Preface. About the Author. Common Abbreviations. Dictionary. Key Figures in Psychology. How to Write an Essay. References.
A Student's Dictionary of Psychology is an essential reference for all undergraduate psychology students and those studying psychology for the first time, including those in related disciplines such as health care and social science. It provides the reader with clear definitions of key concepts from all areas of psychology. This new edition adopts a slightly different format and extended content to previous editions, but it continues to be an `explaining' dictionary rather than simply a set of one-line definitions. Following up all the references and cross-references relating to a topic should give the reader a reasonable overview of the subject; in that sense, the authors have often referred to it as a kind of random-access textbook.