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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

150 Psychology
152 Sensation and perception
153 Cognition
154 Sleep and dreams
155 Developmental psychology
156 Comparative psychology
158         Applied psychology


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 and 150.1953
Alcoholism 613.8
Amnesia 616.85232
Animal psychology 591.5
Aphasia 616.8552
Auditory perception 152.15

Child development 155 and 305.231
Child personality 155.4
Child psychology 155.4 and 155.5
Cognitive behaviour therapy 616.89142
Consciousness 153

Drug addiction 616.863
Dyslexia 616.8553

Emotions 152.4
Environmental psychology 155.9
Ethnopsychology 155.8
Experimental psychology 150.72

Forensic psychology 614.15
Freud: Psychoanalysis 131.3462 and 150.1952

Genius 153.9

History of psychology 150.9

Jung: Psychoanalysis 131.3464 and 150.1954

Language use 153.6
Learning 153.15

Mental deficiencies 616.8588
Mental illness 616.89
Modern psychological theories 150.1
Motivation 153.8

Neuroses  616.852

Olfactory perception 152.166

Personality 155.2
Personality tests 155.28
Psychiatry 616.89
Psychoanalysis 131.34 and 150.195
Psychological systems 150.19
Psychological tests 150.287
Psychotherapy 616.8914

Reason 153.43

Schizophrenia 616.8982
Sexes, Psychology of 155.3
Social psychology 301.15
Statistical methods and experimental design 150.727 and 150.15195

Visual perception 152.14


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