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Explore Preston's Library's resources in psychology and learn to use them effectively in your scholarly work. You may email us questions or schedule research consultations.

From VMI:

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and the mental, emotional, and physical processes associated with behavior. Students drawn to psychology must be willing to extend the boundaries of their knowledge about human behavior, develop mature and ethical values, learn to distinguish between valuable and trivial information, and acquire the broad perspective necessary to influence and shape the world around them. Students gain a solid knowledge of psychological terms, concepts, theories, methods, and issues. They develop the ability to gather and synthesize information from a variety of sources, inside and outside the classroom, and learn about the human condition.