June 2017 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 48 No. 6
June 2017 | Monitor on Psychology

On the Cover:
Facing diabetes

  • More needed to treat diabetes

    29 million Americans are now living with diabetes Another 86 million have prediabetes. As the epidemic has grown, so has awareness of the psychosocial issues that accompany the disease

APA marches for science


APA marches for science

APA partnered with the March for Science and offered a day of training to give psychologists the tools they need to communicate with policymakers about the importance of evidence-based policy

And Idaho makes five

The state has passed a law that allows appropriately trained psychologists to prescribe medication, a move that APA says increases access to care. Now psychologists in five states have prescriptive authority.

Access to care for all veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs and APA are working to improve treatment for veterans in new ways

In Turkey, crackdown threatens academia

Psychologists are raising awareness of the mass purges of academics, government workers and others

5 questions for Laura P. Minero

The University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate psychology student is advocating for undocumented immigrants like herself and pushing forward on her research on undocumented LGBTQ individuals

Beauty in the eye of the beholder

Psychologists are helping cosmetic surgeons screen surgery candidates for body dysmorphic disorder and other psychological issues

Allies, sidekicks and pals

Psychologists are investigating whether animal companionship benefits older adults, prison inmates, at-risk youth and other underserved populations

Where do children's emotions come from?

In this first installment of a new regular feature on psychology research labs, the Monitor visits the Child Emotion Research Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Using objective data to improve performance

Psychologists are using biofeedback to help clients identify and change their physical responses to stress and more

Open opportunities to do collaborative research

Psychologists can find rewarding opportunities to work with other disciplines within NIH's major research initiatives

By the numbers: What's happening in the bedroom?

Americans are having less sex, on average, than they did two decades ago—and changes in marriage seem to be behind the trend