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Overview of topics. A good place to start research on any topic. 100 reference books online, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and images.

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The Columbia Encyclopedia - Thomson Gale Staff (Editor)
ISBN: 0787650153
Publication Date: 2000
Provides authoritative factual information about our world in its many guises - physical, historical, geographical, political, scientific, religious, and cultural.

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The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science - W. Edward Craighead (Editor); Charles B. Nemeroff (Editor)
ISBN: 0471220361
Publication Date: 2004
Provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of psychology, from Acquired Drives to Z-score, from conduct disorders to shamanism.

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Key Thinkers in Psychology - Rom Harré
Contributes to understanding the classic scholars, the classic studies, and the subsequent generations of people and ideas that have come to define the broad discipline that is psychology.

Topics in Psychology (A - K)

  • Addiction: Topic Page
    State of dependence caused by frequent and regular use of drugs, alcohol, or other substances. It is characterized by uncontrolled craving, tolerance, and symptoms of withdrawal when access is denied. MORE
  • Anxiety: Topic Page
    Anticipatory tension or vague dread persisting in the absence of a specific threat. In contrast to fear, which is a realistic reaction to actual danger, anxiety is generally related to an unconscious threat. MORE
  • Consciousness: Topic Page
    The state of being aware of oneself and one's surroundings, without hindrance from sleep, illness, drugs, or hypnotism. MORE
  • Dream: Topic Page
    Mental activity associated with the rapid-eye-movement (REM) period of sleep. It is commonly made up of a number of visual images, scenes or thoughts expressed in terms of seeing rather than in those of the other senses or in words. MORE
  • Ethics: Topic Page
    In philosophy, the study and evaluation of human conduct in the light of moral principles.
  • Intelligence: Topic Page
    In psychology, the general mental ability involved in calculating, reasoning, perceiving relationships and analogies, learning quickly, storing and retrieving information, using language fluently, classifying, generalizing, and adjusting to new situations. MORE

Topics in Psychology (L - Z)

  • Language: Topic Page
    Systematic communication by vocal symbols. It is a universal characteristic of the human species. MORE
  • Mental Health: Topic Page
    Well-being and soundness of mind, not only in terms of intellectual abilities, but also in terms of the capability to deal with everyday problems, and the capacity to get on well with other people and to form and sustain relationships. MORE
  • Motivation: Topic Page
    In psychology, the intention of achieving a goal, leading to goal-directed behavior. Some human activity seems to be best explained by postulating an inner directing drive. MORE
  • Near-death experience: Topic Page
    Phenomenon reported by some people who have been clinically dead, then returned to life. MORE
  • Perception: Topic Page
    In psychology, mental organization and interpretation of sensory information. MORE
  • Personality: Topic Page
    In psychology, the patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion unique to an individual, and the ways they interact to help or hinder the adjustment of a person to other people and situations. MORE
  • Psychiatry: Topic Page
    Branch of medicine that concerns the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, including major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety. MORE
  • Sleep: Topic Page
    Resting state in which an individual becomes relatively quiescent and relatively unaware of the environment. MORE

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