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Law & Psychology

This guide provides an overview for those doing research related to the intersection of psychology, psychiatry, and the law at the University of Connecticut School of Law Library. Materials discussed are in both print and electronic format.

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Law & Psychology

This guide highlights available resources for psychology, psychiatry, and the law.  The content covers a wide variety of topics that may be helpful for classes such as:

  • Law and Cognition
  • Law and Psychology
  • Law and the Mental Health System
  • Law and Psychoanalysis

Because this area is interdisciplinary, when doing research, you should always check both legal and non-legal resources.

If you have any questions, ask a reference librarian!

Citation & APA Style

Although citations in law review articles will usually use Bluebook form, most psychology-related resources will instead use APA (American Psychological Association) Style for citations.  If you are looking for a source that is cited in APA style and are having difficulty interpreting the format, try the following resources:

DSM & ICD

There are two primary classification systems for mental disorders:  the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, and Chapter V of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), published by the World Health Organization.  There are multiple editions of each resource; the most recent are DSM-5 and ICD-10, although ICD-11 is scheduled to be released in 2017.

Health and Wellness Resources

For emergency assistance, dial 911.