Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals

Recent Special Issues

  • Close Family Relationships and Health

    Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 72, No. 6, September 2017. The articles focus on interpersonal mechanisms, cultural specificity, personality and emotion regulation, couples dynamics in chronic disease, and the biological mechanisms involved in linking relationships to health outcomes.

  • Digital and Mobile Mental Health

    Special issue of APA's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, September 2017. Includes articles about electronic and mobile mental health as it pertains to people with psychiatric disabilities and behavioral health conditions.

  • From the Lab to the Polls

    Special issue of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2017. The issue contains six primary articles that interface research with real-world political problems and short commentaries from four prominent research teams in political psychology.

  • SysMus16

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychomusicology, Vol. 27, No. 3, September 2017. Includes articles about music perception, music psychology, music and movement, music education, and music therapy.

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

    Special issue of Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology/ Revue canadienne de psychologie expérimentale, Vol. 71, No. 3, September 2017. Includes articles about cell phone conversation and memory; perceptual and cognitive load effects; mind wandering; social attention; gaze behavior, and face perception.

  • Behavior Analysis in School and Education Settings

    Special issue of the APA journal Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, Vol. 17, No. 3, August 2017. The articles in this issue address behavior analysis in education in three domains: replicating procedures established in controlled evaluations in classrooms, expanding access to behavioral intervention, and evaluating variations of procedures designed for school use.

  • The Psychology of Virtue

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Vol. 9, No. 3, August 2017. The articles underscore the centrality of mooring the positive psychological examination of virtue in religious and spiritual traditions.

  • Contemporary Assessment, Part 2

    Special issue of the APA journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 48, No. 4, August 2017. The articles focus on assessment applications to specific populations, in specific settings, and using specific methods.

  • Concussion in Sport, Exercise, and Performance

    Special issue of the APA journal Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Vol. 6, No. 3, August 2017. The papers reflect the growing emphasis on concussion as a heterogeneous injury that is multidimensional, involving multiple clinical profiles, symptoms, and impairment.

  • Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts in Everyday Environments

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, Vol. 11, No. 3, August 2017. Includes articles about research conducted in everyday environments, including museums, classrooms, studios, natural spaces, and city streets.

  • Reflexivity

    Special issue of the APA journal Qualitative Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 2, August 2017. Reflexivity is the art of taking the researcher's self as an object of scrutiny and examining how this self, with all its cognitive, emotional, and social parts, affects the research process.

  • Learning / L'Apprentissage

    Special issue of the journal Canadian Psychology, Vol. 58, No. 3, August 2017. Includes articles about teacher mental health, learning disabilities issues, giftedness, and achievement.

  • Military and Mass Trauma

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Vol. 9, Suppl. 1, 2017. Includes articles about integrating the military back into civilian life, factors that influence trauma symptoms, treatments, triggers and buffers, disasters, and intergenerational effects of mass trauma and political violence.

  • Health Implications of Masculinity Within Military Populations

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity, Vol. 18, No. 3, July 2017. The articles highlight the relevance of traditional male gender norms for men and women who have served in the armed forces.

  • 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.

  • Contemplative Spiritual Life, Mindfulness, and Treatment

    Special issue of the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2017. Includes articles about benefits of aikido for veterans, evangelical Christian mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist counseling.

  • 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.