|Editors||Neil J. Smelser
Paul B. Baltes (1st edition), James D. Wright (2nd edition)
|Published||2001 (1st edition), 2015 (2nd)|
|Media type||Print, e-book|
|LC Class||H41 .I58 2001 Alc|
The International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, originally edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes, is a 26-volume work published by Elsevier. It has some 4,000 signed articles (commissioned by around 50 subject editors), and includes 150 biographical entries, 122,400 entries, and an extensive hierarchical subject index. It is also available in online editions. Contemporary Psychology described the work as "the largest corpus of knowledge about the social and behavioral sciences in existence."[attribution needed] It was first published in 2001, with a 2nd edition published in 2015. The second edition is edited by James D. Wright.
Contents include the following broad Subject Classification.
Disciplines: Anthropology, Demography, Economics, Education, History, Linguistics. Philosophy, Political science, Clinical psychology and applied psychology, Cognitive psychology and cognitive science, Developmental psychology, social psychology, personality psychology and motivational psychology, Sociology
Intersecting Fields: Evolutionary sciences, Genetics, behavior and society, Behavioral neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience, Psychiatry, Health, Gender studies, Religious studies, Expressive forms, Environmental sciences/ecological sciences, Science and technology studies, Area studies and international studies
The above Subject Classification is alphabetized with a link for each such general subject at ScienceDirect.Com. Each such link leads to subclassification links for that subject. The hierarchical classification of articles for a subject can be used to locate an article. For example, the Economics link above brings up these subclassification links:
Each such subclassification link goes to corresponding Encyclopedia article titles with the author, page numbers, and links to the article Abstract and a View of Related Articles. (The latter is an extensive list of references separate from the Bibliography in the article.) For example, under the Economics link above, the link for "General Methods and Schools" brings up: