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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New in PsycBOOKS: Jan – Dec 2019

APA added 41 new titles to PsycBOOKS® in 2019, grouped by release month below.

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

New Terms & Other Updates to the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®

We recently released an update to the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms. The Thesaurus provides precise and consistent terminology for searching all APA research databases. We added 305 new “preferred” Index Terms and approximately 70 new non-postable or “use” references*.

Each item in the APA databases – journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, and more – is represented by a record that is indexed, or tagged, with Index Terms from the Thesaurus. The use of a controlled vocabulary allows someone searching a database to quickly find all items about a specific concept — such as Animal Behavior, Marginalized Groups, or Prescription Drug Misuse — no matter what terminology or keywords the authors used. 

Reflecting emerging areas, technologies, and social issues as well as changing nomenclature, this updated vocabulary will provide users with more targeted and efficient search and discovery. Additionally, we added new terminology in the expanding areas of psychological assessment, psychometrics, and research methods. You can view more details on our web page, What’s New in the 2019 Update, including a link to the full list of new and updated Index Terms (PDF, 135KB).

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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.

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.