Psychology: Books/eBooks

Suggested Search Terms

Behavioral Science
Human Behavior
Information Theory
Mental Illness
Personal Adjustment
Social Sciences
Social Interaction

Call Numbers-Neurosciences

Additional Library of Congress Call Number ranges for psychology related topics:

  • RC49-52 Psychosomatic medicine
  • RC321-571 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • RC346-429 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system Including speech disorders
  • RC435-571 Psychiatry
  • RC475-489 Therapeutics. Psychotherapy
  • RC490-499 Hypnotism and hypnosis. Suggestion therapy
  • RC500-510 Psychoanalysis
  • RC512-569.5 Psychopathology
  • RC512-528 Psychoses
  • RC530-552 Neuroses
  • RC554-569.5 Personality disorders. Behavior problems Including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse
  • RC569.7-571 Mental retardation. Developmental disabilities

Other Library of Congress Call Numbers to Look at for Psychology

  • HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
  • HF5548.7-5548.85 Industrial psychology
  • HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
  • HM1001-1281 Social psychology
  • HQ12-449 Sexual life
  • HQ503-1064 The family. Marriage. Home
  • HQ1060-1064 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
  • HQ1075-1075.5 Sex role
  • HQ1088-1090.7 Men
  • HQ1101-2030.7 Women. Feminism
  • LB1050.9-1091 Educational psychology
  • LC4001-4806.5 Children and youth with disabilities
  • QP351-495 Neurophysiology and neuropsychology
  • RA790-790.95 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
  • RJ499-507 Mental disorders. Child psychiatry


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