November 2007 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 38 No. 10
COVER: Children and the Internet
- It's fun, but does it make you smarter?
Researchers find a relationship between children's Internet use and academic performance.
- Creating a place for MySpace
Parents should get online and learn some basics so they can communicate with their children about cyberspace and parent them effectively.
- Socially wired
Instant messaging and e-mail may dispel inhibitions and can lead to closer friendships for children and teens. But how much is too much?
- Web pornography's effect on children
Although research is scarce, investigators see links between young people who access Web porn and unhealthy attitudes toward sex.
New research on how children develop a sense of humor is giving psychologists a window into social and mental development.
APA members seized the opportunity at APA's Annual Convention to examine ethics in all facets of our profession.
Lonnie Sherrod plans to expand international and multidisciplinary work as the new executive director of the Society for Research in Child Development.
An overview of APA's latest position on torture and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment.
Psychologists who work as parenting coordinators help moms and dads keep the peace.
An interdisciplinary practice offers services from psychotherapy to family law, all in one place.
Groups rally to expand geropsychology training opportunities.
A U.N. treaty paves the way for real reform for those with mental and physical disabilities, experts say.
APA's Catalyst program helps gifted high schoolers develop their talent by exploring originality in the arts and sciences.
Summer institute gives high school psychology instructors a crash course in biopsychology.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA urges Congress to recognize the need for more integrated health care.
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
More disciplines are folding psychological science into their curricula. Here's how.
Today's college students lack the practical skills they need for employment. Psychology can help.
In meetings with congressional members and staffers, APA members underscored ways psychology can address some of the nation's most pressing problems.
Greater familiarity with the biological sciences will help psychologists stay relevant to teaching med students.