Description

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Available in both print and online editions, it comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

Key Features

  • Provides authoritative, foundational, interdisciplinary knowledge across the wide range of behavioral and social sciences fields
  • Discusses history, current trends and future directions
  • Topics are cross-referenced with related topics and each article highlights further reading

Readership

University and research libraries worldwide, especially those with collections in the social sciences.

Table of Contents

Overarching Topics.
Institutions and infrastructure of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (H. Anheier). History of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (C. Fleck). Ethics of Research (D. Feinholf, I. Callies, T. Bikson (deceased)). Biographies (J.-C. Marcel, A. Hess, D. Barrett).

Methodology.
Statistics (Q. Fu, X Guo). Mathematics and Computer Sciences Applications(P. Bonacich). Logic of Inquiry and Research Design (S.L. Morgan).

Disciplines.
Anthropology (U. Hannerz, D. Boyer). Archaeology (S. Barber, T. Dupras). Demography (I.T. Elo, A.D. Foster).  Economics (T. Nechyba, H. Yeung). Education (C. McBride, D. Muijs). Geography (S. Hanson, J.D. Sidaway). History (R. Whatmore, R. Hammersley). Law (R. Greenspan, K. Levine). Linguistics A (W.S.Y. Wang). Linguistics B (G. Jarema) Philosophy (C. Mantzavinos). Political Science (H.D. Clarke, M.C. Stewart). Clinical Psychology (W. Miltner). Cognitive Psychology (H. Cohen). Developmental Psychology (H. Keller, D. Crafa). Social Psychology (X. Chryssochoou). Personality Psychology (R.D. Roberts). Motivational Psychology (J. Eccles, K. Salmela-Aro).  Sociology (D. S. Massey, Y. Sato). Criminology (K. Parker). Memory: Cognitive and Neuroscientific Aspects (S.D. Sala). Neuroscience of Language (H. Whitaker). Culture and the Arts (K. van Rees)

Intersecting Fields.
Evolutionary Sciences (A. Mesoudi). Genetics, Behaviour, History and Society (G. Cabana). Behavioral Neuroscience (B. Kolb). Cognitive Neuroscience (S. Cappa). Psychiatry (D. Bhugra). Health (J. Siegrist, C. Vogele). Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans-sexual Studies (D.C. Barrett). Religious Studies (D. Sherkat). Environmental and Ecological Sciences (M. Fischer-Kowalski, H. Rau, K. Zimmerer). Science and Technology Studies (M. Lynch). Area, Development and International Studies (J. Hass). Studies of the Life Course (M. Mills). Sexuality (L.Waite). Labor Studies (K. Zimmermann).

Details

No. of pages:
23185
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780080970868
Electronic ISBN:
9780080970875

Awards

2016 PROSE Awards - Winner, Award for Excellence in Reference Works: Association of American Publishers, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Reviews

"...a fully searchable second edition of the encyclopedia comprised of 26 volumes created by 39 editors and over 4000 authors." --Northwestern University Library

"...a 14-year update to a reference work whose first edition was called by its reviewers, 'the largest corpus of knowledge about the social and behavioral sciences in existence'...like its predecessor, a mammoth undertaking..." --Penn Libraries News Center

"...represents a grand…gesture of accomplishment, fulfilling the encyclopedic 20th-century ideal of an all-encompassing corpus of work. Summing Up: Recommended." --Choice

"Like the pyramids, the work is monumental in scope, will prove to be enduring in its contribution, and is surely one of the great wonders of the scientific world." --Contemporary Psychology, APA Review of Books, 2004, Vol. 49, No. 6.

"IESBS, a major social science reference work with a user-friendly interface...Well worth the expense, even to libraries holding the print version..." --Choice