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APA PsycBooks

This guide describes the content online service APA Psycbooks, especially the APA Handbooks and the APA Encyclopedia of Psychology

The APA Handbooks

The APA Handbooks in Psychology

The APA Handbooks in Psychology are a significant component of the content in PsycBooks. Each APA handbook addresses the key reference interests and essential needs of researchers, clinicians, and practitioners in psychology and allied behavioral fields, as well as graduate students in the relevant areas. 

Each handbook focuses on what is currently known in areas of study or practice, including basic historical reviews and the most pertinent current sources of information in both core and emerging literature. Individual chapters pinpoint practical issues, probe unresolved and controversial topics, and present future theoretical, research, and practice trends. Cross-referencing among chapters within and across volumes leads the user to a clearer understanding of the complexities of each field.

APA’s extensive peer-review process ensures academic and scholarly excellence.

When these volumes open, you can browse their articles by title or look for the Search within this publication link above the title to search using keywords.

APA Handbooks by Title

APA addiction syndrome handbook
Vol. 1: Foundations, influences, and expressions of addiction
Vol. 2: Recovery, prevention, and other issues
 
APA educational psychology handbook
Vol. 1: Theories, constructs, and critical issues
Vol. 2: Individual differences and cultural and contextual factors
Vol. 3: Application to learning and teaching
 
APA handbook of behavior analysis
Vol. 1: Methods and principles 
Vol. 2: Translating principles into practice 
 
APA handbook of career intervention
Vol. 1: Foundations
Vol. 2: Applications
 
APA handbook of clinical geropsychology
Vol. 1: History and status of the field and perspectives on aging
Vol. 2: Assessment, treatment, and issues of later life
 
APA handbook of clinical psychology
Vol. 1: Roots and branches
Vol. 2: Theory and research
Vol. 3: Applications and methods
Vol. 4: Psychopathology and health
Vol. 5: Education and profession
 
APA handbook of community psychology
Vol. 1: Theoretical foundations, core concepts, and emerging challenges
Vol. 2: Methods for community research and action for diverse groups and issues
 
APA handbook of comparative psychology
Vol. 1: Basic concepts, methods, neural substrate, and behavior
Vol. 2: Perception, learning, and cognition
 
APA handbook of contemporary family psychology
Vol. 1: Foundations, methods, and contemporary issues across the lifespan
Vol. 2: Applications and broad impact of family psychology
Vol. 3: Family therapy and training
 
APA handbook of counseling psychology
Vol. 1: Theories, research, and methods 
Vol. 2: Practice, interventions, and applications 
 
APA handbook of dementia
 
APA handbook of ethics In psychology
Vol. 1: Moral foundations and common themes
Vol. 2: Practice, teaching, and research
 
APA handbook of forensic neuropsychology
 
APA handbook of forensic psychology
Vol. 1: Individual and situational influences in criminal and civil contexts
Vol. 2. Criminal investigation, adjudication, and sentencing outcomes
 
APA handbook of giftedness and talent
 
APA handbook of human systems integration
 
APA handbook of industrial and organizational psychology
Vol. 1: Building and developing the organization
Vol. 2: Selecting and developing members for the organization
Vol. 3: Maintaining, expanding, and contracting the organization
 
APA handbook of intellectual and developmental disabilities
Vol. 1: Foundations
Vol. 2: Clinical and educational implications: Prevention, intervention, and treatment
 
APA handbook of men and masculinities
 
APA handbook of multicultural psychology
Vol. 1: Theory and research
Vol. 2: Applications and training
 
APA handbook of nonverbal communication
 
APA handbook of personality and social psychology
Vol. 1: Attitudes and social cognition 
Vol. 2: Group processes 
Vol. 3: Interpersonal relations 
Vol. 4: Personality processes and individual differences 
 
APA handbook of psychology and juvenile justice
 
APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality
Vol. 1: Context, theory, and research
Vol. 2: An applied psychology of religion and spirituality
 
APA handbook of psychopathology
Vol. 1: Psychopathology
Vol. 2: Child and adolescent psychopathology
 
APA handbook of psychopharmacology
 
APA handbook of research methods in psychology
Vol. 1: Foundations, planning, measures, and psychometrics 
Vol. 2: Research designs: quantitative, qualitative, neuropsychological, and biological
Vol. 3: Data analysis and research publication 
 
APA handbook of sexuality and psychology
Vol. 1: Person-based approaches
Vol. 2: Contextual approaches
 
APA handbook of sport and exercise psychology
Vol. 1: Sport psychology
Vol. 2: Exercise psychology
 
APA handbook of testing and assessment in psychology
Vol. 1: Test theory and testing and assessment in industrial and organizational psychology
Vol. 2: Testing and assessment in clinical and counseling psychology
Vol. 3: Testing and assessment in school psychology and education
 
APA handbook of the psychology of women
Vol. 1: History, theory, and battlegrounds 
Vol. 2: Perspectives on women's private and public lives 
 
APA handbook of trauma psychology
Vol. 1: Foundations in knowledge
Vol. 2: Trauma practice

APA Handbooks by Subject

Applied Psychology APA addiction syndrome handbook
  Vol. 1: Foundations, influences, and expressions of addiction
  Vol. 2: Recovery, prevention, and other issues
   
