Features SEPTEMBER 2016
Over the years, many psychologists decide they need to change directions,
whether due to a loss of interest, a life change or even burnout. Want to
make a career change but don’t know where to start? Here’s advice from
experts and those who have successfully navigated a transition. See page 58
COVER: PHOTO BY BORUT TRDINA/ISTOCKPHOTO
42 MORAL MINDS
The field of moral psychology is coming
into its own, helping to flesh out our
understanding of human morality with
insights from developmental psychology,
neuroscience and many other disciplines.
Medical errors are the third leading cause
of death in the United States. Psychologists
are working to overturn that grim statistic by
bringing forth their research on teamwork,
communication, technology design,
leadership and human decision-making.
54 TAILORING TREATMENT
BY SCANNING THE BRAIN
A growing number of psychologists and
other scientists are using MRI, fMRI and PET
in search of ways to get patients effective
mental health treatment, faster.