Behavioral science & psychology

What makes us who we are? This most profound of human questions is what psychology seeks to answer. The primary goal of the behavioral sciences is to more fully understand the sources and expressions of human behavior, toward the improvement of the lives of individuals and societies.

Research in the behavioral sciences touches upon every aspect of our lives including child development, brain functioning, work productivity, our legal system, cultural traditions, as well as learning processes and emotional development. With emerging technologies and a rapidly-changing world, psychology is a science on the move, and this is reflected in our Behavioral Sciences and Psychology eBook collection.

235 titles in the collection

Top downloaded eBooks 2023


The Behavioral Science and Psychology eBook collection offers a rich mix of book types for all user groups: students, faculty, researchers, and professionals. Making it an unparalleled resource to excel research and learning. All books are available without DRM, making them accessible simultaneously by an unlimited number of users.

Subdisciplines & emerging fields

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Child & School Psychology 
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Psychotherapy & Counseling

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