September 2010 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 41 No. 8

September 2010 Monitor cover

COVER:
Minds at risk

  • The recession's toll on children

    Low-income children are more likely to develop cognitive deficits, undermining their chances for successful lives. New psychological interventions could help protect them.

Sad child

IN BRIEF

Hungry child

PRACTICE PROFILE

Feeding the children

Maureen Black's commitment to helping poor children inspires her to move seamlessly among the worlds of research, practice and policy.

Woman hanging art

QUESTIONNAIRE

Hidden pleasure

Paul Bloom tells us why we want original works by Chagall and not just prints.

Studying animal consciousness

TIME CAPSULE

Understanding the animal mind

Margaret Washburn insisted that animal consciousness could be experimentally studied.

Oil spill

FEATURES

A mental health crisis unfolds

Psychologists' research points the way to healing after the Gulf oil spill.

Deciding who belongs

Arizona's immigration law will likely harm police-community relations and increase stereotyping and prejudice, psychologists say.

A growing voice from the states

State psychological associations are expanding their outreach on gay rights and other public interest issues.

More than one way to measure

Randomized clinical trials have their place, but critics argue that researchers would get better results if they also embraced other methodologies.

Preparing today's students

An e-conference continues the dialogue on how to ready undergraduate students for a changing world.

20 years of serving psychology

APA's Education Directorate looks back at its successes since its founding in 1990.

Building a better health-care system

APA’s congressional fellow, Judith Glassgold, spent a year on Capitol Hill, learning about the legislative process and health-care reform.

New faces representing you

APA Divisions and State, Provincial and Territorial psychological associations have elected new leaders. Their terms begin in January 2011.

Connecting pieces

EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

What can APA governance work do for you?

Association ties can advance your career by connecting with leaders and new ideas.

Immigrant child

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

APA informs Congress about risks to immigrant children

'APA tells a sad but important story about what our immigration laws are doing to the children,’ says key lawmaker.

Gay couple

ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

What APA is doing for you.

Helping teachers

RANDOM SAMPLE

Answer questions

CANDIDATES FOR APA PRESIDENT

Donald N. Bersoff, PhD, JD

Candidate for APA's 2012 president answers two final questions.

Robert "Bob" H. Woody, PhD, ScD, JD

Candidate for APA's 2012 president answers two final questions.

Armand R. Cerbone, PhD

Candidate for APA's 2012 president answers two final questions.

Paul L. Craig, PhD

Candidate for APA's 2012 president answers two final questions.

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD

Candidate for APA's 2012 president answers two final questions.