Related Readings in Psychology




On these pages you will find listings of suggested  and relevant readings and research  for the sub-fields in psychology and psychology in general.

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 Overview of Psychology


Bringle, Robert G. and Donna K. Duffy, (eds.). (1998). With service in mind: Concepts and models for service-learning in psychology. Wash. DC:AAHE/APA.

Kassin, Saul and Kathleen H. Briggs, (eds.). (2005). Current directions in introductory psychology. Wash. DC: American Psychological Society.

Lawson, Robert B., Jean E. Graham and Kristin M. Baker. (2007). A history of psychology: Globalization, ideas and applications. New Jersey: Upper Saddle River.

Pettijohn, Terry. F. (2007). Classic Edition Sources in Psychology. Iowa:McGraw-Hill.

Sattler, David N. and Virginia Shabatay. (2000). Psychology in Context. MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Stanovich, Keith E. (2007). How to think straight about psychology. Boston: Pearson-Allyn-Bacon.


 History of Psychology

Bernal, Martin (1987). Black Athena:  The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece-1785-1985, Volume 1). New Jersey: Rutgers  University Press.

Fancher, Raymond E. (1990). Pioneers of psychology. New York: W.W.Norton & Company.

James, George G. M. (1954). Stolen Legacy.  San Francisco: Julian Richardson Associates.

Jansz, Jeroen and Peter van Drunen. (2004). A social history of psychology. MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Olela, Henry (1981). From Ancient Africa to Ancient Greece: An Introduction to the History of Philosophy. Atlanta, GA: The Select Publishing Corporation.

Watson, Robert I. and Rand B. Evans. (1991). The Great Psychologists: A History of Psychological Thought. Harper Collins Publishers.

Wertheimer, Michael.(1987). A brief history of psychology. Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.


 Neuroscience

Neuroscience Online
An Electronic Textbook for the Neurosciences | Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston


 Developmental Science

Grabiner, Gene. (2011). A Question  of Choice.Reproductive Health. Reproductive Health 2011, 8:20 doi:10.1186/1742-4755-8-20
Online: http://www.reproductive-health-journal.com/content/8/1/20.Click on hyperlink below to read article.

Reproductive Choice
Women's reproductive rights, reproductive health, and constitutional privacy rights in the United States are addressed in light of the contemporary onslaught of the Christian Right. The misuse of State power by fundamentalist social forces in America is critiqued. The article also briefly reviews the question of State control over women's bodies. This article was written by Dr. Gene Grabiner, Erie Community College.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. Teen birth rates declined again in 2009.

Teen Birth Rates Declined Again in 2009
Teen birth rates lowest in U.S. history, but remain significantly higher than those in most industrialized nations.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2010-2015
Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies Through Communitywide Initiatives
The Presidentís Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative


          Adolescent Development

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011.

Adolescent Development
During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents establish patterns of behavior and make lifestyle choices that affect both their current and future health. Serious health and safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, substance use, and risky sexual behaviors can adversely affect adolescent and young adults.

Some adolescents also struggle to adapt behaviors that could decrease their risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood, such as eating nutritiously, engaging in physical activity, and choosing not to use tobacco.
Environmental factors such as family, peer group, school, and community characteristics also contribute to adolescents' health and risk behaviors.


 Theories of Personality

 Sigmund Freud-Books Online
Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Leonardo da Vinci
Three Contributions to the Sexual Theory
Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious
Selected Papers on Hysteria and Other Psychoneuroses
Totem and Taboo
Reflections on War and Death
A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
Psychopathology of Everyday Life
The Interpretation of Dreams
The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement
Delusion and Dream
Dream Psychology: Psychoanalysis for Beginners
Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis
Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego

 Collected Works of Carl Jung

Collected Works of Carl Jung
Online library.

Collected Works of Carl Jung
21 Books in this online collection.

 William James-Books Online

William James Books
E-books at Adelaide University.

William James-Online Books
University of Pennsylvania.

William James-Online Books
Project Gutenberg.