A Dictionary of Psychology (Oxford Paperback Reference)

A Dictionary of Psychology (Oxford Paperback Reference)

by Andrew M . Colman (Author)


With over 11,000 entries, this authoritative and up-to-date dictionary covers all branches of psychology. Clear, concise descriptions for each entry offer extensive coverage of key areas including cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods. The range of entries extends to related disciplines including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the neurosciences, and statistics. Entries are extensively cross-referenced for ease of use, and cover word origins and derivations as well as definitions. Over 80 illustrations complement the text. In addition to the alphabetical entries, the dictionary also includes appendices covering over 800 commonly used abbreviations and symbols, as well as a list of phobias and phobic stimuli, with definitions. Comprehensive and clearly written, this dictionary is an invaluable work of reference for students, lecturers, and the general reader with an interest in psychology.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 880
Edition: 2
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 09 Mar 2006

ISBN 10: 0198610351
ISBN 13: 9780198610359

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...this version, being more fulsome than most, is particularly useful... it will be a true reference aid and should form the backbone of any student library. Rebecca C Tovey, Psychology Teaching Review
Author Bio

Professor Andrew Colman is Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He graduated from the University of Cape Town, where he was appointed to his first lecturing position, and then lectured at Rhodes University before moving to Leicester. His previous publications include more than 150 journal articles and several books. He edited the 12-volume Longman Essential Psychology series (1995) and is the founder and former editor of the journal Current Psychology (1981- ).