PsycCRITIQUES® is a full-text database with tens of thousands of incisive book and film reviews from 1956 to present. It provides users with insight on publications from a psychological perspective allowing them to choose relevant reading material, to select appropriate course materials, and more.

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Comprehensive Coverage
  • Thousands of reviews covering leading literature in the social sciences
  • Reviews of psychologically relevant films, videos, and software programs create an ideal resource for educators creating coursework, or practitioners looking for current information
  • With content spanning over six decades, coverage provides a unique look at the evolution of psychology over the last half-century
Relevance for Multiple Types of Users
  • Faculty members can quickly identify literature that will be useful for course work
  • Librarians find it valuable for collection development because it is so current
  • Students use it to identify research done over time
  • Practitioners read it to find current practice information
Authoritative Reviews
  • Each review is written by a skilled expert in the field and edited by scholar Danny Wedding, PhD, the Associate Dean for Management and International Programs, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant University
  • PsycCRITIQUES benefits from APA's long history of publishing professional and scholarly literature and resources

Additional Features

The PsycCRITIQUES® blog

  • Companion to the PsycCRITIQUES database
  • Edited by Dr. Danny Wedding, and produced by APA
  • Engages readers in thought provoking discussions of books, films, and APA videos
  • Provides up-to-date reviews of very current books
Linking Features
  • Links to other reviews by reviewer
  • Links to the reviewers bio
  • Links to opportunities to purchase the title being reviewed

Disclaimer: APA and the Editors of PsycCRITIQUES assume no responsibility for statements and opinions advanced by the authors of its book, film, and video reviews.

Quick Facts
Database Type Full-text reviews
Record Type Reviews of psychologically relevant literature and resources
Number of Records 41,680+ reviews
Update Frequency 9–12 reviews added each week
Content Coverage
  • Full-text reviews of current books and some popular films, videos, and software, as well as comparative reviews of books
  • Includes Contemporary Psychology historical file from 1956–2004
  • Includes reviews, book cover images, and links
Record Format Full-text HTML
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