An invaluable and reliable source, the APA Concise Dictionary of Psychology answers the needs of the ever-increasing number of thoughtful readers from all walks of life who are interested in the ways that psychological science and knowledge cast light on the issues of everyday living.

This abridged version of the landmark, critically acclaimed APA Dictionary of Psychology maintains all the best features of the parent dictionary, including

  • 10,000 entries offering clear and authoritative definitions—including many revised and updated from the parent dictionary
  • Balanced coverage of over 90 subareas across the field of psychology—including clinical, experimental, neuropsychology, cognitive, personality, social, developmental, health, research methodology, and many others
  • Thousands of incisive cross-references that deepen the user's understanding of related topics
  • A Quick Guide to Use that explains stylistic and formal features at a glance
  • Appendixes listing major figures in the history of psychology and psychological therapies and approaches
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APA Concise Dictionary of Psychology


  • Significant Historical Figures in Psychology
  • Psychotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Approaches Entries
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