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A research guide covering all things psychology in the WVU Tech Library.


Welcome to the WVU Tech Psychology Research Guide. This guide provides centralized access to the psychology resources available to WVU Tech students and faculty.

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Psychology--What is It?

Science or study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals in their interaction with the environment. Psychologists study processes of sense perception, thinking, learning, cognition, emotions and motivationspersonality, abnormal behavior, interactions between individuals, and interactions with the environment. The field is closely allied with such disciplines as anthropology and sociology in its concerns with social and environmental influences on behavior; physics in its treatment of vision, hearing, and touch; and biology in the study of the physiological basis of behavior. In its earliest speculative period, psychological study was chiefly embodied in philosophical and theological discussions of the soul.--psychology. (2017).   

In P. Lagasse, & Columbia University, The Columbia encyclopedia (7th ed.). New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Retrieved from


“Psyche Asleep in a Landscape” by Karl Joseph Aloys Agricola (Austrian, Bad Säckingen 1779–1852 Vienna) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0