New Terms Added to the Online Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms

In 2010 we have added 96 new postable terms, as well as a significant number of nonpostable terms, status changes, and scope notes. All new terms are mapped back to relevant records in APA's databases to ensure user’s access to historical content.

The 2010 update to the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms reflects PsycINFO's expanding coverage and the multidisciplinary nature of the research, particularly in the areas of Neuropsychology (including Neuroanatomy and Neurotransmission), Occupations and Employment, and Computer Applications and Information. New and refined index terms in these areas (as well as other core psychology subjects) will offer researchers greater precision in retrieving the content they need.

New terms were gathered in several ways, including reviewing user suggestions, and analyzing content from newly indexed journals within PsycINFO. The terms will be available as part of the 2010 reload. Check with your platform vendor for more information.

Here's what's new with this update:

  • 96 new postable or "preferred" terms
  • 69 new nonpostable or "used for" cross-referencing terms
  • 7 further status changes
  • Added 137 new scope notes
  • New terms were mapped back to all relevant records in APA's databases to ensure user's access to historical content

Much like previous updates, adding new terminology changes the hierarchical structure of related terms. These changes will allow users to broaden or narrow their search by "climbing" up or down the hierarchy, or jumping through the related terms list.

To learn more about the Thesaurus, please visit the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms page on our web site.

APA invites you to contribute to the controlled vocabulary.

New Index Terms in the 2010 Thesaurus Update

  • Acamprosate
  • Adipocytes
  • Agency
  • Allocentrism
  • Amyloid Precursor Protein
  • Anthropometry
  • Astronomy
  • Balint's Syndrome
  • Beta Rhythm
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Cells
  • Body Fat
  • Body Modification
  • Botulinum Toxin
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Membrane
  • Cell Migration
  • Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronological Age
  • Civilization
  • Clinical Models
  • CLOCK Gene
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computer Usage
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Demyelination
  • Dysexecutive Syndrome
  • Dyspepsia
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Epigenetics
  • Ericksonian Psychotherapy
  • Executive Coaching
  • Fairness
  • Gamma Rhythm
  • Genetic Transcription
  • Genetic Translation
  • Glioma
  • Golgi Apparatus
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Haplotype
  • Hemiparesis
  • Histochemistry
  • Immunotoxin
  • Insulin-like Growth Factor
  • Intelligent Design
  • Interpersonal Control
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Intersubjectivity (Philosophy)
  • Intracranial Abscesses
  • Language Therapy
  • Latinos/Latinas
  • Leukoencephalopathy
  • Life Coaching
  • Lipopolysaccharide
  • Memory Consolidation
  • Meningoradiculitis
  • Mismatch Negativity
  • Mitochondria
  • Mood Stabilizers
  • Mormons
  • mRNA
  • Multimedia
  • Naturalism
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Neurotherapy
  • Neurotransmitter Transporters
  • Nucleoside
  • Occupational Health
  • Oppression
  • P300
  • Persona
  • Phrenology
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy
  • Pregabalin
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Progenitor Cells
  • Propofol
  • Reactive Oxygen Species
  • Ribosomes
  • Semantic Dementia
  • Set Shifting
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Sports Coaching
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subthalamic Nucleus
  • Subventricular Zone
  • Task Switching
  • Triptans
  • Vivisection

New Nonpostable Terms

* signifies new Postable term

Nonpostable Postable
ABPP Amyloid Precursor Protein*
Acute Polyneuropathy Guillain-Barre Syndrome *
Adipose Tissue Body Fat *
Amyloid-beta Precursor Protein Amyloid Precursor Protein *
Anticipation Expectations
APP Amyloid Precursor Protein *
Ascending Paralysis Guillain-Barre Syndrome *
Athletic Coaching Sports Coaching *
Attentional Set Shifting Set Shifting *
Beta Wave Beta Rhythm *
Beta-amyloid Precursor Protein Amyloid Precursor Protein *
Biomarkers Biological Markers
Birth Defects Congenital Disorders
BOTOX Botulinim Toxin *
Brain Abscesses Intracranial Abscesses *
Business Coaching Executive Coaching *
Calendar Age Chronological Age *
Cellular Differentiation Cell Differentiation *
Circadian Locomotor Output Cycles Kaput CLOCK Gene *
Cognitive Set Shifting Set Shifting *
Compassion Sympathy
Computer Use Computer Usage *
Congenital Abnormalities Congenital Disorders
Congenital Defects Congenital Disorders
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease *
Cytoplamsic Membrane Cell Membrane *
Demyelinating Disorders Demyelination *
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Ericksonian Psychotherapy *
Fat Cells Adipocytes *
Frontal Dysexecutive Disorder Dysexecutive Syndrome *
Frontal Lobe Disorder Dysexecutive Syndrome *
Frontotemporal Dementia Semantic Dementia *
Gamma Wave Gamma Rhythm *
Golgi Body Golgi Apparatus *
Golgi Complex Golgi Apparatus *
Haploid Genotype Haplotype *
Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease *
Indigestion Dyspepsia *
Leukoencephalopathies Leukoencephalopathy *
Life Age Chronological Age *
Lipocytes Adipocytes *
Lipoglycan Lipopolysaccharide *
Membrane Transport Proteins Neurotransmitter Transporters *
Messenger RNA mRNA *
Mismatch Field Mismatch Negativity *
Mismatched Negativity Response Mismatch Negativity *
MMF Mismatch Negativity *
MMN Mismatch Negativity *
Mood Stabilizing Drugs Mood Stabilizers *
Motivational Enhancement Therapy Motivational Interviewing
Multifocal Demyelinating Disease Leukoencephalopathy *
P3 P300 *
Patient Adherence Treatment Compliance
Peroneal Muscular Atrophy Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease *
Plasma Membrane Cell Membrane *
Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy *
Prolonged Seizures Status Epilepticus *
Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy *
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Endoplasmic Reticulum *
Sentience Awareness
Serial Seizures Status Epilepticus *
Sexual Assault Sex Offenses
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Endoplasmic Reticulum *
Somatomedin Insulin-like Growth Factor *
Speech and Language Pathology Speech Language Pathology *
STN Subthalamic Nucleus*
Terrorists Terrorism
Vasculitis Cardiovascular Disorders
Williams-Beuren Syndrome Williams Syndrome
Alzheimers Disease Alzheimer's Disease
Downs Syndrome Down's Syndrome
Parkinsons Disease Parkinson's Disease