In July 2021, APA added 50 new terms to the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms® to provide more effective searching on current topics including vaccination attitudes, racial trauma, and gender expression.
Most of these new terms were mapped back and added to records published in APA’s databases in the last 5 years. This Thesaurus update also included 32 new cross-referenced terms, and new and revised scope notes.
The 9,900+ index terms found in the Thesaurus provide precise and consistent terminology for searching all APA research databases. Using the controlled vocabulary of the Thesaurus means a database search will quickly retrieve all items about a specific concept no matter what keywords the authors used.
The Thesaurus tool is found on all platforms as part of APA PsycInfo® and redirects synonyms to the preferred “Use” term to include in your search. Each Thesaurus record includes links to broader terms, narrower terms, and related terms, the year the term was introduced, an historical note if applicable, and a scope note providing definition and application.
New additions to APA PsycBooks provide insight into the counseling process.
One title presents principles and methods for working with emotion in psychotherapy to address the core maladaptive processes that cause anxiety, depression, and other common mental health disorders. The other examines how psychotherapists can be appropriately responsive to clients’ unique needs across a variety of therapeutic approaches.
New additions to the APA Books® E-Collections cover sexual harassment and therapies for PTSD.
The newest clinical titles provide two approaches for treating individuals with PTSD. One book presents prolonged exposure therapy (PE), a specific manualized exposure therapy program for PTSD. Another details cognitive behavior therapy for postdisaster distress (CBT-PD), a transdiagnostic approach to the treatment of a range of distressing symptoms that occur due to an individual’s involvement with a mass casualty disaster.
The newest academic title is the much-anticipated revision of Evaluating Sexual Harassment: Psychological, Social, and Legal Considerations in Forensic Examinations. The new edition provides essential information to psychologists conducting evidence-based forensic consultation and other professionals who deal with sexual harassment cases.
New titles on social psychology and clinical treatment are now available through your library as part of your institution’s APA PsycBooks subscription.
The latest book in APA’s Political Psychology in Latin America series presents a broad spectrum of theoretical and methodological perspectives illustrating how political psychology has addressed critical social issues in Latin America. Also available is a volume providing a succinct overview of the processes and mechanisms responsible for conditioning and learning. Other clinically-focused works describe treatments for patients with chronic respiratory diseases and alternative treatments for PTSD.