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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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