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This guide will list some of the resources available at the COD Library that you can use to find information when doing research on Psychology.

COD Psychology Academic Program

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What is Psychology?

A list of various topics can be found below.

Over on the right are some other research tools that you can use to find information.

Be sure to ask for help at the Reference desks if you have questions or problems.

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What is Autism?

What is the Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism and its Social Implications

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Autism Encyclopedia.  Reference  RC 553 .A 88 A 847 2005

Autism Spectrum Disorders:  A Reference Handbook.   General RC 553 .A 88 B 47 2010

List of COD Library books on Autism

List of COD Library videos on Autism

Body Language

Background Readings

Body Language

Body Language mind  map for related topics

Fabrication of Emotion

Facial Expression of Emotion

Facial Expression mind map for related topics

Facial Feedback Hypothesis


Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication mind map for related topics


Reference Materials

Body Language for Dummies

Dictionary of Gestures:  Expressive Comportments and Movements around the World.   General  P 117 .C 2713 2018

Many books are available online in the Library Catalog.  The call number for general books on this subject is BF 637.

See also the research guide on Lying and Deception farther down.

Educational Psychology

Lifespan / Life Course Development

Lying and Deception

Encyclopedia of Deception

Alternative Facts, Post-Truth, and the Information Age

The Blame Game: Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government

Detect Deceit: How to Become a Human Lie Detector in Under 60 Minutes  General  BF 637 .D 42 C 73 2012

Encyclopedia of Misinformation

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age  General  BC 177 .L 486 2016

How Charts Lie:  Getting Smarter about Visual Information.   General  T 385 .C 3388 2019

How to Lie with Maps.   General  G 108.7 .M 66 1991

Lies:  The Science behind Deception (an encyclopedia)

Lies We Live By: Defeating Double-Talk and Deception in Advertising, Politics, and the Media  General BF 637 .D 42 H 68 2000

Partisan Journalism: A History of Media Bias in the United States General PN 4888 .O 25 K 84 2014A

Social History of Spin  General HM 263 .E 849 1996

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia.  Reference  HM1231 .C85 2003

Propaganda and Misinformation (The Reference Shelf)

Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception  General HV 8078 .S 66 2012

Truth and Lies:  Critical Insights to Literature.   General  PN 56 .T 78 T 7885 2022

You're Lying: Secrets from an Expert Military Interrogator to Spot the Lies and Get to the Truth  Connect through O'Riley for Higher Education

Political Communication Research Guide

Why Do We Believe

Allsides Red Blue Dictionary

A Consumer's Guide to Information: How to Avoid Losing Your Mind on the Internet.   General ZA 3075 .A586 2016

Counterknowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History.  General  BF 773 .T 46 2008

The Decision to Trust: How Leaders Create High Trust Organizations

Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience.   Reference  Q 157 .E 57 2000

Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe.  Genera  BJ 1401 .E 67 2009

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves.  General  BJ 1533 .H 7 A 75 2012

Phobias: The Encyclopedia of Irrational Fear

On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, and What Can Be Done

Researching the Paranormal:  How to Find Reliable Information about Parapsychology, Ghosts, Astrology, Cryptozoololgy, Near-Death Experiences, and More.

The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption, and the Culture of Total Work.  General  HN 65 .W 488 2007

The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News.  General  PN 1992.77 .D 28 S 74 2011

Telling the Truth: Why Our Culture and Country Have Stopped Making Sense, and What We Can Do About It.   General  HM 73 .C 489 1995

This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works.   General  Q 179 .T 53 2013

Unbelievable: Why We Believe and Why We Don't.   General  BT 50 .W 373 2014

Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time.   General  BF 773 .S 56 1997

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