2021 E-Collections New Releases

New additions to the APA Books® E-Collections cover sexual harassment and therapies for PTSD.

The newest clinical titles provide two approaches for treating individuals with PTSD.  One book presents prolonged exposure therapy (PE), a specific manualized exposure therapy program for PTSD. Another details cognitive behavior therapy for postdisaster distress (CBT-PD), a transdiagnostic approach to the treatment of a range of distressing symptoms that occur due to an individual’s involvement with a mass casualty disaster.

The newest academic title is the much-anticipated revision of Evaluating Sexual Harassment: Psychological, Social, and Legal Considerations in Forensic Examinations. The new edition provides essential information to psychologists conducting evidence-based forensic consultation and other professionals who deal with sexual harassment cases.

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New Titles Now Available in APA PsycBooks

New titles on social psychology and clinical treatment are now available through your library as part of your institution’s APA PsycBooks subscription.


The latest book in APA’s Political Psychology in Latin America series presents a broad spectrum of theoretical and methodological perspectives illustrating how political psychology has addressed critical social issues in Latin America. Also available is a volume providing a succinct overview of the processes and mechanisms responsible for conditioning and learning. Other clinically-focused works describe treatments for patients with chronic respiratory diseases and alternative treatments for PTSD.

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New Thesaurus Terms for Searching APA PsycInfo

In February 2021, APA added 35 new terms to theThesaurus of Psychological Index Terms® to provide more effective searching on current topics such as COVID-19 and racial issues.  

Most of these new terms are mapped back and added to previously published records in APA’s databases. This Thesaurus update also included 15 new cross-referenced terms, and new and revised scope notes. 

The 9,800+ index terms found in the Thesaurus provide precise and consistent terminology for searching all APA research databases. Using the controlled vocabulary of the Thesaurus means a database search will quickly retrieve all items about a specific concept no matter what keywords the authors used. 

The Thesaurus tool is found on all platforms as part of APA PsycInfo® and redirects synonyms to the preferred “Use” term to include in your search. Each Thesaurus record includes links to broader terms, narrower terms, and related terms, the year the term was introduced, an historical note if applicable, and a scope note providing definition and application. 

You can see the full list of Thesaurus changes on our website.  

Related Resource: 
YouTube Tutorial – Using the APA Thesaurus to Find Relevant Articles on a Topic 

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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Index term updates, special issues, and APA Style tips to share with your APA PsycArticles users.

This post covers new and updated terms available through APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®, special issues accessible through your library, and helpful APA Style® tips to share with your APA PsycArticles users.

We will also highlight APA Journal editors who have contributed to the 2021 International Women’s Day theme, Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.

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