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SUBJECT AREA: Psychology

Last Update: November 29, 2006 by Maureen Weicher

Subject Specialist: Andrea McElrath

Faculty Liason: Andrea McElrath

Purpose: The St. Johnís University Libraries support teaching, study, and research for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty associated with the Psychology Department of St. Johnís College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The course schedule includes current offerings by the Psychology Department.

Undergraduate Programs: The Psychology Department offers an undergraduate major and minor as part of the Bachelor of Arts program in St. John's College. Major sequences include Group 1: Abnormal/Personality/Social Psychology; Group 2: Developmental Psychology; and Group 3: Experimental Psychology. The Undergraduate Bulletin of St. Johnís College has a complete listing of courses offered at the baccalaureate level.

Graduate Programs: The Psychology Department offers programs in General-Experimental Psychology (M.A.), School Psychology (M.S. or Psy.D.), and Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.). A combined B.A./M.A. program in Experimental Psychology is also offered. The Graduate Bulletin has a complete listing of courses offered at the masters and doctoral level.

Centers/Institutes: The Center for Psychological Services serves community residents while providing training opportunities to graduate students in the clinical and school psychology programs.

Enrollment Trends: See Institutional Research Factbook

Department and Subject Area Trends: Cognitive Psychology.

Established Specialization: The Queens collection is strong in developmental psychology, cognitive, and educational psychology. The Staten Island collection is strong in educational psychology.

Online Resources: Psychology Resources

Subject Depth: The Queens collection is at the research level (4). The goal is to maintain this level. The Staten Island collection is at the basic information level, advanced (2b). The goal is to build a collection on the study or instructional support level, introductory (3a).

Selection Considerations: Please see Selection of Materials. In addition, the following resources may be consulted for book reviews:
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Materials to be Excluded: Please see Materials Not To Be Acquired. Also exclude::

  • Self-help titles.
  • Textbooks, except for established classics.

Withdrawal Considerations: Please see Collection Maintenance: Withdrawals. Additional criteria include:

  • Age: Outdated monographs and series should be considered eligible for weeding, unless they are classic works.
  • Geographic focus: The collection focus should be U.S.-related, especially for School Psychology.
  • Language: Except for a few select European language titles, non-English titles should be excluded.

Other Considerations: n/a

Notes: American Psychiatric Association journals are also considered core journals for psychology.

Related Collections: Education, Anthropology

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