  APA handbook of career intervention
  Vol. 1: Foundations
  Vol. 2: Applications
   
  APA handbook of giftedness and talent
   
  APA handbook of human systems integration
   
  APA handbook of sport and exercise psychology
  Vol. 1: Sport psychology
  Vol. 2: Exercise psychology
   
Clinical and Counseling Psychology APA handbook of behavior analysis
  Vol. 1: Methods and principles 
  Vol. 2: Translating principles into practice 
   
  APA handbook of clinical psychology
  Vol. 1: Roots and branches
  Vol. 2: Theory and research
  Vol. 3: Applications and methods
  Vol. 4: Psychopathology and health
  Vol. 5: Education and profession
   
  APA handbook of counseling psychology
  Vol. 1: Theories, research, and methods 
  Vol. 2: Practice, interventions, and applications 
   
  APA handbook of psychopathology
  Vol. 1: Psychopathology
  Vol. 2: Child and adolescent psychopathology
   
  APA handbook of psychopharmacology
   
  APA handbook of trauma psychology
  Vol. 1: Foundations in knowledge
  Vol. 2: Trauma practice
   
Cognitive Psychology APA handbook of nonverbal communication
   
Comparative Psychology APA handbook of comparative psychology
  Vol. 1: Basic concepts, methods, neural substrate, and behavior
  Vol. 2: Perception, learning, and cognition
   
Developmental and Lifespan Psychology APA handbook of clinical geropsychology
  Vol. 1: History and status of the field and perspectives on aging
  Vol. 2: Assessment, treatment, and issues of later life
   
  APA handbook of contemporary family psychology
  Vol. 1: Foundations, methods, and contemporary issues across the lifespan
  Vol. 2: Applications and broad impact of family psychology
  Vol. 3: Family therapy and training
   
  APA handbook of dementia
   
  APA handbook of intellectual and developmental disabilities
  Vol. 1: Foundations
  Vol. 2: Clinical and educational implications: Prevention, intervention, and treatment
   
Educational Psychology APA educational psychology handbook
  Vol. 1: Theories, constructs, and critical issues
  Vol. 2: Individual differences and cultural and contextual factors
  Vol. 3: Application to learning and teaching
   
  APA handbook of giftedness and talent
   
  APA handbook of intellectual and developmental disabilities
  Vol. 1: Foundations
  Vol. 2: Clinical and educational implications: Prevention, intervention, and treatment
   
  APA handbook of testing and assessment in psychology
  Vol. 1: Test theory and testing and assessment in industrial and organizational psychology
  Vol. 2: Testing and assessment in clinical and counseling psychology
  Vol. 3: Testing and assessment in school psychology and education
   
Ethics in Psychology APA handbook of ethics In psychology
  Vol. 1: Moral foundations and common themes
  Vol. 2: Practice, teaching, and research
   
Forensics and Legal Psychology APA handbook of forensic neuropsychology
   
  APA handbook of forensic psychology
  Vol. 1: Individual and situational influences in criminal and civil contexts
  Vol. 2. Criminal investigation, adjudication, and sentencing outcomes
   
  APA handbook of psychology and juvenile justice
   
Gender and Sexuality Psychology APA handbook of men and masculinities
   
  APA handbook of the psychology of women
  Vol. 1: History, theory, and battlegrounds 
  Vol. 2: Perspectives on women's private and public lives 
   
  APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology
  Vol. 1: Person-based approaches
  Vol. 2: Contextual approaches
   
Industrial and Organizational Psychology APA handbook of industrial and organizational psychology
  Vol. 1: Building and developing the organization
  Vol. 2: Selecting and developing members for the organization
  Vol. 3: Maintaining, expanding, and contracting the organization
   
Multicultural Psychology APA handbook of multicultural psychology
  Vol. 1: Theory and research
  Vol. 2: Applications and training
   
Neuropsychology APA handbook of forensic neuropsychology
   
Personality and Social Psychology APA handbook of community psychology
  Vol. 1: Theoretical foundations, core concepts, and emerging challenges
  Vol. 2: Methods for community research and action for diverse groups and issues
   
  APA handbook of personality and social psychology
  Vol. 1: Attitudes and social cognition 
  Vol. 2: Group processes 
  Vol. 3: Interpersonal relations 
  Vol. 4: Personality processes and individual differences 
   
Research Methods In Psychology APA handbook of research methods in psychology
  Vol. 1: Foundations, planning, measures, and psychometrics 
  Vol. 2: Research designs: quantitative, qualitative, neuropsychological, and biological
  Vol. 3: Data analysis and research publication 
   
Spirituality and Religion Psychology APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality
  Vol. 1: Context, theory, and research
  Vol. 2: An applied psychology of religion and spirituality
   
Sport and Exercise Psychology APA handbook of sport and exercise psychology
  Vol. 1: Sport psychology
  Vol. 2: Exercise psychology
   
Testing and Assessment in Psychology APA handbook of testing and assessment in psychology
  Vol. 1: Test theory and testing and assessment in industrial and organizational psychology
  Vol. 2: Testing and assessment in clinical and counseling psychology
  Vol. 3: Testing and assessment in school psychology and education