PSY 1001A: Introduction to Psychology

Ted Talks

Fascinating Psych Experiments

To see if the experiment you have chosen has a reading list or footnotes:

  1. Use the search box at the top right above the playlist
  2. Enter your person’s name
  3. Find the talk in the search results
  4. Follow the link and scroll down
    • Footnotes and reading lists appear beneath the video

Find Psychology Articles

To find articles on the Ted Talks, follow these steps:

  1. Select a database from the left-hand side below
  2. Enter the name of the speaker like this: last name, first name
  3. Change the default search to author

That will give you an initial list of articles. Depending upon the database you may also need to

  • limit to articles or peer-reviewed articles

Some of the databases also contain information on books, book chapters, research reports, dissertations, etc.

If you find too many articles, then consider adding another term to your search that describes the research they spoke about like this

  • AU(Cuddy, Amy) AND posture

Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
info= database and full text info.

Databases with Articles
Reference Sources


Here is a listing of psychology journals that can be found in the Dowling College Library.

This list shows both electronic and physical subscriptions.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Books in the Main Stacks

For more books try searching the catalog for the following subjects:

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Coleman, A.M. (2001). Dictionary of psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Offers in-depth definitions in the field of psychology and psychiatry. Entries include identification of the individuals (along with birth and death dates) who discovered or originated the terms and concepts and extensive cross-referencing and illustrations.
Reference FB31. C65 2001

The Corsini encylopedia of psychology and behavioral science. (2001). New York: Wiley
International in scope, this four volume set includes concise entries as they relate to Psychology. Cross references allow the user to locate related topics for additional detail.
Reference BF31.E52 2001

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-IV TR (2000). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association
Published, by the American Psychiatric Association, this is”THE” bible for diagnosing psychological disorders.
Oakdale Reference RC455.2.C4 D5362000
Brookhaven Reference RC455.2.C4 D536 2000

Encyclopedia of Psychology (2000). Washington, D.C.: Oxford University Press.
Developed by the American Psychological Association and published by the Oxford University Press, this eight volume set includes more than 1,500 entries, including almost 400 biographical entries.
Reference BF31.E522 2000

Fernandez-Ballesteros, R. (Ed). (2003). Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment. London: Sage
Oriented towards the entire spectrum of those in the Psychology community, this two-volume set deeply covers the area of psychological assessment. It presents material from basic theory to technological administration, and offers insight into the complexity of psychological testing.
Reference BF39.E497 2003

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (2001). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
This publication provides guidance on writing in the APA style, and provides numerous examples for citing tables, numbers, statistical and mathematical data.
Oakdale Reference BF76.7.P83 2001
Brookhaven Reference BF76.7.P83 2001

Pyrczak, F. (2003). Evaluating research in academic journals: A practical guide to realistic evaluation Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing
Provides information on how to evaluate all components of a research paper, including titles, abstracts, introductions, literature reviews, samples, instrumentation, experiment procedures, results and discussion. This resource includes evaluation guides and examples in each section, as well as appendices reviewing the basic tenets of Qualitative and Quantitative research.
Oakdale Reference H62.P97 2003
Brookhaven Reference H62.P97 2003

Pyrczak, F., & Bruce, R. (2003). Writing empirical research reports: A basic guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing
This resource provides guidelines on writing research reports. It describes the information typically required in a research paper, as well as where it should appear. Examples and exercises are found in each chapter for further clarification. The appendices include checklists of guidelines, and tips on writing clearly.
Reference LB 2369.P97 2003

Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms (2001). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Published by the APA, this reference tool is used to identify commonly used terms in the field of Psychology, as well as to understand relationships between terms. Used in conjunction with PsychINFO and PsycARTICLES databases, it helps to ensure precise research.
Reference BF32.T537 2001

Weiner, I. B. (2003). Handbook of psychology. New York: Wiley
Geared towards both the graduate student and professionals of the field, this twelve-volume set comprehensively covers the history of Psychology, an overview of the field, materials core to graduate level study, professional areas, and items of special interest.
Reference BF121 .H1955 2003

Last updated March 29, 2016, at 11:13 AM by Laura Pope Robbins