September 2011 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 42 No. 8

September 2011 Monitor cover

How accurate are our memories of 9/11?

Children in classroom


Closing the achievement gap

Could a 15-minute intervention boost ethnic-minority student achievement?



A market for market psychology

Frank Murtha helps financial advisers understand why their clients sometimes make such illogical decisions about money.

Psychologist and new Cooper Union President Dr. Jamshed Bharucha holding a model of the brain


High goals for higher learning

Music and cognition researcher Jamshed Bharucha takes the helm at Cooper Union and hopes to pave the way for cross-cultural collaboration among colleges.

Airplane seatmate


Cornered by a would-be patient

How to handle an airplane seatmate or fellow party-goer who wants your psychological advice.

Otto Selz (credit: Joachim Hoffmann)


The little-known roots of the cognitive revolution

Nazism and academic infighting hampered Otto Selz’s early cognitive research.

Upset worker


An uncertain future for America's work force

America’s workers are stressed by the continued economic turmoil and employers are worried about an increasingly unhealthy population, but psychologists are poised to help, report presenters at the 2011 Work, Stress and Health Conference.

Advocating for psychotherapy

An APA resolution, treatment guidelines and other efforts seek to reverse the decline in psychotherapy’s use.

Helping kids cope in an uncertain world

Research in the wake of 9/11 and other tragedies points to ways to help heal and build resilience among children who have experienced trauma.

Muslims in America, post 9/11

Americans’ acceptance of Muslims has continued to deteriorate since 9/11, research finds, and Muslim Americans have responded with resilience but also depression and anxiety.

Bin Laden's death: What does it mean?

Political and social psychologists weigh in.

9/11 10 years later

American Psychologist examines Americans' reactions over time to terrorist attacks

Answering the call of public policy

As APA congressional fellows, these psychologists have directly informed policy on mental health

New leaders

Many APA divisions and state, provincial and territorial psychological associations have elected new leaders.

Honoring teaching excellence

APA recognizes top teachers of high school psychology—professionals on the front line of APA’s ongoing work to educate the public about psychology.

College mental health


The crisis on campus

APA is working with Congress to address serious mental health problems on college campuses.

Traumatized child


On Your Behalf

What APA is doing for you