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I. Purpose:
To support teaching and research through the Ph.D. level in psychology in the following areas of specialization: learning theory, community psychology, biopsychology, psycholinguistics, sensory-physiological psychology, perceptual-cognitive psychology, psychology of personality, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, and experimental psychology.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Languages: English is the primary language of collection. Works published in French and German are purchased in the original and in English translation. (When the English translation is acquired first, the original language will not also be sought.) Works published originally in languages other than those mentioned above are ordinarily purchased only when translated into English. The Library does, however, acquire the original texts of the writings of major psychologists, no matter what the language.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Primary emphasis is on the 20th century, but 19th century works of historical significance are collected also.

C. Geographical Guidelines: While there are no geographical distinctions to be drawn within the subject matter of psychology, the primary focus of interest is on studies concerning the United States and Western Europe.

D. Treatment of Subject: Biographies of psychologists are collected broadly, as is history of psychology. There is a strong emphasis on techniques and research methods involving the use of statistics, mathematical models, and computer applications. Works on the legal aspects of clinical psychology are of particular interest; works on medical aspects of psychology, including psychiatry, are acquired in quantity. Upper-division textbooks and works written on a popular level are purchased selectively.

E. Types of Material: Periodicals are emphasized. Included are reference works such as encyclopedias and dictionaries of psychology, abstracts, indexes, and directories of psychologists and testing centers. Proceedings or reports of conferences, symposia, international congresses, etc., are collected extensively. Handbooks also are useful, especially for clinical and laboratory situations, including school counseling. Government publications at the national, state and local levels are of considerable importance here, e.g., publications of the National Institute of Mental Health or of the U.S. Department of Education. Purchases of theses and dissertations from other institutions are very restricted.

F. Date of Publication:Emphasis is on current materials. Retrospective purchasing is very selective.

G. Other General Considerations: Interest in various subdivisions of psychology, practical as well as theoretical, is found in many University departments outside of psychology itself. Among these are Philosophy, Computer Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Speech Communication, Special Education, Human Ecology, Biology, Linguistics, and Sociology. Animal behavior, a subject of great importance to psychologists, is included in the Biological Sciences Statement. Psychiatry is included in the statement on Medicine. Psycholinguistics is discussed in the Linguistics Statement.

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is an important source of material for research on mental health. Early childhood education and educational psychology are among the many relevant subjects included in the ERIC collection of technical reports on microfiche, a file obtained by the Library on a continuing subscription basis and housed in the Perry-Casta–eda Library. This file, together with the core periodical literature in the field of education, is in machine readable form that is accessible through on-line inquiry.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collecting Level Bibliographer
Psychology, General: See Footnote 1 BF 1-172
PCL (Main) C [3] Psychology
Psychoanalysis BF 173-175
PCL (Main) C [3] Psychology
Experimental Psychology: See Footnote 2 BF 180-210
PCL (Main) C [4] Psychology
Sensation: See Footnote 3 BF 231-299
PCL (Main) C [4] Psychology
Cognition, Perception, Intelligence: See Footnote 4 BF 311-499
PCL (Main) C [4] Psychology
Exception: Psycholinguistics BF 455
PCL (Main) - See Linguistics Statement
Motivation, Feeling, Will BF 501-635
PCL (Main) C [3] Psychology
Applied Psychology: See Footnote 5 BF 636-637
PCL (Main) C [3] Psychology
New Thought. Menticulture,etc.: See Footnote 6 BF 638-648
PCL (Main) A [1] Psychology
Comparative Psychology: See Footnote 7 BF 660-692
BF 697
PCL (Main) C [4] Psychology
Personality BF 698
PCL (Main) C [4] Psychology
Genetic Psychology: Behavior genetics BF 700-711
QH 457
PCL (Main) C [3] Psychology: See also See Biological Sciences Statement
Developmental Psychology: See Footnote 8 BF 712-724
PCL (Main) C [4] Psychology
Class Psychology: See Footnote 9 BF 725-789
PCL (Main) B [2] Psychology
Temperament BF 795-839
PCL (Main) B [2] Psychology
Character BF 818-839
PCL (Main) B [2] Psychology
Physiognomy BF 840-861
PCL (Main) A [1] Psychology
Phrenology BF 867-885
PCL (Main) A [1] Psychology
Graphology BF 889-990
PCL (Main) A [1] Psychology
Parapsychology: See Footnote 10 BF 1031-1389
PCL (Main) B [3] Psychology
Occult Sciences: See Footnote 11 BF 1405-1999
PCL (Main) - See Religion statement
Social Psychology: See Footnote 12 HM 251-291
PCL (Main) C [4] Psychology
Neuropsychology QP 360 PCL (Main) C [3] Psychology

Footnote 1:
Includes research methodology, history of psychology.

Footnote 2:
Includes behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, phenomenological and existential psychology.

Footnote 3:
Includes vision, hearing, movement, and other sensory processes.

Footnote 4:
Includes memory and perception as related to cognition. Intelligence and ability testing is also of strong interest to Educational Psychology.

Footnote 5:
Includes counseling, behavior modification, leadership, persuasion.

Footnote 6:
Includes New England mind cure movement.

Footnote 7:
Includes sex role and sexual behavior in humans; differential psychology.

Footnote 8:
Chiefly child and adolescent psychology. Of special concern to educational psychologists and to students of child development. The Human Ecology Department offers a graduate major in child development.

Footnote 9:
Includes cross-cultural psychology, psychology of values and of death and dying.

Footnote 10:
Selective acquisitions of scholarly materials and titles of general interest. Publications in foreign languages are not ordinarily acquired.

Footnote 11:
Material relating to witchcraft and magic is of interest to the Department of English, History, Anthropology, and Classics

Footnote 12:
This teaching and research interest is shared with the Sociology Department and the School of Communication.

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