APA Handbooks in Psychology®

APA Handbooks in Psychology

The authoritative electronic reference book series detailing a wide variety of psychology sub-disciplines.


An in-depth reference series focused on the fundamentals of psychology

Providing a comprehensive overview and an in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology, each book in the multifaceted APA Handbooks in Psychology Series is an essential resource for any institutional collection.

This rapidly expanding reference series contains vital information and thoughtful analysis to satisfy all educational needs — from upper-level undergraduates and graduate students to practitioners and academics delving into the various disciplines and areas within the field.

Key benefits of APA Handbooks in Psychology

  • Provides the essential knowledge that clinicians, students, and researchers require to grasp core and evolving subject matter and practice recommendations
  • Expansive coverage of emerging and essential sub-disciplines of psychology, keeping users current and maintaining relevance
  • Individual topic-specific compendiums offer complete analysis and a thorough study of a growing list of areas of psychology — presenting detailed and practical information with each chapter
  • Authoritative scholarship you can trust – each volume goes through an extensive peer-review process to ensure scholarly and academic excellence.
  • Each title is available separately or as part of the PsycBOOKS database providing flexibility for acquisition and delivery

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Access Options

APA Members & Individuals

The complete APA Handbooks in Psychology Series is available electronically as part of the PsycBOOKS database, which is one of several APA research databases available in the following APA PsycNET® personal subscription options:

Visit the APA Members & Individuals page for more information on personal subscription options.

Individual chapters from the Handbook Series are available for purchase electronically through PsycBOOKS Direct.

Each individual title is also available for purchase in print.

Library & Institutional Purchasing Options

  • Electronic Only or Electronic + Print: Available exclusively through APA, with electronic access provided via the APA PsycNET platform; an annual service fee is applicable for access; contact the APA Licensing Department for more information and to order by calling 877-236-2941 or 202-336-5648 or email APA Quotes.
  • Print Only: Available directly from APA by calling the Service Center at 800-374-2721 or 202-336-5510; also available through major distributors; shipping and handling charges will apply; sales tax is required for addresses within MD and DC.
  • The complete APA Handbooks in Psychology Series is also available for license electronically as part of the PsycBOOKS database.

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