Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals
Recent Special Issues
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.
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.
Interactions Between Emotion and Cognition in Music
Special issue of the APA journal Psychomusicology, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2014. The articles further understanding of the ways in which emotions influence music cognition, as well as the ways in which cognitive appraisal of events, persons and/or objects influence music related emotions.
Asian American Health Disparities
Special issue of APA's Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2014. Includes articles about psychotropic medication adherence; quality of life; occupational health; inpatient psychiatric care; and sociocultural factors that may influence disparities, such as cultural competency, face concerns, and the model minority myth.
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.
CPA Awards — 2013 / Les prix de la SCP — 2013
This special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 1, February 2014 presents 10 articles that won awards from the Canadian Psychological Association in 2013.
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.