April 2018 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 49 No. 4
April 2018 Monitor on Psychology

On the Cover:
The thinking machine

  • Making a thinking machine

    Today’s artificial intelligence systems may be "smart," but they aren’t nearly as good at learning and thinking as people are. Now, researchers are looking to psychology to help develop the next generation of AI machines.



Should this therapist testify at a divorced couple's custody hearing?

To avoid ethical conflicts in court, psychologists need to be clear about the parameters of any case

Majority of Americans stressed by health insurance costs


Majority of Americans stressed by health insurance costs

Uncertainty about the future of their health is also a significant source of stress, finds APA’s latest Stress in America report

5 questions for Luz Garcini

The Rice University researcher is the first to quantify trauma among undocumented immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border

Curbing the need to speed

Psychologists’ innovative interventions are slowing down drivers and potentially saving lives

When therapists face discrimination

Advice for psychologists who encounter racism, ageism and other forms of intolerance in the therapy room

Unearthing the seeds of executive function

Psychologists at the Alberta Brain & Cognitive Development Lab are exploring how young children develop the ability to control their thoughts, emotions and behaviors

Team care for children with brain tumors

Psychologists are collaborating with neuro-oncologists and other health-care professionals to study the cognitive effects of a novel treatment for brain tumors, while also improving patient care

Top parenting resources from psychologists

These scientifically supported sites, programs and books are among psychology’s best for helping parents raise their kids

Necessity led to inventions from these psychologists

Meet seven psychologists who, when faced with a patient or client need, created a service or tool to meet it

Bringing patients' perspectives to drug development

William Lenderking leads outcomes research that studies how patients experience their diseases and measures their satisfaction with medications

By the numbers: Scant research on gun deaths

Gun violence research receives less money than mortality rates suggest

The hot list

What's ahead at APA