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Research Guide: Psychology


PSYC 101, PSYC 102



The textbooks that follow represent the most current physical holdings available in the library for your particular course. This list, however, should not be considered exhaustive, so make sure to visit the library catalogue to explore the many other valuable resources that the library has to offer.


Psychology 101 and Psychology 102 Library Resources Library Call Number
American Psychological Association (2010) Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association. 6th Edition. . Washington, DC : American Psychological Association. BF 76.7 .P83 2010
Benjafield, John G. (1996). A History of Psychology. . Boston : Allyn and Bacon. BF 81 .B3 1996
Carlson, Neil R. et. al. (2005) Psychology: The Science of Behaviour. 3rd Canadian Edition.. Toronto : Allyn and Bacon. BF 121 .P835 2002
Colman, Andrew M. (2003) A Dictionary of Psychology. New York : Oxford University Press. BF 31 .C65 2003
Coren, Stanley. (1999) Sensation and Perception. 5th Edition. . Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace College Publishers. BF 233 .C59 1999
Eysenck, Michael. (2000). Cognitive Psychology: A student’s handbook. 5th Edition. Hove : Psychology Press. BF 311 .E94 2000
Kagan, Jerome. (2004). Kagan and Segal’s Psychology: An Introduction.9 th Edition. Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth. BF 121 .K22 2004
Lahey, Benjamin B. (2004). Psychology: An Introduction. 8th Edition. Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill. BF 121 .L214 2004
Matlin, Margaret W. (2005). Cognition. 6th Edition. [New York] : John Wiley & Sons. BF 311 .M426 2005
Morris, Charles G. (2002). Psychology: An Introduction. 11th Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall. BF 121 .M598 2002
Myers, David G. (2007). Psychology: First Canadian Edition. New York, N.Y. : Worth Publishers. BF 121 .M947 2007
Northey, Margot. (2007) Making Sense: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing in Psychology and the Life Sciences. . Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press. LB 2369 .N67 2007
Rathus, Spencer A. (2008). Psychology: Concepts and Connections. Ohio: Cenguage Learning. BF 121 .R348 2008
Rosenzweig, Mark R. (2002) Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral,Cognitive, Clinical Neuroscience. Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer. QP 360 .R658 2002
Sternberg, Robert J. (1993) Psychologist’s Companion: A Guide to Scientific Writing for Students and Researchers. 3th Edition. . New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press. BF 76.8 .S73 1993
Wade, Carole. (2000). Psychology. 6th Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall. BF 121 .W27 2000
Weiten, Wayne. (2008). Psychology: Themes and Variations. 7 th Edition. . Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth. BF 121 .W45 2008


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Citation Guidelines for Writing in Philosophy

All essays written for Psychology courses use APA (American Psychological Association) rules for formatting. Updated links to APA standards for typical sources can be found on the Citation Style Guides page. For a more comprehensive understanding of APA citation, the most recent edition of the APA Style book is available for your reference in the library.


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