October 2013 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 44 No. 9

Closing the health-wealth gap

COVER:
The health-wealth gap

Being hopeful is good for you — and psychologists’ research is pinpointing ways to foster the feeling

SCIENCE WATCH

Mission impossible

Being hopeful is good for you — and psychologists’ research is pinpointing ways to foster the feeling.

Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD (credit: Mel Evans)

PSYCHOLOGIST PROFILE

Embracing recovery

Philadelphia behavioral health commissioner Arthur C. Evans Jr. is using a recovery orientation to transform the city’s behavioral health system.

Adam Grant, PhD (credit: Mike Kamber)

QUESTIONNAIRE

The ‘science of karma'

Organizational psychologist and top-rated Wharton professor Adam Grant says one secret to success is helping others succeed.

Amid the privations of World War II, 36 men voluntarily starved themselves so that researchers and relief workers could learn about how to help people recover from starvation

TIME CAPSULE

The psychology of hunger

Amid the privations of World War II, 36 men voluntarily starved themselves so that researchers and relief workers could learn about how to help people recover from starvation.

The council adopts measures to promote quality in psychology education and to make APA governance more effective.

FEATURES

APA’s council takes historic action

The council adopts measures to promote quality in psychology education and to make APA governance more effective.

Fighting discrimination worldwide

APA’s commitment to applying social science to protect and expand the rights of LGBT people worldwide is paying off.

New insights on college drinking

Psychologists' research is pinpointing who is most at risk for drinking problems in college and developing more targeted, evidence-based interventions.

On the front lines of behavioral health care

New Mexico State University psychologists are expanding mental health care for underserved people and training future psychologists in the process.

Saluting healthy schools

APA's Board of Educational Affairs' Golden Psi Award recognizes K–12 schools that use psychological knowledge to foster children's academic, social and emotional success.

A broadening field

The new editor of Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes strives for inclusivity.

Spirituality in clinical practice

A new journal seeks to meet the demand for spirituality-informed clinical interventions.

Many early career psychologists are in the thick of family building and career advancement

EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

Balancing kids and careers

Many early career psychologists are in the thick of family building and career advancement. Here’s advice on how to make it work.

Wanda Willard, PhD

RANDOM SAMPLE