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Psychology: 001 - Suzuki

001 - General Psychology I

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The content focuses on the exploration of major psychological theories and concepts, methods, and research findings in psychology. Topics include but are not limited to the biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition and consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, and applied psychology.

Research Topic
Citation Format - APA


Search Strategies


Use the tabbed box at the top of the library website homepage to begin your search. 



Use OneSearch to locate various types of resources

For your assignment, select the option for Scholarly/Peer Reviewed and use the Publication Date field to set your preferred date range.

  1. Type your search term in the box then click, Search. 
  2. Use the Refine Results menu on the left side of the search results page to narrow or expand your search.
    • Available at LAHC and Resource Type will be the most helpful in the beginning stages of your research.
    • There are many additional options listed for Resource Type that are not shown in the image below.
  3. Click Apply Filters to confirm your choices and update the search results.





  • Use the drop down field to select a database by name if you already know which one you want to use. 
  • Click Library Database A-Z List to view the list of descriptions.


Research Guides

This tab contains various library guides that may assist you with your research. 

Empirical Research

Empirical research is based on observed and measured phenomena and derives knowledge from actual experience rather than from theory or belief. View the Empirical Research guide for more information. 



  • implicit bias
  • prejudice
  • stereotypes
  • discrimination 


Based on the empirical researcher requirement for your assignment, use Ebsco. Make sure to select the box for scholarly peer reviewed, full text, and use the publication date field to request your required date range.