March 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 3

March 2009 Monitor cover

COVER:
Brain Imaging

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SCIENCE WATCH

A pacemaker for your brain?

Electric brain stimulation may give hope to people with unremitting depression.

In brief

IN BRIEF

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Psychology's Mary Poppins

Lindsay Heller blends her child-rearing and psychology training to help parents and nannies find common ground.

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QUESTIONNAIRE

Emerging trends in addiction treatment

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse discusses the future of substance abuse and addiction research.

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ETHICS ROUNDS

A multicultural conference and summit, and an inauguration

The convergence of the 10th anniversary of the Multicultural Conference and Summit with the inauguration of Barack Obama invites our reflection on the relationship of diversity and ethics in psychology.

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TIME CAPSULE

In search of the Nazi personality

The Nazi Rorschach responses have captured psychologists' imaginations for decades.

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FEATURES

New hope for substance abuse treatment

Delivering cognitive-behavioral therapy via computer enhances outcomes, research suggests.

Getting beyond the couch

How does the general public view the science of psychology?

When the body suffers, the mind suffers

Cognitive impairments are a major part of many medical disorders, but researchers have focused mostly on their physical symptoms. Psychologists are beginning to change that.

New help for assessing older adults

A newly released handbook guides psychologists on assessing older adults' cognitive and functional abilities.

A milestone conference

The 2009 National Multicultural Conference and Summit marks the country's successes and outlines the road ahead.

Changing the way we see one another

Psychologists are key players in a growing campus movement that promotes honest communication about diversity.

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ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy.