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In-depth coverage of specific sub-fields within psychology

Designed with the eBook acquisition and budget in mind, APA Books E-Collections offers a solution for any library looking to enhance their psychology collection. In addition the APA Handbooks in Psychology series provides in-depth coverage of specific sub-fields within psychology.

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APA Books E-Collections

Designed with the eBook acquisition and budget in mind, APA Books® E-Collections are the perfect solution for any library looking to enhance their psychology collection. APA Books E-Collections provide the flexibility to purchase APA scholarly and professional book content by copyright year. Available content options include site-wide access for the full text of the most recent publications, with availability of additional collections back to 2001. All E-Collections are delivered exclusively on the APA PsycNET® platform.

APA Books E-Collections Full Title List by Collection Year can be found on the APA Website.

APA Handbooks in Psychology Series

The APA Handbooks in Psychology® series provides both a comprehensive overview and in-depth coverage of specific subfields within psychology. This important reference series continues to grow, with new titles being added regularly. This series contains vital resources for both introductory and advanced studies. Books from this series are available for institutional purchase in print or electronic delivery exclusively on APA PsycNET®.

APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook

The two-volume APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook provides a comprehensive review of addiction. It focuses on the background and history of addiction, the distal and proximal influences on addiction, and the expressions of addiction, including chapter discussions about the universal and unique consequences of addiction. It also examines the many aspects associated with recovery from, the prevention of, and other essential issues commonly associated with addiction, such as technology, driving under the influence, and homelessness.

APA Educational Psychology Handbook

The APA Educational Psychology Handbook reflects the broad nature of the field today, with state-of-the-science reviews of the diverse critical theories driving research and practice; in-depth investigation of the range of individual differences and cultural/contextual factors that affect student achievement, motivation, and beliefs; and close examination of the research driving current assessment, decision making, teaching skills and content, teacher preparation, and the promotion of learning across the life span and with special populations.

APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis

Building on the inductive translational approach to the science of behavior analysis, the APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis provides in-depth chapters spanning its full breadth, and reviews some of the most important areas of contemporary laboratory research in behavior analysis. It affords the reader comprehensive coverage of the logic, clinical utility, and methods of single-case research designs, and walks them through the design, data collection, and data analysis phases. It also includes chapters devoted to a particular behavioral/developmental disorder or to behavior of societal importance, with each providing a review of what works and where additional research is needed.

APA Handbook of Career Intervention

This two-volume APA Handbook of Career Intervention aims to consolidate and advance knowledge about the scientific foundations and practical applications of career intervention. It offers an inclusive resource for understanding and applying principles and practices of career intervention to assist diverse individuals and groups across developmental stages to construct personally meaningful and socially relevant work lives. The handbook presents information about the historical, contemporary, theoretical, demographic, assessment-based, and professional foundations of career intervention (Volume 1), as a well as specific career intervention models, methods, and materials within each career service noted above and applied to easing career transitions (Volume 2).

APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

The two-volume APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology offers a well-balanced scientist–practitioner approach, with chapters that succinctly review empirical research across a broad range of areas and offer practical approaches for the application of theory to everyday practice with the aging population. The handbook reviews the history of clinical geropsychology and geropsychology practice to help the reader better understand how the field has grown over the past 30 plus years and to assess the several directions in which it is headed.

APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology

The five-volume APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology reflects the state-of-the-art in clinical psychology — science, practice, research, and training. The Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the history of clinical psychology, specialties and settings, theoretical and research approaches, assessment, treatment and prevention, psychological disorders, health and relational disorders, health promotion, educational paths, psychologists' development, ethics and standards, professional organizations, and future directions of clinical psychology. With content incorporating the Editorial Board's commitment to the themes of diversity, evidence-based practices, and international contributions, this addition to the APA Handbook series will be an essential resource for students, researchers, educators, and practitioners.

APA Handbook of Community Psychology

The two-volume APA Handbook of Community Psychology

summarizes and makes sense of exciting intellectual developments in the field of community psychology. It covers current knowledge and identifies the most pertinent sources of information in both the core and evolving literature. It highlights community psychology’s emphasis on the synergistic relationship between research and action, and offers an international outlook, including chapters integrating perspectives from across cultures and contexts around the world. It is an indispensable and authoritative reference resource for researchers, instructors, students, practitioners, field leaders and life-long learners alike.

APA Handbook of Comparative Psychology

Comparative psychology is the scientific study of animal cognition and behavior from an evolutionary perspective. The two-volume APA Handbook of Comparative Psychology presents the different aspects of comparative psychology — behavior, cognition, learning, and neurophysiology — in a balanced and comprehensive manner. Divided into nine sections, the handbook examines the history and methods that shaped the field, presents the conceptual foundations for understanding the genesis of behavior and cognition both from a phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspective, and delves into the core of comparative psychology today.

APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology

The APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology highlights the practices in counseling psychology’s traditional areas, while also providing insight into new and emerging areas. The field of counseling psychology is characterized by long roots in vocational psychology, prevention, primary interventions, advocacy, and an emphasis on individual differences. The field's fundamental philosophical approach has historically emphasized human strengths, well-being, and prevention. Over the years, this approach has led to emerging emphases on cultural context, dimensions of diversity, the role of work in people's lives, and expanded roles for counseling psychologists in new settings, contexts, and with new populations. This handbook will further examine all of these concepts.

APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology

The editors of this 2-volume reference APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology propose that ethics is best viewed as a striving toward the highest ethical ideals, not just as an injunction against rule violation—a perspective they refer to as "positive ethics" or "active ethics." Against this backdrop, the handbook investigates the complexities of ethical behavior in clinical, educational, forensic, health, and "tele-" psychology. Several chapters zero in on the teaching of ethics and on ethically minded research relevant to professionals working in experimental psychology. By comparison with many ethics textbooks, this two-volume handbook covers a wider range of subjects and pursues them in greater detail.

APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology

Clinical neuropsychology is a constantly evolving specialty, with important and exciting advances in many aspects of practice, and the application of clinical neuropsychology to forensic questions and issues is growing at a tremendous rate. The APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology covers the scientific and clinical neuropsychological advances and their application in forensic contexts.  

APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology

The two-volume APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology consolidates and advances knowledge about the scientific foundations and practical application of psychology to law, the practice of law, and law-related policy. Drawing upon contemporary psychological research and practice, this Handbook provides a thorough, up-to-date, and far-reaching reference on forensic psychological issues that are important to researchers, practitioners and students in psychology, other social sciences and practice disciplines, and law.

APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent

The APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education.

APA Handbook of Human Systems Integration

The APA Handbook of Human Systems Integration is a practical tool for both students and professionals who need specific knowledge about human considerations in systems design. It is intended to sensitize readers to basic design issues, enhance their understanding of the influence of these issues, and guide them in appropriately combining human performance with a system's numerous interacting components. 

APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology provides a well-rounded understanding of the complexities and intricacies of studying and affecting behavior of and between individuals and within organizations. It approaches behavioral and structural issues from a theoretical and applied perspective, including a strong representation of international perspectives, making this resource a must for anyone involved with business, management, science, and I/O psychology.

APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities

The APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities tackles the full spectrum of the theoretical, empirical, and practical psychology of men and masculinities, not only focusing on the extant literature in traditional areas, but also highlighting new and emerging scholarship. The handbook is divided into four sections: the first section addresses historical, conceptual, and methodological issues; the second section examines specific populations of men with a strong focus on developmental, cultural, and sexual orientation diversity; the third focuses on specific topics relevant to men's lives, such as careers, education, sexism, violence, and emotions; and the final section addresses several application domains, including men's helping seeking patterns, physical health, mental health, and experience of psychotherapy.

APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology

The APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology presents the best science and practice within this cross-cutting and underlying stratum of psychology. The handbook includes chapters on conceptual and professional issues, ethnic minority research and methods, social and developmental process, and community and organizational perspectives. Additional chapters cover historical and professional perspectives; stress, adjustment, and positive psychology; diagnosis and assessment; psychopathology; clinical interventions; preventive psychology; and training and supervision. Beyond providing solid historical context, the handbook offers an up-to-date review of the major domains of psychology from a multicultural perspective.

APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication

The APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication provides scholarly reviews of state-of-the-art knowledge in the areas of nonverbal communication and nonverbal behaviors. The handbook is organized around four broad themes: the history of the field; factors of influence of nonverbal communication and the main theoretical and conceptual frameworks within which research on nonverbal communication occurs; sources of nonverbal communication and behavior including the physical environment, appearance and physiognomy, among others; and the research methodologies and methods for measuring and analyzing facial expressions, voice, gesture, eye behavior, olfactics, body movements, and nonverbal sensitivity.

APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology

This four-volume Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology summarizes the current state of knowledge on major topics within the fields of personality and social psychology and also sets an agenda for future work in the area. Volume 1 focuses on attitudes and social cognition, describing the two main directions in which this domain has moved over the past quarter century. Volumes 2 and 3 provide a broad framework to guide theorizing and research with respect to group processes and interpersonal relations. Volume 4 contains sections on personality processes and individual differences as well as sections on more holistic approaches (e.g., the person in context).

APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice

The APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice consolidates and advances knowledge about the legal, scientific, and applied foundations of the juvenile justice system. In addition to an overview of the area, it contains chapters focusing on important legislation, research on adolescent development and brain development as they apply to behavior in the juvenile justice context, evidence about offending in juveniles and the persistence vs. desistance into adulthood. The handbook also contains chapters on: Patterns of Offending; Risk Factors for Offending; Forensic Assessment; Interventions; and Training and Ethics. 

APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality

The APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality presents the most comprehensive coverage of the current state of the psychology of religion and spirituality. The handbook documents how the psychology of religion and spirituality is building on its theoretical and empirical foundation to encompass practice. Chapters provide in-depth and varied perspectives of leading scholars and practitioners on the most vital questions in the field.

APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology

The APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology features descriptions of many techniques that psychologists and others have developed to help them pursue a shared understanding of why humans think, feel, and behave the way they do. It addresses the broadest questions related to research designs, describes the types of data most often collected and how to determine the best techniques, and discusses considerations for documentation of research for sharing with the psychology community.

APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology

This comprehensive, two-volume handbook provides an overarching review of current empirical research on sexuality and a synthesis of the dominant theoretical perspectives that have guided both research and clinical practice. The handbook presents foundational information on the history, theoretical and methodological development and current practices in the field, and addresses foundational aspects of sexuality, including desire, orientation, behavior and practices, individual lifespan development, and biological substrates. Additionally, the APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology emphasizes the core contextual factors known to influence the development of sexuality and its expression through all of the key social institutions of our society, including marginalized populations, education, sexual rights and communities, globalization, religion and the media.

APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology

The three-volume APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology is a comprehensive presentation of the theory and application of tests in psychology and education. It begins with an in-depth portrayal of psychometrics: the quantitative underpinning of testing. It then provides thorough, up-to-date and informative chapters related to five general application areas of testing: industrial/organizational psychology, clinical psychology (including health psychology), counseling psychology, school psychology and educational testing. In each of these five areas, this handbook is probably the most comprehensive review of the use of testing and assessment in the subfield.

APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology 

The two volume APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology is the most comprehensive guide, text, and reference work on the subject to date. Written by top experts in the field, it provides a survey of all the major areas and subtopics of empirical knowledge and practical applications in the field of trauma psychology. The handbook will be an essential resource for specialists in trauma who need comprehensive information, for practitioners who seek to familiarize themselves with the range of approaches for trauma assessment and treatment, or for students as a graduate level or advanced undergraduate level textbook.

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