February 2008 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 39 No. 2
February 2008 Monitor cover

On the Cover:
The future of psychopharmacology

A hormone named "Oxytocin"


The two faces of oxytocin

Why does the 'tend and befriend' hormone come into play at the best and worst of times?

Puzzle piece mountain


Multiple relationships: A vignette

Finding oneself in a multiple relationship is not necessarily a sign that one has engaged in unethical behavior. It may rather be a sign that one is fully engaged in the life of a community.

Person in Army uniform


Dateline: Iraq

Army psychologist Capt. Jeffrey Bass—featured in the September Monitor—reflects on his first months of deployment.

'The Business Doctor'

A Chicago-area radio program moves I/O psychology from the boardroom to the airwaves.

The brain in the voting booth

For American voters, emotion, not reason, wins the race, says psychologist and author Drew Westen.

Minding the gap

Having a serious mental illness may cut life short by an average of 25 years. Psychologists and other mental health professionals are working to change that.

Finding the right words

After a lifetime serving people with mental illnesses, writing helps this psychologist and Alzheimer's patient make sense of his own mind.

Connection or misdirection?

When people with mental health problems seek support online, both benefits and pitfalls abound.

Making sense of dollars and cents

Neuroeconomics is tackling the fundamental questions of decision-making and rewriting economics textbooks along the way.

Moving up in academe

Psychologists grapple with the challenges of assuming new roles at their institutions.

Art imitating life

An innovative program at the University of Texas uses theater to fight relationship violence.

U.K. gives huge boost to psychologists

Great Britain poured money into its National Health Service to train new psychologists and other mental health workers in evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy.

Someone erasing a chalk board


Junior faculty woes

Early-career faculty on the tenure track are concerned—even confused—by their institutions' policies.