Handbook of Psychology

Handbook of Psychology

Kaja Perina


(John Wiley & Sons, 2003)

This is psychology’s answer to the Encyclopedia Britannica: a 12-volume reference for clinicians and laymen alike. The first volume, History of Psychology, details how Hermann Rorschach parlayed his fondness for a turn-of-the-century parlor game–reading inkblots–into a benchmark of personality testing. The final volume on industrial and organizational psychology tackles issues such as how best to motivate customer service representatives. In between are 9,000 pages penned by leading psychologists that give perhaps the most comprehensive overview of the discipline to date. The series appears destined to perch alongside the profession’s other bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, in many a professional or academic office. But Editor in Chief Irving B.Weiner, Ph.D., promises that “virtually every chapter in every volume could be read with understanding and profit by a reasonably intelligent person interested in the topic.”

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