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Psychology and Human Development Resources (P&HD): Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


A Dictionary of Psychology. 4th ed. (New York: Oxford UP, 2015)
(Online only)

APA Dictionary of Psychology. 2nd ed. (Washington, DC: APA, 2015)
(Online only)

APA College Dictionary of Psychology. 2nd ed. (Washington, DC: APA, 2016)
(Online only)

Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology. (New York: Cambridge UP, 2009)
(Print only: BF31 .C28 2009 -- Central Library stacks)

The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, c2009)
(Online only)

Dictionary of Theories, Laws, and Concepts in Psychology. (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1998)
(Online and print: BF31. R625 1998 -- Central Library reference)

Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment, and Treatment. 2nd ed. (Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2007)
(Online and print: BF176. S78 2007 -- Peabody Library reference)



The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 4th ed. 4 volumes. (New York: Wiley, 2010)
(Online only)

The Encyclopedia of Psychology. 8 volumes. (New York: Oxford UP, 2000)
(Print only: BF31 .E52 2000 -- Central Library reference)

The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. 3rd ed. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004)
(Print only: BF 31 .E54 2004 -- Peabody Library reference)

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. 4 volumes. (Chichester, UK: Wiley, 2014)
(Online only)

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Amsterdam: Elsevier, c2002)
(Online only)

The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. 2 volumes. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007)
(Online only)

Magill's Encyclopedia of Social Science: Psychology. (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2003)
(Print only: BF31 .M33 2003 -- Peabody Library reference)

The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions. 2 volumes. (New York: Macmillan, 1999)
(Print only: BF531 .E55 1999 -- Central Library reference)

The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999)
(Print only: BF311 .M556 1999 -- Annex & Peabody Library stacks)

Why use reference books for P&HD courses?

Starting a P&HD research project can be a very unnerving process, especially if you are working with an unfamiliar topic. Reference books are a wonderful place to get started. These specialized sources can help you understand the general outlines of your topic and suggest new avenues of inquiry for your research.

 Please contact me if you would like to locate a reference source for your assignment.