July/August 2013 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 44 No. 7

When symptoms are a mystery

COVER:
When symptoms are a mystery

  • When symptoms are a mystery

    Your client has physical symptoms that may be serious but haven't yet been diagnosed. What is the best way to help him or her cope?

Things get interesting when psychologists take a closer look at boredom.

SCIENCE WATCH

Never a dull moment

Things get interesting when psychologists take a closer look at boredom.

Psychologists Susan Kraemer and Zina Steinberg’s ‘quiet presence’ in neonatal intensive care helps families cope with caring for their critically ill newborns. (credit: Robert Adam Mayer)

PSYCHOLOGIST PROFILE

Supporting psychologists' youngest clients

Psychologists Susan Kraemer and Zina Steinberg's ‘quiet presence' in neonatal intensive care helps families cope with caring for their critically ill newborns.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

Among Boston's first responders

Two psychologists who were volunteering in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon share their experiences.

Mobile phone apps measure many psychological, social and physiological factors associated with well-being, making them valuable tools for psychology practice and research.

CE CORNER

Smarter phone, smarter practice

Mobile phone apps measure many psychological, social and physiological factors associated with well-being, making them valuable tools for psychology practice and research. And it’s just the beginning.

With a highly popular and inexpensive book on human psychology, E.G. Boring brought “sound psychological principles into the American culture.”

TIME CAPSULE

Preparing the human machine for war

With a highly popular and inexpensive book on human psychology, E.G. Boring brought "sound psychological principles into the American culture."

The White House is investing big in brain science. What will that mean for psychology?

FEATURES

Decoding the human brain

The White House is investing big in brain science. What will that mean for psychology?

Mental health first aid

A growing movement trains laypeople to spot mental health concerns. What does it mean for psychologists?

The internship match gets an overhaul

The shortage of psychology internships has been a major concern in recent years. But the match process is about to undergo big changes.

Free speech vs. patient care

Psychologists are battling a growing trend that allows students to opt out of diversity training.

Drowning in debt?

Federal loan-repayment programs can help recent graduates pay back their increasingly massive student loans. Here's how the programs work and how to apply.

Activists for change

APA's Committee on Women in Psychology celebrates 40 years.

In search of causes

What does research tell us about the origins of complex, unexplained modern illnesses?

Candidates weigh in

The five candidates for APA's 2015 president answer two more questions of concern to psychology.

Early career psychologists experience a sharp learning curve.

EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

First year on the job, part 2

Early career psychologists experience a sharp learning curve.

Government Relations

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

Protecting the rights of parents with disabilities

APA co-hosted a congressional briefing to draw attention to the significant barriers faced by parents with disabilities.

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