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Psychology: Getting Started

Getting Started

There are a number of ways to get started on a research project in Psychology.

  • Make an appointment with me for some pointers, tips, and suggestions on the best sources to use. See my contact information at the right
  • Consult a reference book for some great background information on any topic. See suggestions at the right for some great ones.
  • Use this guide to navigate the wealth of information available to you.

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Find Background Information

Check out these reference sources:

The Cambridge dictionary of psychology.
General editor, David Matsumoto. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009. REF. BF31 .C28 2009.
Handbook of psychology
Irving B. Weiner, editor-in-chief. New York : Wiley, c2003. REF. BF121 .H1955 2003.

Encyclopedia of psychology
Alan E. Kazdin, editor in chief. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. REF. BF31 .E52 2000.

Handbook of developmental psychology.
Edited by Jaan Valsiner and Kevin J. Connolly. London : Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2003. REF. BF713 .H364 2003.
How to write psychology papers
Les Parrott III. New York : Longman, c1999. REF. BF76.5 .P27 1999.

 And so many more...

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