March 2014 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 45 No. 3
COVER: The psychology behind one of history’s most successful public health interventions
Thank you for not smoking
As the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, it’s time to celebrate psychologists’ contributions to tobacco control.
Leading the way to better health
Psychologists have pioneered the science and policy of tobacco control since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health underscored the dangers of smoking in 1964. Here are some of the most influential psychologists in the area and a few of their accomplishments.
Are e-cigarettes a game changer?
Electronic cigarette use doubled among adults from 2010 to 2011, and the trend is expected to continue. What could this new product mean for smokers’ health?
In a new memoir, neuroscientist Carl Hart discusses how his research on drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine has led him to decide that all drugs should be decriminalized.
How to anticipate — and respond to — unexpected findings in basic and clinical research.
The words we use to describe drug and alcohol use disorders contribute to stigma around the conditions, psychologist John F. Kelly told attendees at a recent White House Conference on Drug Policy Reform.
A panel of psychologists and economists says measures of a population’s emotional state may play a role in policy development.
Psychologists are developing digital applications to help patients and colleagues.
A psychologist-run center at the University at Buffalo is dedicated to helping educators and parents understand the lifelong consequences of bullying — and how they can prevent it.
Understanding human motivation drives these psychologist-novelists.
Clinicians offer tips for expecting psychologists on how to manage the effects of pregnancy and new parenthood.
A Wharton management professor who explores what engages us at work.