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Psychology: Encyclopedias (Print)


  • REF BF 31 .C72 1999
    Corsini, Raymond J. The Dictionary of Psychology. Philadelphia: Brunner Mazel, 1999. Very brief definitions for a large number of terms. Appendices include a list of prefixes and suffixes, DSM-IV terms, Greek letters, systems of treatment, instruments, symbols, and brief biographies.

  • REF RC 437 .H5 2004
    Campbell, Robert. Psychiatric Dictionary 8th ed.
    NY: Oxford University Press, 2004
    Almost 10,000 entries for terms from psychiatry and related fields. Historical and obsolescent terms are included and marked.

  • REF BF 31 .E52 2000
    Kazdin, Alan E., ed. Encyclopedia of Psychology, 8 volumes.
    Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2000
    Signed entries with bibliographies. International in scope. The best place to start when searching for information or choosing a topic.

  • REF H 41 .I58 2001
    Smelser, Neil J. and Paul B. Baltes, eds. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 26 vols.
    New York: Elsevier, 2001.

  • REF RA 790.5 .E53 1998
    Friedman, Howard S., ed. Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 3 volumes.
    New York: Academic Press, 1998
    Lengthy signed articles with bibliographies. Analysis of topics from biological as well as cultural points of view. Definitions of key terms begin each entry.

  • REF BF 1078 .E63 1993
    Carskadon, Mary, ed. Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming.
    New York: Macmillan, 1993
    Articles on all aspects of sleep research, with bibliographies. Thematic entries and the subject index help with navigation.

  • REF BF 109 .A1 B56 1997
    Sheehy, Noel. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology.
    NY:  Routledge, 1997
    Covers from early Greeks to (deceased) contemporary theorists and practitioners, providing career information, contributions, and additional biographical sources.

  • REF BF 109 .A1 W65 1990
    OÍConnell, Agnes & Nancy Felipe Russo. Women in Psychology.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1990
    Entries on women, living and dead, who have contributed to the field. Family background, career, achievements, and contributions are rounded out with a partial bibliography of writings both by and about the individual.

  • REF BF 76.7 .P83 2001
    American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 5th ed.
    Washington, DC: APA, 2001
    Standards and procedures for writing in the discipline, including citations, footnotes, and bibliographies. Copies are available at the Reference Desk and the Reserve Desk.

  • REF BF 39 .E497 2003
    Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment
    Thousand Oaks:  Sage, 2003
    Discusses instruments, theories, and histories of psychological assessment.

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