Offering a wealth of information for faculty, students, practitioners and librarians alike, this database provides book, film and video reviews from a psychological perspective. Published by the American Psychological Association, it offers analysis and insights relevant to users across any institution. 

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Content Includes

  • Weekly updates
  • Over 41,000 individual reviews with more than 600 published annually
  • Historical file of reviews from Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books from 1956–2004
  • Direct links to PsycINFO book records for summary information and tables of contents
  • Reviewer biographies with links to all of their reviews

Take the Guesswork Out of Selecting Suitable Psychology-Related Books, Films and Videos

With PsycCRITIQUES, faculty members can quickly identify literature that will be useful for coursework. Librarians find it valuable for collection development, students use it to identity research done over time, and practitioners find current resources that are relevant to their practice.

Evaluate Books, Films and Videos Through Comprehensive Reviews

PsycCRITIQUES is an ideal resource to select materials for use as informative reading, viewing or course-work materials in psychology. Thorough and insightful, each review offers users the relevant information they need to select the resources they find most useful.

Conveniently Linked to Additional Information and Purchase Options

Eliminating the need to perform additional searches, reviews include convenient links to more information—such as book summaries, tables of contents, other reviews, and reviewer bios—plus links to purchase options when available.


PsycCRITIQUES goes beyond typical book review publications by also covering relevant films and videos, in addition to leading literature in the behavioral and social sciences. With content extending back over six decades, this collection of reviews is a unique resource for charting the evolution of psychology through the last half-century.

High Quality

Each review is written by a skilled expert in their field and edited by Danny Wedding, PhD, Chair of Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, American University of Antigua, ensuring that reviews in PsycCRITIQUES are timely, relevant and meaningful to the psychology community. In addition, the specialized knowledge of the editor and associate editors ensures that the collection remains a premier source for psychological knowledge and research.


Updated weekly, PsycCRITIQUES ensures users stay current with the latest reviews. Users will quickly identify useful and current literature and media reviews for use in their research, classroom activities and practice.

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