Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals
Recent Special Issues
- Theoretical Innovations in Social and Personality Psychology and Implications for Health
Special issue of the APA journal Health Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 5, May 2013. Articles highlight major areas of innovation in recent social/personality psychology that hold promise for synergistic integration with health psychology and related fields in the pursuit of adequate health promotion, health care, and population health.
- Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Health Psychology (April 2013)
Special issue of APA's Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 81, No. 2, April 2013. Includes articles about cultural and translation research considerations in behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology, as well as use in asthma, multiple sclerosis, smoking cessation, HIV/AIDS, cancer, obesity, and hepatitis C.
- Ethical Quandaries When Delivering Integrated Primary Care
Special issue of the APA journal Families, Systems, & Health, Vol. 31, No. 1, March 2013. Includes articles about informed consent and confidentiality; patient and provider relationships; ethical issues in chronic pain, military settings, rural settings, and end of life decisions; and research and training issues.
- Tiger Parenting, Asian-Heritage Families, and Child/Adolescent Well-Being
Special issue of APA's Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2013. The articles offer a nuanced and accurate perspective on Asian-heritage parenting by taking readers beyond the myth of the tiger mother and dispelling some of the stereotypical, monolithic notions of parenting within Asian-heritage families.
- Psychotherapy Outcome
Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 50, No. 1, March 2013. Seminal articles from Volume 1 of the journal are reprinted, followed by papers by current authors addressing the progress on psychotherapy outcome research in the past 50 years.
- Selective Social Learning
Special issue of the APA journal Developmental Psychology, Vol. 49, No. 3, March 2013. The articles pose important questions concerning how children learn from others, what the characteristic signatures of social learning might be, and how this learning changes over time.
Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2013. Articles discuss the history, scope, and methods of neuroaesthetics, as well as the kind of topics with which it is currently concerned.
- CPA Awards - 2012 / Les prix de la SCP - 2012
This special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 54, No. 1, February 2013 presents 10 articles that won awards from the Canadian Psychological Association in 2012.
- Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology
Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Services, Vol. 10, No. 1, February 2013. Includes articles about violence and victimization in juvenile offenders; intimate partner violence intervention for high-risk offenders; mental health needs of federal female offenders; burnout and coping in correctional officers; and services for justice-involved veterans.
- Men's Health
Special issue of the APA journal Health Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2013. The first section focuses on public health issues, including physical exercise, alcohol consumption, and help-seeking. The second section covers illness-related phenomena, including male-specific cancers, sports-induced disability, and male sterilization.
- Technology and Violence
Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Violence, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2013. Includes articles about cyber-aggression, victimization, and social information processing; perceived distress; differentiating cyberbullying from non-physical bullying; intimate partner violence; and stereotypes.
- International Organizational Consulting
Special issue of APA's Consulting Psychology Journal, Vol. 64, No. 4, December 2012. Includes articles about assumptions of organizational consulting psychology in the U.S. and how they need to be changed for consultation in other countries; how international organizational consulting psychology differs from existing cross-cultural psychology findings; how consulting psychologists learn how to negotiate international consulting projects; and what kind of overarching templates are useful in international practice.
- Sport and Exercise Psychology / Psychologie du sport et de l'exercice
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 53, No. 4, November 2012. Includes articles about perfectionism; promoting physical activity in preschoolers; gender and motivation; individual sport team environments; mindfulness; and self-determination and self-efficacy theory.
- Health Services Research in the Veterans Administration
Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Services, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 2012. Articles discuss issues in military personnel and veterans, including psychotherapy utilization for acute depression; primary care–mental health integration and treatment retention; screening and treating posttraumatic stress disorder; perceptions of resilience training and postdeployment adjustment; prevalence of cannabis use disorder; patient care by VA psychologists in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Psychology & The Other
Special issue of APA's Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 4, November 2012. Includes articles about aesthetics, ethics, and erotics; difference, dialogue, and context:; futurity in empathy; and hermeneutics and language.