Book Review: A Dictionary of Psychology
A Dictionary of Psychology, written by Andrew M. Colman and published by the prestigious Oxford University Press in 2015, is an indispensable reference guide for anyone interested in the fascinating field of psychology. With a whopping 883 pages and over 11,000 entries, this book is an impressive feat of scholarship.
The author, Andrew M. Colman, is a respected academic who has written extensively on various aspects of psychology, including social psychology and personality theory. His expertise shines through in the concise yet informative entries of this dictionary. Each entry includes a clear definition and helpful examples where appropriate.
One aspect that I particularly appreciated about A Dictionary of Psychology was its breadth of coverage. It includes not only essential concepts such as cognition and learning but also lesser-known terms like anosognosia (a lack of awareness or denial of one’s own illness or disability). I also appreciated that the dictionary has a global perspective and includes entries on topics specific to different cultures, such as bushido (the code of honor and conduct followed by Japanese samurai).
As someone who has studied psychology at an undergraduate level but still considers themselves a novice in the field overall, I found this book to be an invaluable resource. It has helped me to better understand complex psychological concepts that I previously struggled with.
While A Dictionary of Psychology is certainly not a page-turner in the traditional sense, it has made me feel empowered with knowledge about my own mind and behavior. Any criticisms I have are minor – because it’s a reference guide rather than a narrative work, it can be somewhat dry at times. However, for those seeking a comprehensive guide to all things psychological, this book is well worth investing in.
Overall Score: 4/5
A Dictionary of Psychology
publishedDate : 2015
authors : Andrew M. Colman
publishers : Oxford University Press
pageCount : 883
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APA Dictionary of Psychology
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Dictionary of Psychology – Oxford Reference
A Dictionary of Psychology is an invaluable work of reference for students and teachers of psychology and related disciplines, professionals, and is ideally suited to anyone with an interest in the workings of the mind. Bibliographic Information Publisher: Oxford University Press Print Publication Date: 2008