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Psychological Science and Counseling Collection Development Policy

Department of Psychological Science and Counseling (College of Behavioral and Health Sciences)
Librarian Liaison: Jenny Harris
Faculty Representative: Dr. Stephen Truhon

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: C=Study

Purpose/ program description:

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees offered/majors or areas of specialization: B.A., M.A.

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted areas: None. Since each individual faculty member typically represents a specific part of the undergraduate and graduate programs, the department divides its allocation budget equally among its faculty.

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: 1900-Present

Dates of Publication: 2009-

Geographical Areas:

Noted Publishers: World Wide Web Virtual Psychology: Psychology Books & Publishers; Psychology Press; Sage Publications

Reviews: Anthropology Review Database; H-Net Reviews

Material Formats Collected: monographs, videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks and consumables, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations:

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:

LC Subject Subdivisions:

  • Psychology (BF1-990)
  • Industrial Psychology (HF5548.7-5548.85)
  • Social Psychology (HM1001-1281)
  • Educational Psychology (LB1050.9-1091)
  • Animal Behavior (QL775-785.3)
  • Psychiatry (RC435-571)

Related Subject Areas: Artificial Intelligence, learning disabilities, sociology, statistics, developmental disabilities, organizational behavior

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:

Other Considerations:

Date Prepared: 09/2005; Last Updated: 08/2013