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Psychology

This guide provides quick access to the best resources at WU for conducting research related to psychology.

Addiction

New Publications from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA)

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Addiction and Mental Health Demystified

A blog examining the connection between substance abuse and mental health

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The Impact of Sex Addiction

A blog about sex addiction and helping sex addicts recovery from sexual addiction.

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""Psychology of Addictive Behaviors publishes peer-reviewed original articles related to the psychological aspects of addictive behaviors. The journal includes articles on the following topics:

  • alcohol use and alcohol use disorders
  • drug use and drug use disorders
  • smoking and nicotine use and disorders
  • eating disorders, and
  • other addictive behaviors

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Addiction Research & Theory is a cross-disciplinary journal that examines addictive behaviours from a variety of perspectives and methods of inquiry. Disciplines represented in the journal include Anthropology, Economics, Epidemiology, Medicine, Sociology, Psychology and History


journal cover imageThe American Journal on Addictions is the official journal of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. The Academy encourages research on the etiology, prevention, identification, and treatment of substance abuse. Each issue of this publication covers a wide variety of topics ranging from codependence to genetics, epidemiology to dual diagnostics, etiology to neuroscience, and much more.


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Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling (JAOC) is the official journal of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association. Articles, commentary and review articles focusing on attitudes and offender counseling, prevention and treatment programs, theory and philosophy for programs with juvenile and adult rehabilitation programs.


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The Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: Journal of Treatment and Prevention is a quarterly, this peer-reviewed journal that gives practicing clinicians useful and innovative strategies for intervention and treatment from the necessary multidisciplinary perspective. Conceptual issues regarding addiction, compulsivity, and sexual medicine will be explored as new research emerges, as well as the underlining challenges in public policy and prevention, and criteria for diagnosis and reimbursement.


Journal of groups in addiction & recovery

The Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery is the first peer-reviewed group therapy journal that attends to both the addiction and the mental health needs of clients. This journal offers an important forum for the diverse team of treatment providers, clinicians, educators, and researchers that serve addictions groups. The journal presents up-to-date clinical, research, and training articles involving a broad range of addictions and compulsive behaviors.

The following sources that have call numbers which begin with "REF" can be found on the main level of the Wolfgram Memorial Library in the Reference Area. Books that do not include "REF", can be found on the third floor. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.

General Addiction

Substance Abuse

Gambling/Gaming

Sexual

Adoption / Child Welfare

Adopting: Rewriting Our Narratives | PsychCentral Blog

Adoption Quarterly

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Adoption Quarterly addresses continuity in adoption issues that are important to both practitioners and researchers, such as: negotiation of birth and adoptive family contact; identity formation in the context of adoption; adoption as a premier paradigm for studying the interactions of nature, nurture, and the lifelong development of the adoptee; adoptee adjustment (now viewed in a life-span perspective); adjustment issues for birth and adoptive parents.

The following sources can be found on the third floor of the Wolfgram Memorial Library. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.

psychotherapy.net

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Fact Sheets & Reports

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism News | ScienceDaily

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American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Focuses on topics related to intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities, including studies of new teaching approaches, program developments, public policy issues, etc.

journal cover imageThe Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is the leading peer-reviewed, scholarly periodical focusing on all aspects of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. Published monthly, JADD is committed to advancing the understanding of autism, including potential causes and prevalence (e.g., genetic, immunological, environmental); diagnosis advancements; and effective clinical care, education, and treatment for all individuals. Studies of diagnostic reliability and validity, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment efficacy, and mental health services effectiveness are encouraged.

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental DisabilitiesFocus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (FOCUS) offers practical educational and treatment suggestions for teachers, trainers, and parents of persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disabilities. FOCUS offers original research reports, position papers reflecting diverse philosophical and theoretical positions, effective intervention procedures, descriptions of successful programs, and media reviews.

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Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (RASD) publishes high quality empirical articles and reviews that contribute to a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at all levels of description; genetic, neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral. The primary focus of the journal is to bridge the gap between basic research at these levels, and the practical questions and difficulties that are faced by individuals with ASD and their families, as well as carers, educators and clinicians.

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Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice is a major, peer-reviewed, international journal, published 8 times a year, providing research of direct and practical relevance to help improve the quality of life for individuals with autism or autism-related disorders. It is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on evaluative research in all areas, including: intervention; diagnosis; training; education; neuroscience; psychological processes; evaluation of particular therapies...

The following sources can be found on the third floor of the Wolfgram Memorial Library. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.

Widener Student Dissertations

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Bullying

Cyberbullying Research Center | Blog

Resources and strategies to help combat bullying and cyberbullying.

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The following sources can be found on the third floor of the Wolfgram Memorial Library. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.

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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic Violence | PsychCentral

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The Journal of Family Violence (JOFV) is a peer-reviewed publication committed to the dissemination of rigorous research on preventing, ending, and ameliorating all forms of family violence.


