The 2015 edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences, edited by James Wright is now available.
From the publisher’s description:
The long-awaited new edition provides this foundational, interdisciplinary knowledge through discussions on history, current trends and future directions for each of the subjects. Both its format and integrated chapters encourage discovery, and map contexts and connections within the social and behavioral sciences. More than 80 percent of the chapters are new or updated since the original text published in 2001. A reviewer for Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books (2004, Vol. 49, No. 6) referred to the first edition as “monumental in scope… and…surely one of the great wonders of the scientific world.”
The 26 volumes in the new edition include chapters on rapidly evolving subjects, such as psychology, neurology, evolution, artificial intelligence and human/computer interaction. The content is relevant for university and research libraries worldwide, especially those with collections in the social sciences.