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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


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


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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