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The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology (1985)

by Arthur S. Reber

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Save my tail when I had to write my psychology papers. Shamelessly it was a guaranteed book on my refernce list. Of course like all Subject Dictionary it's best as a guide for further research, and not you final point of reference ( )
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Preface to the Second Edition -- When I began working on this edition I was struck, much to my surprise, by how much the language of psychology had changed in just ten years. While most of the classic terms are still about and still used in much the same way, there has been a subtle but most detectable drift not just in the terminology but in the very phraseology of the language of our field.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140514511, Paperback)

The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology has become a byword for demystifying the language of this complex subject. Invaluable for both students and professionals, this wide-ranging and accessible reference work is an indispensable guide to all areas of psychology and psychiatry.

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This updated edition includes thousands of definitions, including an appendix on phobias; information on related fields like neuroscience and social psychology; descriptions of how terms are employed, their wider connotations, and past usage; and a detailed look at key concepts.… (more)

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