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(International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences: 2nd Edition)
Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences. William A. Darity, Jr. Edition: 2nd ed. Macmillan Reference 2008

Aggressive Behavior
Title: Aggressive behavior [electronic resource] : a medical dictionary, bibliography, and annotated research guide to Internet references / James N. Parker, and Philip M. Parker, editors. Publisher: San Diego, CA : ICON Health Publications, c2004.

American Masculinities: a Historical Encyclopedia
This is an encyclopedia about American masculinities. Its purpose is to provide a reference guide and an introduction to the many ways in which men have defined, imagined, and experienced male identity in the social, cultural, and political contexts of the United States. American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia Edited by: Bret Carroll California State University, Stanislaus Pub Date:October 2003 Pages: 576

Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS: a Practical Guide
Title: Analysis of clinical trials using SAS [electronic resource] : a practical guide / Alex Dmitrienko ... [et al.] Publisher: Cary, NC : SAS Institute, 2005. Description: 419 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology
Title: The Blackwell encyclopedia of social psychology [electronic resource] / edited by Antony S.R. Manstead and Miles Hewstone ; advisory editors, Susan T. Fiske ... [et al.]. Edition: [Pbk. rpt. ed., 1999]. Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1999, 1995.

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. Vol. 1-4
Title: The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science. Vol. 1-4 [electronic resource] / edited by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff. Encyclopedia of psychology. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2001.

Dreams: a Medical Dictionary, Bibliography and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Title: Dreams [electronic resource] : a medical dictionary, bibliography and annotated research guide to Internet references / James N. Parker and Philip M. Parker, editors. Publisher: San Diego, CA : ICON Health Publications, c2004.

Encyclopedia of Aging
Encompasses all aspects of aging, covering a variety of disciplines including biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history, and also explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also provides a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, and Web sites. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science
Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science Applied developmental science (ADS) seeks to advance the integration of developmental research with actions that promote positive development and/or enhance the life chances of vulnerable children, adolescents, young and old adults, and their families. There are three integrated components of ADS activity: theory/research, professional practice (i.e., the enactment of the services and/or the generation of the products associated with fields such as psychology, education, social work, nursing, and youth development programming), and policy and program development and evaluation. The goals of this integration are to (a) promote positive human development, (b) strengthen and enhance family life, (c) build communities and community collaborations from an asset- or strength-based orientation, and (d) engage policy to create and sustain efforts at enriching civil society. Indeed, the systemic interrelation of these four substantive foci (positive human development, family life enhancement, community building, and policy engagement for civil society) justifies the three domains of activity for the field (theory/ research, practice, and evaluation) and has accounted for the burgeoning of university-community collaboration to further this work. The substantive foci of the Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science involves describing and explaining all four of these foci in regard to theory/ research, professional practice, and evaluation.

Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
This three-volume work provides a thorough examination of components comprising behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both adult and child populations in a variety of settings (e.g., outpatient, institutional, and classroom). The specific volumes are as follows: Volume I: Adult Clinical Applications, Volume II: Child Clinical Applications, and Volume III: Educational Applications. Although the focus is on technical applications, the hundreds of entries also provide historical context to apprise readers of the parameters in which behavior therapists have worked, including research issues and strategies. Entries also contain descriptions of assessment, ethical concerns, theoretical differences, and the unique contributions of key figures in the field. In so doing, there are both biographical sketches and autobiographical sketches for the interested reader.

Encyclopedia of Career Development
Offers introductory materials prepared by the editors and supplementary appendices on select topics. Incorporates global, cultural, and international dimensions of careers and examines the social context of careers such as the contemporary work environment, emerging values in society, gender and ethnicity, social class, and work-family interface. Explores the evolution of careers, including career stages, patterns, and transitions, as well as variations in the meaning of career success. Discusses career decision-making strategies, and looks at legislative, regulatory, and labor relations decrees that influence career development and decision making. Analyzes initiatives used by employers, counselors, and society to promote the effective development of careers.

Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
Provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology, and public policy. Offers a cross-cultural perspective with contributing authors from around the globe and entries on the media in Europe and Asia. Includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet and World Wide Web, magazines, music, and more. Explores complex and difficult topics such as violence, sex, rating systems and warning labels, attention deficit disorder, body image and eating disorders, popular music lyrics, advertising, digital music downloading, parental involvement, policymaking, and child development

Encyclopedia of Community
Community itself is a concept, an experience, and a central part of being human. Whether the reader is a student, researcher, or professional in the field of psychology, sociology, or even economics, this three-volume work will provide the necessary definitions of community beyond traditional views. Arranged in an A-to-Z fashion, the Encyclopedia can also be viewed topically via a Reader's Guide. This allows for interdisciplinary "compare and contrast" among topics such as types of communities, social capital, technology, urban life, politics and law, community design, and global studies.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
Encyclopedia of educational psychology [electronic resource] / editor, Neil J. Salkind ; managing editor, Kristin Rasmussen. Gale virtual reference library. Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008. Like many encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology is organized in alphabetical order, from A through Z. However, there are particular themes under which the information and the entries could be organized conceptually. These themes, or major topic areas, constitute the Reader’s Guide, which appears on page xi. Categories such as Classroom Management; Ethnicity, Race, and Culture; Families; Intelligence and Intellectual Development; Learning and Memory; and Peers and Peer Influences are only a few that help organize the entire set of contributions.

