Encyclopedias Relevant to Psychology of Emotion
These specialized encyclopedia's provide orientation to "your emotion" and usually include references worth exploring further.
The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
Sage Reference Online
Navigating this e-book is not intuitive, but the articles are worth the trouble. Browse by Topic, Open the chapter Cognitive, Emotional & Sensory Functions
and browse the alphabetical list of emotions.
This collection of encyclopedias includes several specialized encyclopedias for psychology and counseling that cover emotions. The Encyclopedia of Human Relations
will be most helpful, but you may search across all titles.
Our print collection has many books and chapters of books on point. Search our catalog to find them. An effective search will include your target emotion and psychology or physiology or "mass media" or "popular culture." Truncate root words with * and search for phrases in "quotes".
Because research articles are usually quite narrow in scope or focused, the biggest challenge you will encounter will be around selecting which articles to use. Expect to read many full text articles that will not be incorporated into your paper and reference list and still many more abstracts of articles.
- Limit your search to literature reviews to find comprehensive meta analysis of the research on your target emotion.
- To find research on cultural variations search for phrases such as "crosscultural differences" or "sociocultural factors"
- To find discussions of how the emotion is depicted ouside the academy, search for phrases such as "popular culture" or "mass media"
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.
MEDLINE (Thomson Scientific / ISI Web Services)
Steps to using PsycInfo to take advantage of its features.
Begin by searching for your target emotion in the MeSH Major Topics and then refine by MeSH qualifiers psychology or physiology.
Emotions in Popular Culture
Finding representations and discussions of emotions in popular culture will involve looking beyond the typical scholarly database. In addition to searching for discussions of emotion in books and articles on mass media or popular culture you may also search the artifacts of popular culture.
Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Internet Movie Database
Search this for scholarly discussion of the emotion in popular culture or mass media only.
Directory and news on TV and feature films
Not sure if you would consider this database of images of collection worthy art to be popular culture...But you may search by keyword (emotion), date and region.
Popular Print & Web Sites
Search for discussions and treatments of emotion in magazines and newspapers freely available on the web or via the following subscription library databases.
Provides an accessible and invaluable source of information of electronic archives to leading journals of opinion. Search the full text of over 740 years of archives including Harpers Magazine, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, National Review
and The New York Review of Books
. An invaluable resource, providing in-depth analysis of topics such as the cold war, the Arab-Israeli conflict, American foreign policy, defense, the Supreme Court, affirmative action, welfare, crime, immigration, religion, education, art, literature, militarism, human rights violations, environmental destruction, classical music, and much more.
Academic OneFile (Gale)
Vast aggregated full-text database