November 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 10

Embarrassment acts as a social glue that can strengthen our relationships, but it also has a dark side, research finds

COVER:
How embarrassing

  • Oh no you didn't!

    Embarrassment acts as a social glue that can strengthen our relationships, but it also has a dark side, research finds.

Jean Kristeller, PhD (credit: Tony Campbell)

PSYCHOLOGIST PROFILE

Bite, chew, savor

Jean Kristeller reconnects people with their hunger and other inner experiences to curb overeating.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

Lessons for lawyers

A new book illustrates how lawyers can be more effective by heeding the psychological literature.

CE corner

CE CORNER

When illness strikes you

What are your ethical obligations as a practitioner in the face of a life-threatening illness?

Pioneering psychologist and civil rights activist Olivia Hooker reflects on her legacy (credit: Mel Evans)

TIME CAPSULE

Living history

Pioneering psychologist and civil rights activist Olivia Hooker reflects on her legacy.

Scene from the “Psychotherapy: More Than a Quick Fix” video series

FEATURES

Psychotherapy works!

APA launches a new initiative to educate consumers about treatment options for depression.

Open methods, open data, open access

APA's newest journal, Archives of Scientific Psychology, features free online access and requires authors to post their full data.

Improving patient-physician communication

With their expertise in communication, psychologists are identifying new ways to help people become more involved in their own care.

Power in numbers

Research is pinpointing the factors that make group therapy successful.

Do 360 evaluations work?

Yes, but too often they aren't administered or followed up properly. Here's how to boost their value.

Help for bicultural parents

The Okura Fellowship winners are identifying ways to help South Asian parents raise children in the United States.

Random Sample

RANDOM SAMPLE

Leonard C. Beckum, PhD

A professor, civil rights advocate and former police officer.