A Dictionary of Psychology (Oxford Quick Reference)

4.29 avg rating
( 83 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199534067: A Dictionary of Psychology (Oxford Quick Reference)

With over 11,000 authoritative and up to date entries, this bestselling dictionary covers all branches of psychology, including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, criminology, neuroscience, and statistics. It features comprehensive coverage of such key areas as cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods. Entries provide clear and concise definitions, word origins and derivations, and they are extensively cross-referenced for ease of use. In addition, over 80 illustrations complement the text. Detailed appendices follow the AZ dictionary and include a list of 800 commonly used abbreviations and symbols, and a list of phobias and phobic stimuli with full definitions. Now containing an appendix of recommended web links, which are accessed and kept current via the Dictionary of Psychology website, this edition offers more information than any other dictionary of its kind, making it an ideal reference for students, teachers, and professionals, and for anyone with an interest in the workings of the mind.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Andrew Colman is Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Review:

Review of previous edition:
"Comprehensive, sound, readable, and up-to-date, this is probably the best single-volume dictionary of its kind.Weighty in substance, the work is nonetheless manageable; Colman uses words with grace and economy...Cross references are handled effectively...Browsers will find much food for thought and
some intellectual treats...Eager to teach and entertain, Colman offers a list of do-it-yourself demonstrations in the preface. Essential wherever psychology matters."--Library Journal
"An authoritative style, an ability to communicate in clear but concise terms, and extensive knowledge of the subject matter...Andrew Colman appears to possess all of these qualities and his Dictionary of Psychology is the impressive result...The book has many strengths and is certainly to be
recommended...I am pleased to have it on my bookshelf."--THES (UK)
"A useful first port of call."--The Psychologist (UK)
"This book does not give bare definitions, it clothes them with context."--New Scientist (UK)
"The most comprehensive single-volume reference to psychology combines psychiatry and pschoanalysis under one broad umbrella, addressing 10,500 topics"--Forecast (UK)
Review of previous edition:
"Comprehensive, sound, readable, and up-to-date, this is probably the best single-volume dictionary of its kind.Weighty in substance, the work is nonetheless manageable; Colman uses words with grace and economy...Cross references are handled effectively...Browsers will find much food for thought and
some intellectual treats...Eager to teach and entertain, Colman offers a list of do-it-yourself demonstrations in the preface. Essential wherever psychology matters."--Library Journal
"An authoritative style, an ability to communicate in clear but concise terms, and extensive knowledge of the subject matter...Andrew Colman appears to possess all of these qualities and his Dictionary of Psychology is the impressive result...The book has many strengths and is certainly to be
recommended...I am pleased to have it on my bookshelf."--THES (UK)
"A useful first port of call."--The Psychologist (UK)
"This book does not give bare definitions, it clothes them with context."--New Scientist (UK)
"The most comprehensive single-volume reference to psychology combines psychiatry and pschoanalysis under one broad umbrella, addressing 10,500 topics"--Forecast (UK)
Review of previous edition:
"Comprehensive, sound, readable, and up-to-date, this is probably the best single-volume dictionary of its kind.Weighty in substance, the work is nonetheless manageable; Colman uses words with grace and economy...Cross references are handled effectively...Browsers will find much food for thought and
some intellectual treats...Eager to teach and entertain, Colman offers a list of do-it-yourself demonstrations in the preface. Essential wherever psychology matters."--Library Journal
"An authoritative style, an ability to communicate in clear but concise terms, and extensive knowledge of the subject matter...Andrew Colman appears to possess all of these qualities and his Dictionary of Psychology is the impressive result...The book has many strengths and is certainly to be
recommended...I am pleased to have it on my bookshelf."--THES (UK)
"A useful first port of call."--The Psychologist (UK)
"This book does not give bare definitions, it clothes them with context."--New Scientist (UK)
"The most comprehensive single-volume reference to psychology combines psychiatry and pschoanalysis under one broad umbrella, addressing 10,500 topics"--Forecast (UK)
Review of previous edition:
"Comprehensive, sound, readable, and up-to-date, this is probably the best single-volume dictionary of its kind.Weighty in substance, the work is nonetheless manageable; Colman uses words with grace and economy...Cross references are handled effectively...Browsers will find much food for thought and some intellectual treats...Eager to teach and entertain, Colman offers a list of do-it-yourself demonstrations in the preface. Essential wherever psychology matters."--Library Journal
"An authoritative style, an ability to communicate in clear but concise terms, and extensive knowledge of the subject matter...Andrew Colman appears to possess all of these qualities and his Dictionary of Psychology is the impressive result...The book has many strengths and is certainly to be recommended...I am pleased to have it on my bookshelf."--THES (UK)
"A useful first port of call."--The Psychologist (UK)
"This book does not give bare definitions, it clothes them with context."--New Scientist (UK)
"The most comprehensive single-volume reference to psychology combines psychiatry and pschoanalysis under one broad umbrella, addressing 10,500 topics"--Forecast (UK)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Andrew Colman
Published by Oxford University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199534063 ISBN 13: 9780199534067
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199534063

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Andrew M. Colman
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2009)
ISBN 10: 0199534063 ISBN 13: 9780199534067
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0199534063

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Colman, Andrew
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199534063 ISBN 13: 9780199534067
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0199534063 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0047315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds