Name of Collection: Psychology

School Name: John Adams High School

Address: 101-02 Rockaway Boulevard

Phone: (718)322-0500, x300

Fax: (718)738-9077

Librarian: Miriam Teitelbaum and Nora Kozuch

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Psychology covers a wide variety of topics. This collection focuses primarily on self-help, substance abuse, and mental illness. The materials are suitable for grades 9 through adult.

Questions for Inquiry:

What is psychology?
What is mental illness?
How do we treat mental illness?
How can I improve my life?
What is drug abuse?
What is addiction?


Mental Ilness

Subject Headings:

Substance abuse

Dewey Decimal Classification(s):

150 - Psychology
158 - Applied psychology ("self-help" books)
362 - Social welfare problems and services
613 - Promotion of health
B - Biography

Key Books:

Brill, A. A. (trans.). The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud. New York: Modern Library, 1995. (CCD 150.19 FRE)
de Laszlo, Violet Staub (ed.). The Basic Writings of C. G. Jung. New York: Modern Library, 1993. (CCD 150.19 JUN)


Kazdin, Dr. Alan (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press, 2000. *
Marsh, Dr. Peter (ed.). The Marshall Cavendish Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1990. (CCD REF 150 ENC)


Benson, Nigel C. and Simon Grove. Introducing Psychology. New York: Totem Books, 1998. (CCD 150 BEN)
Carnegie, Dale. How to Win Friends and Influence People. New York: Pocket Books, 1998. (CCD 158.1 CAR)
Frances, Allen. Your Mental Health. New York: Scribner, 1998. *
Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam, 1994. (CCD 152.4 GOL)
Hunt, Morton. The Story of Psychology. New York: Doubleday, 1993. (150 HUN)
Sacks, Oliver. Awakenings. New York: Vintage, 1999. *


Anonymous. Go Ask Alice. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971. (FIC GO); Greenberg, Joanne. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.
New York: Signet, 1989; Keysen, Susanna. Girl, Interrupted. New York: First VIntage Books, 1993.

Magazine Articles

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• Online:


Through NOVEL, the Gale databases Health Center Reference Academic and the Gale Virtual Reference Library are useful. EBSCOHost has full-text magazines in MasterFile Select; Teen Health and Wellness also contains full-text articles.

Web Sites: The official website of the American Psychology Association. The online Encyclopedia of Psychology This website from Columbia University has information on emotional health, sexuality, fitness, and more.


Beyond Stress. (6 volume set) Films for the Humanities, 1992.
Moyers on Addiction. (5 volume set) Films for the Humanities, 1998.
Teen and Child Depression. Films for the Humanities, 1991.
Teens and Alcoholism. Films for the Humanities, 1996.




Community Resources:

New York State Department of Health
Queensborough Public Library website

Curriculum Standards Related to This Topic:

New York State Learning Standards: Language Arts

*An asterisk next to material indicates that it is recommended in this subject area but not available in this CCD collection.