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Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work Subject Guide: Welcome
Welcome to the Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work Subject Guide! This page contains quick access to popular databases, new books from the Libraries' collection, and important resources. Please use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate this guide for a variety of information related to Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work.
The SAGE Video Social Work Collection contains over 300 videos showcasing social work skills, practices, populations, challenges, and research. The SAGE database also contains separate collections of videos focusing on Psychology and Counseling & Psychotherapy.
Clinical PharmacologyThis link opens in a new windowClinical Pharmacology offers peer-reviewed information on all prescription drugs, new and investigational drugs, herbal supplements, and nutritional and over-the-counter products. With instant content updates, the database is able to run drug searches by class, adverse reaction, indication or other feature. Helpful clinical tools include drug-drug interactions, drug identifier, IV compatibility, and patient education reports.
Health & Wellness CollectionThis link opens in a new windowProvides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
Health Reference CenterThis link opens in a new windowThis database includes more than 550 educational videos on a wide range of health topics, more than 1,100 searchable and browsable color illustrations, and a "Health in the News" section with regularly updated health news articles.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in PrintThis link opens in a new windowMental Measurements Yearbook is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation of over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. Entries cover tests within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership, and information on test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
Peterson's Test and Career Prep TrainingThis link opens in a new windowPeterson's provides standardized test preparation, undergraduate and graduate program research, tuition assistance information, and career advice.
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PsycARTICLESThis link opens in a new windowPsycARTICLES is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed journal articles in psychology. The database contains over 150,000 articles from nearly 80 journals. Coverage spans 1894 to present.
Psychology CollectionThis link opens in a new windowProvide access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.
PsycINFOThis link opens in a new windowPsycINFO contains more than three million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,500 periodicals in over 35 languages. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law.
Sage Video Social Work CollectionThis link opens in a new windowA collection of over 300 videos showcasing social work skills, practices, populations, challenges, and research.
New Books and eBooks
The Cambridge Handbook of Lifespan Development of Creativity by Sandra W. Russ (Editor); Jessica D. Hoffmann (Editor); James C. Kaufman (Editor)This handbook focuses on the development and nurturance of creativity across the lifespan, from early childhood to adolescence, adulthood, and later life. It answers the question: how can we help individuals turn their creative potential into achievement? Each chapter examines various contexts in which creativity exists, including school, workplace, community spaces, and family life. It covers various modalities for fostering creativity such as play, storytelling, explicit training procedures, shifting of attitudes about creative capacity, and many others. The authors review research findings across disciplines, encompassing the work of psychologists, educators, neuroscientists, and creators themselves, to describe the best practices for fostering creativity at each stage of development.
Call Number: BF408 .C1735 2022
Publication Date: November 2021
Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--And How to Think Deeply Again by Johann HariOur ability to pay attention is collapsing. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes a groundbreaking examination of why this is happening--and how to get our attention back. In the United States, teenagers can focus on one task for only sixty-five seconds at a time, and office workers average only three minutes. Like so many of us, Johann Hari was finding that constantly switching from device to device and tab to tab was a diminishing and depressing way to live. He tried all sorts of self-help solutions--even abandoning his phone for three months--but nothing seemed to work. So Hari went on an epic journey across the world to interview the leading experts on human attention--and he discovered that everything we think we know about this crisis is wrong. We think our inability to focus is a personal failure to exert enough willpower over our devices. The truth is even more disturbing: our focus has been stolen by powerful external forces that have left us uniquely vulnerable to corporations determined to raid our attention for profit. Hari found that there are twelve deep causes of this crisis, from the decline of mind-wandering to rising pollution, all of which have robbed some of our attention. In Stolen Focus, he introduces readers to Silicon Valley dissidents who learned to hack human attention, and veterinarians who diagnose dogs with ADHD. He explores a favela in Rio de Janeiro where everyone lost their attention in a particularly surreal way, and an office in New Zealand that discovered a remarkable technique to restore workers' productivity. Crucially, Hari learned how we can reclaim our focus--as individuals, and as a society--if we are determined to fight for it. Stolen Focus will transform the debate about attention and finally show us how to get it back.
Call Number: BF321 .H287 2022
Publication Date: January 2022
Unnerved: Anxiety, Social Change, and the Transformation of Modern Mental Health by Jason SchnittkerAnxiety is not new. Yet now more than ever, anxiety seems to define our times. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in the United States, exceeding mood, impulse-control, and substance-use disorders, and they are especially common among younger cohorts. More and more Americans are taking antianxiety medications. According to polling data, anxiety is experienced more frequently than other negative emotions. Why have we become so anxious? In Unnerved, Jason Schnittker investigates the social, cultural, medical, and scientific underpinnings of the modern state of mind. He explores how anxiety has been understood from the late nineteenth century to the present day and why it has assumed a more central position in how we think about mental health. Contrary to the claims that anxiety reflects large-scale traumas, abrupt social transitions, or technological revolutions, Schnittker argues that the ascent of anxiety has been driven by slow transformations in people, institutions, and social environments. Changes in family formation, religion, inequality, and social relationships have all primed people to be more anxious. At the same time, the scientific and medical understanding of anxiety has evolved, pushing it further to the fore. The rise in anxiety cannot be explained separately from changes in how patients, physicians, and scientists understand the disorder. Ultimately, Schnittker demonstrates that anxiety has carried the imprint of social change more acutely than have other emotions or disorders, including depression. When societies change, anxiety follows.
Academic OneFileThis link opens in a new windowA collection of more than 8,000 journals covering a variety of academic disciplines — from science, technology and medicine to the humanities.
Academic Search PremierThis link opens in a new windowAcademic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications.
Credo ReferenceThis link opens in a new windowCredo Reference is an online reference library providing access to over 615 reference books. It includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, in addition to a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law.
Ebook CentralThis link opens in a new windowThis collection provides access to over 140,000 full-text books, reports, and other authoritative documents in the fields of Business & Economics; Career & General Education; Computers, Engineering & Applied Sciences; Humanities; Science, Medicine & Allied Health; and Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Films on Demand: Master Academic CollectionThis link opens in a new windowThe Films on Demand Master Collection provides access to over 41,000 educational videos and award winning documentaries covering a wide range of topics.
PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO Database GuidePsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from over 100 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA). It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
The PsycINFO, database provides abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, and is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.
Research LibraryThis link opens in a new windowSearch ProQuest for information from over 3,300 newspapers and periodicals on a wide range of topics including the arts, business, humanities, health, social sciences, and physical sciences.
SAGE PremierThis link opens in a new windowThe SAGE Premier collection consists of over 640 peer-reviewed journals from SAGE Publications in the fields of business, the humanities, the social sciences, science, technology, and medicine. Articles from January 1999 to the present are available in full text.
ScienceDirect College EditionThis link opens in a new windowThe ScienceDirect College Edition includes some 1,900 full-text Elsevier journals in three collections: Health & Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. Full-text coverage starts in 1995 or later (depending on journal) and continues to the present.