Encyclopedia of Evaluation
The Encyclopedia of Evaluation is a who, what, where, how, and why of evaluation. Evaluation is a profession, a practice, a discipline—and it has developed and continues to develop through the ideas and work of evaluators and evaluation theorists working in real places with high hopes for social improvement. Each individual entry in this book gives a glimpse of a particular aspect of this development, and taken as a whole, the encyclopedia captures the history of evaluation in all these many ways.

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior
The Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior is organized in an A–Z (alphabetical) format rather than by specific themes. In developing the topics that were to be included, however, the editors did rely on several different content areas or themes. These themes included, but were not limited to, the following: Theories and methods in health and behavior (e.g., the theory of planned behavior, health belief model, and multilevel methods theory) Biopsychosocial interactions and basic behavioral and social processes (e.g., behavioral genetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and cardiovascular reactivity). Epidemiology of risk and protective factors (e.g., the relationship to health and illness of factors such as diet, bereavement, acculturation, social capital, anxiety, social support, and stress) Health promotion and disease prevention (e.g., HIV/AIDS prevention, health promotion in schools, tailored communications, and church-based interventions) Treatment and rehabilitation (e.g., behavioral and psychological treatment of diabetes, drug abuse, fibromyalgia, asthma, headaches, and pain; doctorpatient communication; motivational interviewing; and adherence) Policy and organizational issues (e.g., health care costs and behavior, and health and behavior organizations)

Encyclopedia of Human Development
Encyclopedia of Human Development The field of human development focuses on the growth and development of the human being, including physical, social, psychological, and emotional development from conception through death. Under the broad umbrella of the term human development are found countless topics, many of which are explored in this encyclopedia. Through approximately 650 entries, experts in each of the areas contained in these pages contribute an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of human development.

Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Encyclopedia of Indusstis designed to be an introduction to the topics of I/O psychology for an audience including undergraduate students, beginning graduate students of I/O psychology and related disciplines, lay audiences seeking a nontechnical description of the field and its practices, practitioners wishing to stay abreast of the changes and updates in the field, and even the PhD-level academic seeking a portal into a new specialty area. It should also be noted that although the Encyclopedia is designed to be comprehensive in its coverage of topics, it is not meant to provide comprehensive treatments of any given topic.

Encyclopedia of Leadership
SCOPE AND COVERAGE The encyclopedia's entries fall into eleven general topical categories. The Reader's Guide at the front of each volume classifies the entries in accordance with this scheme and includes several additional categories that direct readers to related entries. The eleven general topical categories are Biographies Case Studies Domains Study of Leadership Followership Women and Gender Personal Characteristics of Leaders Power Situational Factors Leadership Styles Leadership Theories

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics
As in many other encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics is organized in alphabetical order, from A through Z. However, particular themes were identified early on that could be used to organize conceptually the information and the entries. These themes or major topic areas constitute the Reader's Guide, which appears on page xiii. Categories such as Experimental Methods, Qualitative Methods, and Organizations and Publications are only a few of the many that help organize the entire set of contributions

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
Culture is important, and the focus of the Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is to provide an index to the terms, concepts, and issues in the main-stream of field. Professional organizations since the 1970s have advocated and demonstrated the need for more comprehensive ideas when it comes to human behavior that include cultural background when studying psychological constructs. And, since the 1970s, international and ethnic minority psychologists alike reflected growing concerns regarding the meaning of psychology for all peoples. The field of multicultural and cross-cultural psychology has a relatively short history and is making its way into the foundations for training new psychologists. To this end, national accrediting organizations in psychology and licensure boards across the country continue to refine mandates for training that include a focus on multicultural psychology. As more multicultural research is compiled and the findings disseminated, the need for comprehensive texts like the Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology become stronger.

Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment
The Encyclopedia will be oriented to the psychology community, from psychology students to academics and practitioners. It may also be of interest to other professionals, such as health professions, educators, sociologists and other social scientists involved in assessment and measurement. The Encyclopedia might be considered as supplementary reading for psychological assessment courses, as well as for courses related to theory, methodology, psychometrics, measurement, and areas such as counselling, programme evaluation or personnel selection. The two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment contain a series of 234 entries (of different lengths depending on their importance), organized alphabetically, and covering a variety of fields: theoretical, epistemological, methodological, technological, basic psychological constructs (personality and intelligence), and applied. Each entry includes a general conceptual and methodological overview, a section on relevant assessment devices and a list of references. Every entry provides a list of cross-references for entries and related concepts. The Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment has four main characteristics: The EPA presents a semantic network for improving communication, serving as a useful epistemological tool for students, academics and practitioners. The EPA attempts to offer an international perspective, both in terms of the selected authors (from twenty countries and five continents) and of the entries (which will require authors to give a cross-cultural panorama of a given topic). The EPA aims to provide an integrated view of assessment, bringing together knowledge dispersed throughout several basic, methodological and applied fields, but united in its relevance for assessment. The EPA can be considered as a source of information about psychological instruments for the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data from basic and widely used tests to other procedures for data collection.

Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development
This encyclopedia aims to provide a better understanding the similarities and differences between world religions and spiritualities, between expressions of the divine and between experiences of the transcendent. It does so, however, with a focus on the development of religiosity and spirituality.

Encyclopedia of School Psychology
The Encyclopedia of School Psychology (ESP) is designed to provide the depth and breadth of content nonpsychologists need to understand little-known concepts related to psychology in the schools. Additionally, the (ESP) is designed to give the reader a glimpse into the world of a school psychologist and the level of knowledge and skills necessary to negotiate the world of the child and adolescent in schools.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology
Encyclopedia of social psychology Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Online, 2007 Description: Computer File The Encyclopedia of Social Psychology is designed to make it easy for outsiders to gain access to and benefit from this rapidly growing and important field. It provides brief, clear, readable introductory explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content of the field.

Encyclopedia of Social Theory
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first Encyclopedia of Social Theory. The purpose of an encyclopedia is to summarize and codify knowledge in a given field. This is in contrast to a handbook, which offers essays on cutting-edge research in a field, or a dictionary, which provides short, to-the-point definitions of key concepts in a field (Sica 2001). Certainly, an encyclopedia also does some of the things that one finds in handbooks and dictionaries. Thus, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory offers handbook-like (albeit briefer) entries on cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, consumption, complexity theory, and actor network theory, and it provides state-of-the-art interpretations of long-established theories. Also, like a dictionary, the entries in this encyclopedia provide basic introductions to key ideas, concepts, schools, and figures in social theory. However, the entries tend to be far longer and offer much more depth than those found in dictionaries

Encyclopedia of War & American Society
This encyclopedia includes substantial essays on the wars Americans have fought, their civilian and military leaders, and their major military institutions. It goes well beyond those subjects, however, in two significant ways. First, it probes the connections between our wartime expeditions and the experiences of the larger American society. This exploration is not limited to years of war; it also includes discussions of those aspects of society that bear the marks of wartime experience after the conflicts end.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Gale encyclopedia of mental health [electronic resource] / Laurie J. Fundukian and Jeffrey Wilson, editors. Publisher: Detroit : Thomson Gale, c2008. Description: Book Psychiatry --Encyclopedias. Mental illness --Encyclopedias.

Handbook of Health Psychology
Handbook of health psychology [electronic resource] / [edited by] Andrew Baum, Tracey A. Revenson, Jerome E. Singer. "Clinical health psychology Handbooks, manuals, etc. Medicine and psychology Handbooks, manuals, etc."Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, c2001. R726.7 .H3645 2001eb

Handbook of Human Factors Testing and Evaluation
Title: Handbook of human factors testing and evaluation [electronic resource] / edited by Samuel G. Charlton, Thomas G. O’Brien. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Mahwah, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.

Handbook of Pediatric Psychology in School Settings
Handbook of pediatric psychology in school settings [electronic resource] / edited by Ronald T. Brown."School psychology United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Child psychology United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. School children Mental health services United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, c2004. LB1027.55 .H36 2004eb

