The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology (4th Edition)

The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology (4th Edition)

by Arthur S Reber (Author), Arthur S Reber (Author), Emily Reber (Author), Rhianon Allen (Author)


"The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology" has become a byword for demystifying the language of this complex subject. Now fully updated for its fourth edition, this wide-ranging and accessible dictionary is invaluable for both students and professionals, and an indispensable guide to all areas of psychology and psychiatry. It covers related fields such as neuroscience and social psychology. It describes how terms are employed, their wider connotations and past usage. It looks in detail at such key concepts as addiction and instinct.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 904
Edition: 4th ed.
Publisher: Penguin
Published: 26 Mar 2009

ISBN 10: 0141030240
ISBN 13: 9780141030241

Media Reviews
'Provides keen insights on concepts...I highly recommend it' Henry L Roediger III, President, American Psychological Society 'Reber brings humour and common sense to defining some 17,000 terms...[it] deserves to become a classic of its kind' The Times Education Supplement
Author Bio
Rhianon Allen was born in Dinbych, in the north of Wales in 1950. She completed her BA at the University of British Columbia and her PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is a Professor Emerita at Long Island University in New York, where she began work in 1985. Arthur S. Reber was born in 1940 in Philadelphia. He took his BA degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1961 and his PhD at Brown University in 1967. He is Broeklundian Professor of Psychology, Emeritus at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Emily Reber (Roberts) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1969. She did her BA in Behavioural Science at the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Princeton University.