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Psychology Collection Development Guidelines: Collection Development Plan

Psychology Collection Development Plan

Program Description:

The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling offers several degree programs for students interested in pursuing the study of behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. 

Accrediting body:

Council of Accreditation of Counseling and Educational Programs (CACREP) - currently in progress of receiving accreditation

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Counseling

Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology 

Overall Collecting Level Desired:

4: Research Level (see description of collecting levels)

Target Areas:

  • General Psychology
  • Brain
  • Behavior & Cognition
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive science
  • Neuroscience

Focus Areas:

  • TBD

Related Subject Areas

  • Allied Health
  • Health and Human Performance
  • Sociology



Geographical Emphasis:

World, United States

Chronological Emphasis:

From 1900 - 

Noted Publishers:

American Psychological AssociationSage Publishing, Springer, Elsevier

Preferred Dates of Publication:

From 2011 - present

Types of Resources:

Monographs, handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, anthologies, videos; textbooks may be considered for information not readily obtainable elsewhere

Notes and Other Considerations:


Review Sources:

Doody's Core TitlesChoice Reviews Online

Collection Levels by LC Subject Subdivisions

LC Subject Subdivisions
Call # Ranges Subject Collection Level
BF1-990 Psychology  3
HF5548.7-5548.85 Industrial Psychology  3
HM1001-1281 Social Psychology 3
LB1050.9-1091 Educational Psychology 1
QL775-785.3 Animal Behavior 2
RC435-571 Psychiatry  2


Contact Information

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Office: Library 220, Main Floor
Phone: 931.221.7381

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