Comprehensive topic coverage in psychology including:
Biological psychology and neuroscience
DSM diagnoses and psychopathological conditions
Psychological and psychopharmacological treatment methods
Psychological tests, scales, and assessment methods
Research methods and statistical procedures
Psychological societies and organizations
Psychology from around the world
Biographical entries on over 600 influential psychologists
Designed as a road map to this rapidly growing and important field. In two volumes, entries provide brief, clear, and readable explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology.
The book begins by systematically addressing each separate specialist area of psychology, before going on to consider how aspects of critical psychology transcend the divisions that mark the discipline. The final part of the volume explores the variety of cultural and political standpoints that have made critical psychology such a vibrant contested terrain of debate.
Named a Best Reference by Library Journal in its first edition, this comprehensive revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, evidence-based practice and mindfulness, as well as new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
A reader's guide at the beginning of this resource organizes topics into broader categories, such as cultural concerns, ethnic groups, indigenous concerns, measurement, sociological issues, and treatment. Some entries have extensive bibliographies; cross-references are plentiful.
A co-publication of the American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press. 1,500 articles on psychological topics written by experts, including 400 biographies and an extensive bibliography at the end of each article.