April 2010 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 41 No. 4

April 2010 Monitor cover

COVER:
Fostering more successful kids

Dance evolution

SCIENCE WATCH

Dance, dance evolution

Psychologists’ research on the power of movement is giving us insight into why we first danced and how cultures built on that ancient impulse.

Stimulating hobbies help drug addicts

IN BRIEF

Coaching the coaches

PRACTICE PROFILE

Coaching the coaches

Promoting a ‘mastery climate’ motivates young athletes to do their best, says this scientist-practitioner team.

Why do women have sex?

QUESTIONNAIRE

Complex sex

Why do women have sex? According to sex researcher Cindy Meston, the answers are more diverse and abundant than you may think.

The psychologies of Mark Twain

TIME CAPSULE

The psychologies of Mark Twain

The author's biting social commentaries have deep roots in psychology.

More powerful persuasion

FEATURES

More powerful persuasion

Today's brain-imaging research could make tomorrow's arguments even more convincing.

It's Father's day

Most child-abuse-prevention programs have focused on mothers, but a new crop of psychologist-designed efforts now target Dad.

APA's council takes action

APA's governing body adopts a model licensing act, a change to its ethics code and a decrease in dues for certain members.

Bright stars

Three promising psychology graduate students won this year’s American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Fellowships — $25,000 scholarships that promote child psychology research. Here’s what the 2010 fellows are working on and plan to do next.

End don't ask don't tell

ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

What APA is doing for you

Random sample: Jeffry Luria, PhD

RANDOM SAMPLE