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Psychology: Books

A guide to finding information in psychology. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: eysenck cognitive

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.


Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Key locations

130 Branches of psychology
131 Physiological psychology
134 Hypnosis
135 Sleep, dreams
136 Differential psychology
137 Personality
150 General psychology
151 Intelligence
152 Sensation and perception
153 Cognition
154 Memory and learning
155 Developmental psychology
157 Emotions 
158 Movement, instincts, reflexes
159     Volition and movement


300 Social sciences                
301.15 Social psychology


610 Medical sciences
611.8 Anatomy of the nervous system
612.8 Physiology of the nervous system
616.08 Health psychology
616.8 Diseases of the nervous system



Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our webpages:

Call Numbers for selected topics

Adler: Psychoanalysis 131.3463
Adolescence: psychology of 136.7354
Alcoholism 613.8
Amnesias 616.85232
Animal psychology 151.3
Aphasia 616.8552
Applied psychology 150.13
Auditory perception 152.2

Behaviour 151.3

Child development 136.72
Child personality 136.73
Child psychology 136.7
Cognitive behaviour therapy 616.89142
Comparative (animal) psychology 151.3
Consciousness 153.7

Delinquent children 136.763
Developmental psychology 155
Drug addiction 616.863
Dyslexia 616.8553

Environmental psychology 136.2
Ethnopsychology 136.4
Experimental psychology 150.72

Forensic psychology 614.15
Freud: Psychoanalysis 131.3462

Genius 151.1

History of psychology 150.9

Jung: Psychoanalysis 131.3464

Language use 153.65
Learning 154.4

Mental deficiencies 616.8588
Mental health 131.3
Mental illness 616.89
Modern psychological theories 150.1
Motivation 159.4

Neuroses  616.852

Olfactory perceptions 152.3

Personality tests 137.8
Piaget 136.72 PIA
Psychiatry 616.89
Psychoanalysis 131.34
Psychological systems 150.19
Psychological tests 151.2
Psychotherapy 616.8914

Reason 153.6

Schizophrenia 616.8982
Sexes, Psychology of 136.1
Social psychology 301.15
Statistical methods and experimental design 150.7253

Visual perception 152.1


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