Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals

Recent Special Issues

  • 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.

  • Geropsychology

    Special issue of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2017. Includes articles about age stereotypes, elder sexual abuse, mindfulness and cognition, animal models of the aging brain, wellbeing following retirement, and health-related effects of aging.

  • Advances in Methods and Measurement in Family Psychology

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Family Psychology, Vol. 31, No. 8, December 2017. The articles highlight recent advances in methods and measurement and also shed light on the complexity of family psychology.

  • Using Qualitative Research Methods to Improve Clinical Care

    Special issue of the APA journal Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 2017. The articles discuss use of qualitative methods and cover a range of pediatric conditions, medical care settings, and clinical issues.

  • Qualitative Methods in Asian American Psychology, Part I

    Special issue of the APA journal Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2017. The articles showcase the ways in which qualitative research provides important insights into the lived experiences of Asian Americans across a variety of contexts.

  • Bayesian Data Analysis: Part II

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Methods, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2017. The issue features applications of Bayesian modeling techniques to an array of modeling contexts: regression models, item response models, structural equation models, dynamic mediation models, dynamic group membership models, and change point models.

  • 125th Anniversary of the American Psychological Association

    Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 72, No. 8, November 2017. Articles discuss APA's 125-year history, issues of policy involvement, relations with the media, involvement with the courts, and developments related to social justice, education, science, practice, and publications.

  • The Growth of Neuropsychology Over the Past Quarter Century

    Special issue of the APA journal Neuropsychology, Vol. 31, No. 8, November 2017. The papers address three broad topics: assessment and intervention, brain imaging, and theory and methods.

  • College Counseling Services

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Services, Vol. 14, No. 4, November 2017. The 14 peer-reviewed articles focus on topics from national trends to staff burnout prevention in college counseling services.

  • Psycho-Legal Researchers' Impact on Policies and Legal Practices

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, Vol. 23, No. 4, November 2017. The articles focus on topics about which psychology has made substantial contributions to policy and/or law, as well as on topics where psychological scientists and legal scholars have so far failed to shape policy and practice, despite solid relevant research.

  • Evidence-Based Treatments With Latinas/os

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Latina/o Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 4, November 2017. The issue presents the work from 5 research teams that underscores the heterogeneity among Latinas/os in their efforts to develop and evaluate their interventions.

  • Identity Development Process and Content

    Special issue of the APA journal Developmental Psychology, Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2017. The articles examine identity in developmental stages ranging from early childhood to young adulthood, and represent samples from 5 different countries.

  • Adult Development Meets Social and Behavioral Science

    Special issue of the APA journal Behavioral Development Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 2, October 2017. Includes articles about adult development theories in research; corruption in politics; religion; marriage; leadership; organizational development; and education.

  • Celebrating 125 Years at APA

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol. 43, No. 10, October 2017. The articles demonstrate the links between classic game-changing research and contemporary works.

  • Theory Integration: Part 2

    Special issue of the APA journal Decision, Vol. 4, No. 4, October 2017. Includes articles about cue-based heuristics, quantum information architecture, naive Bayes, and fast-and-frugal trees.