New APA Handbooks in Psychology™ Now Available
Three new titles are now available in the APA Handbooks in Psychology™ series. In addition to industrial and organizational psychology, the series now includes handbooks on educational psychology, ethics, and research methods.
The series provides both a comprehensive overview and in-depth coverage of specific subfields within psychology. The handbook series launched in 2010 with three-volume APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
New titles will be added regularly, providing the research library vital resources and thoughtful analysis to satisfy educational needs of undergraduates as well as those more advanced in their studies.
The 3-volume APA Educational Psychology Handbook reflects the broad nature of the field today, with state-of-the-science reviews of the diverse critical theories driving research and practice; in-depth investigation of the range of individual differences and cultural/contextual factors that affect student achievement, motivation, and beliefs; and close examination of the research driving current assessment, decision making, teaching skills and content, teacher preparation, and the promotion of learning across the life span and with special populations.
The editors of this 2-volume reference propose that ethics is best viewed as a striving toward the highest ethical ideals, not just as an injunction against rule violation—a perspective they refer to as "positive ethics" or "active ethics." Against this backdrop, the handbook investigates the complexities of ethical behavior in clinical, educational, forensic, health, and "tele-" psychology. Several chapters zero in on the teaching of ethics and on ethically minded research relevant to professionals working in experimental psychology. By comparison with many ethics textbooks, this two-volume handbook covers a wider range of subjects and pursues them in greater detail.
This 3-volume handbook features descriptions of many techniques that psychologists and others have developed to help them pursue a shared understanding of why humans think, feel, and behave the way they do.
The 3-volume APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology provides a well-rounded understanding of the complexities and intricacies of studying and affecting behavior of and between individuals and within organizations. It approaches behavioral and structural issues from a theoretical and applied perspective, including a strong representation of international perspectives, making this resource a must for anyone involved with business, management, science, and I/O psychology.
The handbooks are available electronically on the APA PsycNET platform. Usage statistics are available to library administrators by logging into the administration center.