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Contents 46 50 54 interventions for at-risk students A psychologist-designed program gains nationwide momentum. Harnessing the wisdom of the ages A volunteer program seeks to enhance minds young and old. Anti-bullying efforts ramp up Psychologist-designed anti-bullying programs take on the problem from the perspective of the bully, the victim and the school community. Hostile hallways It’s not as common as run-ofthe-mill bullying, but sexual harassment in schools may have worse long-term effects, research suggests. R U friends 4 real? Psychologists are learning more about how teen friendships are changed by social networking and text messaging. School success for at-risk kids 30 40 42 6 58 62 Righting the imbalance Psychology programs are using novel strategies to tackle the internship shortage. improving disorder classification, worldwide With the help of psychologists, the next version of the International Classification of Diseases will have a more behavioral perspective. Protesting proposed changes to the DSM Psychologists speak out against proposed revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 66 76 Support for teachers Psychologists are leading efforts to give teachers more control in an increasingly difficult line of work. Going green APA is fostering environmental sustainability on several fronts. M o n i t o r o n p s y c h o l o g y • F e b ru a ry 2 0 1 2

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Monitor on Psychology - February 2012
President’s column
From the CEO
APA files two briefs in support of same-sex couples
New registry seeks to understand addiction recovery through ‘crowdsourcing’
APA launches a database of tests and measures
Watch for new member benefit: “APA Access”
Apply now for APA’s Advanced Training Institutes
PsycTHERAPY, APA’s new database, brings therapy demos to life
In Brief
APA scientists help guide tobacco regulation
A-mazing research
‘A machine for jumping to conclusions’
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Righting the imbalance
The beginnings of mental illness
Science Directions
Improving disorder classification, worldwide
Protesting proposed changes to the DSM
Interventions for at-risk students
Harnessing the wisdom of the ages
Anti-bullying efforts ramp up
Hostile hallways
R U friends 4 real?
Support for teachers
Speaking of Education
Record keeping for practitioners
Going green
At the intersection of law and psychology
Division Spotlight
Grants help solve society’s problems

Monitor on Psychology - February 2012