Welcome to the Greenlease Library's Psychology Research Guide!
Use this guide to find psychology sources through the Library and on the Web. If you can't find what you need, contact us via phone, chat, or email, using the information to the right. No question is too small or too big!
Background Information - Start here to get access to general reference information about Pscyhology.
Finding Articles - Search for journal articles about Psychology using databases that provide access to peer reviewed and scholary journals.
Finding Books - Search our catalog for books about your research topic.
Citation Guides - Access a subject guide about creating accurate citations using AMA, MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian styles.
Web and Related Resources - View some recommended web sites that may help you with Psychology research.
What is Psychology?
"Psychology is the science devoted to explaining cognitive and brain processes that underlie actions, decisions, and emotions. Psychology was founded as a separate discipline and as a science-- finally separated from philosophy and physiology (medicine)--in the late nineteenth century. Today many thousands of researchers around the world approach psychology as a natural science, conducting excruciatingly detailed studies and publishing in a huge number of journals. And the new technologies in cognitive neuroscience have added substantially to this effort. On the other hand, many psychologists work in a service-provider role performing rather direct services of one kind or another in a variety of employment contexts. Indeed, a psychologist of one stripe or another can be found in most career categories. Psychology is an extremely diverse field which admits into its purview a vast collection of specialty areas and foci within specialty areas, and psychologists work in a multitude of institutions and settings and in a wide variety of capacities."