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Research help and resource suggestions for research in psychology.

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Reference sources - great for getting started

Reference sources are a great starting point for research. Reference sources typically provide definitions, give topic overviews, and explain theories. They can also point to additional readings and scholarship. Examples of reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, manuals, and textbooks. 

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Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories

Covers the origin, development, evolution, historical definition, analysis, and critique of psychological concepts. ebook

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APA Dictionary of Psychology

Definitive information on the lexicon of the field for psychologists, clinicians, students, and professionals from allied mental health professions. REF 150.3 Am35, 2015

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APA Dictionary of Clinical Psychology

An abridged version of the full Dictionary of Psychology, tailored for clinicians and clinicians-in-training. REF 616.8914 Am351

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Psychology and Mental Health

Covers the history of psychology, core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, psychoanalytic psychology, diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, notable people, and issues. REF 150.3 P9596p and ebook

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The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology

A robust 800-entry survey of the field of psychology including notable people, theories, and terms, as well as landmark case studies and experiments. ebook

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Encyclopedia of the Mind

Explores the multidimensional nature of the human mind with essays from scholars across the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines. REF 150 En192

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The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

The definitive resource for all students, teachers and researchers of social psychology eager to know more about a particular phenomenon, concept, or theory. ebook

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Addictions and Substance Abuse

Essays on substances of abuse, treatment and addiction overviews, physiological and psychological issues and behaviors, trends and statistics, and social contexts and concerns. REF 362.29 Ad23m and ebook

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Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Entries explore the theory, research, and application of psychology as it relates to sport and fitness. REF 796.03 En192