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 E-books

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

Theories in Psychotherapy 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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Meet the Editor-in-Chief of CP:SP, an upcoming addition to APA PsycArticles

We are excited to add Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (CP:SP) to the collection of journals available through APA PsycArticles, starting January 2021.

Arthur M. Nezu, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Drexel University, and Editor-in-Chief of CP:SP seeks to provide readers with multiple perspectives of areas in clinical psychology.

Dr. Nezu joined us for an exclusive interview to detail his vision for the journal, explain what sets this publication apart from other journals in the field, and provide advice to students and early-career researchers.

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Getting Started with APA PsycTests: FAQ’s – Using a Test You’ve Found

Intended for users who want to become familiar with APA PsycTests®, this post is the second in a short series — with more to come! For an overview of content basics and how to begin searching APA PsycTests, we recommend reading the first post: What is APA PsycTests, and How Can It Help Me?

You’ve found a test in the APA PsycTests database that you’d like to use in your research and are maybe wondering, “Now what?”

The FAQ below explains how to use the APA PsycTests database record (“test record”) to find important information and related clues to help identify your next steps. The test record includes two separate but related tabs: Test Profile and Source Citations.  

  • The Test Profile tab displays the subset of fields used to describe the test (note that not all fields will appear for every test).
  • The Source Citations tab displays reference information for research related to the test, including any available links to the publication sources.

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APA PsycTherapy New Platform features

APA PsycTherapy® is APA’s streaming collection of candid, unscripted videos of psychotherapy sessions. Currently, APA PsycTherapy has over 500 videos, with hours of new content each year.

On August 13, APA PsycTherapy migrated to a new platform hosted by Cadmore.

 Enhancements to APA PsycTherapy include:

  • Redesigned look & feel for smoother search and navigation
  • Easy-to-browse therapist biographies, topic definitions, and therapeutic approach definitions
  • Video, transcript, and descriptive record all in a single screen view
  • Name of therapist, topic, and approach linked in record to run a search
  • Video segments available for viewing or saving
  • Simpler Add to List tool
  • New Favorite option

For more information on this new platform for APA PsycTherapy, please see our press release or check out our quick overview.

APA PsycNet Direct: Accessing Single Articles

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the APA Publishing Training YouTube channel. Please feel free to link to or embed our videos in your library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

A new version of the tutorial APA PsycNet Direct: Accessing Single Articles is available.

In this video you’ll learn how to use APA PsycNet Direct to purchase single journal articles and book chapters that are published by APA. First, we’ll describe the two ways APA PsycNet Direct provides you with immediate access to APA databases and content. Then, we’ll walk through how to purchase single journal articles and book chapters. This video is for researchers who do not have access to APA databases or content through a university or institution.

By the end of this video you will be able to:
● Describe the two PsycNet Direct options available for accessing APA databases and content
● Purchase single journal articles and book chapters using APA PsycNet

You can begin using APA PsycNet Direct on our website.