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Collection Development Plan for Psychology

 

1.     Collection Description

1.1 Purpose of the collection

The psychology collection is used mainly by undergraduates who major or minor in psychology and by undergraduates who take psychology courses as electives or as requirements for their majors. Some of the psychology resources may be used by graduate students in business, education, nursing and social work programs. The collection is used by the psychology department faculty for their research, for course planning, and for advising students who are working on undergraduate research projects.

1.2 History

1.2.1 Salisbury University Psychology Dept. The Psychology Department has offered a major in psychology since the 1960s. A master’s level graduate program was offered from 1975 to 2000.  The present curriculum offers more than 35 courses.  369 undergraduates were psychology majors in the Fall 2008 semester.

1.2.2 Blackwell Library Psychology Collection. New courses that have been added recently include Psych. 375 Psychology and the Law, Psych. 481 Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, and Psych. 482 Nature-Nurture Issues. Table 1A lists the courses offered. Table 1B lists subject headings and call numbers.

New courses proposed AY 2009-2010 are Psychology of Religion and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Copies of Resource Analyses for proposed new courses Appendix 1.

2.  Collections Guidelines: General

2.1 LC Classification

BF 1 through BF 990 is the LC classification for much of the psychology collection.  Some industrial & occupational psychology sources and some social psychology sources are in the H’s with business and social sciences. Some educational psychology sources are in the L’s with education. Some psychophysiology sources are with physiology in the QP’s. Most of the psychiatry and psychotherapy literature is in the R’s. Table 2 lists the LC classification numbers (Table 2.1.1 & Table 2.1.2) and the RCL subject categories (Table 2.2) for psychology.

2.2 Language

The psychology literature is almost always in English.

2.3 Time Period

The psychology literature has been published after 1900. 

2.4 Geographical Scope

Most of the psychology literature is published in the United States.  Some British and European sources are included.

2.5 Date of Publication

Currency is important for some of the biomedical psychology literature.  Older resources continue to be useful for history of psychology and for psychological theories.

2.6 Types of Material

Books, electronic resources and audio-visual materials for psychology are included in the collection. Psychology Journals. See Appendix 2.

2.7 Multiple Copies

Usually only one copy of each title is purchased.  Exceptions will allow more than one copy when there is a need for class use.

2.8 Literature of Other Disciplines

Some of the industrial psychology and social psychology books are in the H’s with business and social sciences. Some books about psychology and law are in the K’s. Some of the educational psychology books are in the education section, L’s.  Many of the books on psychotherapy are in the R’s with medicine and psychiatry.

3.     Collections Contents:

Throughout Section 3, the following indicators of collection intensity are used:

1

Minimal level

Basic introductory works intended for those with little or no previous knowledge of the field.

2

Basic information level

Selected general information, sufficient to support introductory level courses only.

3

Intermediate instructional level

Selected resources sufficient to support all papers and class assignments of undergraduate students.

4

Full instructional support level

Selected primary and secondary sources to support advanced undergraduate and master’s level courses.

5

Research/advanced study level

Major published sources, primary and secondary, required for independent and dissertation research.

Note: Each succeeding level is presumed to include all lesser levels.

 Collection Contents continued - Subject Subsections

3.1 General Psychology

Collection Intensity Level: 4 Full Instructional Support Level

      LC call numbers: BF 121 Intro. Psych.

      Subject Headings: Psychology, Human Behavior                                                 

3.2 Research Methods

      Collection Intensity Level: 3 Intermediate Instructional Support Level

      LC call numbers: BF 76.5 Research Methods – Psychology, BF 180-198.7, BF 39, HA 29

      Subject Headings: Science & Psychology, Social Science & Psychology, Psychology – Statistical Methods, Psychology, Experimental, Psychology – Experiments, Experimental Psychologists, Human Experimentation in Psychology 

3.3 Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Infancy & Childhood,

      and Psychology of Adolescence  

      Collection Intensity Level: 3-4 Intermediate Instructional Level to Full Instructional Support Level     

      LC call numbers: BF712 to BF724.85  

      Subject Headings: Adolescence, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescent Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychology, Adolescent Psychopathology, Adolescent Psychotherapy, Child Development, Child Psychiatry, Child Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Emotions in children, Emotions in infants, Human Development, Infant Psychology, Infants - - Development, Pediatrics - - Psychological aspects, Toddlers - - Development, and Toddlers - - Psychology.

