Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals

Recent Special Issues

  • 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.

  • Couple and Group Psychotherapy

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 53, No. 4, December 2016. Includes articles about various forms of couple and group psychotherapy in a variety of settings and problems.

  • Immigrants and Refugees / Les immigrants et les réfugiées

    Special issue of the CPA journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 57, No. 4, November 2016. Includes articles about PTSD and other health and mental health issues among immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers; acculturation into Canadian society; and resilience and adjustment.

  • The Discipline of Behavioral Pharmacology

    Special issue of the APA journal Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, Vol. 16, No. 4, November 2016. Articles discuss behavioral pharmacology's contributions to understanding the behavioral effects of drugs of abuse and other substances, the variables that modulate those effects, and the mechanisms through which they are produced, and offer novel and important suggestions for advancing the discipline.

  • Co-Occurring Posttraumatic Stress and Substance Use

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 30, No. 7, November 2016. The articles profile emerging theory-driven science on PTSD and substance use disorders, specifically with regard to the biological, psychological, and social processes implicated in etiology and maintenance, as well as promising innovations in treatment approach.

  • Adult Development Meets Social and Behavioral Science

    Special issue of the APA journal Behavioral Development Bulletin, Vol. 21, No. 2, October 2016. The articles present a broad overview and multiple insights into how adult development perspectives can offer new interpretations and comprehensive understandings of complex social problems.

  • Diabetes and Psychology

    Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 71, No. 7, October 2016. Articles address psychological and social aspects of diabetes, including psychosocial factors in self-management, comorbid psychological conditions, neurocognitive consequences, telemedicine and other technology, and behavioral interventions.

  • Supporting the Mission of International Journal of Play Therapy Through Manuscripts About Play Therapy Ethics, Assessment, Supervision, and Application

    Special issue of APA's International Journal of Play Therapy, Vol. 25, No. 4, October 2016. Includes articles about ethical issues relevant to play therapy; sandtray as a play therapy supervision technique; semantic clarity in play therapy; play therapy with selective mutism; problems in families faced with military deployment; and systems for analyzing story stems.

  • Psychological Advances in Social Media

    Special issue of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2016. Includes articles from many areas of psychological science and social media variations.

  • Clinical Errors

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 53, No. 3, September 2016. Includes articles about errors rooted in clinical and supervision processes; group psychotherapy; specific treatments; diagnosing specific disorders; and improving clinical work through routine outcome monitoring.

  • The Role of Time and Time Perspective in Age-Related Processes

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology and Aging, Vol. 31, No. 6, September 2016. The eight manuscripts advance the time perspective and aging literature both theoretically and methodologically.

  • Peer-Delivered Services

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, September 2016. The articles discuss peer support in the behavioral health care system and how peer support specialists have evolved to address unmet needs and to attend to social determinants that affect wellness and recovery.

  • Statistical Methods in Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy

    Special issue of the APA journal Group Dynamics, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2016. The issue gathers 8 articles that are structured as tutorials for conducting statistical analyses that are appropriate to capture the unique and emergent properties of groups.

  • Student Activism

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2016. The articles offer important insights into diversity-related concerns and how students may serve as agents of campus change as well as broader social change.

  • Assessment in Health Psychology

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Assessment, Vol. 28, No. 9, September 2016. Includes articles about assessment issues in substance use and abuse; shared decision making, patient-provider communication, and health care quality; self-reports along the age continuum; and measure comparisons/reviews.