Review by Choice Review
This set is essentially an encyclopedia of psychology aimed at general nonspecialist readers. The second set in the Survey of Social Science, following Economics Series (CH, Jun'92), includes more than 400 signed articles, usually about six pages long. They include a brief definition of the topic, a list of principal related terms with definitions, a more extensive "Overview," "Applications" (an explanation of how the concept is put into practice), "Context" (which includes history and implications), and an annotated bibliography. The bibliographies generally list secondary books and textbooks, with few primary journal articles. These easily understood articles will be particularly useful for lower level undergraduates beginning library research in psychology. The set could be effectively used in conjunction with Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. by R.J. Corfini and B.D. Ozaki (CH, Dec'88), but certainly will not replace it. N. Taylor; Earlham College
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