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Psychology of Emotion - PSYC 270 Resource Guide: Find Background Info

The study of brain based, sociocultural, and cognitive approches to emotion.

Selected Electronic Reference Books

Below are several electronic dictionaries and encyclopedias in which you can find information on topics related to emotions. 

Additional electronic reference books can be found by searching the databases provided on this page.


Background information can be found using online and print reference materials such as dictionaries and encyclopedias. They can help:

  • to look up quick facts and definitions.
  • to provide a quick overview of a topic.
  • to develop vocabulary or keywords for searching.
  • to find suggestions of additional sources.

Selected Reference Databases

You will find these databases useful for finding facts, definitions, and topic overviews:

Selected Essays from Reference Databases