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Baxter, Pam M. Psychology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. Englewood: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 1993. Ref. Z 7201 .B39 1993

This publication evaluates and describes useful reference tools in the Social Sciences and Psychology fields. The sources are organized by subject and are then arranged according to the following categories: indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, yearbooks, directories, biographical, statistical and online and CD-ROM databases.

Benjamin, Ludy T. Jr., et al. A History of American Psychology in Notes and News 1883-1945: An Index to Journal Sources. Millwood: Kraus International Publications, 1989. Ref. Z 7201 .H52 1989

Coverage of this work is limited to six journals, considered the most important sources of notes and news sections for historical American psychology information. The included journals are: Science, American Journal of Psychology, Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Method and the Journal of Applied Psychology. The entries selected represent the time period 1883 to 1945.

The Bibliography of Human Behavior. Edited by Hiram Caton. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1993. Ref. Z 7201 .C37 1993

This work consists of approximately 60,000 citations to literature on human behavior and psychology. Human evolution, cultural evolution, behavior analysis, endocrinology and altered consciousness are among some of the content areas covered. Most titles were published after 1979, with selected important earlier works.

Psychology of Aging: An Annotated Bibliography. Compiled by Bert Hayslip, Jr., Heather L. Servaty and Annie S. Ward. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1995. Ref. Z 7204 .A42 H392 1995

The Psychology of Aging is an annotated bibliography which provides thorough reviews of books and journals concerning the psychological processes of aging. Some of the areas covered include learning and memory, mental health, personality, theory, therapy, intelligence, creativity, work and retirement and death and dying.

Viney, Wayne, Michael Wertheimer and Marilyn Lou Wertheimer. History of Psychology: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1979. Ref. Z7204 .H57 V56.

The organization of this bibliography concentrates on general reference sources, references in the history of psychology, the systems and schools of psychology, the histories and major works in selected content areas of psychology and the histories of related fields. This bibliography only includes English language sources. Some of the entries include annotations.

Watson, Robert I. Watson Sr. The History of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences: A Bibliographic Guide. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1978. Ref. Z 7201 .W373

The author has included books, book chapters and journal articles covering the breadth of the history of psychology and the behavioral sciences. This guide covers five major sections which are: general resources, historical accounts, methods of historical research, historiographic fields and historiographic theories.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

American Psychiatric Glossary. Compiled and Edited by Evelyn M. Stone. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1988. Ref. RC437 .S76 1988

This glossary focuses on vocabulary used in the field of psychiatry. Terms include diseases, disorders, drugs and treatments. A list of commonly used abbreviations, commonly abused drugs, drugs used in psychiatry, legal terms, neurologic deficits, psychological tests, research terms and a listing of schools of psychiatry are also provided.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology. Edited by Michael W. Eysenck. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1990. Ref. BF 311 .B535 1990

This source is more substantial than a dictionary. Lengthy articles of terms encompassing the area of cognitive psychology are included. Some entries contain a bibliography.

Briggs, Donald A. Dictionary of Counseling. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1994. Ref. Ref. BF 637 .C6 B444 1994

The focus of this dictionary is on the development of counseling in the United States during the 20th century. The entries include selected terms that are associated with the field of counseling. Lengthy definitions are followed by a list of references.

Bruno, Frank J. Dictionary of Key Words Psychology. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986. Ref. BF 31 .B78 1986

Each psychological term is defined, an example of how it is used in the context of the field and its connection within psychological theory are all the elements covered. A selective bibliography, a topical, a name and a subject index are also provided.

Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques. Edited by Michel Hersen and Alan S. Bellack. New York: Pergamon Press, 1988. Ref. BF 176.5 .D53 1988

The Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques provides published and unpublished measurement devices of observational instruments and techniques to be used in clinical and research settings. Each assessment device includes a description, purpose, development, psychometric characteristics and clinical use.

Dictionary of Behavioral Science. Edited by Benjamin B. Walman. New York: Academic Press, Inc., 1989. Ref. BF 31 .D48 1989

This dictionary provides definitions of concepts and terms associated with psychology and other related fields. Brief biographical entries of theorists are also included.

Doctor, Ronald M. and Ada P. Kahn. The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties. New York: Facts On File, 1989. Ref. RC 535 .D63 1989

This encyclopedia focuses on fears, anxieties, phobias, symptoms and treatments. The clinical names for the phobias are included. The entries all vary in length. Some are brief while others are longer. The encyclopedia makes good use of cross-references and provides a useful 30 page bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. Edited by V. S. Ramachandran. 4 volumes. New York: Academic Press, 1994. Ref. BF 31 .E5 1994

This encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human behavior. The essays will be useful for individuals interested in the fields of clinical and experimental psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine and even philosophy.

