New titles on social psychology and clinical treatment are now available through your library as part of your institution’s APA PsycBooks subscription.
The latest book in APA’s Political Psychology in Latin America series presents a broad spectrum of theoretical and methodological perspectives illustrating how political psychology has addressed critical social issues in Latin America. Also available is a volume providing a succinct overview of the processes and mechanisms responsible for conditioning and learning. Other clinically-focused works describe treatments for patients with chronic respiratory diseases and alternative treatments for PTSD.
Most of these new terms are mapped back and added to previously published records in APA’s databases. This Thesaurusupdate also included 15 new cross-referenced terms, and new and revised scope notes.
The 9,800+ index terms found in the Thesaurus provide precise and consistent terminology for searching all APA research databases. Using the controlled vocabulary of the Thesaurus means a database search will quickly retrieve all items about a specific concept no matter what keywords the authors used.
The Thesaurus tool is found on all platforms as part of APA PsycInfo® and redirects synonyms to the preferred “Use” term to include in your search. Each Thesaurusrecord includes links to broader terms, narrower terms, and related terms, the year the term was introduced, an historical note if applicable, and a scope note providing definition and application.
You may have noticed a section labeled “Author’s Perspective” appearing in an APA PsycArticles record on APA PsycNet. Authors of APA journal articles are encouraged to join Kudos to contribute their own plain-language explanation of the purpose and impact of their study. This first-hand summary appears on APA PsycNet along with the abstract and other publication details, allowing you to further evaluate the article’s relevance in the context of your own research.
What is Kudos?
The Kudos research communication platform allows an author to gather their publications in a single place, regardless of publisher. It’s designed to help researchers maximize the readership, citation, and application of their published work, and quantify its impact.
This post covers new and updated terms available through APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®, special issues accessible through your library, and helpful APA Style® tips to share with your APA PsycArticles users.
We will also highlight APA Journal editors who have contributed to the 2021 International Women’s Day theme, Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.
New releases in the APA Books® E-Collections cover cognitive behavioral therapy, immigration in Central and South America, and researching everyday life.
The newest clinical title is a two-volume handbook exploring cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a psychological treatment that focuses on shifting unhelpful thinking or behavior patterns to more adaptive thinking or behavior patterns. The handbook provides the background of CBT in both historical and theoretical terms and covers applications of the treatment.
New academic titles include a book that addresses the urgent issues that face migrants throughout Central and South America, offering conceptual, theoretical, and methodological tools for understanding the psychological processes that underlie migration and intergroup contact. Another book offers a step-by-step guide to researching what people do in their everyday lives.