Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals
Recent Special Issues
Real-World Applications of Evidence-Based Interventions in Pediatric Psychology
Special issue of the APA journal Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2014. Topics include interventions focused on treating chronic pain, needle pain, encopresis, sleep problems, neurocognitive conditions, obesity, and feeding disorders in children, as well as evidence-based clinical and preventive activities in health promotion, injury prevention, parent-family based interventions, and adherence.
Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 51, No. 3, September 2014. The issue is divided into two sections: Relational Foundations of Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Alliance.
Parents With Psychiatric Disabilities
Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 37, No. 3, September 2014. Articles discuss policy, practice, and research challenges regarding families with parents with psychiatric disabilities, as well as ways to bridge the gaps among those challenges.
Mental Testing After 1905
Special issue of the APA journal History of Psychology, Vol. 17, No. 3, August 2014. Includes articles about intelligence testing in the USSR, Barcelona, and Brazil in the 1920s, as well as mental test development in the early 1900s.
Special issue of the APA journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 3, August 2014. Includes articles about outcome assessment, competence in supervision, and methodologies for assessment.
Science in Psychology / La science en psychologie
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 3, August 2014. Collectively, the articles included in this issue provide important information and perspectives on the evolving relationship between science and practice.
Culture and Prevention
Special issue of APA's Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 2014. The issue highlights basic and applied research in prevention science, specifically addressing the cultural needs and preferences of Asian Americans as they relate to physical and mental health.
Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Consciousness, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2014. Articles discuss the relevance of hypnosis to the understanding of a wide range of topics, including the nature of consciousness, suggestion, cognition, memory, highly hypnotizable participants, the study of delusions, and the relevance of hypnosis to health care.
Special Issue on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model of Supported Employment
Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, June 2014. Articles examine the mechanisms and strategies for improving the quality, implementation, and availability of IPS services; address IPS for new populations; and discuss funding mechanisms and public policy.
The Role of Social Networks in Adult Health
Special issue of the APA journal Health Psychology, Vol. 33, No. 6, June 2014. The studies used diverse measures to quantify social relationships, ranging from network size or composition and social integration to availability of a confidante and quality of social interactions.
Circadian Rhythms in Behavioral Neuroscience
Special issue of the APA journal Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 128, No. 3, June 2014. The papers range from the molecular biology of clock genes to the behavior of free-living animals, and cover a wide variety of species ranging from insects, to rodents, to humans.
Primary Care and Psychology
Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 69, No. 4, May–June 2014. It describes the most common emerging models of integrated primary care, the roles of psychologists within those models, and how certain important subsets of patients are cared for in primary care.
Selected New Developments in Military Enlistment Testing
Special issue of the APA journal Military Psychology, Vol. 26, No. 3, May 2014. The articles highlight new noncognitive tests and their implementation in multiple military enlistment screening contexts, a new information and communications technology literacy test, a perceptual speed and accuracy test, and a spatial ability test.
Psychological Services / L'accès aux services psychologiques
Special issue of the APA/CPA Canadian Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 2, May 2014. Includes articles about access to psychotherapy and other mental health services in Canada, as well as a number of commentaries.