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Information for the general psychology student.


The word psychology was formed by combining the Greek psychē (meaning “breath, principle of life, life, soul,”) with –logia (which comes from the Greek logos, meaning “speech, word, reason”). An early use appears in Nicholas Culpeper’s mid-17th century translation of Simeon Partliz’s A New Method of Physick, in which it is stated that “Psychologie is the knowledg of the Soul.” Today, psychology is concerned with the science or study of the mind and behavior. Many branches of psychology are differentiated by the specific field to which they belong, such as animal psychology, child psychology, and sports psychology.

"Psychology." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 2 Aug. 2016.


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EBSCOhost for Psychology

EBSCOhost is a periodical database which holds thousands of journal and magazine articles, most in full text. Within EBSCOhost, you can limit your search to specific subject areas. The Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection is located by going to EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier, and selecting  Choose Databases.

Credo for Psychology

Credo Reference has 59 titles in their Psychology collections. Covering topics such as abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and forensic psychology. Psychology Collection