Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals

Recent Special Issues

  • The Prediction and Prevention of Suicide

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Services, Vol. 15, No. 3, August 2018. The articles inform three broad psychological service perspectives: conceptual models and assessment, interventions, and special populations and cultures.

  • Teaching and Learning Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology at the Undergraduate Level

    Special issue of the APA journal Qualitative Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 2, August 2018. The goal is to recognize ongoing achievements and to encourage the creation of new practices in the teaching of qualitative inquiry in undergraduate psychology programs.

  • Atheism, Agnosticism, and Nonreligious Worldviews

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Vol. 10, No. 3, August 2018. The articles highlight starting points and paths for continued growth in developing methodologies and theories that will allow atheists and the nonreligious to be understood apart from, yet compared with, their religious counterparts.

  • Bullying and Peer Victimization of Vulnerable, Marginalized, and Oppressed Youth

    Special issue of APA's American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol. 88, No. 4, July 2018. Each study contributes to the bullying and school violence scholarship, which can provide avenues for discussions on best ways to address not only bullying but also racism, sexism, heteronormativity, homophobia, ableism, classism, and Eurocentrism, all of which accompany bias-based bullying.

  • The PDM-2 and Clinical and Research Issues in Psychodynamic Diagnosis

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol. 35, No. 3, July 2018. The articles highlight what the second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual can add to the current panorama of clinical research and applied clinical knowledge.

  • Evolution of Cognitive Mechanisms

    Special issue of the APA journal Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 3, July 2018, on human cognitive evolution. The articles cover diverse adaptive problem domains (e.g., mating, foraging, group living) and topics (e.g., conflict, interpersonal relationships, social learning, decision-making, risk assessment).

  • 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.