Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals

Recent Special Issues

  • The Psychology of Fiction

    Special issue of the APA journal Review of General Psychology, Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2018. Articles examine how people engage in imagined worlds while keeping in touch with the currently perceived world, as well as how stories were important in human evolution and how the brain is involved understanding them.

  • Psychological Perspectives on Understanding Socioeconomic Status and Social Class

    Special issue of APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2018. Includes articles about the influence on socioeconomic status and social class on the academic achievement gap, executive functioning, children's perceptions of stratification, class identity among first-generation college students, legitimizing beliefs, models of economic development, and the potential of participatory methodologies.

  • Neurodevelopment

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology & Neuroscience, Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2018. Includes articles about neurodevelopmental processes in stress and attention in preterm infants, children's working memory, intelligence, cognitive and motor development, and communication.

  • Building the Economic Evidence Base for Pediatric Psychology Services

    Special issue of the APA journal Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 2018. The articles highlight efforts to build the economic evidence base in support of pediatric psychology services and provide training and education to encourage future study by the pediatric psychology workforce.

  • Feedback in Group Psychotherapy

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 55, No. 2, June 2018.The articles provide quantitative and qualitative evidence to support the use of feedback monitoring to identify at-risk group members and to better understand what interventions may be most useful to group members over time.

  • The Science of Teamwork

    Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 73, No. 4, May–June 2018. The articles demonstrate the importance of teamwork in a wide variety of workplace settings and what we know so far about team functioning.

  • Situational Factors in Violence

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Violence, Vol. 8, No. 3, May 2018. The articles highlight innovative research using a range of methods and approaches that are designed to get closer to several forms of violence as objects of analysis.

  • CPA Awards, 2018 / Les prix de la SCP, 2018

    Special issue of the journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 59, No. 2, May 2018. Includes award-winning articles in both English and French.

  • Psychosocial Approaches to Improving the Military-to-Civilian Transition Process

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Services, Vol. 15, No. 2, May 2018. The articles illustrate how clinicians and researchers are validating new techniques to improve functioning among those learning to change careers as warriors in their new civilian occupations.

  • Advances in Psychological Research on Marijuana

    Special issue of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2018. The articles illustrate the importance of psychological science for conducting translational research on cannabis use to inform future public discourse, efforts to improve prevention and treatment efforts, research, and policy initiatives.

  • Cultural Processes in Psychotherapy

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 55, No. 1, March 2018. The articles highlight both the clinical and research aspects of the cultural processes in psychotherapy from a variety of different theoretical orientations, perspectives, and methodologies.

  • Meanings of Meaning

    Special issue of the APA journal Review of General Psychology, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 2018. Includes articles about the role of meaning in health, cognition, social relations, nostalgia, free will, and violence.

  • Qualitative Methods in Asian American Psychology, Part II

    Special issue of APA's Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2018. Articles highlight a diverse array of qualitative perspectives and approaches that underscore the importance of context, reflexivity and trustworthiness, methodological rigor, transparency, and a commitment to giving voice to members of the Asian American community.

  • The Neuroscience of Consulting Psychology

    Special issue of APA's Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Vol. 70, No. 1, March 2018. The papers cover diverse topics from a variety of perspectives such as coaching, goal setting, interpersonal trust, and resilience.

  • Social Movements and Political and Social Transformation

    Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 1, February 2018. The articles address the broad theme of understanding the relationship between social movements and social transformation, with five specific research questions centering on the relationships between collective action, structural violence, direct violence, and peace.

  • Age-Related Differences in Associative Memory

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology and Aging, Vol. 33, No. 1, February 2018. The articles provide new findings on different aspects of associative memory, including patterns of decline and sparing, heterogeneity in older adults' associative memory performance, and cognitive and noncognitive factors that may potentially improve older adults' associative memory performance.

  • Behavior Analysis and Aging

    Special issue of the APA journal Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, Vol. 18, No. 1, February 2018. Themes of the articles include addressing difficulties associated with neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and the use of stimulus preference assessment procedures.