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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

James D. Wright
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 02 Apr 2015
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Available in both print and online editions, it comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

  • Provides authoritative, foundational, interdisciplinary knowledge across the wide range of behavioral and social sciences fields
  • Discusses history, current trends and future directions
  • Topics are cross-referenced with related topics and each article highlights further reading
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ISBN-13: 9780080970868
ISBN-10: 0080970869
Pagini: 23185
Dimensiuni: 1219 x 1016 x 368 mm
Greutate: 95.70999999999999 kg
Ediția: Revised

Public țintă

University and research libraries worldwide, especially those with collections in the social sciences.


Overarching Topics. Institutions and infrastructure of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (H. Anheier). History of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (C. Fleck). Ethics of Research (D. Feinholf, I. Callies, T. Bikson (deceased)). Biographies (J.-C. Marcel, A. Hess, D. Barrett). Methodology. Statistics (Q. Fu, X Guo). Mathematics and Computer Sciences Applications(P. Bonacich). Logic of Inquiry, Databases and Research Design (S.L. Morgan). Disciplines. Anthropology (U. Hannerz, D. Boyer). Archaeology (S. Barber, T. Dupras). Demography (I.T. Elo, A.D. Foster).  Economics (T. Nechyba, H. Yeung). Education (C. McBride-Chang, D. Muijs). Geography (S. Hanson, J.D. Sidaway). History (R. Whatmore, R. Hammersley). Law (R. Greenspan, K. Levine). Linguistics A (W.S.Y. Wang). Linguistics B (G. Jarema) Philosophy (C. Mantzavinos). Political Science (H.D. Clarke, M.C. Stewart). Clinical Psychology (W. Miltner). Cognitive Psychology (H. Cohen). Developmental Psychology (H. Keller, D. Crafa). Social Psychology (X. Chryssochoou). Personality Psychology (R.D. Roberts). Motivational Psychology (J. Eccles, K. Salmela-Aro).  Sociology (D. S. Massey, Y. Sato). Criminology (K. Parker). Memory: Cognitive and Neuroscientific Aspects (S.D. Sala). Neuroscience of Language (H. Whitaker). Culture and the Arts (K. van Rees)
Intersecting Fields. Evolutionary Sciences (A. Mesoudi). Genetics, Behaviour, History and Society (G. Cabana). Behavioral Neuroscience (B. Kolb). Cognitive Neuroscience (S. Cappa). Psychiatry (D. Bhugra). Health (J. Siegrist, C. Vogele). Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans-sexual Studies (D.C. Barrett). Religious Studies (D. Sherkat). Environmental and Ecological Sciences (M. Fischer-Kowalski, H. Rau, K. Zimmerer). Science and Technology Studies (M. Lynch). Area, Development and International Studies (J. Hass). Studies of the Life Course (M. Mills). Sexuality (L.Waite). Labor Studies (K. Zimmermann). War, Peace, Violence and Conflict (S. Malesevic).
Applications. Management, Organizations, Business, Marketing and Finance (P.T. Bryant, J.A. Mathews). Media Studies and Mass Communication (G. Mesch). Urban Studies and Planning (F. Wu). Public Policy (A. Hassel). Contemporary Cultural Concerns (B. Miller). Applied, Industrial and Organizational Psychology (N.M. Ashkanasy). Social Work (L. Dominelli). Applied Social and Behavioral Sciences (D.J. Rog) 


"...provides a 14-year update to a reference work whose first edition was called by its reviewers, 'the largest corpus of knowledge abou the social and behavioral sciences in existence' and 'the atomic bomb of reference works.' its predecessor, a mammoth undertaking..." --PennLibNews
"While there are a few 'legacy articles' in the second edition, most of the articles are updated or totally rewritten." --CommPilings
"...a fully searchable second edition of the encyclopedia comprised of 26 volumes created by 39 editors and over 4000 authors." --Northwestern University Library
"...a 14-year update to a reference work whose first edition was called by its reviewers, 'the largest corpus of knowledge about the social and behavioral sciences in existence' its predecessor, a mammoth undertaking..." --Penn Libraries News Center
"...represents a grand…gesture of accomplishment, fulfilling the encyclopedic 20th-century ideal of an all-encompassing corpus of work. Summing Up: Recommended." --Choice
"Like the pyramids, the work is monumental in scope, will prove to be enduring in its contribution, and is surely one of the great wonders of the scientific world." --Contemporary Psychology, APA Review of Books, 2004
"IESBS, a major social science reference work with a user-friendly interface...Well worth the expense, even to libraries holding the print version..." --Choice