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2,488 pages
593 Articles
128 Sidebars
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151 Photos
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Organizations and Support
Pharmaceutical List
Biographical List of
Notable Court Cases
Web Site Directory
Subject Index

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Asperger Syndrome
Freudian Psychology
Gender Roles and Conflicts
Little Albert Study
Multiple Intelligences
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
B. F. Skinner
Social Support & Mental Health
Stress-related Diseases

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Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health
Editor: Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D., Capella University and University of California, Berkeley
October 2009 · 5 volumes · 2,488 pages · 8"x10"

Includes Online Database with Print Purchase

ISBN: 978-1-58765-556-2
Print List Price: $495

e-ISBN: 978-1-58765-562-3
eBook Single User Price: $495

Salem Health:
Psychology & Mental Health

This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions, all in a simple, easy to use A-Z format.

Five volumes, including 2,488 pages
593 Essays and 143 sidebars and charts
169 Photos & Illustrations
Appendixes, indexes and resource listings

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Complete content, including appendixes
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The publication of this five-volume set represents a substantial revision and update of Magill's Encyclopedia of Social Science: Psychology. The new encyclopedia covers not only the history of the field and the core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology but also diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, notable people, and issues, including many popular concepts. Many of the newly added essays address how culture, ethnicity, and gender affect psychological theory and beliefs. They cover topics such as multicultural psychology and the effect of culture on diagnosis and look at groups as divergent as Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. Some examine gender differences, in particular gender roles and conflicts. Other essays examine important and developing issues in psychology, such as multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, pharmaceuticals used in treatment, genetics, and the effects of hope, spirituality, and social support.

The essays in this set range from one to eight pages in length. Every entry begins with standard information, including any relevant dates, the type of psychology and the field(s) of study. Biographical entries also include an "Identity" line indicating nationality and specialty.

The text of each article offers a clear and concise discussion of the topic. An entry on a mental illness addresses its cause, diagnosis, treatment, and impact. An entry on a theory or school examines its origin, history, and current status. An entry on an organization covers its history and functions. An entry on a psychological test discusses its development and applications. A biographical entry focuses on the life, career, and contributions of the individual. Informative, descriptive subheadings divide the text of longer essays. All terminology is explained, and context is provided to make the information accessible to general readers. Every entry ends with a section "Sources for Further Study," with annotations that discuss the content and value of these secondary sources. All essays are signed by the author and conclude with a list of cross-references to related articles within the set.

Volume 5 contains eight appendixes, including a Glossary, an annotated general Bibliography, a Web Site Directory, a list of Organizations and Support, a Pharmaceutical List of generic and brand-name drugs grouped by their uses; a Biographical List of Psychologists with brief profiles of major figures; and a list of Notable Court Cases that mark important legal milestones in the history of psychology.

A Complete List of Contents, with cross-references, can be found at the beginning of each volume. At the back of every volume is a Category Index divided into sixty-one groups. Following the Category Index in Volume 5 are a Personages Index and a Subject Index.

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Virtually all of the content of the printed version is online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes, and other back matter.

Salem Health offers libraries a user-friendly interface that provides all the content of our printed resources. Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health (along with Magill's Medical Guide and Salem Health: Cancer) are all available online as a complimentary resource, when the print reference is purchased. Many more Salem Health titles are on their way. For more information about Salem Health's other titles, click here.

Libraries and schools will find an “Activation Number” in their printed first volume of Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health. With this number it’s easy to log onto Salem Health, register and get your library connected to this resource. The whole process takes only minutes and our Customer Service department is ready to help every step of the way. For more information on getting started with Salem Health, click getting started.

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Searching Salem Health can be as simple and direct or detailed and precise as users wish. Search results appear in a variety of user-defined ways, sorted and organized to help users find what they need, quickly. Traditional finding aids, such as indexes, are also available and hyperlinked cross-references abound.

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Every individual user can establish a simple personalized profile to save important information such as articles, searches or citations. These personalized areas are free and unlimited.

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Every library with Salem Health provides an unlimited number of users access to the content. There are no restrictions on how many people can use the database, nor are there restrictions on how many buildings are allowed access.

With a library card number (or some other identifying key) students and patrons can access all the functionality of Salem Health from home. It’s easy for your library to set up and terrific for your users.

The pricing, distribution and effective costs of this resource are remarkable. Smaller libraries and high schools will be able to provide extensive online history reference at a very low cost. Larger institutions, especially multiple-branch libraries, will find that full-system coverage is a great value. The purchase of one printed set of Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health delivers online access at every branch or school in your institution to its content. The size of your student body, the number of branch libraries in your system, none of these issues comes into play. The print with electronic combination will make teaching research a more robust experience. And having both forms available will provide those who prefer one over the other the resource they want.

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