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Psychology Research Guide

This research guide will assist you with finding scholarly resources in the field of psychology.

Why Use Reference Materials?

You can use reference materials (such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks) to find: 

  • a quick, reliable overview of your topic
  • background information
  • references for your topic
  • specialized vocabulary or keywords for searching
  • information on theories or theorists
  • suggestions for further research

Selected Reference Materials

APA Handbooks in Psychology

APA Handbooks in Psychology are reference books that provide a one-stop shop for both overviews and in-depth analyses of a variety of sub-fields within psychology. 

Click here to access a complete list of APA Handbooks in Psychology at Princeton University

Reference Section at the Lewis Library

The Reference section at the Lewis Science Library can be found on the A Floor across from the Fine Hall entrance. 

Psychology Librarian

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Meghan Testerman
Treehouse (Reading Room), Room 226
Peter B. Lewis Library

Featured Resource

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

The Encyclopedia of Neuroscience explores all areas of the discipline in its focused entries on a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other related areas of neuroscience. Each article is written by an expert in that specific domain and peer reviewed by the advisory board before acceptance into the encyclopedia.

Articles by Princeton Faculty:

Primate Communication: Evolution
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2009, Pages 1037-1044
A.A. Ghazanfar, Y.E. Cohen

History of Neuroscience: Early Neuroscience
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2009, Pages 1167-1171
C.G. Gross

Learning, Action, Inference and Neuromodulation
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2009, Pages 455-462
P. Dayan, N.D. Daw, Y. Niv