Collection Development Policy

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Psychological Science and Counseling

Psychology  (College of Behavioral and Health Sciences)  
Librarian Liaison:  Michael Hooper
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:  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 publlications

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: 9/2005; Last Updated 8/2013