Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, Three-Volume Set


  • Charles Spielberger, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology encompasses applications of psychological knowledge and procedures in all areas of psychology. This compendium is a major source of information for professional practitioners, researchers in psychology, and for anyone interested in applied psychology. The topics included are, but are not limited to, aging (geropsychology), assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial/organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology. The entries drawn from the above-referenced areas provide a clear definition of topic, a brief review of theoretical basis relevant to the topic, and emphasize major areas of application.Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
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Academic, medical and public libraries; professional schools, mental health reference libraries; psychiatric institutes, psychological clinics, clincial social work departments, psychoanalytic institutes.


Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-657410-4


"Sponsored by the International Association of Applied Psychology, this encyclopedia is an excellent general guide to applied psychology. Its 300 articles range from "Academic Failure, Prevention of," through "Cognitive Aging" and "Personality Assessment," to "Youth, Employment of." The signed articles, arranged alphabetically, examine both the theoretical bases of their subjects and the application of theory and research to practical problems. Each begins with an outline, glossary of terms, and brief summary paragraph and ends with cross-references to other articles and suggestions for further reading in secondary sources, review articles, and important research papers. All are clearly written and detailed and vary in length from 4 to 16 pages. The illustrations, in black and white, include figures, tables, graphs, and examples of forms, scales, and questionnaires. The target audience ranges from research professionals and practitioners to students and general readers. Articles may be located through the table of contents or a detailed subject index. Although some topics are covered in other reference books in general psychology, Spielberger's work focuses on applied psychology. A roster of editorial advisers, section editors, and contributors from many countries, with current affiliations (largely universities) noted, is printed at the beginning of each volume. Speilberger [sic] (Univ. of South Florida) has served as president of both the International Association of Applied Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Highly recommended. General readers, students at all levels, faculty, and practitioners." -CHOICE "...will find it to be an excellent broad-ranging reference tool..." -REFERENCE REVIEWS "The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology is an excellent resource for both academics and professionals. The compendium that all psychologists and libraries around the world should possess." -Qicheng Jing, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences "What is applied psychology? In this encyclopedia authors from some 25 countries give an impressive answer, covering a wide array of topics with ample attention to cross-cultural variation. Together the 304 entries convincingly show how applied psychology has grown to be relevant in fields such as health, work, aging, sports, social interaction and many others." -Ype H. Poortinga, Tilburg University, Netherlands & University of Leuven, Belgium