November 2013 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 44 No. 10

November 2013 Monitor on Psychology

COVER:
Design in mind

  • Design in mind

    Psychologists can help to design smart, sustainable spaces for the 21st century.

Music as medicine

SCIENCE WATCH

Music as medicine

Researchers are exploring how music therapy can improve health outcomes among a variety of patient populations, including premature infants and people with depression and Parkinson’s disease.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

A new lease for the AIDS generation

Perry Halkitis exorcised his ghosts of the past and found new life in writing about peers who lived through the AIDS epidemic.

 Preventing violence against teachers

CE CORNER

Preventing violence against teachers

Eighty percent of the nation’s teachers have been victims of threats or physical violence. Psychologists have the expertise to help turn around this alarming statistic.

Dr. David Martin, the new director of APA’s Office on AIDS(credit: Lloyd Wolf)

FEATURES

Fresh ideas for combating HIV/AIDS

As the new director of APA’s Office on AIDS, David J. Martin is revamping the office’s programs to reflect new realities about HIV/AIDS and to advocate for social science solutions to HIV-related problems.

ACT around the world

International ambassadors are tailoring APA’s successful violence prevention program to suit their countries’ needs.

That's just rude

Psychologists are finding that boorish behavior can have a lasting effect on well-being.

Wanted: More diversity in psychology governance

An APA program is successfully attracting more ethnic-minority psychologists to governance roles at the state and national levels.

Breathing easier

Psychologists' research uncovering the link between stress and asthma is leading to better interventions for asthma sufferers.

Write on!

Research by psychologists is pinpointing ways to improve student writing.

Taking a broad view of addiction

Nancy M. Petry will continue a tradition of going beyond substance abuse research.

A growth lab for psychology

Thoughtful, cutting-edge reviews will ensure that Psychological Bulletin continues to move psychology forward in ways that help social science and the public, says incoming editor Dolores Albarracín.