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Psychology: Psychology 499: History of Psychology

This Research Guide will help you navigate the resources in Psychology.

PSYC 499 Senior Seminar in the History of Psychology

1.  Any movement in the history of psychology in relation to a more particular topic.

2.  A discussion of any major figure or group of figures and the transformation brought about by his/her or their contribution.

3.  An in-depth examination of any minor figure in the History of Psychology not covered in class.  A case should be made, using information such as an overlooked contribution, for his/her inclusion in a course such as this one.

4.  Choose a side on a major issue in the History of Psychology and argue your case using as much historical and research evidence as possible. 

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Brainstorming Exercise

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There are a number of databases at Carmichael library that will help you find sources for your paper. Please click on them to begin searching for scholarly, peer-reviewed content:

PsycARTICLES Offers complete access to the full text of nearly 80 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience. All full text content.

PsycINFO Offers an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines. Some full text content.

ERIC (EBSCOhost search) ERIC indexes education journals, the majority of which are peer-reviewed. Most of these journals are indexed comprehensively - that is, a record for every article in each issue is included in ERIC.   

WorldCat Local scholarly articles, books, DVDs, and more.

Helpful Websites

Films on Demand

Streaming video collection containing thousands of educational films:

APA: Citing your articles

Click here for a tutorial from the American Psychological Association about the basics of APA Style.

Print copies of the 6th edition of the APA Manual are located in the Reference Collection on the Main Floor of the library: Call nhumber:

Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010

Many databases, namely EBSCOhost, have a cite feature that generates a citation for the article you are viewing. BE SURE to check the citation for accuracy and correct formatting.

Purdue Online Writing Lab has an APA Formatting and Style Guide...

with a handy sample paper.


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Amanda Melcher
University of Montevallo
Carmichael Library
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Montevallo, AL 35115