New Titles Now Available in APA PsycBooks

New titles on social psychology and assessing trauma in children and adolescents are now available through your library as part of your institution’s APA PsycBooks subscription.


Acclaimed scholar Thomas Pettigrew’s compelling new release advocates for a robust contextual social psychology, maintaining that far more attention should be paid to the social context of various phenomena relevant in the world today. Also just released is the latest volume in APA’s Division 56 series Concise Guides on Trauma Care. This practical guide supports clinicians and other professionals working with children and adolescents exposed to trauma.

Recently Released Ebooks

Contextual Social Psychology: Reanalyzing Prejudice, Voting, and Intergroup Contact

Author: Thomas F. Pettigrew

Associated Courses: Social Psychology, Political Sociology, Culture and Personality

Using both historical and current events, this book offers insight into the advantages of contextual social psychology and how the discipline can provide analysis for critical topics such as prejudice, far-right voting patterns, relative deprivation, and intergroup contact.

The volume offers a contextual, three-level approach for studying and theorizing about a variety of social psychological phenomena. The book describes milestones in establishing a theoretically and methodologically sound contextual approach, including major statistical advances that have made this research easier to conduct, more rigorous, and more commonplace.

Trauma-Informed Assessment with Children and Adolescents: Strategies to Support Clinicians

Authors: Cassandra KisielTracy FehrenbachLisa Conradi, and Lindsey Weil

Associated Courses: Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy, Counseling/Therapy of Children, Clinical Assessment

This book offers an overview and rationale for a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed assessment, including key domains and techniques.

Building on more than 2 decades of work in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), the book provides strategies for conducting an effective trauma-informed assessment that can be used in practice to support the treatment planning and intervention process; family engagement and education; and collaboration and advocacy with other providers.

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