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Humanities & Social Sciences Research Guide: Psychology

Suggested books

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5 by American Psychiatric Association; American Psychiatric AssociationDSM-5 Task Force.

HBR's 10 must reads on mental toughness.

Psychology : themes and variations : briefer version / by Weiten, Wayne.

Variations in psychology / by Weiten, Wayne.

A short introduction to clinical psychology / by Cheshire, Katherine; Pilgrim, David.

Suggested e-books

Social Psychology : New Research

Cognitive Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Personality Theories : Development, Growth, and Diversity

Web Resources

ALLPsych Online

Classics in the History of Psychology
This site, developed at York University in Toronto and aimed at researchers, teachers, and college students, makes available the full texts of many historically significant psychology documents, all in the public domain. Over 20 books and more than 100 articles and chapters are available online, plus links to over 170 other works posted at other Web sites. Documents are searchable by author, topic, and keyword.

Clinically Psyched

Current Topics in Psychology
A site maintained by a clinical psychologist with links to articles, research documents, and other Web sites. Divided into two segments: "Quick Reference Guide" has links to documents and sites on specific topics in psychology, while "Psychology Reference Guide" has links to comprehensive general psychology resources.


Psych Central: Dr. John Grohol's Mental Health Page
Created in 1995 by a trained clinical psychologist, this Web site is an index to online resources on mental health issues.

Social Psychology Network
Maintained by a faculty member at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, this Web site includes over 5000 links to psychology-related resources. Its section on Social Psychology Subject Areas includes links to Web sites on broad topics such as the Psychology of Gender, Social Influence, and Group Behavior, with narrower subtopics like Mens' Studies and Resources, Persuasion and Propaganda, and Leadership Studies.

Additional web resources

Developmental Psychology


648 Journals on Psychology

APA Online Tutorials

APA style

Basics of APA Style

This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.

What's New in the Sixth Edition

This tutorial provides an overview of key changes in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual, beginning with three overarching goals that guided the revision and ending with a detailed chapter-by-chapter list of new and expanded content.

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