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.
SCOPE AND COVERAGE
This new edition includes 690 articles. Of the nearly 100 brand new articles, many address how culture, ethnicity, and gender affect psychological theory and beliefs. They include Bad Boy Appeal, Electronic Media and Psychological Impact, Exercise Addiction, Memory Enhancement, Reality TV, and Sports Psychology. The new topics also include Dog Psychology, DSM-V Controversies, Hoarding, Luminosity, and Toxic Environments and Human Development.
Every previously published entry has been reviewed, and the vast majority have been updated. All articles include a helpful list of sources for Further Study. The work includes five appendixes and two indexes.
ORGANIZATION & FORMAT
The essays in this set range from one to eight pages in length. Every entry begins with Type of Psychology; Abstract; and Key Concepts. When appropriate, dates when theories were first presented are provided, and biographical entries include the Identity and Birth/Death of the subject.
The text of each article offers a clear and concise discussion of the topic. Subheads appear frequently.
Mental disorder entries include cause, diagnosis, treatment and impact.
Theory entries include origin, history and current status.
Organization entries include history and functions.
Assessment entries include development and application.
Biographical entries include the individual’s life, career and contributions.
Volume 5 contains eight appendixes, including a Glossary, an annotated general Bibliography, a Web Site Directory, a list of Organizations and Support, and a Mediagraphy.
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 and a Subject Index.