April 2011 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 42 No. 4
COVER: Good news about middle age
The mind at midlife
Longstanding beliefs say the adult brain is best in its youth, but research now suggests otherwise. The middle-aged mind preserves many of its youthful skills and even develops some new strengths.
Applications of positive psychology are moving ahead fast and furiously, but some question whether the interventions are outpacing the science.
Psychologist Tom Wolff helps disparate groups work together — and makes sure everyone’s voices are heard.
At the CDC, Rodney Hammond worked to improve health for entire populations. As he retires, he predicts that the United States will need even more behavioral expertise to address burgeoning public health problems.
A biopsychologist and bat expert worked to arm bats with miniature bombs in World War II.
A surge in applications leaves a record number of students unmatched.
APA Fellows are honored for mentoring excellence in science education.
Scientists are uncovering evolutionary roots and modern function of the female orgasm —and its fake counterpart.
Researchers are making strides toward early diagnosis and treatment of reading disabilities.
APA is collaborating with deans of schools of education to explore the ways psychological science can enhance teacher training.
Meet four psychologists who are improving the lives of service members, veterans and families.
New legislation seeks to untangle a web of laws and cultural traditions that are thwarting American Indians’ health and safety. But are these efforts enough?
To improve practice with multicultural people, science needs a broader array of research methods.
Other action includes establishing guidelines on dementia and child evaluations.
APF Drs. Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Fund grantee Joanna C.M. Cole is helping Boston youth shield themselves from abuse and crime.
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