New Handbook: The APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within

psychology. All of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The series currently contains 30 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

The most recent addition to this series is the APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology, edited by Barbara H. Fiese and published in December 2018.

This Handbook lays a solid foundation for integrating theory, research, practice, and policy in contemporary family psychology. The vast scope of the handbook argues that family psychology has evolved to have a major impact not only on the practice of psychology, but also on how researchers in the field investigate the complexities of the human condition.

The handbook is composed of three volumes:

Volume 1 describes the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the discipline, including an overview of traditional theories; influential contemporary theories; and complex research designs, statistical modeling, and experience sampling, among other topics. The volume presents a lifespan approach to family psychology, recognizing the importance of addressing how families change over time, and it discusses different forms of contemporary families.

Volume 2 focuses on the application of family psychology to an array of mental and physical health conditions, societal issues, and shared systems such as schools and health care.

Volume 3 addresses contemporary couple, family, and parenting interventions grounded in family psychology theory and science, as well as issues related to family psychology training.

The vast scope of the handbook argues that family psychology has evolved to have a major impact not only on the practice of psychology, but also on how researchers in the field investigate the complexities of the human condition.

Visit the APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology web page for more information, including the full table of contents and editor biographies.

PsycBOOKS users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can access the entire series by browsing PsycBOOKS or by performing a title search for a particular handbook.

Institutions also have the option of purchasing handbooks individually. Print only, Electronic only, or Electronic + Print options are available through APA, with electronic access provided via the APA PsycNET® platform. For more information on pricing and availability, please see the APA Handbooks in Psychology institutional purchase page or contact us at quotes@apa.org.

APA Style CENTRAL: New Year, New Name

APA Style CENTRAL®, the digital platform for teaching and learning effective writing in APA Style, is now known as Academic Writer™!

You may notice this new name and logo when you visit the site.

Don’t worry, there have been no changes to the accounts or papers created within the platform. Your login is the same, and all the references you’ve added and papers you’ve started are still there.

You’ll also notice a few product changes. Academic Writer will have three centers to teach and learn effective writing—the Learning Center, the Reference Center (formerly known as the Research Center), and the Writing Center.

The Publishing Center, dictionaries, and electronic reference books covering quantitative and qualitative research methods have been removed.

Browse our Training & Support pages for assistance with using and accessing Academic Writer.

Additional help for librarians, including technical information and marketing materials, can be found on our Librarian Resources page.

And, as always, you can contact APA’s Customer Engagement team for help.

New in PsycBOOKS: July – Dec 2018

In July, APA added 3 new titles to PsycBOOKS®.

In August, APA added 3 new titles to PsycBOOKS®.

In September, APA added 2 new titles to PsycBOOKS®.

In October, APA added 3 new titles to PsycBOOKS®.

In November, APA added 5 new titles to PsycBOOKS®.

In December, APA added 2 new titles to PsycBOOKS® , including a 3-volume Handbook.

Bibliographic records are available through your PsycBOOKS vendor. You may also download RDA records directly from APA by following the instructions in the APA PsycNET® Administrator Help Menu.

View the past monthly PsycBOOKS update listsa list of sample PsycBOOKS titles, and the full coverage list for PsycBOOKS.

APA Convention Activities

Join Us for Presentations at the APA 2018 Convention in San Francisco!

We will be holding the following events

Join us in the APA Publishing Booth (#708) at the 2018 APA Annual Convention in San Francisco to learn how APA Publishing helps you at every stage of your education and career. Tell us about yourself to receive a $10 voucher for the APA Bookstore, and enter to win one of three $200 Visa® gift cards!

Enjoy coffee each day from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and California craft beers and wine from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the JARS BAR in booth #708. Attend a presentation to learn what’s new in:

Thursday, August 9

11:00 a.m.         Magination Press® – Learn what’s new in our growing family of children’s books!

4:00 p.m.            APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS)

Friday, August 10

11:00 a.m.         What’s New with APA Databases

4:00 p.m.            Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL®

Saturday, August 11

11:00 a.m.         New Features and Functionality for APA Style CENTRAL

4:00 p.m.            Gift card winners announced*

 

Ask an APA Style® Expert

Join us between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day to chat with an APA Style expert: Get answers to your questions, share your feedback, and learn more about APA Style resources.

We look forward to seeing you!

*Winners need not be present to win.

 

From the Deck of… ALA Annual 2018 Lunch & Learn

Welcome to “From the Deck of . . .” an irregular series in which we highlight search demos and other information from the slide decks we create for our live training sessions. You can view and download these materials from the PsycINFO SlideShare account.

At the ALA Annual meeting last month, we presented a Lunch & Learn training session covering a wide variety of updates to APA’s publishing program:

  • New Handbooks from APA
  • New Online Dictionary of Psychology
  • APA Librarian Travel Award Recipients
  • Magination Press Overview
  • APA Style JARS
  • What’s New With APA Style CENTRAL

We also spent some time providing thoughts on integrating PsycINFO into a systematic review including:

  • Reasons to add PsycINFO to your systematic review searching
  • Aligning APA thesaurus terms to your MeSH-based search strategy
  • Practical PsycINFO search tips for systematic reviews
  • Issues for reporting and replicability