February 2014 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 45 No. 2

Psychologists are leaders in the growing field of threat assessment, working with law enforcement and security professionals to prevent violence before an attacker strikes.

COVER:
Threat assessment in action

  • Threat assessment in action

    Psychologists are leaders in the growing field of threat assessment, working with law enforcement and security professionals to prevent violence before an attacker strikes.

Psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach blends Buddhist and psychological teachings in ways that are easy for people to apply in their daily lives. (credit: Lloyd Wolf)

PSYCHOLOGIST PROFILE

A blend of Buddhism and psychology

Psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach draws fans from high schools, prisons and even the legislative offices of Capitol Hill.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

The psychology of scarcity

Princeton psychologist Eldar Shafir explores how deprivation wreaks havoc on cognition and decision-making.

Ethics Rounds

ETHICALLY SPEAKING

What kind of issue is it?

A “four-bin” approach to ethics consultation is helpful in practice settings.

With more psychologists and clients using social networking sites, practitioners face ethical concerns they may never have considered before.

CE CORNER

Best practices for an online world

With more psychologists and clients using social networking sites, practitioners face ethical concerns they may never have considered before. Offering guidance are rural psychologists, who have confronted small-world confidentiality concerns for decades.

In the 19th century, travelers visited asylums to admire the institutions’ architecture and grounds. (credit: Ludy T. Benjamin Jr. Papers, Archives of the History of American Psychology, The Center for the History of Psychology, The University of Akron)

TIME CAPSULE

Asylum tourism

In the 19th century, travelers visited asylums to admire the institutions’ architecture and grounds.

An APA panel of experts calls for more primary and secondary prevention.

FEATURES

What works to reduce gun violence?

An APA panel of experts calls for more primary and secondary prevention.

Venus rising?

Feminine versus masculine. Eastern versus Western. Transformational versus transactional. Call them what you will, leadership styles are changing to better represent today’s power shifts, researchers say.

Psychology on the record

The psychological research behind the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is helping journalists who cover disasters do their jobs safely and ethically.

Why we cry

New research is opening eyes to the psychology of tears.

Is it time to specialize?

Specialty certification is a better idea than ever before, thanks to changes in the health-care market.

APA board and committee election results

Congratulations to the new members of APA’s boards and committees.

Don’t miss psychology’s regional meetings

Here are the key speakers, dates and locations for each of psychology’s regional meetings.

Random Sample

RANDOM SAMPLE

Susan Fussell, PhD

Cornell University professor and ‘translational’ scientist.