Encyclopedia of Human Intelligence. Edited by Robert J. Sternberg. 2 volumes. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1994. Ref. BF 431 .E59 1994

This two volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive articles concerning the various aspects of human intelligence. At the end of many entries there is a useful bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory. Edited by Larry R. Squire. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992. Ref. BF 318 .E53

This one volume encyclopedia encompasses articles from the areas of psychological research concerning learning and memory. The articles were approached from the fields of neuroscience and psychology.

Encyclopedia of Psychology. Edited by Raymond J. Corsini. 2nd ed., 4 volumes. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. Ref. 31 .E52 1994

This four volume set provides comprehensive coverage concerning the various fields of psychology. Articles for the second edition represent updated and original material. Psychological concepts, biographical entries, controversial issues and major testing instruments are included.

Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming. Edited by Mary A. Carskadon. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1993. Ref. BF 1078 .E63 1993

The articles included in the Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming predominately reflect a scientific focus from the medical, biological and psychological fields. Topic examples include behavioral modification, early sleep theories and hypnosis and dreaming.

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology. Edited by Rom Harré and Roger Lamb. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1983. Ref. BF 31 .E555 1983

This dictionary is very thorough in its coverage of psychological theories and concepts. There is a bibliography included after many of the entries.

Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary. Edited by Elizabeth Wright. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1992. Ref. BF 175.4 .F45 F462 1992

Entries include such things as ideas, theories, themes and theorists all concerning psychoanalytical concepts found in feminist studies.

Hinshelwood, R.D. A Dictionary of Kleinian Thought. London: Free Association, 1991. Ref. RC 501.4 .H56 1991

This dictionary addresses the foremost kleinian concepts that are closely connected to psychoanalysis.

International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Neurology. Edited by Benjamin B. Wolman. 12 Volumes. New York: Aesculapius Publishers, Inc., 1977. Ref. RC 334 .I57

This international encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of research, theory, and practice in the disciplines of psychology, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, neurology, psychosomatic medicine and other related fields. The articles in this 12 volume work are mostly lengthy discussions. A bibliography may be found at the end of many entries.

Longman Dictionary of Psychology and Psychiatry. Edited by Robert M. Goldenson. New York: Longman, 1984. Ref. BF 31 .L66 1984

The focus of this dictionary is on providing definitions for concepts and terms in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. The dictionary attempts to cover the terms that a reader would likely experience in psychology and psychiatry literature as well as professional practice. Appendix B provides a listing of the 488 psychological and neurological tests that are defined.

Noll, Richard. The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and the Psychotic Disorders. New York: Facts On File, 1992. Ref. RC 514 .N63 1992

This work provides comprehensive information on schizophrenia and psychotic disorders. In addition to the encyclopedia entries there is a brief history of schizophrenia included.

Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts. Edited by Burness E. Moore and Bernard D. Fine. New Haven: The American Psychoanalytic Association and Yale University Press, 1990. Ref. RC 501.4 .P79 1990

This glossary defines and explains psychoanalytic terms. The book stresses each term's relation or position to psychoanalytic theory.

Sauber, S. Richard et al. The Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1993. Ref. RC 488.5 .D525

This dictionary covers terminology and key concepts from the fields of family therapy and family psychology. Each entry includes a definition, an example of the term's usage and at least one cited reference.

Solomon, Irving. The Encyclopedia of Evolving Techniques In Psychodynamic Therapy. Northvale: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1992. Ref. RC 501.4 .S65 1992

The information found in this source is derived from the published clinical experiences of practicing therapists. The content discusses psychoanalytic theory, techniques and experiences.

Stratton, Peter and Nicky Hayes. A Student's Dictionary of Psychology. New York: Edward Arnold, 1993. Ref. BF 31 .S69 1993

The Student's Dictionary of Psychology focuses on the vocabulary of psychology. This dictionary is intended for individuals studying psychology at an introductory level. Flow charts, tables and graphs accompany some of the definitions.

Wiley's English-Spanish Spanish-English Dictionary of Psychology and Psychiatry. Steven M. Kaplan (Lexicographer). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995. Ref. BF 31 .K36 1995

This dictionary provides a quick word equivalent for terms in the disciplines of psychology and psychiatry. The first section lists the English terms alphabetically with their Spanish equal. The second section covers the Spanish to English equivalent.

Zusne, Leonard. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1984. Ref. BF 109 .A1 Z85

This is a source containing brief biographical sketches of deceased individuals recognized for their contributions in the field of psychology.

