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Background / Definitions

Psychology (Britannica Academic)

Psychology (Columbia Encyclopedia)

Psychology (Encyclopedia of Postmodernism)

Psychology (World of Sociology, Gale)



Welcome to the Erickson Library's General Psychology guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources. 

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General Psychology

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​Credo Reference

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Keyword Search Tips

1. Useful keywords: psychology
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms.
3. Use and to combine keywords, i.e. "psychology and social aspects "
4. Use or to expand your results, i.e. "psychology or subconscious"
5. Use "quotaton marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "psychological identity"
6. Use an asterisk* to search multiple endings, i.e. psych* will search psychology, psychological, etc.

Books and EBooks

Ebsco eBook Collection

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Book JacketPsychology Basics by Nancy Piotrowski

PBook Jacketsychology: Six Perspectives by Dodge Fernald

Book JacketCollected Works of C.G. Jung

Book JacketMore Brain Cuttings: Further Explorations of the Mind by Carl Zimmer

Book jacketCritical Introduction to Psychology by Robert K. Beshara

Book JacketKey Ideas in Psychology by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Book JacketFifty Key Thinkers in Psychology by Noel Sheehyand Alexandra Forsythe


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