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Contents 62 Is technology ruining our kids? Not according to public health researcher Michele Ybarra, who outlined why, in general, there is little cause for alarm. Facebook: Friend or foe? Children and teens’ overuse of social media is linked to lower grades, poor health and symptoms of potential mental health problems, new research shows. 68 The promise of Web 3.0 The behavioral scientist behind eHarmony said today’s Web technology offers rich possibilities for researchers. NIMH invests in IT enhanced interventions The institute seeks to fund interventions that are ‘pushing the envelope.’ Science Directions: Psychological science in the digital age. 70 66 changing us? How is the Web 71 Special report o APA’s 2 n 011 Con vention 26 28 30 6 Boosting minority achievement New research points to ways to help minority students reach greater academic heights, said Claude Steele, PhD, in his APA 2011 Annual Convention keynote address. Where’s the progress? Despite decades of work, the educational achievement gap between whites and ethnic minorities continues, said speakers at an APA convention session. And social justice for all In her presidential address, Melba J.T. Vasquez outlined areas where psychological research has secured justice and called for continued work to safeguard health-care reform. 32 36 38 Helping new Americans find their way An APA presidential task force has identified the complex issues facing immigrants — and ways psychologists can help them thrive. Segregation’s ongoing legacy Your neighborhood can affect your health, to the detriment of many racial and ethnic-minority groups, according to psychologist Brian Smedley. Subtle and stunning slights They may be unintentional, but microaggressions leave lasting hurt, say psychologists. extra digital content MONITOR ON PSYCHOLOGY • OCTOBER 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Monitor on Psychology - October 2011

Monitor on Psychology - October 2011
President’s Column
Subtle and stunning slights
From the CEO
Live science on the showroom floor
Zimbardo re-examines his landmark study
Ready, set, mentor
Attention students and ECPs: Self-care is an ‘ethical imperative’
Suicide risk is high among war veterans in college, study finds
Psychotherapy is effective and here’s why
From toilet to tap: getting people to drink recycled water
What’s ahead for psychology practice?
A push for more accountability is changing the accreditation process
Peer, parental support prove key to fighting childhood obesity
Popular media’s message to girls
Bullying may contribute to lower test scores
A consequence of cuckoldry: More (and better) sex?
Manatees’ exquisite sense of touch may lead them into dangerous waters
Building a better tomato
How will China’s only children care for their aging parents?
‘Spice’ and ‘K2’: New drugs of abuse now on the market
Many suspects don’t understand their right to remain silent
In Brief
Boosting minority achievement
Where’s the progress?
And social justice for all
Helping new Americans find their way
Segregation’s ongoing legacy
A new way to combat prejudice
Retraining the biased brain
Suppressing the ‘white bears’
How to eat better — mindlessly
Protect your aging brain
Must babies always breed marital discontent?
Outing addiction
Flourish 2051
The danger of stimulants
Keys to making integrated care work
Is technology ruining our kids?
Facebook: Friend or foe?
The promise of Web 3.0
NIMH invests in IT enhanced interventions
Science Directions
Science Directions
PsycAdvocates work to safeguard key programs
The psychology of spending cuts
APA’s strategic plan goes live
Visionary leaders
Vote on bylaws amendments

Monitor on Psychology - October 2011