A Dictionary of Psychology

A Dictionary of Psychology

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For this new edition of a dictionary that provides definitions of important and difficult words found in the psychological and psychiatric literature, Colman (psychology, U. of Leicester, UK) has revised and updated some 400 entries from the last edition and added 423 new entries. The treatment seeks to be systematic, with coverage of the more technical and specialized terminology of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, psychoanalysis, and statistics included alongside more basic terminology. Definitions are kept simple but are presented in a manner designed to avoid inaccuracies, oversimplification, or trivialization. Wherever originators of concepts or other individuals are mentioned by name, birth and death dates are provided, where available. Also, says Colman, the definitions are cross-referenced to an extent that goes beyond the custom of earlier dictionaries. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
With over 11,000 entries, and over 90 illustrations, this dictionary covers all branches of psychology and related disciplines, including psychiatry, the neurosciences, and psychoanalysis. Now in its second edition, it has been completely updated to include over 400 new entries. This volume is an essential tool for students and professional psychologists, and an ideal reference source on psychology for the general reader.
Topics covered include sensation & perception, emotion & motivation, cognition, learning & skills, mental disorders, phobias, neuroanatomy & neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, research methods & statistics. It includes important new terms such as episodic buffer, positive psychology, and social cognitive neuroscience. Also, appendices that cover phobias and phobic stimuli, as well as a list of over 800 abbreviations and symbols commonly used in psychology are included, and word origins and derivations are supplied.

Oxford University Press
With over 11,000 entries, this comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary covers all branches of psychology. Clear, concise descriptions for each entry offer extensive coverage of key areas including cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorders, and research methods. The range of entries extends to related disciplines including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the neurosciences, and statistics. Entries are extensively cross-referenced for ease of use, and cover word origins and derivations as well as definitions.

In addition to the alphabetical entries, the Dictionary of Psychology, Second Edition also includes appendices covering over 800 commonly used abbreviations and symbols, as well as a list of phobias and phobic stimuli, with definitions. Comprehensive and clearly written, this dictionary is an invaluable work of reference for students, lecturers, and the general reader with an interest in psychology.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2006
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780192806321
Characteristics: xii, 861 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Oxford dictionary of psychology

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