Psychology Information Resources: Background Information

Popular Resources

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedias and dictionaries can provide efficient introductions to topics. They are often written specifically for academic researchers by experts in the field.

Biological Psychology & Neuroscience

Clinical Psychology

  • Comprehensive clinical psychology (1998). ONLINE
  • Encyclopedia of psychotherapy.(2002) ONLINE

Cognitive Psychology

  • Encyclopedia of learning and memory (2003)  ONLINE
  • MIT encyclopedia of the cognitive sciences. (1999)  ONLINE

Developmental Psychology

  • Encyclopedia of aging (2002). ONLINE
  • Encyclopedia of creativity (2011) ONLINE
  • Encyclopedia of human development (2006) ONLINE
  • Handbook of death and dying (2003) ONLINE

History of Psychology & Biography

  • Psychologists--Biography. Examples:
    • Psychologists and their theories for students (2005) ONLINE
    • Fifty key thinkers in psychology (2004) ONLINE
    • Annual review of psychology (journal summarizing psyc developments) ONLINE