APA offers 8 electronic-only PsycSCANs, subsets of PsycINFO® in specific topic areas. These current awareness tools make it easy to search for content in your specific content area. PsycSCANs are not available to institutions. They are available only in electronic format.

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PsycSCAN: Applied Psychology

Provides abstracts from 55 subscriber-selected journals. Applied sciences include the following:

  • Accident and safety
  • Consumer and marketing
  • Environmental
  • Forensic
  • Human factors and ergonomics
  • Management and organization studies
  • Personnel and guidance
  • Psychometrics
  • Social psychology
  • General applied psychology
  • and more

PsycSCAN: Behavior Analysis & Therapy

Keep your professional knowledge in this area current by scanning abstracts and locating the articles. Among the topics covered are the following:

  • Classical and operant conditioning
  • Reinforcement
  • Rewards and punishment
  • Task analysis
  • Animal learning
  • Behavior therapy
  • Systematic desensitization
  • Biofeedback training
  • Behavior modification techniques
  • and more

PsycSCAN: Clinical Psychology

In 2008, this quarterly journal became an all electronic product updated monthly. Each release includes summaries of articles from a group of 22 subscriber-selected psychological, medical, and therapeutic journals. Topics include:

  • Disorders
  • Treatment
  • Experimental Clinical Research
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Assessment
  • Consulting
  • Behavioral Medicine

PsycSCAN: Developmental Psychology

Keep in touch with pioneering work in a wide range of topics. Topic areas include the following:

  • Attachment behavior
  • Age and sex differences
  • Self-concept
  • Special education
  • Healthcare delivery
  • Parental attitudes
  • Support groups
  • Residential care
  • Teaching methods
  • and more


Learn all the new developments in learning disorders and mental retardation. Coverage includes the following:

  • Behavior disorders
  • Hyperkinesis and attention deficit disorder
  • Neuropsychological disorders
  • Communication disorders
  • Speech, language, and hearing disorders
  • Autism
  • Special education
  • Legal issues
  • and more

PsycSCAN: Neuropsychology

Keep pace with current research on the relationship between brain and behavior. Covered topics include these:

  • Human experimental and cognitive neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Neurology research
  • Neuropsychopharmacology and toxicology
  • Neurochemistry
  • Neuropsychological aspects of various diseases and disorders
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • and more

PsycSCAN: Psychoanalysis

In 2008, this quarterly journal became an all electronic product updated monthly. Each release includes summaries of books and chapters, abstracts from a cluster of psychoanalytic journals, and abstracts on psychoanalytic topics draw from a cluster of index terms related to psychoanalysis. Topics include:

  • Theory
  • Processes
  • Interpretation
  • Transference
  • Countertransference
  • Object Relations
  • Psychotherapy
  • Literature

PsycSCAN: Psychopharmacology

Designed for users who need access to targeted information about clinical and experimental psychopharmacology. Topics include the following:

  • Experimental psychopharmacology
  • Clinical psychopharmacology
  • Behavioral aspects of substance abuse and dependency
  • Drug discontinuation and withdrawal behaviors
  • New experimental drugs not approved for clinical use
  • New uses for existing drugs
  • Herbal supplements and alternative therapies
  • and more