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Basic Reference Books For Psychology
This list of selected encyclopedias and handbooks will be useful for students researching most topics in basic psychology. All the books listed will be found in the reference stacks on the Library’s second floor.
Remember to check the bibliographies that generally accompany articles in these special encyclopedias. For more information, consult the DPAC and DPER databases on CUNY+. For scholarly, research-oriented articles consult the Psychlit database on CD-ROM.
Encyclopedia of human intelligence. (2 vol.). (1994). New York: Macmillan. Includes
Encyclopedia of learning and memory. (1992). New York: Macmillan. [BF 431 .E59]
Encyclopedia of psychology. (4 vol.). (1994). 2nd ed. New York: Wiley. The most
Encyclopedia of sleep and dreaming. (1993). New York: Macmillan.
Handbook of social psychology. (2 vol.) (1985). New York: Random House. Includes
Handbook of stress: Theoretical and clinical aspects. (1982).
International encyclopedia of psychiatry, psychology, psychology, psychoanalysis and
International handbook of traumatic stress syndrome. (1993). New York: Plenum
Oxford companion the mind. (1987). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Over 1000
Annual reviews are an excellent source for current information and research on psychological issues. The reviews listed below all contain articles discussing recent theories and trends in the field. They can be searched by using indexes such as PSYCHLIT, or simply browsed for interest. They are all located in the reference stacks.
Advances in personality assessment. (1982 present). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
Annual review of psychology. (1950 present). Stanford, Ca: Annual Reviews.
The Psychoanalytic study of the child. (1945 present). New Haven, CT: Yale
Review of behavior therapy: theory & practice. (irregular). New York: Guilford Press.