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