- Hardcover: 1035 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (May 3, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471131598
- ISBN-13: 978-0471131595
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 2.2 x 11.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,534,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Library Journal
Now in its second edition, this work condenses the highly recommended four-volume Encyclopedia of Psychology (LJ 6/1/94) into an accessible work for lay and professional readers. Its contributors include many well-known figures in contemporary psychology. The topics range from psychoanalysis to neurotransmitters, assertiveness training to small-sample statistics. The articles are cross-referenced, and brief biographies of 1000 psychologists appear at the end of the book. It is mostly up-to-date: "Managed Mental Health Care" is here, but "Psychopharmacology" does not include recent therapeutic agents. Neither R.D. Laing nor Jacques Lacan make it in, though they can be found in The Oxford Companion to the Mind (LJ 9/15/87) and The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology (MIT, 1983). Still, the well-tempered library will have all three of these fine reference books, and the one reviewed here is the most comprehensive and browsable. Highly recommended for all libraries.
E. James Lieberman, George Washington Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology "The authors are exceptionally knowledgeable, the editing is impeccable, and overall, of all the one-volume compendiums, this is indubitably the book of choice." From the Foreword to the first edition by Hans J. Eysenck Named "Reference Book of the Year" by the American Library Association, the Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology set a new standard for psychology references that has remained unmatched until now. This Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect all developments in psychology that have occurred since the publication of the first edition. It was edited with the guidance of 36 consulting and associate editors (including 17 past presidents of the American Psychological Association) and now contains more than 2,000 articlesincluding hundreds of new entries in all major categories of psychologywritten by 500 authorities in their fields. In orchestrating this valuable reference, Raymond Corsini and Alan Auerbach have incorporated into a single volume all substantive entries found in Dr. Corsinis landmark four-volume Encyclopedia of Psychology, Second Edition, whichfor scope of coverage, authority, and utilitycontinues to be peerless in the field. This complete reference for busy practitioners, researchers, and students:
- Provides quick access to all important psychological terms, concepts, theories, and practices
- Offers highly readable entries written by leading figures in contemporary psychology
- Covers every major branch of psychology, including applied, clinical, cognitive, developmental, educational, forensic, industrial, physiological, social, and theoretical
- Provides comprehensive coverage from adolescent sex offenders to Z-score, from conduct disorders to shamanism
- Supplies biographical summaries of important figures in the history of psychology
- Features an accessible style suitable for both lay readers and professionals
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