3.4  Biological Bases of Behavior & Physiological Psychology 

Collection Intensity Level: 2-3 Introductory to Intermediate Instructional Level

LC call numbers: QP 351 – QP 495 Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology,

QP 360 Psychophysiology

R 726.5 – R 726.7 Medicine & Psychology

RC 321 – RC 571 Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychology

RC 435 – RC 571 Psychiatry

BF 699 – BF 711Genetic Psychology

Subject Headings: Psychophysiology, Psychobiology, Behavior Genetics, Clinical Health Psychology, Medicine and Psychology 

Table 1A. Psychology courses listed in the 2008-2010 catalog.

 

Course Name & Number

Intensity

Level

PSYC 101 General Psychology

4

PSYC 220 Research Methods 1

3

PSYC 300 Developmental Psychology

3-4

PSYC 301 Biological Basis of Behavior

2

PSYC 302 Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 304 Research Methods 2

3

PSYC 305 Psychology of Learning

2

PSYC 306 Social Psychology

2-3

PSYC 313 Drugs and Behavior

2

PSYC 320 Psychology of Infancy & Childhood

3-4

PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence

3-4

PSYC 322 Psychology of Aging

2

PSYC 323 Psychology of Death & Dying

2

PSYC 325 Psychology of Sexuality

2

PSYC 333 Effective Parenting

2

PSYC 334 Psychology of Women

2

PSYC 336 Psychology of Men

2

PSYC 360 Clinical/Counseling Psychology

4

PSYC 375 Psychology & the Law

2

PSYC 401 Physiological Psychology

2-3

PSYC 402 Childhood Disorders

2

PSYC 403 Measurement & Evaluation in Psychology

2

PSYC 406 Psychology of  Attitudes & Attitude Change

2

PSYC 407 Psychology of  Personality

2

PSYC 408 History & Systems in Psychology

2

PSYC 409 Environmental Psychology

2

PSYC 410 Multicultural Issues

2

PSYC 423 Developmental Disabilities

2

PSYC 430 Applied Behavior Analysis

2

PSYC 445 Cognitive Psychology

2

PSYC 446 Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology

2

PSYC 450 Sensation & Perception

2

PSYC 481 Health Psychology/ Behavioral Medicine

2

PSYC 482 Nature Nurture Issues

2

PSYC 485 Psychology Practicum

NA

PSYC 490 Individual Directed Study

NA

PSYC 495 Selected Topics in Psychology

NA

PSYC 497 Research in Psychology

NA

Table 1B Courses, Subject Headings & LC Classification Numbers

 

Course Name & Number

 

LC Subject Headings

 

LC Classification Numbers

PSYC 101 General Psychology

Psychology

Human Behavior

[BF 1 – BF 990]

BF 121 Intro. Psych.

PSYC 220 & PSYC 304 Research Methods 1 & 2

 

PSYC 497 Research Methods in Psychology

Science and Psychology

Social Science and Psychology

Psychology – Statistical Methods

Psychology, Experimental

Psychology – Experiments

Experimental Psychologists

Human Experimentation in Psychology

BF 76.5 Research Methods – Psychology

BF180 – BF198.7

BF 39, HA 29

PSYC 300 Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

BF 712 – BF 724.85

PSYC 301 Biological Basis of Behavior

Psychophysiology

Medicine and Psychology

Psychobiology

Behavior Genetics

Biological Psychiatry

RC321 –RC394

QP 351 – QP 495 Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology,

QP 360 Psychophysiology

 

PSYC 302 Abnormal Psychology

Psychological, Pathological

Mental Illness

Personality Disorders

RC 512 – RC 569.5 Psychopathology

PSYC 305 Psychology of Learning

Learning, Psychology of

LB1057

PSYC 306 Social Psychology

Social Psychology

Social Interaction

Social Behavior

HM 251, HM 1033

HM 291

 

PSYC 313 Drugs & Behavior

Psychopharmacology

Human Behavior – Effect of drugs on

Psychotropic Drugs

Neuropharmacology

Mental Disorders – Drug therapy

Mental Illness - Chemotherapy

BF 207 – BF 209

RC483

RM315

PSYC 320 Psychology of Infancy & Childhood

Child Psychology

Infant Psychology

Pediatric Neuropsychology

BF712 – BF724.85

BF 719

PSYC 321 Psychology of Adolescence

Adolescent Psychology

BF724

PSYC 322Psychology of Aging

Aging – Psychological Aspects

Aged – Psychological Aspects

Geriatric Psychiatry

Behavior Therapy for the Aged

Psychotherapy for the Aged

BF 724.8 - BF 724.85

 

 

 

