Special Issues - Targeted Information from APA Journals
Recent Special Issues
Ethics in Psychology
Special issue of APA's Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 35, No. 2, May 2015. The purpose of the four position papers and the three commentaries on them is to discuss some relatively undeveloped historical, philosophical, and social–contextual issues that the authors discern in the APA and Canadian Psychological Association codes of ethics.
Clinical Supervision in Play Therapy
Special issue of APA's International Journal of Play Therapy, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 2015. The issue includes two qualitative studies, one correlational study, and three practice-application based articles about play therapy supervision.
Qualitative Research in Health Psychology
Special issue of the APA journal Health Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 4, April 2015. The issue showcases a range of qualitative research projects conducted by health psychologists with a view to promoting greater uptake and development of qualitative research methods in the field.
Special issue of the APA journals Psychological Methods, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2015. Includes articles about methods, models, and data analysis in longitudinal studies.
The Science of Sleep
Special issue of the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2015. Includes articles about sleep and its interaction with and impact on mental and physical health problems; employee behavior and productivity; education; and memory and cognition.
Personality Disorders and Psychotherapy Integration
Special issue of APA's Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2015. The issue was devised to improve understanding of the therapeutic factors involved in successful outcomes in treating patients with personality disorders.
Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 69, No. 1, March 2015. Includes articles about short-term memory, working memory, and primary memory.
Cancer and Psychology
Special issue of the APA journal American Psychologist, Vol. 70, No. 2, February–March 2015. The articles review the contributions of psychological science to cancer research, screening, medical adherence, prevention and quality of life, among other related topics.
Psychology and Human Rights
Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict, Vol. 21, No. 1, February 2015. Includes articles about attitudes to human rights, human rights in cultural and political contexts, and human rights in the practice of psychology and professional work of psychologists.
Gender Stereotypes in the Media
Special issue of the APA journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2015. Includes articles about female stereotypes in TV, movies, video games, and music.
Special issue of the APA journal Couple and Family Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2014. Includes articles about the implications of either partners' commitment uncertainty on marital or relationship therapy.