To support teaching and research through master's level in psychology and to support the more specialized tracts in industrial/organizational psychology and clinical psychology which may be pursued through the doctoral level, the latter of which is offered through the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology (VCPP). Faculty and students in other fields (e.g. education, business, philosophy, sociology, history, political science, and the health sciences) also have some interest in some of these areas.
Languages: English is the primary language of the collection, but other languages may be acquired by faculty request. Translations into English are preferred over the original if they are available.
Chronological Guidelines: Emphasis is on current scholarship except for works that are recognized as classics in the field, e.g. the works of Freud, Jung, etc. Other older works may be selectively added.
Geographical Guidelines: Emphasis will be mostly on works of Western origin. Works from other areas will be selectively acquired as deemed necessary.
Treatment of Subject: Professional books are acquired on a broad basis. Graduate textbooks are acquired selectively. The following are not purchased: basic undergraduate textbooks, popular works on pop psychology, popular biographies of famous psychologists, books concerned with the mind written for the non-scientist.
Types of Material: Included are monographs, treatises, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, directories, abstracts, handbooks, proceedings, thesauri, handbooks, technical reports, government documents, and serials. Dissertations from other institutions are acquired selectively. Material may be acquired in electronic format, such as CD-ROM or Internet access, if appropriate.
Date of Publication: The emphasis is on current publications, but older material is acquired as needed.
Other General Considerations:
Education – All Areas
Other Area Resources: The collection at Eastern Virginia Medical School Library supports the subject of psychology and is open to ODU students at all levels. Materials at the EVMS Library specifically support the joint doctoral programs in clinical psychology.
Government Publications, part of the University Library’s collections, are used by students in all areas of psychology, especially those published by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare generally.
Electronic Resources play an increasingly important role in supporting the study of psychology. Web sites useful to psychology students and faculty include those maintained by professional association and data files originated by government agencies and other bodies. The index, PsycInfo, is also available electronically via the Internet.
Virtual Library of Virginia: There is a growing number of resources
for all programs available through VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) including
FirstSearch indexes and electronic journals available through Academic
|SUBJECT DIVISION||COLLECTING CODE
key to collecting codes
Includes human experimental psychology, personality, social behavior, developmental psychology, cognition, perception, testing, physiological psychology, animal psychology, psychophysiology, behavioral pharmacology, statistics and research design.
|3b - 4|
Includes international human resource management, comparative management, international organization behavior, culture and organizations, international ergonomics, international leadership and motivation, culture and work values, and international industrial and organizational psychology.
Includes behavioral sciences, personality, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology, clinical courses and practica, technology in mental health care administration and practica.
Includes cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology, indigenous psychology, comparative psychology, ethnic psychology, Asian-, African-, and Latin-American psychology, and European psychology.
|LC CLASS||LC SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS||COLL. CODE||COMMENTS|
|BF1-BF108||Psychology, Psychology - History||4|
|BF109||Psychologists - Biography||2b|
|BF110-172||Psychology – Early Work to 1850||3b||Of some interest to Philosophy.|
Educational Tests and Measures.
|4||Of importance to Education, especially counseling and early childhood education.|
|BF180-BF198.7||Psychology, Experimental. Human Behavior. Psychology, Physiological.||4||
|BF199-BF204.7||Gestalt Psychology. Motivation (Psychology). Cognition. Behaviorism (Psychology). Humanistic Psychology.||4||
|BF207-209||Psychopharmacology.||4||Of relevance to Health Sciences.|
|BF210-299||Senses and Sensation. Psychobiology. Psychometrics. Visual Perception.||4|
|BF309-411; BF467-499||Consciousness. Cognition. Thought and Thinking. Movement, Psychology of.||4||Of important relevance to Education.|
|BF412-426||Ability. Intelligence tests. Intellect.||4||Of important relevance to Education.|
|BF431-433||Intelligence. Psychological Tests.||4||Of important relevance to Education.|
|BF441-449||Thought and Thinking. Learning – Psychology of. Problem-solving. Intuition (Psychology).||4||Of important relevance to Philosophy and Education.|
|BF455-463||Psycholinguistics. Creative Thinking. Meaning (Psychology)||4||Of some relevance to the study of language.|
|BF501-634||Motivation. Emotions. Control. Personality. Self-Perception.||4||Of important relevance to Education, especially counseling.|
|BF636-637||Psychology, Applied. Interpersonal Relations.||4||Of important relevance to Education.|
|BF638-648||New Thought. Mind and Body. Reasoning (Psychology).||2||Of some relevance to Religion, Sociology.|
|BF660-685||Psychology, Comparative. Animals, Habits and Behaviors of.||4||Of important relevance to Biology.|
|BF685-692||Sex (Psychology).||4||Of some relevance to Biology, Education, Sociology.|
|BF698||Personality.||4||Of important relevance to Education, especially counseling.|
|BF699-711||Genetic Psychology.||4||Of important relevance to Biology.|
|BF712-724||Developmental Psychology. Child Psychology.||4||Of important relevance to Education.|
|BF725-885||Class Psychology. Temperament. Character. Physiognomy. Ethnopsychology. Psychotherapy.||4||Of some relevance to Education, Sociology, History, Political Science, Philosophy.|
|HB849||Population psychology.||3b||Of some relevance to Sociology, History, Political Science, Education.|
|HF5381.7||Occupational Aptitude Tests.||3b||Of important relevance to Education.|
|HF5548.7-HF5549||Industrial Relations. Personnel Management.||3b||Of important relevance to Education and Business|
|HM251-HM299||Social Psychology.||4||Of important relevance to Education, Sociology, History, Political Science.|
|HQ1075-HQ1075.5||Sex role.||3b||Of some relevance to Education, Women’s Studies.|
|HQ1206||Women - Psychology.||3b||Of some relevance to Education, Women’s Studies.|
|LB1051-LB1091||Educational psychology.||3b||Of important relevance to Education.|
|QL750-QH751||Animal behavior.||3b||Of important relevance to Biology.|
|RC483-RC483.5||Psychiatry. Psychopharmacology.||3b||Of important relevance to Nursing.|
|RC489||Behavior therapy. Art therapy.||3b||Of some relevance to Nursing, Education.|
|RC500-RC571||Psychiatry. Psychology.||4||Of some relevance to Criminal Justice.|
|RJ499-RJ507 HQ772||Mental disorders-Children.
|4||Of important relevance to Education, Criminal Justice.|
|RM315-RM334||Neuropharmacology.||3b||Of important relevance to Nursing.|
Government Publications Collection Development Policy
|SuDocs #||U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCY||COLL CODE||COMMENTS|
|ED||Education Dept.||4||Relevance to Education.|
|FM||Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.||4||Relevance to Sociology, Criminal Justice, Business.|
|HE||Health and Human Services Dept.||4||Relevance to Health Sciences; of some relevance to Education.|
|J||Justice Dept.||3b||Relevance to Criminal Justice, Education, Sociology, Philosophy, Business.|
|Ju||Judiciary (Courts of the U.S.)||3b||Relevance to Criminal Justice.|
|L||Labor Dept.||3b||Relevance to Business.|
|LR||National Labor Relations Board||3b||Relevance to Business.|
|Merit Systems Protection Board||3b||Relevance to Sociology, Crim. Justice, Business.|
|PM||Personnel Management Office||3b||Relevance to Business.|