A new way to combat prejudice
Stanford University researcher Carol S. Dweck,
PhD, has found a way to change people’s minds
to reduce prejudice and bullying.
Retraining the biased brain
Is it possible to break people of unconscious
prejudice? One researcher’s work suggests it is.
Suppressing the ‘white bears’
Meditation, mindfulness and other tools can
help us avoid unwanted thoughts, says social
psychologist Daniel Wegner.
How to eat better — mindlessly
Psychologist Brian Wansink says that small
changes in our environment can help us
overcome our natural tendency to overeat.
Protect your aging brain
There is plenty we can do now to reduce our risk
for Alzheimer’s disease, new research shows.
Must babies always breed marital
John and Julie Gottman have developed
interventions that prevent the spiraling
negativity that’s all too common among new
A famous Eugene O’Neill play enacted at
APA’s convention spurred discussion of
ways psychologists can combat the stigma
surrounding substance abuse.
Martin E.P. Seligman’s new initiative calls for a
global boost in well-being by 2051.
The danger of stimulants
Stimulant drugs damage the brain’s decision-
making abilities, revving up the course of
addiction and making it harder for people to
quit, research suggests.
Keys to making integrated care work
Psychologists discuss how they are able 60
to improve access to care for underserved
PsycAdvocates work to safeguard
During APA’s convention, a force of
psychologists went to Capitol Hill to advocate
for two psychology workforce programs.
Now more than ever, key federal programs
need psychologists’ support on Capitol Hill.
APA’s strategic plan goes live 78
At its meeting during APA’s Annual Convention,
the Council of Representatives approves funds
for APA’s top priorities, including an analysis of
psychology’s work force and an expansion of the
association’s public education campaign.
Visionary leaders 80
The American Psychological Foundation unveiled
a permanent wall of ‘Visionary Circle’ donors at
APA honors psychology’s best at its
2011 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
Vote on bylaws amendments 92
Next month, APA members will be asked to vote
on changes to the association’s bylaws.
President’s Column 25 In Brief
9 From the CEO
71 Science Directions
10 Live science on the
Peer, parental support
prove key to fighting
18 Popular media’s
message to girls
12 Ready, set, mentor
12 Attention students
and ECPs: Self-care is
an ‘ethical imperative’
19 Bullying may
contribute to lower test
20 A consequence of
13 Suicide risk is high
among war veterans in
cuckoldry: More (and
college, study finds
21 Manatees’ exquisite
14 Psychotherapy is
effective and here’s
15 From toilet to tap:
sense of touch may
lead them into
21 Building a better tomato
getting people to drink 22 How will China’s only
15 What’s ahead for
16 A push for more
is changing the
children care for their
23 ‘Spice’ and ‘K2’: New
drugs of abuse now on
24 Many suspects don’t
understand their right
to remain silent