferences of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus.
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
External forces are pushing all the health professions to devote more attention to lifelong learning.
Emerging models could make continuing education for psychologists more effective — and more engaging.
Tap into the evidence-based resources that can help students learn.
A wealth of new technologies is improving the learning experience.
More psychologists are needed to help address the growing problems of veterans, their families and unemployed Americans.