February 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 2

Monitor on Psychology February 2012

School success for at-risk kids

Beginnings of mental illness


The beginnings of mental illness

Autism, schizophrenia and other disorders may have roots in life's earliest stages.

Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman


'A machine for jumping to conclusions'

Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman's new book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," examines how our ability to think quickly and intuitively can sometimes lead us astray—in predictable ways.

Record keeping for practitioners


Record keeping for practitioners

APA's guidelines help psychologists steer through the sometimes murky waters of how best to document and protect patient information.

A-mazing research


A-mazing research

A look at the origins and continued use of the maze in psychological research.

Righting the imbalance


Righting the imbalance

Psychology programs are using novel strategies to tackle the internship shortage.

Improving disorder classification, worldwide

With the help of psychologists, the next version of the International Classification of Diseases will have a more behavioral perspective.

Harnessing the wisdom of the ages

A volunteer program seeks to enhance minds young and old.

Anti-bullying efforts ramp up

Psychologist-designed anti-bullying programs take on the problem from the perspective of the bully, the victim and the school community.

Hostile hallways

It's not as common as run-of-the-mill bullying, but sexual harassment in schools may have worse long-term effects, research suggests.

R U friends 4 real?

Psychologists are learning more about how teen friendships are changed by social networking and text messaging.

Support for teachers

Psychologists are leading efforts to give teachers more control in an increasingly difficult line of work.

Going green

APA is fostering environmental sustainability on several fronts.

At the intersection of law and psychology

Margaret Bull Kovera plans to commission papers that have the potential to influence public policy.

Grants help solve society's problems

APF Visionary Grants are enabling five psychologists to expand their work understanding and assisting vulnerable populations.

APA scientists help guide tobacco regulation


APA scientists help guide tobacco regulation

A new arm of FDA is relying on psychologists' expertise in its effort to protect the public from harms associated with tobacco use.