February 2011 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 42 No. 2

February 2011 Monitor cover

COVER:
Reflecting on narcissism

Sense of smell

SCIENCE WATCH

Scents and sensibility

Perhaps the most primal of senses, smell holds surprising sway over cognition, emotion and even other senses.

In brief

IN BRIEF

Dr. Christian Huygen (Credit: Mel Evans)

PRACTICE PROFILE

A sense of belonging

Christian Huygen has created a club where mentally ill LGBT patients feel safe.

Robert Cialdini (Credit: Influence at Work)

QUESTIONNAIRE

Tapping our powers of persuasion

Robert Cialdini’s research harnesses social norms to help you save the world and find a job.

Dr. Evelyn Hooker (Credit: Courtesy of APA's Archives)

TIME CAPSULE

The myth buster

Evelyn Hooker’s groundbreaking research exploded the notion that homosexuality was a mental illness, ultimately removing it from the DSM.

Postpartum depression is vastly underdiagnosed

FEATURES

Treating postpartum depression

Psychotherapy, rather than medication, should be the first line of treatment, research suggests.

Biting questions

When a toddler bites, how do you handle the biter, the victim — and both sets of parents?

Coed verus single-sex ed

Does separating boys and girls improve their education? Experts on both sides of the issue weigh in.

Examining emotions' impact

Emotion’s incoming editor David DeSteno wants to publish more research that shows how emotions influence a wide range of real-life situations.

A passion for editing

Isabel Gauthier plans to introduce a brief-articles section and expand diversity in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

International points of view

The inaugural editor of International Perspectives in Psychology wants to feature voices from beyond North America and Europe.

Why can't some children manage stress?

Armed with an APF visionary grant, Sarah Watamura is working to answer that question.

HIV/AIDS advocacy

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

APA steps up advocacy efforts on HIV/AIDS

The association meets with top policymakers to underscore the role behavioral science is playing in curbing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Dawn Huebner, PhD

RANDOM SAMPLE

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SCIENCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Promoting psychology as a STEM discipline

This year’s APA Science Leadership Conference focused on how to highlight the science behind psychology.