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A guide to resources on psychology. Choose from the tabs below to locate specific kinds of resources.

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Psychology Reference Books

Use reference materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries to:

  • Choose or narrow down a research topic
  • Find background information on a topic
  • Identify the key issues of a topic

Hover your mouse over the title to read a description of the reference book. Click on the title to check availability.


Welcome to the Psychology Research Guide! Here you can find resources from the Resource Learning Center and the web to assist you with classwork and research. 

On this page are reference resources for psychology, including dictionaries and encyclopedias. These are good sources for general information and a great place to begin your research.

Using the tabs at the top of the Research Guide, locate the specific type of resources you need including books, journals and research databases, and web resources.

If you need additional help or if you didn't find what you were looking for, click the E-mail Me link under my picture, or type your question into the Ask Us box.

Perspectives on Psychology

Better self-control begins with an understanding of the psychological factors that affect behavior. Section one of this program focuses on the influence of brain structure, brain chemistry, and genetics on behavior; section two illustrates key concepts of psychoanalytic theory; and section three distinguishes between classical and operant conditioning. Strengths and limitations of the biological, psychodynamic, and behaviorist perspectives are addressed as well. The program concludes by considering the issue of determinism and free will.

Films on Demand

Use the Films on Demand search box to find more psychology videos like the one above.

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Kerrie Castle
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
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Major Schools of Psychology

Credo Reference is the Library's online encyclopedia, an excellent place to start research and find general information on a topic.  Click on the links below to read entries about each school of psychology.

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