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A guide to finding databases and other resources related to the study of psychology.

Library Classification for Psychology

All books and other materials in the library are organized by call number. Most call numbers are based on the Library of Congress classification system, which organizes materials by subject. The following demonstrates how materials about theater are organized in the library. (Note that this is only a partial list.)

Brief Overview

  • Psychology - BF 1-990
  • Psychoanalysis - BF 173-175.5
  • Consciousness, cognition - BF 309-499
  • Motivation - BF 501-505
  • Applied psychology - BF 636-637
  • Developmental psychology - BF 712-724.85

Detailed Overvie

Philosophy. Relation to other topics

BF 38-64
Psychoanalysis BF 173-175.5
Psychological tests and testing BF 176-176.5
Experimental psychology BF 180-198.7
Gestalt psychology BF 203
Psychotropic drugs and other substances BF 207-209
Sensation. Aesthesiology BF 231-299

Consciousness. Cognition

Including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue

BF 309-499
Motivation BF 501-505
Affection. Feeling. Emotion BF 511-593
Will. Volition. Choice. Control BF 608-635
Applied psychology BF 636-637
New Thought. Menticulture, etc. BF 638-648
Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology BF 660-685
Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior BF 692-692.5
Differential psychology. Individuality. Self BF 697-697.5
Personality BF 698-698.9
Genetic psychology BF 699-711

Developmental psychology

Including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood

BF 712-724.85
Class psychology BF 725-727
Temperament. Character BF 795-839
Physiognomy. Phrenology BF 839.8-885
Graphology. Study of handwriting BF 889-905
The hand. Palmistry

BF 908-940