Library Resources for Psychology
Encyclopedias are an excellent source to get an overview of a topic. Learn enough to choose a specific aspect of a broad topic also pick up key terms as well as author names to search in our catalog and article databases.
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Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development
An authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory in childhood social development from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. Chapters are contributed by experts in the field from Australasia, Europe and North America and cover topics in terms of research, applied research and policy.
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology presents a thorough overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational psychology for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources. Readers are provided with state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts.
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
The Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is the first authoritative guide to synthesize the dynamic field of multicultural psychology. The Encyclopedia addresses culture across a broad spectrum of psychological perspectives and includes topics that are relevant to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and clinical psychology.
Encyclopedia of Perception
Presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception through authoritative essays written by leading researchers and theoreticians in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and medical disciplines.
Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment
Psychological assessment is a key component of psychological work. Devices of scientific assessment are necessary for adequate describing, diagnosis, predicting, explaining or changing the behavior of all subjects under examination.
Encyclopedia of School Psychology
The Encyclopedia of School Psychology is the first comprehensive guide to this field, featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment.
Sage Handbook of Social Psychology
The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology is designed as a road map to this rapidly growing and important field and provides individuals with a simple, clear, jargon-free introduction.
Sage Handbook of Identities
Presents a broad, comprehensive overview of the definitions, politics, manifestations, concepts, and ideas related to identity.
Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology
This book is a definitive reference source for the growing, increasingly more important, and interdisciplinary field of computational cognitive modeling, that is, computational psychology.
Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology
An international overview of the state of our contemporary knowledge in sociocultural psychology - as a discipline located at the crossroads between the natural and social sciences and the humanities.
Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science
Captures current thinking about the workings of the mind and brain, focusing on problems that are as old as recorded history, but reflecting new approaches and techniques that have emerged since the 1980s.
Encyclopedia of Consciousness
Encompasses a summary of major research and scientific thought regarding the nature of consciousness, the neural circuitry involved, how the brain, body, and world interact, and our understanding of subjective states.
The Elgar Companion to Consumer Research and Economic Psychology
This major reference book provides an authoritative analysis and survey of consumer research and economic psychology. It provides an international, in-depth overview of the present state of knowledge and theory which will be indispensable to students, researchers and practitioners.
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Biographical Dictionary of Psychology
Provides biographical information and critical analysis of the influences and reception of people who have made a significant contribution to the field of psychology.
Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories
The dictionary contains terms covering the origination, development, and evolution of various psychological concepts, as well as the historical definition, analysis, and criticisms of psychological concepts.
Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology
Presents entries grouped into 8 thematic topic areas, and on a range of levels from brief definitions to more substantial discussions which allow the reader to obtain a fuller grasp of important terms and concepts.
Key Thinkers in Psychology
Contributes to understanding the classic scholars, the classic studies, and the subsequent generations of people and ideas that have come to define the broad discipline that is psychology.
The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology
This updated edition explores the latest developments in psychology, psychiatry and related fields, including new material on neuroscience and social psychology.