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Psych 250 (020) Introduction to Developmental Psychology

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  • Identify and define unfamiliar terms or people in your reading
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"The purpose of an encyclopedia is to summarize and codify knowledge in a given field. This is in contrast to a handbook, which offers essays on cutting-edge research in a field, or a dictionary, which provides short, to-the-point definitions of key concepts in a field."
Source: Sica, A. (2001). Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Dictionaries. In N.J. Smelser & P.B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Retrieved from As cited in American Library Association. (2011). ALA Guide to Sociology & Psychology Reference. Chicago: Author.

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