RC451.4

PSYC 323 Psychology of Death & Dying

Death – Psychological Aspects

Bereavement – Psychological Aspects

Loss - Psychology

BF 789

PSYC 325 Psychology of Sexuality

Sex (Psychology)

Sex Role

BF 692 – BF 692.5

 

 

 

Course Name & Number

 

LC Subject Headings

 

LC Classification Numbers

PSYC 333 Effective Parenting

Parenting

Parenting – Psychology

Parenting – Psychological Aspects

Parenthood – Psychological Aspects

Parent and Child

Parent and Teenager

HQ 755.8 – HQ 755.86

PSYC 334 Psychology of Women

Women – Psychology

Women – Mental Health

Femininity - Psychology

HQ 1206

PSYC 336 Psychology of Men

Men – Psychology

Men – Mental Health

Masculinity - Psychology

HQ 1090.3

PSYC 360 Clinical/Counseling Psychology

 

Clinical Psychology

Mental Health Counseling

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist & Patient

Mental Health

Mental Health Services

Stress – Psychology

Stress Management

BF173 – BF175.5 Psychoanalysis

RC435 – RC 489 Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

RC 480.5 – RC 489

RA 785 Stress Management

RA790.5 & RA790.6

RC440, RC455 Mental Health Services

 

PSYC 370 Psychology & the Law

Criminal Psychology

Correctional Psychology

Law – Psychological Aspects

Mental Health Laws

Forensic Psychiatry

HV 6080

 

 

KF 480

PSYC 401 Physiological Psychology

Psychophysiology

Medicine and Psychology

Clinical Health Psychology

Psychobiology

Behavior Genetics

QP 351 – QP 495 Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology,

QP 360 Psychophysiology

R 726.5 – R 726.7 Medicine & Psychology

RC 321 – RC 571 Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychology

RC 435 – RC 571 Psychiatry

BF 699 – BF 711

Genetic Psychology

PSYC 402 Childhood Disorders

Child Psychopathology

Child Abuse – Psychology

Psychological Child Abuse

Psychologically Abused Children

RC 569.7 – RC 571 Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation

RJ 499 – RJ 507 Mental Disorders -  Child Psychiatry

 

 

Course Name & Number

 

LC Subject Headings

 

LC Classification Numbers

PSYC 403 Measurement & Evaluation in Psychology

 

Psychodiagnostics

Psychological Tests

Behavioral Assessment

Mental Illness – Diagnosis

Mental Status Examination

Psychiatric Rating Scales

Psychological Tests for Children

Personality Assessment

Personality Tests

Intelligence Tests

Children – Intelligence Testing

Learning Ability – Testing

Educational Tests and Measurements

Psychometrics

BF 176 – BF 176.5

Psychological Tests & Testing

RC469 – RC473

RJ 486.6 Neuropsychological Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSYC 406  Psychology of Attitudes & Attitude Change

Attitude (Psychology)

Change (Psychology)

BF 323

BF 637

PSYC 407  Psychology of Personality

Personality

BF698 – BF 698.95

PSYC 408  History & Systems in Psychology

Psychology - History

BF 81 – BF 105

PSYC 409 Environmental Psychology

Environmental Psychology

BF 353

 

PSYC 410

Multicultural Issues

Ethnopsychology

Personality & Culture

Minorities – Mental Health Services

Racism in Psychology

BF 698.9

GN502, GN 510

RC451.5

 

PSYC 423 Developmental Disabilities

Developmentally Disabled Children

Children with Mental Disabilities

RC 569.7 – RC 571

PSYC 430  Applied Behavior Analysis

Behavior Analysis

Behavior Modification

Behavior Therapy

Behaviorism

BF 121

BF 636 – BF 637 Applied Psychology, Behavior Modification

BF 199 Skinner

PSYC 445

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

BF 309 -BF 311 Cognitive Psych.

BF 318-319 Psych. of Learning

PSYC 446 Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology

Pediatric Neuropsychology

Cognitive Neuroscience

QP 360.5

RA 1147.5

 

PSYC 450 Sensation & Perception

Senses and Sensation

Perception, Visual Perception

Auditory Perception

 

BF 231 – BF 299

 

Course Name & Number

LC Subject Headings

LC Classification Numbers

PSYC 481 Health Psychology/ Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine

