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Psychology: Recommended Resources

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior and the psychological, social, and biological processes related to that behavior. Virginia Tech's curriculum emphasizes methods of conducting research and understanding behavioral data.


Welcome to the Psychology Subject Guide from VT University Libraries!  My name is Ginny Pannabecker, and I'm your liaison librarian. Please contact me anytime with questions, or to set up a project consultation - for yourself individually, or for groups (see my contact info in the right-hand side column, or at the end if viewing on a mobile device)This guide is intended to provide you with key resources for Psychology research to get you started:

Course Guides

Overview Resources for Psychology

Recommended Scholarly Research Databases

Tests & Measures

Tests & Measures are frequently used in Psychology research. The resources here will help you find tests and measures that you may consider using in your own research. Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print primarily indexes published, commercially available tests with information on how to acquire them. PsycTests primarily covers unpublished tests (often including the full text of the test itself). Both offer varying information regarding validity and reliability of tests referenced. PsycInfo (above in Scholarly Research Databases) is another great place to look for test information in scholarly works that used them, though the full test is often not available there.

APA: Finding Information About Psychological Tests

*Contact your liaison librarian, for assistance in searching for tests (contact info at the top right side of this page - or at the end if on a mobile device).

Psychology Data

Try out the sources below to find Psychology datasets. If you don't find what you're looking for, contact Ginny for further suggestions.

The VT University Libraries' guide for Research Data Management includes best practices, resources, and services to support description, citation, re-use, management, preservation, and sharing of datasets.

PORT: a digital research commons offers Software for data visualization and analysis for the VT community. Located in TORG 3320, between the Bridge and the 4th floor Newman Library entrance, "is the Virginia Tech Libraries' destination for individual scholars and project teams who need above-average technology and collaborative space to explore data, create knowledge, and develop interesting ways to express information in digital formats.

Statistical analysis and research design support and consultations are available by LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis)

Videos, Images, Multimedia

APA Citation Resources

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