goes to Mars
From the CEO
By the Numbers
10 New study throws into
doubt the universality of the
11 Violence against teachers
spurs urgent call to action
12 Poll of psychologists cites
emotions as top obstacle to
successful weight loss
13 Does your librarian further
13 Nominate candidates for
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MARCH 2013 • MONITOR ON PSYCHOLOGY
The genetic dawn of mental illness
A genetic event 550 million years ago
appears to have set the stage for our
mental illnesses today.
Smarter than ever?
Over the past century, the average IQ
in industrialized countries has risen
to keep pace with the complexity of
modern life. IQ researcher James Flynn
discusses why those gains have occurred
and whether they are likely to continue.
A champion of change
As a psychologist with a visual
impairment, Maria Dolores Cimini
advocates for access to STEM education
for today’s students with disabilities.
NEW JOURNAL EDITOR
Predicting and preventing violence
APA’s new Journal of Threat Assessment
and Management will help police, social
workers, human resource managers and
others separate real threats from the
cries for help.
APA now publishes Military
The move promises to increase the
journal’s reach and the number of timely
and relevant articles on psychology’s
contributions to military life.
Grants and opportunities
How does insight help gifted
With an APF grant, Matthew McBee is
exploring ways to help gifted students
improve their problem-solving and