New Terms Added to the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®

The American Psychological Association recently released an update to the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, adding 305 new Index Terms. The Thesaurus provides precise and consistent terminology for searching all APA research databases.

Reflecting emerging areas, technologies, and social issues as well as changing nomenclature, this updated vocabulary will provide searchers with more targeted and efficient search and discovery. Additionally, they have added new terminology in the expanding areas of psychological assessment, psychometrics, and research methods.

You can view more details on the APA web page, What’s New in the 2019 Update, including a link to the full list of new and updated Index Terms (PDF, 135KB).

For more information about using the thesaurus terms in your research, please see the APA Publishing blog.

Need a refresher on how to search the Thesaurus and use Index Terms in your search?  View the APA tutorial: