PsycCRITIQUES contains full-text reviews of books, popular films, videos, and software relevant to psychology.

Contents (as of November 2007):

  • Full text reviews of current books and some popular films, videos, and software as well as comparative reviews of books
  • Current copyright year reviews released weekly
  • Replaced the print journal Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books as of January 2005
  • More than 37,000 reviews as of November 2007
  • Includes Contemporary Psychology historical file from 1956–2004
  • Includes reviews, book cover images, and links

Special features:

  • There is a focus on current books—most new reviews are of books in current year.
  • PsycCRITIQUES includes a searchable database of more than 37,000 reviews dating back to 1956, plus tables of contents for recent weekly releases.
  • More than 900 reviews are published annually.


  • Weekly releases may also include a review of a popular first-run film or a comparative review of several current trade books. 
  • PsycCRITIQUES® is produced and copyrighted (c) by the American Psychological Association, all rights reserved.  
  • Updated weekly. 


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