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  • Scholarly publications ranging from the most current clinical theories to the historic underpinnings of psychology from books published in the early 17th Century
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  • Chapters from hard-to-find classic books and digitized content from the Archives of the History of American Psychology
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  • Includes all 1,500 entries in the Encyclopedia of Psychology, co-published by APA and Oxford University Press
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  • APA books are authored by distinguished researchers and practitioners
  • Included books are anchored in theory, informed by empirical research, and draw out practical applications

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