21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.
The cadre of contributing authors consists of established experts within the field of psychology, including several former presidents of the American Psychological Association who are in tune with current and likely future directions of this amazingly broad and diverse field. The 100+ chapters provide material of interest for students from all corners of psychological studies, whether their interests be in the biological, cognitive, developmental, social, or clinical arenas. Coverage includes cutting-edge topics, such as human performance in extreme environments. Chapters are brief, reader-friendly, and presented at an appropriate level for undergraduate students, with references to guide them to key further readings.