Handbook of Psychological Assessment
"The work is designed to develop a high level of practitioner competence by providing relevant practical, as well as some theoretical, material. The significant and overriding emphasis in this book is on assessing areas that are of practical use in evaluating individuals in a clinical context." Title: Handbook of psychological assessment [electronic resource] / Gary Groth-Marnat. Edition: 4th ed. Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2003. Description: Book Computer File xv, 824 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Handbook of Psychology. Vol. 03, Biological psychology
Title: Handbook of psychology. Vol. 3, Biological psychology [electronic resource] / Michela Gallagher, Randy J. Nelson, volume editors ; Irving B. Weiner, editor-in-chief. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2003. Description: Book Computer File xxii, 722 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Handbook of Psychology. Volume 04, Experimental Psychology
Title: Handbook of psychology. Volume 4, Experimental psychology [electronic resource] / Alice F. Healy, Robert W. Proctor, volume editors ; Irving B. Weiner, editor-in-chief. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2003. xix, 712 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Handbook of Psychology. Volume 08, Clinical Psychology
Title: Handbook of psychology. Volume 8, Clinical psychology [electronic resource] / George Stricker, Thomas A. Widiger, volume editors ; Irving B. Weiner, editor-in-chief. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2003. 615 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Handbook of Psychology. Volume 09, Health Psychology
Title: Handbook of psychology. Volume 9, Health psychology [electronic resource] / Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, Pamela A. Geller, volume editors ; Irving B. Weiner, editor-in-chief. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2003. 668 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Handbook of Psychology. Volume 10, Assessment Psychology
Title: Handbook of psychology. Volume 10, Assessment psychology [electronic resource] / John R. Graham, Jack A. Naglieri, volume editors ; Irving B. Weiner, editor-in-chief. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2003. 630 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Handbook of Psychology. Volume 11, Forensic Psychology
Title: Handbook of psychology. Volume 11, Forensic psychology [electronic resource] / Alan M. Goldstein, volume editor ; Irving B. Weiner, editor-in-chief. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2003. 606 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Handbook of Psychology. Volume 12, Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Title: Handbook of psychology. Volume 12, Industrial and organizational psychology [electronic resource] / Walter C. Borman, Daniel R. Ilgen, Richard J. Klimoski, volume editors ; Irving B. Weiner, editor-in-chief. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2003. 649 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide
Title: The international handbook of suicide and attempted suicide [electronic resource] / edited by Keith Hawton and Kees van Heeringen. Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2000. xviii, 755 p. ; 25 cm.

Little Black Book of Psychiatry
Little black book of psychiatry [electronic resource] / David P. Moore. "Psychiatry Handbooks, manuals, etc. Diagnosis, Differential Handbooks, manuals, etc." Blackwell Science, c2000. RC456 .M6735 2000eb

Mental Health Desk Reference
Mental health desk reference [electronic resource] / edited by Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, R. Elliott Ingersoll. Publisher:Wiley, c2001. Description: xix, 529 p. ; 26 cm. Mental health counseling

Multicultural Psychology
The Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is meant to be an authoritative guide to the field of multicultural psychology. The title is intentional and supports the notion that culture, not race, is the best way to understand differences among individuals. Because the field is expansive and expanding, no one volume can cover all of the important topics germane to the area. Therefore, although this text includes entries on a broad array of issues and topics, it is not meant to be comprehensive. It is designed to be of particular interest to laypersons, students, and professionals new to the field with an interest in the role of culture in psychology.

Oxford Companion to the Mind
Title: The Oxford companion to the mind [electronic resource] / edited by Richard L. Gregory, with the assistance of O.L. Zangwill. Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Oxford University Press, 1987. Psychology --Dictionaries. Neurophysiology --Dictionaries. Philosophy --Dictionaries.

Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy
Title: Oxford guide to behavioural experiments in cognitive therapy [electronic resource] / edited by James Bennett-Levy ... [et. al.] ; illustrations by Khadj Rouf. Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004. Description: xxi, 461 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Oxford handbook of personnel psychology / edited by Susan Cartwright and Cary L. Cooper.
'The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology' brings together contributions from leading international scholars within the field. The book is divided into six sections: Individual difference and work performance; Personnel selection ; Methodological issues; Training and development; Policies and practices; and Future challenges. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2008. Description:xiii, 654 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Psychologists’ Desk Reference
Title: Psychologists’ desk reference [electronic resource] / editors, Gerald P. Koocher, John C. Norcross, Sam S. Hill, III. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005. Description: xxiii, 735 p. ; 26 cm.

Psychology Basics
Title: Psychology basics [electronic resource] / editor, Nancy A. Piotrowski. Edition: Rev. ed. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2005. 2 v. (1008 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.

Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
Sage encyclopedia of social science research methods / Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman, Tim Futing Liao, editors. Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c2004. Social sciences --Research --Encyclopedias. Social sciences --Methodology --Encyclopedias.

SPSS for Psychologists: a Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows
Title: SPSS for psychologists [electronic resource] : a guide to data analysis using SPSS for Windows / Richard Kemp, Rosemary Snelgar, and Nicola Brace. Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, c2000.

Studies in Human Sexuality: a Selected Guide
Studies in human sexuality [computer file] : a selected guide / Suzanne G. Frayser, Thomas J. Whitby. Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1995. Description: xx, 737 p. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Sex --Bibliography. Sex --Reference books --Bibliography.