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BISAC Subject Headings List, Psychology
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Use subjects in this section for scholarly works, serious lay studies, or works aimed at psychology professionals.  For works primarily intended to help people deal with personal issues or problems, use subjects in the FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS or SELF-HELP sections.

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

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

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

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

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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