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PSYC: Psychology: Home

This guide is intended to help students with research assignments about psychology.

This research guide is intended for students taking psychology courses at NCC. It will help you learn about the library's available psychology resources. Use the tabs for help finding different kinds of sources or for specific course and assignment help.

First time doing research at NCC? Need a quick review? Our Research Basics at NCC Tutorial covers choosing a topic, choosing sources, finding books and articles using the library's resources, other information sources, and citing sources in more detail. Review it here:

Reference & Research Help Hours

NCC librarians are available:

Monday to Thursday   9 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday       11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(610) 861-5359

You can also request a Virtual Book a Librarian appointment to video chat on a day and time convenient to your schedule.

Our hours may differ during holidays, interim, winter, and summer sessions. Outside of these hours, our Ask the Librarian chat is staffed by Visiting Librarians from our after-hours service.

See more library hours.

Social Science & Human Services AOS Liaison Librarian

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Diane Hahn

Social Science & Human Services AOS Liaison Librarian

Social Science & Human Services AOS Liaison Librarian

Not Sure What Topic to Focus On?

Need a psychology research topic? Here are some possibilities:

Personality Focus Power Listening
Birth order Stress Creativity Memory
Parenting styles Consciousness Decision-making Thinking
Body image Play and imagination Drive and Motivation Intelligence
Gender Self-esteem Bullying Prejudice
Therapy Sleep Nature vs. Nurture Evolutionary psychology

(verbal or nonverbal)


Developmental psychology (infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adulthood, middle age, elderly, death and dying)

(anger, attachment, courage, desire, fear, friendship, grief, happiness, hatred, jealousy, loneliness, love, narcissism, shame)

(stress disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, hoarding, depression, anorexia, bulimia, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, seasonal affective disorder)

You can also try:

  • Browsing the books in the library's reference, stacks, and circulating collections. Our psychology-related reference books are highlighted on the Find Books tab of this guide.

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