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PS 201: Choosing a Topic

Brain in Brain Bank

Brain bank. Human brain held inside a room in a brain bank. This storage facility holds about 700 cartons of brain tissue. The donated brains of individuals with brain disease and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, have been preserved here for research into these disorders. The bank also stores normal brain tissue to compare with the abnormal brain samples.

Human brain in brain bank. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 3 Feb 2017.

Brainstorming Topic Ideas

In Access World News, use the Topic Finder. Choose "Health," and see psychology topics in the list.

Search the Library Catalog

Find books about psychology in Preston Library's collection by searching the library catalog using the above search box.

Tips for searching are:

  • Keyword
  • Subject Heading
  • Limit by format, author, date, and more

You can also browse the shelves for books on the 600 level.  Identified below are call number areas where you can find materials relating to psychology:

BF 1-990           |         Psychology

BF 176-176.5     |        Psychological tests and testing

BF 180-198.7     |        Experimental psychology

BF 309-499        |       Consciousness/Cognition [Learning, Attention, Comprehension, Memory, Imagination, Genius, Intelligence, Thought & Thinking, Psycholinguistics]

BF 636-637        |       Applied psychology

BF 660-685        |      Comparative psychology. Animal & human psychology

BF 712-724.85   |      Developmental psychology [Infant psychology, Child psychology, Adolescence, Adulthood]

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