BISAC Subject Headings List

Psychology

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PSYCHOLOGY

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PSY000000

PSYCHOLOGY / General

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Abnormal Psychology see headings under Psychopathology

PSY054000

PSYCHOLOGY / Animal & Comparative Psychology

PSY003000

PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology

PSY042000

PSYCHOLOGY / Assessment, Testing & Measurement

PSY007000

PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology

PSY051000

PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology

PSY008000

PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition

PSY034000

PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability

PSY039000

PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General

PSY002000

PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent

PSY043000

PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging

PSY004000

PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child

PSY044000

PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Lifespan Development

PSY012000

PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training

PSY013000

PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions

PSY055000

PSYCHOLOGY / Essays

PSY050000

PSYCHOLOGY / Ethnopsychology

PSY053000

PSYCHOLOGY / Evolutionary Psychology

PSY040000

PSYCHOLOGY / Experimental Psychology

PSY014000

PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology

PSY052000

PSYCHOLOGY / Grief & Loss

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Group Psychology see Social Psychology

PSY015000

PSYCHOLOGY / History

PSY016000

PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality)

PSY035000

PSYCHOLOGY / Hypnotism

PSY021000

PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology

PSY017000

PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations

PSY036000

PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Illness see headings under Psychopathology

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Methodology see Research & Methodology

PSY045000

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / General

PSY045010

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Behaviorism

PSY045070

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

PSY045040

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Existential

PSY045050

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Gestalt

PSY045020

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Humanistic

PSY045060

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Jungian

PSY026000

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis

PSY045030

PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Transpersonal

PSY020000

PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Occupational Psychology see Industrial & Organizational Psychology

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Pathological Psychology see headings under Psychopathology

PSY023000

PSYCHOLOGY / Personality

PSY024000

PSYCHOLOGY / Physiological Psychology

PSY046000

PSYCHOLOGY / Practice Management

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychiatry see headings under MEDICAL / Psychiatry

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychoanalysis see Movements / Psychoanalysis

PSY022000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General

PSY038000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction

PSY022060

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Anxieties & Phobias

PSY022010

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD-ADHD)

PSY022020

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Autism Spectrum Disorders

PSY022030

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Bipolar Disorder

PSY009000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Compulsive Behavior

PSY049000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Depression

PSY022070

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Dissociative Identity Disorder

PSY011000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Eating Disorders

PSY022090

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Memory Disorders

PSY022080

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Personality Disorders

PSY022040

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PSY022050

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopharmacology see MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Psychopharmacology

PSY028000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General

PSY006000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent

PSY010000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling

PSY041000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family

PSY048000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Group

PSY056000

PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / LGBTQ+

PSY029000

PSYCHOLOGY / Reference

PSY030000

PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Sexuality see Human Sexuality

PSY031000

PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology

PSY032000

PSYCHOLOGY / Statistics

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Substance Abuse see Psychopathology / Addiction

PSY037000

PSYCHOLOGY / Suicide

 

PSYCHOLOGY / Testing & Measurement see Assessment, Testing & Measurement

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