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The Library of Congress classification for psychology is BF. More specifically, BF is broken down as follows:

  • BF1-990 Psychology
  • BF38-64 Philosophy. Relation to other topics
  • BF173-175.5 Psychoanalysis
  • BF176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing
  • BF180-198.7 Experimental psychology
  • BF203 Gestalt psychology
  • BF207-209 Psychotropic drugs and other substances
  • BF231-299 Sensation. Aesthesiology
  • BF309-499 Consciousness. Cognition Including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue
  • BF501-505 Motivation
  • BF511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
  • BF608-635 Will. Volition. Choice. Control
  • BF636-637 Applied psychology
  • BF638-648 New Thought. Menticulture, etc.
  • BF660-685 Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology
  • BF692-692.5 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
  • BF697-697.5 Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
  • BF698-698.9 Personality
  • BF699-711 Genetic psychology
  • BF712-724.85 Developmental psychology Including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood
  • BF725-727 Class psychology
  • BF795-839 Temperament. Character
  • BF839.8-885 Physiognomy. Phrenology
  • BF889-905 Graphology. Study of handwriting
  • BF908-940 The hand. Palmistry
  • BF1001-1389 Parapsychology
  • BF1001-1045 Psychic research. Psychology of the conscious
  • BF1048-1108 Hallucinations. Sleep. Dreaming. Visions
  • BF1111-1156 Hypnotism. Suggestion. Mesmerism. Subliminal projection

Browsing in any of these areas may lead to the discovery of valuable material in addition to the specific items listed in this guide.  You may also want to review the classification lists on the Human Services and Sociology Subject Guides, or browse in RA790-790.95 (mental health and mental illness prevention) as well as those classified in some of the RC ranges:

  • RC435-571 Psychiatry
  • RC475-489 Therapeutics. Psychotherapy
  • RC490-499 Hypnotism and hypnosis. Suggestion therapy
  • RC500-510 Psychoanalysis
  • RC512-569.5 Psychopathology
  • RC512-528 Psychoses
  • RC530-552 Neuroses
  • RC554-569.5 Personality disorders. Behavior problems Including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse
  • RC569.7-571 Mental retardation. Developmental disabilities

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