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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)

Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories. (Boston: Elsevier, 2006)
(Print only: BF31 .E44 2006 -- Central Library reference)



The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 4th ed. 4 volumes. (New York: Wiley, 2010)
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The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology. 3rd ed. 2 volumes. (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016)
(Online only)

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development. 2nd ed. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2017)
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SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2017)
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SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology. (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2016)
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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. 2nd ed. (Elsevier, 2015)
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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)
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International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Amsterdam: Elsevier, c2002)
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The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. 2 volumes. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007)
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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)


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (often abbreviated DSM-5) is the standard reference for information on the classification and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. You can find a print copy in the reference section of Peabody Library (call number RC455.2 .C4 D54). Or you can read DSM-5 online here. See also the DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5 Clinical Cases.