Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, Eleventh Edition

Pages: 463
Item #: 3100084
ISBN: 978-1-59147-926-0
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Copyright: 2007
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Updated Terms for 2009 Now Available (PDF, 38KB)

APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms® helps researchers search the APA databases with maximum precision.

What's new in this edition:

  • 214 new postable or "preferred" terms
  • 149 new nonpostable or "used for" cross-referenced terms
  • 226 scope note additions
  • These changes to the Thesaurus bring the total number of postable index terms to 5,613, nonpostable terms to 2,609, and the total number of terms to 8,222.
  • New terms were mapped to all relevant records in APA's databases spanning all years in an effort to provide users greater access to historical content.

New terms from subjects such as Military Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Care Administration and Policy, Technology, Social Issues, Business, and Education.

Sample list of new index terms:

  • Aging in Place
  • Binge Drinking
  • Biotechnology
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Group Identity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Military Deployment
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neurasthenia
  • Passive Smoking
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Utilization Reviews
Table of Contents


History of the Thesaurus

Development of the Eleventh Edition

  • New Postable Terms
  • Other Changes
  • Table 1: New Postable Terms
  • Table 2: New Nonpostable Terms
  • Table 3: Change in Term Status
  • Table 4: Deleted Terms
  • Table 5: Changes to Spelling or Text of Terms

User Guide

  • General Information
  • Relationship Section
  • Rotated Alphabetical Terms Section
  • Term Clusters Section
  • Table 6: Term Cluster/Subcluster Subject Areas

Search Guide

  • Introduction
  • Online Searching
    • Example of Boolean Logic
    • Online Thesaurus
    • Explode Features
    • Major Terms
  • Adjusting Your Search Retrieval
    • Content Classification Code Searching
    • Age Group Searching
    • Population Group Searching
    • Publication Type Searching
    • Document Type Searching
    • Methodology Searching
    • Searching for Auxiliary Materials
    • Searching for Geographic Locations
    • Searching for Tests and Measures
  • How to Contact Us

Appendix A: Content Classification System

Appendix B: Sample PsycINFO Record

Appendix C: Sample PsycEXTRA Record

Relationship (Hierarchical) Section

Rotated Alphabetical Terms Section

Term Clusters Section