Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals

Recent Special Issues

  • Gender-Based Violence

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Violence, Vol. 7, No. 3, July 2017. The articles illustrate the range of European research reflecting the very different levels of gender equality, violence awareness, and policy and service development across the continent.

  • Journal of Occupational Health Psychology at 20

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol. 22, No. 3, July 2017. Includes articles about work-family balance, sexual harassment, work and aging, occupational safety, burnout, leadership, employee wellness, and more.

  • Theory Integration: Part 1

    Special issue of the APA journal Decision, Vol. 4, No. 3, July 2017. Articles discuss how theory integration uses different theories to provide complementary views or perspectives for understanding a common set of experimental findings.

  • Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue, and Vicarious Trauma

    Special issue of the APA journal Traumatology, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017. Includes articles about secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue among mental heath, medical, and first-responder professionals.

  • Strategies for Evaluating Integrated Care in the Real World

    Special issue of the APA journal Families, Systems, & Health, Vol. 35, No. 2, June 2017. In the articles, on-the-ground clinicians and administrators test empirically informed hypotheses about practice transformation and population health management, using the results to produce shared learning within and across systems.

  • Everyday Attention — Part I / L'attention au quotidian — partie I

    Special issue of journal Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 71, No. 2, June 2017. The articles capture the emerging enthusiasm for studying everyday attention by bringing together work from a wide array of attentional domains that are representative of this general approach.

  • Psychology and the Legal System

    Special issue of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2017. Includes articles about crime detection, the trying of cases by both judge and juror, and perceptions of punishment.

  • Bayesian Data Analysis — Part I

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Methods, Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2017 on Bayesian data analysis. Articles focus on practical guidelines and general use, Bayes factor, and posterior predictive p values.

  • Disability Policy Research

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 2017. The issue includes research related to three broad topics relevant to disability policy as it pertains to mental illness: employment, education, and disability policy; Medicaid policy and health reform; and supporting the workforce.

  • Field Reliability and Validity of Forensic Psychological Assessment Instruments and Procedures

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Assessment, Vol. 29, No. 6, June 2017. The studies cover a broad range of forensic mental health assessment topics, settings, populations, and types of instruments.

  • Fatigue in the Workplace

    Special issue of APA's Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Vol. 69, No. 2, June 2017. The articles assess the issue of fatigue from different perspectives and provide recommendations for actions to reduce the fatigue that is plaguing staff at all levels of organizations.

  • 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.