Dictionary of behavioral science

ISBN 13: 9780127624563

Dictionary of behavioral science

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9780127624563: Dictionary of behavioral science

Fifteen years have passed since the Dictionary of Behavioral Science was first published. In that time it has been recognized by the American Library Association as an "Outstanding Reference Book" (1973) and has become the standard reference in psychology, psychiatry, and related disciplines. Suitable for every level of interest, the new edition of the Dictionary contains more than 20,000 terms in psychology, broadly defined, including psychiatry, psychoanalysis, neurology, psychopharmacology, biochemistry, endocrinology, and related fields. Covering recent developments and discoveries, each item of the Dictionary has been carefully examined, and numerous items have been revised and added.

Key Features
* Covers all fields of the behavioral sciences--including psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, social work, anthropology, education, human relations...and more
* Provides precise, up-to-date definitions of more than 20,000 terms
* Combines the highest level of scholarship with readability
* Facilitates interdisciplinary communication among the various fields of behavioral science.

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Its comprehensiveness, new terms, and clear definitions make Wolman's revised Dictionary of Behavioral Science suitable for both academic and public libraries; those who have found the first edition useful will definitely want to acquire this updated one.
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This Dictionary, with its brief definitions of many thousands of terms, will be useful...for professionals and students in the field. It includes many more terms than any other dictionary covering these subject areas. Its comprehensiveness, new terms, and clear definitions make Wolman's revised Dictionary of Behavioral Science suitable for academic and public libraries; those who have found the first edition useful will definitely want to aquire this updated one.
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Modern psychology has a variety of professional interests; no one person can keep up with the terminology used in its many sub-fields. Whenever I am in doubt as to the meaning of a word or phrase, I immediately reach for Wolman's Dictionary. It's my first choice for quick enlightenment.
--Joseph M. Notterman, Professor at Princeton University
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I'm delighted to have it [the Dictionary] for my personal professional library. It is excellent--extensive in its breadth of coverage, crisp and clear in its individual entries. Based on my own knowledge of certain areas in psychology, I find the individual entries very well done, indeed. Especially helpful are the biographical entries, that include living scholars. This directory should be a valuable desk-top tool for both students and scholars alike.
--William Bevan, Vice President, John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation

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