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Psychology 190: Social Change and the Environment

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Reference Books for Psychology Students

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5

This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. 

APA College Dictionary of Psychology

"APA offers the second edition of its popular, compact, and economical student's dictionary. With some 5,500 entries--more than 500 more than the original edition - the second edition continues to feature clear and authoritative definitions that provide basic coverage from across 90 subdisciplines of psychology. Special emphasis is concentrated on the fields that are typically encountered in undergraduate studies, such as general, personality and social, lifespan developmental, abnormal, and cognitive psychology."

A Dictionary of Psychology (Oxford)

"This guide to psychology contains over 11,000 entries and provides clear and concise definitions of a wide range of terms and concepts in psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis."

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology

This two-volume, accessible resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; 40 landmark case studies and experiments; over 30 primary source materials; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information. More than 800 articles -- 150 of those are entirely new and 650 are updated since the last edition. Each article ranges from 25 to 1, 500 words, covering the topics researchers want to know about, including: Advertising psychology, Alzheimers disease, Autism, Deep brain stimulation, Sigmund Freud, Meditation, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PSTD), Benjamin Spock, Sports psychology, Stanford Prison experiment, Test anxiety, Unconscious motivation, and Workplace violence. In addition to that there are more than 200 photographs, charts and graphs, students will also find Key Terms and Further reading sections, as well as an expanded glossary, an updated organizations appendix and an in-depth two-level index.

Handbook of Psychology (Set)

Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field, discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology. Offers an authoritative review as well as insight into emerging topics in psychology Each volume is the result of the collaboration of leading national and international scholars with expert volume editors to produce chapters on virtually every topic in the subject area, from established theories to the most current research and developments Recognized as the definitive reference work in the field 12 Volumes.

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