APA PsycBooks New Title Release

Three new titles and two companion series of e-books are now available through your institution’s library as part of your APA PsycBooks subscription.

Recent additions cover topics including group psychology and insights into the behaviors of different types of groups in different types of situations; sexual evolution and theories referencing the work of Charles Darwin;  and guidance for administrators and faculty for measuring, improving, and assessing student performance goals.

Two book series covering supervision topics and theoretical underpinnings of various therapeutic approaches were also recently added to APA PsycBooks.

Recently Released Ebooks

Psychology of Groups: The Intersection of Social Psychology and Psychotherapy Research

Editors: Craig D. Parks, Giorgio A. Tasca

Associated Courses: Applied Social Psychology, Seminar in Community Social Psychology

Group research spans a variety of types of groups and situations. One would expect to find hundreds of studies in the literature that test such questions and regular collaboration among experts who focus on different types of groups. Unfortunately, this is not so.

This book promotes a reversal of this trend. It opens with a review of the original collaborative efforts between group psychologists and group psychotherapists, and a discussion of how and why those groups diverged over time.


Male, female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences, Third Edition

Editor: David. C Geary

Associated Courses: Human Sexuality and Gender

This third edition of this book is the authors’ attempt to make the prose from the first and second editions more accessible and includes more direct interpretations of the gist of each section. The third edition contains an added chapter on “Sex Differences in the Modern World”. This last chapter includes updates on many of the topics covered in the first edition (e.g., sex differences in academic competencies).


Assessing Undergraduate Learning in Psychology: Strategies for Measuring and Improving Student Performance

Editors: Susan A. Nolan, Christopher M. Hakala, Eric R. Landrum

Associated Courses: Practicum in Teaching Psychology

This book shows how to develop assessments that undergraduate psychology faculty and administrators can use when designing pedagogies, courses, and curricula around student learning goals, including those identified by APA’s Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major.

The contributors are veteran educators who offer expert advice for addressing assessment‑driven pressures from individual and institutional stakeholders.

Theories in Psychotherapy Series

This series of titles covers the history, basic principles, theories, practice, and recent developments in a variety of disciplines within the field of psychology and is supportive of courses including Adlerian Psychology Theory and Application, Cognitive Basis of Behavior, and Psychotherapy and Counseling.

  • The Basics of Psychotherapy: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Second Edition
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Brief Dynamic Therapy, Second Edition
  • Career Counseling, Second Edition
  • Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy, Second Edition
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy, Revised Edition
  • Existential-Humanistic Therapy, Second Edition
  • Family Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy, Second Edition
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy, Second Edition
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies
  • Psychotherapy Case Formulation
  • Psychotherapy Integration
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational–Cultural Therapy, Second Edition

Clinical Supervision Essentials Series

This series of titles represents central resources for understanding contemporary models of psychotherapy supervision and a collection of indispensable guides for students learning how to supervise, as well as practitioners seeking quick references to improve their supervisory skills.

  • Supervision Essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Supervision Essentials for the Integrative Developmental Model
  • Supervision Essentials for Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy
  • Supervision Essentials for Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Supervision Essentials for the Critical Events in Psychotherapy Supervision Model
  • Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-Based Supervision
  • Supervision Essentials for Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Supervision Essentials for Psychodynamic Psychotherapies
  • Supervision Essentials for Existential-Humanistic Therapy
  • Supervision Essentials for a Systems Approach to Supervision
  • Supervision Essentials for the Feminist Psychotherapy Model of Supervision

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