September 2006 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 37 No. 8
Battling the self-blame of infertility
For women and men facing infertility, the challenge is to stop faulting themselves and start managing stress and making choices.
Does stress hinder conception?
The relationship between mental state and fertility is a complex one.
How to handle a stubborn stork
Marie Davidson helps couples make tough choices to realize their baby dreams.
Private loss visible
Technological and cultural forces have made miscarriage more public--and may have inadvertently intensified related grief.
‘They are so wanted’
Parents of children conceived through reproductive technologies are quick to gush but reluctant to reveal anxiety.
Should parents disclose?
Children of donor and surrogate technologies risk receiving inaccurate medical advice if they are misinformed of their genetic or biological roots, and such a fundamental secret can create an undercurrent of shame.
Infants' early language learning may hold clues to their later language abilities.
- Lack of meaning may spur some to dislike modern art
- Naltrexone, counseling both effective treatments for alcoholism
- Psychologist educates Congress about the science of drug abuse prevention
- Anderson lauds OBSSR’s progress at anniversary celebration
- Longer train commutes are more stressful, study finds
- The directionally challenged lack an internal compass
- Optimists have longer, more satisfying relationships, study suggests
- Body dissatisfaction affects ethnic-minority and white women alike
As psychology continues to grow and develop, challenging the relevance of APA's Ethics Code to particular areas of our field may prove a worthwhile exercise.
People confessed to crimes they didn't commit in more than a quarter of U.S. convictions overturned by DNA testing. Psychologists are examining why the phenomenon exists.
Psychologist James Jackson has taken the helm at the nation's largest academic social science research institute.
Psychologists make the case that Head Start remains the best option for helping disadvantaged children catch up in the school-readiness race.
APA members gathered in Colorado Springs to develop a training model for psychologists working with older adults.
Three psychologists use their retirement time to help train the next generation of providers.
Miriam Kelty helped lay groundwork for health psychology, oversaw funding for aging research and promoted ethical science.
Psychologist Amy Shadoin's work combating violence against children spans states and disciplines.
Atlanta center teaches children nonverbal communication skills.
Psychologists push back against market forces and products that sexualize young girls.
With APA support, a neuroscience student gets hands-on reporting experience.
A new group called the Coalition for Patients' Rights opposes efforts by physicians' groups to limit other health professionals' services to patients.
Reflections on the lives and contributions of former APA Presidents George Albee, who died in July at 84, and John Conger, who died in June at 85.
A CLOSER LOOK
Div. 51 members' work has helped change stereotypical definitions of masculinity among one school's football players.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
Through grassroots advocacy, APA members helped fend off a federal amendment threatening social and behavioral research funding.