December 2011 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 42 No. 11
COVER: New research on the link between exercise and mental health
The exercise effect
Evidence is mounting for the benefits of exercise, yet psychologists don’t often use exercise as part of their treatment arsenal. Here’s more research on why they should.
Bestselling psychology textbook author David Myers is teaching his largest audience yet, through a national campaign to provide cutting-edge technology to people with hearing loss.
Howard S. Friedman says that eating vegetables and going to the gym are not as important to our long-term health as having a rich, productive life.
Eckhard Hess’s research on imprinting helped to popularize an emerging field of research—one that that explored genetic and learned aspects of early behavior.
APA's first treatment guidelines will focus on depression and obesity.
Antonette Zeiss is transforming mental health care for veterans and promoting more interdisciplinary mental health services.
With a wealth of research suggesting that eyewitness identifications can be unreliable, courts and juries should be cautious when they evaluate eyewitness testimony, says APA in its latest amicus briefs.
MacArthur Fellow Matthew K. Nock studies why people harm themselves.
Research shows that graphic cigarette warning labels lodge themselves in people’s minds. But do they really help smokers quit?
Many psychologists applauded the APA policy change that recommended eliminating the postdoc requirement for licensure. But that change has had unforeseen implications.
Psychologists are creating and implementing programs that curb problem behaviors among juvenile offenders.
Psychologists are helping remove barriers to organ donation.
Ronald T. Brown is focused on publishing research that could increase access to mental health treatments.
The new Editor of Psychology and Aging will tackle a broader age range.
A posting of eligibility guidelines, restrictions, endorsements, mailings, compliance and more.
Through her bequest to APF, Linda Forrest is honoring her parents and giving back to psychology.
Seasoned psychologists share the time-tested lessons that put them on the path to career success.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
At a Washington, DC, summit, APA teamed with the University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Studies to identify best practices for suicide prevention among service members and veterans and to alert members of Congress to the pressing need to continue to support such initiatives.
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Psychology can take a leadership role in helping different disciplines come together to address society’s top priorities, including health care and environmental sustainability.