Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals
Recent Special Issues
Chronic Pain and Psychology
Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 69, No. 2, February–March 2014. Includes articles about pain management approaches, racial/ethnic disparities, pediatric pain, neurophysiology, and persistent pain in older adults.
Theory and Methods to Prevent and Manage Occupational Stress
Special issue of APA's International Journal of Stress Management, Vol. 21, No. 1, February 2014. Articles showcase research discussing recent innovations in stress management and how best to provide evidence that these innovations are actually having an impact.
Psychology and Social Justice
Special issue of APA's Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 1, February 2014. Major themes include the relationship between the individual and the community, psychology's role in the development of more equitable social and political institutions, and the way that different forms of universalism inform the struggle for social justice.
The Future of Consulting Psychology and Consulting Psychology Research
Special issue of APA's Consulting Psychology Journal, Vol. 65, No. 4, December 2013. Includes articles about coaching; leadership; consultation in school, heath care, organizational, and international settings; and impacts of technological developments.
Illness/Wellness Management for Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses
Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, December 2013. The articles are evidence of the explosion in the development, evaluation, adaptation, and implementation of programs aimed at improving the ability of consumers to manage psychiatric, medical, and substance use disorders in collaboration with others.
Special issue of the APA journal Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2013. The articles focus on the music, cognitive, and motor behaviors and processes associated with jazz improvisation.
Industrial and Organisational Psychology / La psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 54, No. 4, November 2013. Includes articles about workplace mental health, employee engagement, organizational politics, candidate selection, and feedback.
Museums as Sites for Historical Understanding, Peace, and Social Justice
Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict, Vol. 19, No. 4, November 2013. Each article focuses on one of three Canadian museums (the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Canadian War Museum) and its relevance to peace and conflict.
Advanced Learning Technologies
Special issue of APA's Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 105, No. 4, November 2013. The articles illustrate how advanced learning technologies are convenient platforms for scientific research in addition to addressing applied research questions in rigorous ways.
Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 68, No. 7, October 2013. Includes articles about war, intergroup conflict, terrorism, reconciliation after genocide, and positive psychology.
Adolescents and Violence
Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Violence, Vol. 3, No. 4, October 2013. In helping to fill gaps in knowledge about the nature and processes by which violence develops, and how violence experiences affect adolescents, these articles as a group also offer direction for future research.
Psychopharmacology of Attention
Special issue of the APA journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Vol. 21, No. 5, October 2013. The articles not only provide novel data on the relationships among attention, alcohol use, and other drug use, but also offer new insights that could inform development of potential pharmacotherapies for ADHD.
Health Psychology Meets Behavioral Economics
Special issue of the APA journal Health Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 9, September 2013. The issue was designed to attract both conceptual and empirical articles, to present a wide spectrum of thinking and methods, and to illustrate how behavioral economics might address today's pressing health problems.
Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 50, No. 3, September 2013. The articles describe behaviors or techniques that help stimulate Clinical Process, shape its content, or influence its direction and focus.