Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals

Recent Special Issues

  • Homelessness Among Veterans, Other Adults, and Youth

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Services, Vol. 14, No. 2, May 2017. The issue presents new and innovative measurement approaches, interventions, and study methodologies to shed light on how psychology can help benefit and improve homeless services.

  • Committed Romantic Relationships

    Special issue of the APA journal Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2017. The articles draw from many established theoretical models about the nature of long-term committed romantic relationships, including predictors of stability and commitment, and present a variety of available methodological tools, with samples from around the world.

  • Autism and Other Child Developmental Disorders

    Special issue of the APA journal Behavioral Development Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 1, April 2017. The issue contains 18 articles that include research, theory, and practice in the field of child and infant autism and behavior analysis, with an emphasis on early behavioral interventions.

  • Contemporary Assessment, Part 1

    Special issue of the APA journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 48, No. 2, April 2017. The articles focus on general and diversity issues in assessment.

  • Sexual Boundary Violations

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 2, April 2017. Underlying the issue is the belief that a study of sexual boundary violations can potentially avert reenactments.

  • Psychology of Terrorism

    Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 72, No. 3, April 2017. The articles showcase new conceptual, theoretical, and empirical advances in our understanding of terrorism.

  • Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Substance Use Disorders

    Special issue of the APA journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Vol. 25, No. 2, April 2017. This issue presents 6 original research reports describing the use of mice and rats to model neurodevelopmental, depressive, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

  • The Role of Affect and Emotion to Cope With Stressful Situations

    Special issue of APA's International Journal of Stress Management, Vol. 24, No. Supplement 1, 2017. Includes articles about coping with achievement, employment, illness, and relationship stress.

  • Cognitive Remediation

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, March 2017. The papers highlight the continuing evolution in cognitive remediation programs for people with serious mental illnesses.

  • Moving Beyond the Model Minority

    Special issue of APA's Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2017. Articles showcase research on economic contexts of development, Asian Americans' participation in leadership and politics, and understudied issues of discrimination.

  • Anomalous, Exceptional, and Nonordinary Experiences

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2017. The articles span research and theory relevant to anomalous, exceptional, and nonordinary experiences (e.g., mystical experiences, near-death experiences, extreme sports experiences).

  • Journal of Applied Psychology Centennial Special Issue

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 102, No. 3, March 2017. Includes articles about the science of work and organizational psychology with subthemes of building the workforce, managing the workforce, managing differences between and within organizations, and exiting work.

  • Resilience and Trauma

    Special issue of the APA journal Traumatology, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017. The articles are divided among three sections: Reflections on Trauma Resilience Living in Israel, Resilience in Specific Contexts, and Models and Mechanisms of Trauma. Resilience.

  • Translating Research to Practice in the Language Sciences

    Special issue of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2017. Includes articles about typical child development, bilingualism, atypical development, and traumatic brain injury.

  • Spotlight on Pediatric Psychology Special Interest Groups

    Special issue of the APA journal Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2017. Includes articles about training issues, clinical research efforts, and special topics with clear and immediate clinical relevance.

  • Psychotherapy Termination

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 54, No. 1, March 2017. Includes articles about both the clinical practice and research aspects of the psychotherapy termination process from a variety of different theoretical orientations, perspectives, and methodologies.

  • Facilitating Reintegration for Military Service Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families

    Special issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol. 87, No. 2, March 2017. The articles identify reintegration needs, challenges, and barriers in addressing reintegration; issues in evaluating reintegration; and actionable strategies for facilitating reintegration.

  • CPA Awards / Les prix de la SCP

    Special issue of the CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 58, No. 1, February 2017. Includes articles that received awards from the Canadian Psychological Association in 2016.

  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes

    Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 72, No. 1, January 2017. Articles highlight the role of psychologists in patient-centered medical homes, evidence that their inclusion results in improved health outcomes, emphasize opportunities for more effective coordination, and address challenges inherent in making fundamental changes to how health care is delivered.

  • The Psychology of Trauma

    Special issue of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 2016. The articles focus on traumatic stress and factors related to exposure, response, and treatment.

  • Big Data in Psychology

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Methods, Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2016. Four common themes emerged: the benefits of collaboration across disciplines, availability of large data sets on social media sites, ethical considerations when analyzing large data sets gained from public or private sources, and the necessity of validating predictive models in big data.