Training Alert: APA PsycInfo Spring Webinars for Students, Faculty, and Researchers

Interested in strengthening your APA database searching skills? Join us for the next round of APA PsycInfo® webinars designed for students, faculty, and anyone else who wants to learn more about how to search APA PsycInfo more effectively!

The 30-minute APA PsycInfo – Basic Search session includes live search demos and provides search tips and strategies to help you locate more relevant results in less time.

The 30-minute APA PsycInfo – Advanced Search session explores a few of the added-value fields in APA PsycInfo and using them to uncover much more than journal articles. Search demos will demonstrate how to identify what research is happening at which institutions; finding new journals in which to publish your work; information about tests used in related research; and potential funding opportunities for your project.

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New Thesaurus Terms for Searching APA PsycInfo (Winter 2022)

APA PsycInfo: The premier abstracting and indexing resource for behavioral and social science research

In January, APA added 44 new terms to its Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms® to provide more effective searching on current topics, including sport and exercise psychology, psychological testing, mental health, and COVID-19. This update, which includes 27 new cross-referenced terms and 22 revised scope notes, brings the total number of index terms in the Thesaurus to more than 10,000.

In order to provide current and accurate search terminology for emerging research, the winter update will be followed by two additional Thesaurus updates in 2022 — one in the spring (May) and another in the fall. New terms from the winter and spring updates will be applied to current content only, but the majority of postable terms new for 2022 will be back-mapped to older records following the fall release.

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APA PsycTherapy Receives Accessibility Certification

Certified Accessbile WCAG 2.1 AA 2021 davidberman.com

APA Publishing is proud to announce that our streaming video database APA PsycTherapy® recently received certification for full compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), version 2.1, Level AA. The accessibility evaluation was performed by David Berman Communications, a thought leader in the field of online accessibility.

Featuring prominent therapists demonstrating psychotherapy techniques during unscripted client sessions, APA PsycTherapy is a uniquely powerful instruction tool. Covering 150+ therapy approaches and more than 300 topics, the database currently exceeds 570 videos with a minimum of 20-25 videos added each year.

David Berman Communications referred to APA PsycTherapy as “an exemplary model of inclusive design” and also noted,

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Kudos “Author’s Perspective” for APA PsycArticles® on APA PsycNet®

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.

When an author of an APA journal article shares their own description of their paper’s significance in their Kudos profile, you’ll see an abbreviated version in the database record on APA PsycNet (view a sample APA PsycArticles record with Author’s Perspective summary). You’ll also see an external link to the author’s full statement on the Kudos site.

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2021 E-Collections New Releases

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.

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