January 2014 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 45 No. 1

Friends wanted: New research by psychologists uncovers the health risks of loneliness and the benefits of strong social connections.

COVER:
Friends wanted

  • Friends wanted

    New research by psychologists uncovers the health risks of loneliness and the benefits of strong social connections.

Mandatory budget cuts are imperiling psychological research, present and future.

SCIENCE WATCH

Sequestration’s impact

Mandatory budget cuts are imperiling psychological research, present and future.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

Facing cancer together

Functioning as a team in the face of cancer is a learnable skill for many couples, finds psychologist Dan Shapiro.

Two fictional scenarios explore plagiarism and fabrication or falsification of data.

ETHICALLY SPEAKING

Learning from cases of research misconduct

Two fictional scenarios explore plagiarism and fabrication or falsification of data.

The leaders participating in the launch of the World Health Organization Mental Health Action Plan are, from left, Dr. Pierre Ritchie, Dr. Nadine J. Kaslow, Dr. Shekhar Saxena and Dr. Geoffrey Reed.

FEATURES

Introducing the Mental Health Action Plan

The World Health Organization launches a comprehensive plan to improve services worldwide.

Living with — not dying from — Alzheimer’s

A former APA president discusses life with a disease that inspired her major presidential initiative.

All aboard!

Nadine J. Kaslow welcomes all members to take part in her presidential initiatives, which involve facilitating graduate students’ transitions to their first jobs, expanding psychology’s role in health care and communicating the value of psychological science to the public.

Uniting psychology

APA President Nadine J. Kaslow wants psychologists to come together to strengthen the discipline.

Your diagnostic codes are changing

As of Oct. 1, psychologists will need to use the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases. Here's how to get up to speed.

Everyday heroes

The Heroic Imagination Project uses psychological research to help students take action.

Retiring minds want to know

What’s the key to a smooth retirement? Tend to your psychological portfolio as much as your financial one, researchers say.

A new chapter

Seven psychologists prove there’s no mandatory retirement age.

Random Sample

RANDOM SAMPLE

James Pennebaker, PhD

Born and bred Texan, psychology department chair and online teacher.