Clinical Health Psychology

Medicine & Psychology

Health Behavior

Health – Psychological Aspects

Health Attitudes / Attitudes to Health

Healing – Psychological Aspects

Emotions – Health Aspects

Mind & Body

Chronic Diseases – Psychological Aspects

Critically Ill – Psychology

Nursing – Psychological Aspects

Patients – Psychology

Sick – Psychology

Psychophysiology

R 726.5 & R726.7

R 733

RA418

RA564

RC 49

RC 455

RC 480.5

RC 489

PSYC 482 Nature Nurture Issues

Nature and Nurture

Behavior Genetics

Genetic Psychology

Medical Genetics – Psychological Aspects

Mental Illness – Genetic Aspects

BF 341

BF698.95

QH438.5

RC455.4

PSYC 485 Psychology Practicum

NA – several subjects apply

 

PSYC 495 Selected Topics in Psychology

NA – topics offered vary

 

 

Table 2. LC Classification & RCL Subject Categories

Percentages of Books in Each Category from the Fall 2007 Study.

 

Table 2.1.1

 

LC Classification

% Collection

2007 Study *

Intensity

Level

B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

 

 

BF 1 – BF 990 Psychology

24.75

2-4

BF 1-37 Psychology

57

3-4

BF38-64 Philosophy. Relation to other topics

19.7

2-3

BF173-175.5 Psychoanalysis

12.5

1

BF176-176.5 Psychological Tests & Testing

12.5

3

BF180-198.7 Experimental Psychology

21.4

3

BF203 Gestalt Psychology

0

1

BF231-299 Sensation. Aesthesiology

13.8

2

BF309-499 Consciousness. Cognition

25.8

3-4

BF501-505 Motivation

25

3

BF511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion

30.4

3

BF608-635 Will. Volition. Choice. Control

16.7

2-3

BF636-637 Applied  Psychology

26

3

BF660-685 Comparative Psychology. Animal & human psychology

33

3

BF692-692.5 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior

20

3

BF697-697.5 Differential psychology. Individuality. Self

37.5

3

BF698-698.9 Personality

20

3

BF699-711 Genetic psychology

20

2-3

BF712-724.85 Developmental psychology

29

3-4

BF725-727 Class psychology

50

2

BF795-839 Temperament. Character

100

2

*Blackwell Library had this percentage of the RCL recommended titles in 2007. Titles have been added from 2008 to 2010.

 

Table 2.1.2

Psychology in other LC Categories

Subject Headings

Hs

 

LB 1027.5, LB 1051, LB 1060.2

Educational Psychology, School Psychology

QP Physiology                   

 

R Medicine

 

R 726.5

Medicine & Psychology

RA 1147.5

Clinical Neuropsychology, Forensic Neuropsychology

RC 49

Medicine, Psychosomatic

RC 321 – RC 571

Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

  RC 394

Neuropsychology

  RC 346 – RC 429

Neurology

  RC 435 – RC 571

Psychiatry

  RC 454

Psychology, pathological

  RC475 – RC 489

  RC 480

Therapeutics, Psychotherapy

Mental illness – treatment

  RC 483

Psychopharmacology

  RC 512 – RC 569.5

Psychopathology

  RC 554 - RC 569.5

Personality Disorders. Behavior problems Child abuse, drug abuse, suicide, RC 569.5 Violence - Psychology

  RC569.7 – RC571

Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation

RJ 486.6

Neuropsychological Assessment

RJ 499 – RJ 507

Mental disorders – child psychiatry

Children with mental disabilities

RJ 506 Pediatric Neuropsychology

RM 315

Psychopharmacology

 

Table 2.2

 

RCL Classification

% Collection

2007 Study*

Intensity Level

PSYCHOLOGY

21

3

Animal Experimental & Comparative Psychology

21.43

3

Communication Systems

29.51

2-3

Consumer Psychology

29.03

2-3

Developmental Psychology

34.57

4

Educational Psychology

14.63

3

Engineering & Environmental Psychology

11.11

2

Forensic Psychology

2.63

2

General Psychology

23.33

4

Human Experimental Psychology

20.78

3

Industrial & Organizational Psychology

20.78

3

Intelligent Systems

2.70

2

Mental Health Treatment & Prevention

29.66

4

Military Psychology

10.71

2

Personality Psychology

36.03

4

Physiological Psychology & Neuroscience

12.12

3

Professional Psychological & Health Personnel Issues

12.12

3

Psychological & Physical Disorders

31.31

3

Psychology & the Humanities

32.26

3

Psychometrics, Statistics, & Methodology

15.66

3

Social Processes & Social Issues

14.68

3

Social Psychology

20.88

3

Sport Psychology & Leisure

16.28

2

 

The librarian liaison to the Health Sciences, Nursing & Psychology is Stephanie Fridie, smfridie@salisbury.edu  410-543-6206