March 2014 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 45 No. 3

March 2014 Monitor on Psychology

COVER:
The psychology behind one of history’s most successful public health interventions

  • Thank you for not smoking

    As the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, it’s time to celebrate psychologists’ contributions to tobacco control.

  • Leading the way to better health

    Psychologists have pioneered the science and policy of tobacco control since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health underscored the dangers of smoking in 1964. Here are some of the most influential psychologists in the area and a few of their accomplishments.

  • Are e-cigarettes a game changer?

    Electronic cigarette use doubled among adults from 2010 to 2011, and the trend is expected to continue. What could this new product mean for smokers’ health?

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

Paying a high price for the war on drugs

In a new memoir, neuroscientist Carl Hart discusses how his research on drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine has led him to decide that all drugs should be decriminalized.

How to anticipate — and respond to — unexpected findings in basic and clinical research.

ETHICALLY SPEAKING

Unexpected findings

How to anticipate — and respond to — unexpected findings in basic and clinical research.

The words we use to describe drug and alcohol use disorders contribute to stigma around the conditions, psychologist John F. Kelly told attendees at a recent White House Conference on Drug Policy Reform.

FEATURES

Words matter

The words we use to describe drug and alcohol use disorders contribute to stigma around the conditions, psychologist John F. Kelly told attendees at a recent White House Conference on Drug Policy Reform.

Gross national well-being

A panel of psychologists and economists says measures of a population’s emotional state may play a role in policy development.

Mobile psychology

Psychologists are developing digital applications to help patients and colleagues.

An all-out anti-bullying focus

A psychologist-run center at the University at Buffalo is dedicated to helping educators and parents understand the lifelong consequences of bullying — and how they can prevent it.

Fascinated by people, on and off the page

Understanding human motivation drives these psychologist-novelists.

Early Career Psychology

EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

Having a baby?

Clinicians offer tips for expecting psychologists on how to manage the effects of pregnancy and new parenthood.

Random Sample

RANDOM SAMPLE

Nancy Rothbard, PhD

A Wharton management professor who explores what engages us at work.