by Chris Kelaher
In April of 2015, APA Books proudly released the APA Handbook of Human Systems Integration, edited by Deborah A. Boehm-Davis (George Mason University), Francis Durso (Georgia Tech), and John D. Lee (University of Wisconsin-Madison). This most recent addition to APA’s Reference list is also the latest entry in our growing APA Handbooks in Psychology® series.
The Handbooks program is an integral and growing component of APA Books. With a steady focus on and commitment to best science and best practice, these handbooks address core subdisciplines in the field (e.g., educational psychology, counseling psychology) or specialized content areas within subdisciplines (e.g., aging, sexual behavior and identity). The series launched in early 2010 with the three-volume APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Sheldon Zedeck, Editor-in-Chief).
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. The series includes 16 titles now available in print and electronic formats, with some dozen more currently in development and several under discussion.
The APA Handbooks in Psychology series is coordinated by the APA Reference Department, under the direction of Ted Baroody. Editing and development of manuscripts is handled through a back office peer-review and tracking system, managed internally by Reference Project Editor Lisa T. Corry, Senior Reference Editor Kristen Knight, Reference Project Editor Katharine Lenz, and Reference Editorial Manager Trish Mathis. The products vary in size, from one volume (e.g., APA Handbook of Human Systems Integration) up to the four-volume APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology (with the first five-volume set due in 2016). Each set or single-volume focuses on what is currently known in the area of study, including basic historical reviews, and identifies the most pertinent sources of information in both the 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.
In the classic reference model, the handbook sets take a meta-analytic approach, surveying the field broadly but in as much detail, and with as much balance given to varying perspectives and controversies, as space allows. The series is not intended to promote any research or clinical bias within fields but, rather, to lay out a well-balanced and comprehensive statement about how each field has developed, where each field currently stands, and where it may be heading.
Carrying the imprimatur of the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and the largest association of psychologists in the world, the APA Handbooks in Psychology® series is the indispensable and authoritative reference resources for researchers, instructors, practitioners, and field leaders alike.
Currently released titles in the series
APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology ©2011 (3 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Sheldon Zedeck
APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology ©2012 (2 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Samuel J. Knapp
APA Educational Psychology Handbook ©2012 (3 volumes)
- Editors-in-Chief: Karen R. Harris, Steve Graham, Tim Urdan
APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology ©2012 (3 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Harris Cooper
APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook ©2012 (2 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Howard J. Shaffer
APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology ©2012 (2 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Nadya A. Fouad
APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis ©2013 (2 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Gregory J. Madden
APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality ©2013 (2 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Kenneth I. Pargament
APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment ©2013 (3 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Kurt E. Geisinger
APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology ©2014 (2 volumes)
- Editor-in-Chief: Frederick T.L. Leong
APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology ©2014 (2 volumes)
- Editors-in-Chief: Deborah L. Tolman and Lisa M. Diamond
APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology ©2014 (4 volumes)
- Editors-in-Chief: Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver
APA Handbook of Career Intervention ©2015 (2 volumes)
- Editors-in-Chief: Paul J. Hartung, Mark L. Savickas, W. Bruce Walsh
APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology ©2015 (2 volumes)
- Editors-in-Chief: Brian L. Cutler and Patricia A. Zapf
APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology ©2015 (2 volumes)
- Editors-in-Chief: Peter A. Lichtenberg and Benjamin T. Mast
- Editors-in-Chief: Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Francis T. Durso, and John D. Lee