December 2013 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 44 No. 11
December 2013 Monitor on Psychology

On the Cover:
Coming home

  • When the conflict comes home

    Military and veteran couples with PTSD and high marital conflict may be at greater risk for heart disease and sleep problems than their peers without these issues.

  • Building family resilience

    Psychologists are adapting evidence-based resiliency programs to help military families, couples and children.

Scientists are finding that distrust can alter our behavior in unexpected ways.


Something's fishy

Scientists are finding that distrust can alter our behavior in unexpected ways.



What sets high achievers apart?

MacArthur Fellowship grantee Angela Lee Duckworth talks about why success takes “grit,” and whether it’s possible to teach people to be “grittier.”

2013 President Donald N. Bersoff, PhD, JD, and President-elect Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD


APA embraces a new governance structure

APA’s president and president-elect discuss what the changes to APA’s governance structure will mean for members.

Staying power

What does it take to keep talented students in STEM fields? An APA-led study aims to find out.

More than job satisfaction

Psychologists are discovering what makes work meaningful — and how to create value in any job.

Congratulations, APA fellows

APA’s divisions have named their fellows for 2013.

Early Career Psychology


First year on the job, part 3

Early career psychologists hit their strides as their first year on the job wraps up.

Education Leadership Conference


Educators get a lesson in ethics

APA’s 2013 Education Leadership Conference focused on ethics and education.

The seven ‘deadly sins’

An education law expert explained what they are and how to avoid them.

Teaching ethics

Innovative ways to make ethics classes effective and fun.

Are we overlooking ethical problems in training?

An early career psychologist shares concerns about ethical issues encountered in training.

Mental health issues in college on the rise

APA is working with the White House to help address the problem.

Honoring excellence

APA honored three outstanding advocates at its 2013 Education Leadership Conference.