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PSYCH 101-6: Social and Emotional Brain (Chiao): Getting Started

Psychology Dictionaries

Psychology dictionaries help to clarify terminology by providing definitions of terms. These can also be a good source of potential keywords for searches in the catalog or databases.

  • APA Dictionary of Psychology.
    Publisher: Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007.
    Location: MAIN Reference
    Call Number: 150.3 A639
  • The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology.
    Publisher: Leiden: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
    Online Access: click for full text
  • A Dictionary of Psychology.
    Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
    Online: via click for full text
  • The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology. 3rd. ed.
    Publisher: New York: Penguin Books, 2001.
    Location: MAIN Core
    Call Number: 150.321 R291p 2001
    Online: via click for full text

Psychology Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias are alphabetically arranged collections of articles that provide background information on key concepts, theories, and measures. They are a great place to start exploring a paper topic. Here are just a few.

  • Encyclopedia of Psychology.
    Publisher: New York: American Psychological Association & Oxford University Press, 2000.
    Call number: MAIN Reference & SCHAFFNER Reference 150.3 E564
    Online: via PsycBOOKS vol.1 (A-B), vol.2 (C-D), vol.3 (E-G), vol.4 (H-L), vol.5 (M-O), vol.6 (P-R), vol.7 (R-S), vol.8 (T-Z)
  • The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science.
    Publisher: Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
    Online: via Credo Reference
  • Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories.
    Publisher: Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008.
    Call Number: MAIN Reference 150.3 E49
    Online: via Credo Reference
  • Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience.
    Publisher: London; Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2010.
    Call Number: MAIN Reference 612.8 E56
    Online: via ScienceDirect
  • Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology.
    Publisher: San Diego, CA: Elsevier, 2004.
    Call Number: MAIN Reference L 158.03 E56
    Online: via Credo Reference
  • Encyclopedia of Social Psychology.
    Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007.
    Online: Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences.
    Publisher: Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001.
    Call Number: MAIN Reference 300.3 I61
    Online: via Gale Virtual Reference Library

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