Handbooks and Manuals

Beere, Carole A. Sex and Gender Issues: A Handbook of Tests and Measures. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Ref. BF 692 .B38 1990

The handbook describes 197 scales concerning aspects or attitudes toward interpersonal relationships, sexuality, contraception and abortion, pregnancy and childbirth, family violence and eating disorders. General descriptions of the scales, the variables that the scales are intended to measure, who they are appropriate for, how they should be administered, scoring, reliability and validity are all factors included.

Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: A Step By Step Treatment Manual. Edited by David H. Barlow. New York: The Guilford Press, 1985. Ref. RC489 .B4 C584 1985

This work addresses the treatment of various psychological disorders. An overview or definition, the assessment and treatment, and case studies or case examples for each disorder are discussed. Some of the psychological disorders covered here include: agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, clinical stress management, depression, alcoholism, obesity, marital distress and sexual dysfunction.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Fourth Edition. (DSM-IV) Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 1994. Ref. RC 455.2 .C4 D54 1994

The DSM-IV is a diagnostic manual for mental disorders which provides classification and nomenclature for the various disorders. The disorders are organized into 16 major diagnostic classes. The entries include such items as descriptions of the disorder, diagnostic features, specific culture, age, and gender features, prevalence and differentiating between the disorder and others.

Handbook of Cognitive Psychophysiology: Central and Autonomic Nervous System Approaches. Edited by J. Richard Jennings and Michael G. H. Coles. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991. Ref. BF 311 .H3335 1991

This handbook was designed to focus on psychophysiology specifically with reference to information processing theories as they relate to cognitive psychology.

Handbook of Creativity. Edited by John A. Glover, Royce R. Ronning and Cecil R. Reynolds. New York: Plenum Press, 1989. Ref BF 408 .H285 1989

This work is organized into four parts. The definition and measurement of creativity is addressed in Part I which covers the nature of creativity. Part II is entitled: Cognitive Models of Creativity. Part III examines personality variables and the fourth part, entitled, Applications, concerns creativity and its relation to writing, problem-solving in science and the social sciences, teaching creativity to preschool children and time management.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging. Edited by James E. Birren and K. Warner Schaie. New York: Academic Press, Inc., 1990. Ref. BF 724.55 .A35 H36 1990

The handbook emphasizes the biological, psychological and social influences on aging. Theory, measurement and the behavioral processes in aging are also covered.

International Handbook of Psychology. Edited by Albert R. Gilgen and Carol K. Gilgen. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1987. Ref. BF 77 .I62

The International Handbook of Psychology provides essays from 29 different countries. The essays' international viewpoints focus on the characteristics and developments within the discipline.

Oxford Companion to the Mind. Edited by Richard L. Gregory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Ref. BF 31 .O94

The Oxford companion to the Mind is essentially a one volume encyclopedia that covers concepts, theories, measurements and individuals from psychology, its subdisciplines and related fields.

Reed, Jeffrey G. and Pam M. Baxter. Library Use: A Handbook for Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1992. Ref. BF 76.8 .R43 1992

This handbook was designed to help psychology students, who are engaged in a psychology research project, develop and sharpen their library-use skills. The handbook provides information on selecting and defining a research topic, locating information in a library by using specific research tools such as library catalogs, psychological abstracts, other psychology related indexing and abstracting tools, psychological tests and measures and CD-ROM searching.

Sperry, Len. Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of the DSM-IV Personality Disorders. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1995. Ref. RC554 .S68 1995

This handbook devotes a separate chapter for several different disorders. The chapters focus on the characteristics of each personality disorder, case studies, the DSM IV description and criteria, a table that compares and contrasts differences between the personality style and the disorder, treatment approaches and interventions and medications.


Gelfand, Harold and Charles J. Walker. Mastering APA Style: Student's Workbook and Training Guide. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1990. Ref BF 76.7 .G45 1990

Mastering APA Style is an instructional supplement intended to help students and writers learn and understand the APA style. Exercises are included to help practice and apply the APA style rules.

Graduate Study in Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1995. Ref BF 77 .G73 1995

The Graduate Study in Psychology includes information on graduate programs accredited by the American Psychological Association. Entries are organized alphabetically by state and contain information on admissions requirements, application deadlines, tuition and financial assistance.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Fourth Edition. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1994. Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 1994

This manual was intended for use as a guide to the APA method of citing resources and creating reference lists. In addition, there are chapters containing information on the organization and parts of a manuscript, writing style, grammar and guidelines for reducing bias in language.

Survey of Social Science. Psychology Series. Volumes. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs: Salem Press, 1993. Ref. BF 31 .S79 1993

This multivolume survey offers a very broad scope, spanning from the historical perspectives to twentieth century concepts. Each entry includes a brief summary of the topic, its principal terms and their definitions, the text of the article and an annotated bibliography.

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