June 2010 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 41 No. 6

June 2010 Monitor cover

COVER:
Medicine or menace?

  • Medicine or menace?

    Psychologists' research can inform the growing debate over legalizing marijuana.

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SCIENCE WATCH

Another reason to break a sweat

In addition to boosting your brainpower, exercise may fend off and even alleviate cognitive ills, including Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests.

Postpartum depression

IN BRIEF

Family dinner

QUESTIONNAIRE

Eat, play, love

Psychologist Barbara Fiese is out to end child obesity by encouraging families to spend time together, move more and eat well.

Memory transfer

TIME CAPSULE

The memory-transfer episode

Feeding trained worms to their cannibalistic brothers, James V. McConnell argued that memories are encoded in the structure of molecules.

Lifetime achievement award

FEATURES

Leader of the pack

Social psychologist Shelley E. Taylor will accept APA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in San Diego.

What health-care reform means for you

The landmark legislation offers new opportunities for psychology.

Mythbusting, psychology style

A new book sorts out psychological facts from oft-told fiction.

Closing the gap between practice and research

Two efforts are addressing the reasons practitioners may not always use research findings.

Ensuring that practitioners are competent

New tools help students, training programs and others assess whether psychologists in the pipeline are truly prepared to practice.

Meeting Native Americans' needs

APA divisions sponsor an all-day celebration.

Something for everyone at convention

APA’s divisions and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students are hosting these sessions at APA’s Annual Convention, Aug. 12–15, in San Diego.

Giving back to education

A $150,000 donation from psychologist Lee Gurel will enhance high school psychology teacher development and lesson plans.

Helping the unemployed

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

Help for the unemployed

APA seek to expand a program to fund education and training for psychologists who work with jobless Americans.

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ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

What APA is doing for you

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