The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Set
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The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Set

by Irving B. Weiner
     
 

Psychologists, researchers, teachers, and students need complete and comprehensive information in the fields of psychology and behavioral science. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology four-volume set has been the reference of choice for almost three decades. This indispensable resource includes much new material.

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Overview

Psychologists, researchers, teachers, and students need complete and comprehensive information in the fields of psychology and behavioral science. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology four-volume set has been the reference of choice for almost three decades. This indispensable resource includes much new material.

  • Is the first stop for comprehensive, accurate, accessible, and up to date information on all the subfields of psychology, the behavioral sciences, and neuroscience
  • Completely updated, expanded, and reorganized for easy searching
  • Provides complete, up-to-date, and authoritative coverage of every major area of psychology
  • Experienced editors maintain the highest standards by reviewing every entry themselves and relying on specialty experts for consultation only
  • Includes over 2,300 pages, 1,500 entries, copious cross references, citation references, and selected reading recommendations
  • Separate biographical section provides quick reference to contemporary scholars and practitioners of note
  • Designed with reference features recommended by librarians for easy print and online navigation

4 Volumes

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9780470479216

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Raymond Corsini's classic work lives on in his fourth edition. Updating this title required a major effort; approximately 1,200 authors contributed articles. New topics include such entries as "Happiness," "Postpartum Depression," "Bisexuality," "Art Therapy," "Recovered Memories," "Premenstrual Syndrome," and "Atribution Theory." This set remains a valuable resource as the field of psychology continues to evolve." (Choice, July 2010)

"The availibility of the subject index offers the patient reader a chance to read about topics that are mentioned in passing rather than as main entries. The importance of this index to the reader cannot be overstated. The editors, Irving B. Weiner and W. Edward Craighead, are to be thanked for offering helpful devices for the researcher. For example, each volume begins with front matter that contains a list of all entries: Hence, the reader is not required to pull down one volume after another to continue researching a topic. Volume 4 contains a list and thumbnail information on 543 "important contributions to psychology" while 63 other persons are judged to be of such significance as to deserve fuller entries within the text itself. Volume 4 also includes an author and subject index, while Volume 1 lists the contributors. Entries are sometimes preceded by a helpful "see also" sign, and entries offer suggested readings meant to start the reader on a scholarly path. The Publisher is to be credited with producing attractive volumes, both well and sturdily bound, in an attractive gold print on deep blue.The typeface is clear and, important for an encyclopedia, of a size readily available. These are valuable characteristics of volumes intended to be opened, reopened, lifted, laid out, and studied." (PsycCRITIQUES, July 14, 2010)

Library Journal
In this edition, updated by Weiner (Handbook of Psychology) and Craighead (Psychopathology), each signed article—organized alphabetically and one to three pages long—includes its own suggested readings and references. Some of the longer articles are broken down into subheadings (e.g., "Cognitive Theories of Affect" has five subheadings). Sixty-three biographies of psychology's "most distinguished persons" appear within the 1,189 articles, with another 543 brief biographies of "important contributors to psychological theory and research" at the end of Volume 4. The short biographies range from one to six lines, providing just enough information for the reader to identify the reason for that person's importance, and this reviewer was disappointed by their brevity. See and See also references appear within the table of contents, index, and at the end of each article. Both the author index and the nicely detailed subject index are located in Volume 4 and make information quickly and easily accessible to the reader. The 1,165 contributors listed at the front of each volume represent institutions from all over the globe, but more substantial information such as position/title and educational credentials would have been nice. BOTTOM LINE Current and comprehensive but brief technical articles make this most suitable for academic libraries. Purchase where needed.—Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470170243
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Pages:
2002
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.70(h) x 7.00(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"This 4 volume new edition of a classic work is remarkably comprehensive. The entries are detailed enough to help a novice and concise enough to provide a useful review to an experienced person. I particularly was impressed by the international scope of the entries.  It will be an indispensible resource for both university and public library users."
George Stricker, Phd ABPP, Argosy University, Washington DC

Meet the Author

Irving B. Weiner, Ph.D., ABPP, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He is currently President of the Society for Personality Assessment and President-elect of the Society of Clinical Psychology. He has written or authored numerous Wiley books, the most recent of which include Adolescence: A Developmental Transition (1995), Principles of Psychotherapy, 2e (1998), Adult Psychopathology Case Studies (2004), and Handbook of Forensic Psychology, 3e (2006). He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Wiley's 12-volume Handbook of Psychology (2003).

W. Edward Craighead, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Fuqua Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology at Emory University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is a past President of the Society of Clinical Psychology and the Association for the Advancement of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. He was Editor of the journal, Behavior Therapy. He has published over 140 scholarly papers and he has written/edited 8 books including an Adult Psychopathology text with Wiley. He also served as Editor of both the full and concise versions of the 3rd Edition of The Corsini Encyclopedia.

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