With more than three times as many defined entries, biographies, illustrations, and appendices than any other dictionary of psychology ever printed in the English language, The Dictionary of Psychology is indeed a landmark resource. The most comprehensive, up-to-date reference of its kind, the Dictionary also maintains a user-friendliness throughout. This combination ensures that it will serve as the definitive work for years to come. With a clear and functional design and written in a highly readable style, the Dictionary offers over 30,000 entries (including interdisciplinary terms and contemporary slang), more than 125 illustrations, as well as extensive cross-referencing of entries. Ten supportive and interesting appendices, such as the Greek Alphabet, Medical Prescription Terms, and Biographies of Contributors to the Study of Psychology, augment the dictionary's usefulness. A handy How to Use This Dictionary section is also included. More than one hundred psychologists as well as numerous physicians participated as consulting editors and a dozen specialist consulting editors reviewed the material. Dr.
Alan Auerbach, the American Psychological Association's de facto dictionary expert, served as the Dictionary's Senior Consulting Editor. As a final check for comprehensiveness and accuracy, independent review editors were employed to re-examine, re-review, and re-approve every entry.