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Introduction to Psychology

Journals and introductory books on psychology



The Oxford Companion to the Mind edited by Richard L. Gregory, with the assistance of O.L. Zangwill
BF31 .O94 1998  Check Availability
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"With 1001 A-Z entries, ranging from brief statements to substantial essays on major topics, The Oxford Companion to the Mind takes the reader on a lively tour of this endlessly fascinating subject, spanning questions and answers within the broad compass of philosophy, psychology, and the physiology of the brain..."
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Psychology: Themes and Variations by Wayne Weiten
Reserve BF121 .W38 2010  Check Availability
Image:Psychology_Themes_Variations.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"Included at no additional charge with every new copy of the textbook, this great resource, written by textbook author Wayne Weiten, helps you prepare for lectures, organize class notes, and review content for exams. Each chapter's Concept Chart offers a full-color overview, a detailed visual map of key ideas found in the chapter. These color-coded, hierarchically-organized charts create snapshots of the chapters that should enable you to quickly see the relationships among ideas and sections."
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Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior by Dennis Coon and John O. Mitterer
Reserve BF121 .C66 G38 2010  Check Availability
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"...The Twelfth Edition's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking as it guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology's broad concepts and diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools--together with the book's example-laced writing style, discussions of positive psychology, cutting-edge coverage of the field's new research findings, and excellent media resources--ensure that users find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible." Accompanied by booklet: Gateways to Psychology: Concept Maps and Concept Reviews / Shawn Talbot, Christine M. Vanchella
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Psychology: An Introduction by Victoria Clarke, Ph. D., et al.
EBSCO ElectronicBook  Check Availability
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"This exciting and engaging textbook introduces students to the psychology of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer lives and experiences. It covers a broad range of topics including diversity, prejudice, health, relationships, parenting and lifespan experiences from youth to old age... Key issues and debates are discussed throughout the book, and questions for discussion and classroom exercises help students reflect critically and apply their learning. There are extensive links to further resources and information, as well as 'gaps and absences' sections, indicating major limitations of research in a particular area. This is the essential textbook for anyone studying LGBTQ Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality or related courses."
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR by American Psychiatric Association., American Psychiatric Association. Task Force on DSM-IV. American Psychiatric Association, c2000
Reference RC455.2.C4 D53 2000  Check Availability
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"This Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders and includes associated features, culture, age, and gender features, prevalence, course, and familial pattern of mental disorders. And with Skyscape's patented smARTlink™ technology, DSM-IV-TR can easily cross-index with other clinical and drug prescription products from Skyscape to provide a powerful and integrated source of clinical information that you can carry with you wherever you go!"
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DSM-IV-TR Casebook: A Learning Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, text revision edited by Robert L. Spitzer, et al.
RC455.2.C4 D53 2002  Check Availability
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"Newly updated for DSM-IV-TR, the DSM-IV-TR® Casebook facilitates the transition from the concepts and terminology of DSM-IV-TR to actual clinical situations by providing clinical vignettes for illustration and study. Carefully updated, it helps both students and clinicians visualize DSM-IV-TR disorders through the use of clinical vignettes. Each is followed by a discussion of the DSM-IV-TR differential diagnosis. The DSM-IV-TR® Casebook is highly recommended for clinicians to help them develop a deeper comprehension of all diagnostic categories."
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Psychology Journals


Image:Psychatric_Times.jpg‎ Psychiatric Times
From the Psychiatric Times website: "Psychiatric Times offers news, features, special reports, career opportunities, and tools and resources for psychiatrists and mental health professionals."
Image:American_journal_Psychology.jpg‎ American Journal of Psychology
From University of Illinois Press: "AJP explores the science of the mind and behavior, publishing reports of original research in experimental psychology, theoretical presentations, combined theoretical and experimental analyses, historical commentaries, and in-depth reviews of significant books."
Image:Applied_Psychology.jpg‎ Applied Psychology: An International Review
From Blackwell Publishing: "Applied Psychology: An International Review is a peer-reviewed, truly international outlet for the scholarly dissemination of findings in applied psychology. Articles are encouraged from all areas of applied psychology including, but not limited to, organizational, cross-cultural, educational, health, counseling, sport and environmental psychology."
Image:International_journal_comparative_psychology.jpg‎ International Journal of Comparative Psychology
From the International Society of Comparative Psychology website: "The International Journal of Comparative Psychology publishes studies on the evolution and development of animal behavior, including humans. Articles based on experimental or descriptive research procedures, carried out in laboratory, semi-natural, or natural settings, and involving mechanistic, developmental, functional-adaptive, or evolutionary theoretical approaches are welcome. Articles may include a single study or a series of related studies."
Image:Journal_Child_Psychology_Psychiatry.jpg‎ Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
From Wiley-Blackwell Publishers: "The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP) is internationally recognised to be the leading journal covering both child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry. Articles published include experimental and developmental studies, especially those relating to developmental psychopathology and the developmental disorders. An important function of JCPP is to bring together empirical research, clinical studies and reviews of high quality arising from different points of view. JCPP also features a yearly special issue."
Image:Journal_General_Psychology.jpg‎ Journal of General Psychology
From Taylor & Francis Publishers: "The Journal of General Psychology publishes human and animal research reflecting various methodological approaches in all areas of experimental psychology. It covers traditional topics such as physiological and comparative psychology, sensation, perception, learning, and motivation, as well as more diverse topics such as cognition, memory, language, aging, and substance abuse, or mathematical, statistical, methodological, and other theoretical investigations. The journal especially features studies that establish functional relationships, involve a series of integrated experiments, or contribute to the development of new theoretical insights or practical applications."
Image:Journal_of_Social_Psychology.jpg‎ Journal of Social Psychology
From Taylor & Francis Publishers: "Since John Dewey and Carl Murchison founded it in 1929, The Journal of Social Psychology has published original empirical research in all areas of basic and applied social psychology. Most articles report laboratory or field research in core areas of social and organizational psychology including the self, attribution theory, attitudes, social influence, consumer behavior, decision making, groups and teams, stereotypes and discrimination, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior, aggression, organizational behavior, leadership, and cross-cultural studies. Academic experts review all articles to ensure that they meet high standards."
Image:Psychology_Psychotherapy.jpg‎ Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice
From Wiley Online Library: "Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice (formerly The British Journal of Medical Psychology) is an international scientific journal with a focus on the psychological aspects of mental health difficulties and well-being, and psychological problems and their psychological treatments..."
Image:Psychology_today_magazine.jpg‎ Psychology Today
From the Psychology Today website: "Psychology Today - Commentary, Research and News that cover all aspects of Human Behavior, from the workings of the brain, to relationships and the larger cultural forces that influence our decisions."
Image:Child_Development_journal.jpg‎ Child Development
From Wiley-Blackwell Publishers: "As the flagship journal of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Child Development has published articles, essays, reviews, and tutorials on various topics in the field of child development since 1930. Spanning many disciplines, the journal provides the latest research, not only for researchers and theoreticians, but also for child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, specialists in early childhood education, educational psychologists, special education teachers, and other researchers."