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A resource guide for psychology students.

Subject Headings

These are "official" subject headings from the Library of Congress regarding sociology--using them may increase your searching success. Please note that this is only a selective list--come visit us at the Reference Desk for more help with using LC Subject Headings!

PSYCHOLOGY

USED FOR    Behavioral sciences

Mental philosophy

Mind 

Science, Mental

RELATED TERM

                    Mental health

SEE ALSO     subdivision Psychology under titles of individual sacred works, and under religions, ethnic groups, and names of individual persons; and subdivision Psychological aspects under other topics for works that discuss the influence of particular conditions, activities, objects, etc. on the mental condition or personality of individuals

NARROWER TERMS (selected)

            Adolescent psychology

            Affect (Psychology)

            Attitude (Psychology)

            Behaviorism (Psychology)

            Child psychology

            Choice (Psychology)

            Cognition

            Consciousness

            Control (Psychology)

            Couples—Psychology

            Criminal psychology

            Difference (Psychology)

            Educational psychology

            Ego (Psychology)

            Emotions

            Fighting (Psychology)

            Gestalt psychology

            Habit

            Hostility (Psychology)

            Human behavior

            Ideology

            Individuality

            Individuation (Psychology)

            Inhibition

            Intellect

            Judgment

            Knowledge, Theory of

            Logic

            Loss (Psychology)

            Memory

            Minorities in psychology

            Motivation (Psychology)

            Observation (Psychology)

            Operant behavior

            Opposition, Theory of

            Peer review in psychology

            Personality

            Polarity (Psychology)

            Positive psychology

            Psychoanalysis

            Psycholinguistics

            Psychology, Applied

            Racism in psychology

            Self-acceptance

            Social interaction

            Social psychology

            Stress (Psychology)

            Subconsciousness

            Synthesia

            Temperament

            Thought and thinking

            Values

            Will

LC Classification

Library of Congress Classification

These areas of the LC Classification system contain materials about Psychology. You can use these call numbers to browse the stacks in Shepard Library. The "B" section is on the first floor, and the "R" section is on the second floor.

BF Psychology
BF 173-175.5 Psychoanalysis
BF 176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing
BF 180-198.7 Experimental psychology
   
BF 309-499 Consciousness. Cognition
BF 318            Learning
BF 318.5-319.5.V4 Experiential learning. Conditioned response
BF 321-323.V5 Apperception. Attention
BF 335-337 Habit. Adjustment
BF 370-387.N34 Memory
BF 408-426 Creative processes. Imagination. Invention
BF 431-433.S63 Intelligence. Mental ability. Intelligence testing. Ability testing
BF 441-449.5 Thought and thinking
BF 455.A1-467 Psycholinguistics. Psychology of meaning
   
BF 501-505 Motivation
BF 511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
BF 608-635 Will. Volition. Choice. Control
   
BF 636-637 Applied psychology
BF 636.5-636.7.S57 Counseling psychology. Counseling
   
BF 692-692.5 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
BF 697-697.5 Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
BF 698-698.9 Personality
   
BF 712-724.85 Developmental psychology
BF 719-720 Infant psychology. Newborn infant psychology
BF 721-723.W67 Child psychology
BF 724-724.3.W67 Adolescence. Youth
BF 724.5-724.85.S92 Adulthood
BF 795-839 Temperament. Character
   
R Medicine
RC Internal medicine
   
RC 321-571 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
RC 346-429

Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system including speech disorders

RC 435-571 Psychiatry
RC 475-489 Therapeutics. Psychotherapy
RC 490-499 Hypnotism and hypnosis. Suggestion therapy
RC 500-510 Psychoanalysis
RC 512-569.5 Psychopathology
   
RC 512-528 Psychoses
RC 530-552 Neuroses
RC 554-569.5

Personality disorders. Behavior problems including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse

RC 569.7-571 Mental retardation. Developmental disabilities