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Trauma, Violence, & Abuse (TVA), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is devoted to organizing, synthesizing, and expanding knowledge on all forms of trauma, abuse, and violence. TVA is practitioner oriented, dedicated to professionals and advanced students in clinical training who work with any form of trauma, abuse, and violence, and is intended to compile knowledge that clearly affects practice, policy, and research.


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Aggression and Violent Behavior, A Review Journal is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes substantive and integrative reviews, as well as summary reports of innovative ongoing clinical research programs on a wide range of topics germane to the field of aggression and violent behavior.


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Aggressive Behavior will consider manuscripts in the English language concerning the fields of Animal Behavior, Anthropology, Ethology, Psychiatry, Psychobiology, Psychology, and Sociology which relate to either overt or implied conflict behaviors.


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Behavioral Interventions aims to review and report research and practice involving the utilization of behavioral techniques to problems of treatment care and development. These techniques may include behaviorally oriented strategies used in the assessment evaluation treatment training and education of clients or patients as well as training and organization techniques used with staff. Behavioral Interventions publishes: (1) research articles (2) brief reports (a short report of an innovative technique or intervention that may be less rigorous than a research report) (3) topical literature reviews and discussion articles (4) book reviews.

The following sources can be found on the third floor of the Wolfgram Memorial Library. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.

Domestic Violence Resources

Stalking Resources

Widener Student Dissertations

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Hoarding

Hoarding Disorder | The Conversation

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Hoarding in the News | IOCDF

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Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (JOCRD) is an international journal that publishes high quality research and clinically-oriented articles dealing with all aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions (OC spectrum disorders; e.g., trichotillomania, hoarding, body dysmorphic disorder).


Behavioral Disorders (BD) addresses compelling issues related to individuals with behavioral challenges. Regular features include research-based articles, which discuss evidence-based practices for use with challenging behaviors.


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The Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders publishes quality scholarship related to individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Articles represent a wide range of disciplines, including counseling, education, early childhood care, juvenile corrections, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, public health, rehabilitation, social work, and special education. Articles on characteristics, assessment, prevention, intervention, treatment, legal or policy issues, and evaluation are welcome.


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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the application of behavioral and cognitive sciences to clinical psychology and psychotherapy. The journal publishes state-of-the-art scientific articles within the following subjects: clinical and health psychology, psychopathology, behavioral medicine assessment, treatment, theoretical issues pertinent to behavioral, cognitive and combined cognitive behavioral therapies

The following sources can be found on the third floor of the Wolfgram Memorial Library. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.

General Hoarding Information

Advocacy Groups

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Pregnancy - Psych Aspects

Postpartum Depression | MedlinePlus

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Psychological Trauma

Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy publishes empirical research on the psychological effects of trauma. The journal is intended to be a forum for an interdisciplinary discussion on trauma, blending science, theory, practice, and policy.


Journal of Traumatic StressJournal of Traumatic Stress, examines the biopsychosocial aspects of trauma through theoretical formulations, research, treatment, prevention, education and training, and legal and policy concerns.


The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma In this important publication, you'll find crucial information on vital issues surrounding aggression, maltreatment, and trauma. You'll learn how to prevent these behaviors, how to help victims, and how to intervene in abusive situations using the latest research in these areas.


European Journal of PsychotraumatologyThe European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) aims to engage scholars, clinicians and researchers in the vital issues of how to understand, prevent and treat the consequences of stress and trauma, including but not limited to, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive disorders, substance abuse, burnout, and neurobiological or physical consequences, using the latest research or clinical experience in these areas. and how to intervene in the wide spectrum of post-traumatic situations using the latest research in these areas.

The following sources can be found on the third floor of the Wolfgram Memorial Library. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.

Trauma in Children

Nadine Burke Harris reveals a little-understood, yet universal factor in childhood that can profoundly impact adult-onset disease.


Psychiatrist, author, advisor to the White House, and professor at Georgetown Medical School, James Gordon is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma.

Violence & Aggression

photo of the cover of the Psychology of Violence journalPsychology of Violence is a multidisciplinary research journal devoted to violence and extreme aggression, including identifying the causes of violence from a psychological framework, finding ways to prevent or reduce violence, and developing practical interventions and treatments.

Photo of the cover of Journal of Family ViolenceThe Journal of Family Violence (JOFV) is a peer-reviewed publication committed to the dissemination of rigorous research on preventing, ending, and ameliorating all forms of family violence.

JOFV welcomes scholarly articles related to the broad categories of child abuse and maltreatment, dating violence, domestic and partner violence, and elder abuse. Within these categories, JOFV emphasizes research on physical violence, psychological violence, sexual violence, and homicides that occur in families. Studies on families in all their various forms and diversities are welcome.

Photo of the cover of Trauma, Violence, & Abuse: A review JournalTrauma, Violence, & Abuse (TVA), peer-reviewed and published five times a year, is a review journal devoted to organizing, synthesizing, and expanding knowledge on all forms of trauma, abuse, and violence. Dedicated to professionals and advanced students, TVA is intended to compile knowledge that clearly affects practice, policy, and research.