October 2000 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 31 No. 9
COVER: News from APA's Annual Convention
- The Internet and computer games reinforce the gender gap
Boys are more adept with technology because they spend more time playing video games than girls do, psychologists said.
- U.S. Surgeon General outlines his next focus
In a keynote address, David Satcher discussed his office's next mental health report--and voiced support for prescription privileges for psychologists who have proper training.
- Students take a stand
Students speak out about their community work and call for more funding for their education at a rally at the U.S. Capitol.
- First settlement announced in APA's test cases against managed care
The test cases are part of APA's multifaceted attack against inappropriate practices by managed care.
- Securing the workplace: Are our fears misplaced?
For most people, work is a safe haven. But high-profile incidents of workplace violence are compelling employers to develop preventive programs, creating a promising new niche for psychologists.
Psychology intensifies its efforts to gain prescription privileges, reported speakers at the Presidential Miniconvention on Prescription Privileges.
Police chiefs want help in developing new assessment tools and seek research on how officers respond to fear on the job.
Yet, current reform efforts are based on assumptions.
Author Kay Redfield Jamison details what is known, and what psychologists are still learning, about bipolar illness.
Advocates from the three states that have made prescription privileges a priority talk about lessons learned.
At a preconvention institute, future faculty hone their teaching skills.
Advocates for federal support for psychology education and training celebrate this year's successes.
The fathers of cognitive therapy and rational-emotive behavior therapy exchanged banter at APA's 2000 Annual Convention.
Francis Collins outlined opportunities for behavioral scientists to step up their involvement in genomics and genetics.
Research on taste perception highlights a scaling problem that may have widespread repercussions.
APA's Newman said psychologists have the skills to deal with the problems and potential of the computer age.
'To build qualities for human flourishing' is his vision for the science.
Direct socialization into gender roles by parents doesn't appear to be as singular an influence on children's sex-typed preferences and behaviors as once was thought, said Eleanor Maccoby.
Research with infants and young children reveals they begin forming expectations early for how things will be.
A symposium and breakfast for women leaders at APA's convention highlighted women's accomplishments and provided a forum for discussing concerns.
False recollections are not easily dismantled, research shows.
Psychologists often fail to connect with the political leaders who develop public policy. But there are ways to make sure psychology's voice is heard.
Psychologists and graduate students attending APA's 2000 Annual Convention volunteered at local organizations.
Psychologists' research identifies the secrets of success.
Convention panel called for American psychologists to be more inclusive of other cultures when doing research, clinical work or teaching.
The possibilities for future psychologists are endless -- if students can look beyond the lessons of graduate school.
Adolescents talk about their experiences with serious emotional disturbances.
The association is involved in work on NIMH research, autism and changing the structure of child services.
Psychologists can create a stronger foundation for infants and toddlers by advocating for policies that encourage cooperation between parents, caregivers and support systems.
The pressure men feel to live up to the macho image is literally making them sick, convention speakers said.
Membership recruitment and retention emerges as a theme of APA's Council of Representatives meeting.
APA's Council of Representatives approved a document that will help practitioners wade through the abundance of treatment guidelines.
At a brainstorming event, psychologists identify ways to expand their roles in meeting the nation's health-care challenges.
APA congratulates the following award winners who were honored at APA's 2000 Annual Convention