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Queen's University Library

Psychology and Cognitive Science

Department: Department of Psychology
Library: Stauffer Library
Faculty Representative: Daryl Wilson
daryl.wilson@queensu.ca
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Liaison Librarian: Michele Chittenden

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Collection Policy Outline

General Purpose:

To support teaching and research in psychology and cognitive science through the Ph.D. level, and individual or group research at the faculty or post-doctoral level. Critical and therapeutic aspects of psychiatry are handled by the Health Sciences Library and courses in education psychology are offered by the Faculty of Education.

Languages:

English is preferred but all major western European languages are collected.

Geographical Areas:

North America and Europe.

Type of Material Collected

:
  • books: monographs, bibliographies, proceedings of conferences, etc.
  • serial publications: series and periodicals
  • statistical data
  • indexing and abstracting services

Fields of research:

  • addictions
  • biofeedback and self-control
  • behavioural medicine
  • behaviour therapy and modification
  • cognitive psychology
  • cultural psychology
  • electroencephalography
  • forensic psychology
  • history of psychology
  • learning theory
  • life-span development
  • neuropsychology
  • perception
  • personality theory and assessment
  • physiological psychology
  • psychometrics
  • psychopathology
  • sleep
  • social psychology
  • stress
  • statistics

Note* Material relevant to some of the more clinical areas listed may be housed in Bracken Library.

Subjects and Collecting Levels:

(Explanation of Collection Policy Levels)

Areas to be collected at level B:

  • addictions:
    • alcoholism
    • smoking
    • drug addiction
  • behavioural medicine:
    • stress and stress relief
    • pain
    • behavioural therapy and modification
    • human sexuality
  • cognitive psychology:
    • mathematical models
    • artificial intelligence
    • robotics
    • psycholinguistics
    • memory
    • thought
    • information processing
    • reading
    • language and thought
  • cultural psychology:
    • acculturation (immigrants & refugees)
    • cross-cultural impacts on thinking and reasoning
  • developmental psychopathology:
    • high-risk children
    • autism spectrum disorders
    • language disorders
    • bullying
    • aggression
    • effects of early trauma
    • stress and coping in families of individuals with developmental delay
  • electroencephalography:
    • evoked potentials
    • event-related potentials
  • forensic psychology:
    • sexual offences
    • eye-witness testimony
    • incarceration
    • violence
    • female offenders
  • learning theory:
    • classical conditioning
    • operant conditioning
    • ethology
  • life-span development:
    • adolescence
    • cognitive development
    • developmental cognitive neuroscience
    • developmental disabilities
    • developmental research methods
    • developmental theory
    • infant development
    • language development
    • social cognitive development
    • socio-emotional development
  • perception and action:
    • visual sensation and perception
    • auditory sensation and perception
    • tactile sensation and perception
    • auditory perception across the lifespan
    • music perception
    • psychophysics
    • attention
    • visual scene processing
    • perception-action system
    • hand-eye coordination and object manipulation skills
    • virtual reality environments
    • speech perception and production
  • personality theory and assessment:
    • stability and change in personality
    • the self
    • personality and behaviour prediction
    • classification of personality
  • psychometrics:
    • measurement theory
    • test construction
    • mental testing
  • physiological psychology:
    • psychopharmacology
    • side effects of anti-psychotic medications
    • neurotransmission
    • psychoneuroendocrinology
    • brain stimulation
    • behavioural toxicology
    • functional brain mapping
    • immunology
    • basic motivational and reward systems
    • interface between motivation and cognition
    • neural plasticity
    • animal models of fear
    • animal models of learning and memory
    • animal models of addiction
  • psychopathology:
    • affective disorders
    • paranoia
    • schizophrenia
    • anxiety disorders
    • Alzheimer disease
    • Parkinsonism
    • psychotherapy
    • suicide and parasuicide
    • counselling
    • psychosomatic disorders
    • sexual dysfunction
  • sleep:
    • sleep regulation
    • sleep disorders
    • circadian rhythms
  • social psychology:
    • sex roles and gender
    • ethnic relations
    • attitudes
    • stereotypes
    • risk-taking behaviour
    • persuasion
    • motivated social cognition
    • health psychology
    • committed relationships
  • statistics:
    • univariate and multivariate techniques
    • statistical inference

Areas to be collected at level C:

  • addictions
  • behavioural medicine
  • behavioural neuroscience
  • behaviour therapy and modification
  • cognitive psychology
  • cultural psychology
  • electroencephalography
  • forensic psychology
  • human factors (ergonomics)
  • life-span development
  • neuropsychology
  • perception
  • personality theory and assessment
  • psychometrics
  • physiological psychology
  • psychopathology
  • sleep
  • social psychology
  • statistics

Policy last revised: July 2008