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Psychology: 85-340: Research Methods in Social Psychology: Background

Content by Sue Collins and Ana Van Gulick


It can be helpful to read an encyclopedia article on your topic to get some background, concepts, keywords, etc.  Many encyclopedias also have bibliographies at the end of articles which can start you off on your research.  Not every topic may be represented in an encyclopedia, but if they are, it can be a good starting point.

Background-Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Personality Resources

• Handbook of Personality 
O. P. John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (eds.), Handbook of personality (3rd ed). New York: Guilford Press 
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• Cambridge Handbook of Personality
P. Corr & G. Matthews (eds.), Cambridge handbook of personality. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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If you need more psychology resources, see the Psychology guide.

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