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New Psych Books in the Library

To find more books and videos on psychology at Woodbury, search the library catalog.

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The Co-Authored Self - Kate C. McLean
Call Number: STACKS BF697 .M3835 2016
Questions about identity are perennially intriguing, and vexing, to scholars and non-scholars alike. How do we know who we are? How do we define ourselves? How much are we the agents of our own identities, and how much are we defined by others? In The Co-authored Self, Kate McLean addresses the question of how an individual comes to develop an identity by focusing on the process of interpersonal storytelling, particularly through the stories people hear, co-tell, and share of and with their families. McLean details how identity development is a collaborative construction between the individual and his or her narrative ecology. She argues that family stories play a powerful role in defining identities, for better or for worse; it is through these family stories that the self takes on its earliest and most lasting form. Situating the process of identity development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, she shows through quantitative and qualitative data - with compelling narrative excerpts throughout - the ways in which families both support and constrain identity development by the stories they tell.

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APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology - Deborah L. Tolman; Lisa M. Diamond
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9781433813696
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
The APA Handbook on Sexuality and Psychology marks a turning point in the status of sexuality within the discipline of psychology. This comprehensive, two-volume handbook provides an overarching review of current empirical research on sexuality and a synthesis of the dominant theoretical perspectives that have guided both research and clinical practice.

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Celebrity and Entertainment Obsession - Michael S. Levy
Call Number: STACKS BF637.F22 L66 2015
Celebrity culture surrounds us. We are literally obsessed with being entertained as well as with the people who entertain us. This book makes sense of this spectacle by explaining the reasons for this obsession from a psychological, social, and historical perspective. It suggests that we have become addicted in much the same way that a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. Finally, the author offers his observations on how to free our minds from this captivation. Anyone interested in understanding more about our need to live vicariously through the rich and famous will find answers in this book.

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A Concise Guide to Personality Disorders - Joel Paris; American Psychological Association Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: STACKS RC554 .P232 2015
ISBN: 9781433819810
This book reviews what we know and what we don't know about PDs, and what this implies for clinical practice. It integrates a large body of research findings into a concise, highly practical approach to managing difficult clients. Rather than advocating a single method of treatment, Joel Paris promotes an integration of all evidence-based psychotherapies, as well as effective case management. The evidence base for pharmacotherapy is reviewed as well. Focusing particularly on borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic PDs, the author also reviews other PD categories.

Getting Started with Psychology Research

You can find books and DVDs related to psychology by searching the library catalog.

  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference contains the full-text of 100 reference books - including specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. It's a great place to start if you need help understanding your topic.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Need a book or journal article we don't have? You can request it through interlibrary loan. We will borrow a book or get a copy of an article for you from another library and notify you when it arrives. You can request items by filling out an online form or directly through any FirstSearch database (Worldcat, Eric, ArticleFirst).
  • PsycNet
    PsycNet is a database from the American Psychological Association (APA). It includes citations and full text of book chapters, research articles from journals, conference presentations, book reviews in psychology, and some dissertations.

Psychology Reference Books

Here are some great library resources all psychology students should know about!

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010
ISBN: 1433805618
The style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, this updated "Publication Manual" provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias.

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APA Dictionary of Psychology
Call Number: BF31 .A65 2007
ISBN: 9781591473800
A great starting point for understanding new psychology concepts. This comprehensive reference contains 25,000 entries and includes terms and concepts drawn from a diverse range of subject areas, including anthropology, computer programming, molecular and population biology, pharmacology, physics, and statistics.

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®) - American Psychiatric Association Staff; Carolyn Kernberger
Call Number: STACKS AND REFERENCE: RC455.2.C4 D54 2013
ISBN: 9780890425541
Publication Date: 2013-05-22
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.


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