The University Library offers a broad selection of printed books and a collection of electronic material like e-books and e-journals in Psychology.

All printed materials as well as electronic resources can be found in the catalogue


A selection of new acquisitions


COVID-19 - Ein Virus nimmt Einfluss auf unsere Psyche : Einschätzungen und Maßnahmen aus psychologischer Perspektive
Benoy, Charles (Hrsg)
2., erw. u. überarb. Aufl.
Stuttgart: Kohlhammer


Measuring Behaviour : An Introductory Guide
Bateson, Melissa, Martin, Paul
Cambridge: Cambridge UP

Handbook on the State of the Art in Applied Psychology
ed. by Peter Graf
Hoboken NJ: J. Wiley



Grief in Schools : Basic Knowledge and Advice on Dealing with Dying and Death
Böhmer, Matthias
Berlin: Springer



Cultural Methods in Psychology : Describing and Transforming Cultures
McLean, Kate C.
New York: Oxford UP


Here you find all the new print book acquisitions of the LLC. New e-books are available via a-z. lu.

If you have an acquisition suggestion, send the bibliographic data to
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Reference database

The following databases are available via the catalog and require the username and password received when you registered at the library.

PsycINFO: Access only in BNL, UNI

The most comprehensive index in the literature of psychology, indexing more than 1,200 English-language journals and reports and providing descriptive, nonevaluative abstracts. Formerly published in print as Psychological abstracts (ceased with 2006). Coverage has varied widely over the history of this title, extending back to 1872 in part. Subject categories arrange summaries following the Thesaurus of psychological index terms.

Reference databases of related subject areas


U.S. Department of Education, Educational Resources Information Center


United States National Library of Medicine (NLM)


PsycARTICLES: Access only in BNL, UNI

PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.PsycARTICLES is recognized worldwide as a leading full-text source for academic, research, and practice literature in psychology and related disciplines. PsycARTICLES is an unmatched resource for information in the behavioral sciences. PsycARTICLES is the only electronic source for APA’s journals and contains over 200.000 articles (peer-reviewed) by APA or former publishers. Articles indexed from 1894 to today. PsycARTICLES covers materials from all fields of psychology including foundational research. PsycARTICLES access from within the National Library of Luxembourg, the University of Luxembourg, The Centre de Recherche Gabriel Lipmann, the Centre de Recherche Henri Tudor, and the Centre de Recherche Santé.

Oxford University Press Journals

Oxford Journals is a division of Oxford University Press, which is a department of Oxford University. Oxford Journals publish academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, mainly published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.


The reference database for literature and audio-visual media (Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation /ZPID at the University of Trier) contains references and abstracts from publications in the area of psychology from German-speaking areas, as well as audio-visual media. PSYNDEX contains two database segments: PSYNDEX Literature and Audio-visual Media with records of psychological publications from authors in the German-speaking countries, audio-visual media, and extensive descriptions of intervention programs; PSYNDEX Tests with stories of tests in use in the German-speaking countries.


Taylor and Francis Online

The journal collection Social Science and Humanity (SSH-library) encompasses more than 900 journals and offers direct access to the full-text article (from year's issues 1997) from the publishers Taylor & Francis, Routledge, and Psychology Press.

Some examples of e-journals available via the catalog (user ID and password of Library registration):

European journal of psychological assessment

European journal of social psychology

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Journal of individual differences

Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

Online access provided to the following references via a-z. Lu (user ID and password):

Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

Rieber, R. - New York: Springer, 2012



The SAGE handbook of qualitative research in psychology (2nd ed.) / Willig C. - London: Sage, 2017

The psychology research handbook / Leong, Frederick - Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2006         




The psychology book collection is available at the University Library in Belval.

Part of the documents is in storage and to order via the “Request” button from

Classification, Signage

You find the holdings of the library classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The following DDC overview is an example of the main categories in Psychology:

150    Psychology
151    [Unassigned]
152    Sensory perception, movement, emotions, physiological drives
153    Conscious mental processes and intelligence
154    Subconscious and altered states and processes
155    Differential and developmental psychology
156    Comparative Psychology
157    [Unassigned]
158    Applied Psychology
159    [Unassigned]

Each document belonging to the library (books, journals, etc.) has a unique signature which allows library users to find it in the library.

Social psychology classification is in Dewey 302.
Educational psychology: Dewey 370.15
Psychobiology: Dewey 573.8.
Psychophysiology: Dewey 612.8
Clinical psychology: Dewey 616.89.
Psychotherapy: Dewey 616.8914.

Reference Works

You will find below a selection of reference works on Psychology which is available in the University Library:


Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Weiner, Irving

Hoboken: Wiley, 2010


A dictionary of psychology

Colman, Andrew

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

APA dictionary of psychology

VandenBos, Gary

Washington: American Psychological Association, 2015

Cambridge dictionary of psychology

Matsumoto, David

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009


Thesaurus of psychological index terms

Tuleya Lisa Gallagher

Washington, American Psychological Association, 2007


Handbook of psychology

Weiner, Irving

Hoboken: Wiley, 2013

Style manuals

Concise Rules of APA style

American Psychological Association

Washington: American Psychological Association, 2009

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

Washington: American Psychological Association, 2009

History and theory

Forty studies that changed psychology

Hock, Roger

Boston: Pearson, 2013

Research methodology and statistics

Handbook of research methods in experimental psychology

Davis, Stephen

Malden: Blackwell, 2005

Introduction to qualitative research methods in psychology

Howitt, Dennis

Harlow: Pearson, 2016

Introduction to statistics in psychology

Howitt, Dennis & Cramer, Duncan

Harlow: Prentice Hall, 2008

Tests and measurements

Dictionary of psychological testing, assessment, and treatment

Stuart-Hamilton, Ian

London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009

Standards for educational and psychological testing

American Educational Research Association

Washington: American Educational Research Association, 2014

Developmental psychology

Handbook of child psychology and developmental science

Lerner, Richard M.

Hoboken: Wiley, 2015




Social psychology

An introduction to social psychology

Hewstone, Miles

Hoboken: Wiley, 2015

Handbook of social psychology

Fiske, Susan

Hoboken: Wiley, 2015

Cognitive psychology

Cognitive psychology: a student’s handbook

Eysenck, M. & Keane, M.

London: Psychology Press, 2015

Oxford handbook of thinking and reasoning

Holyoak, Keith

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012


For general information on how to access a journal in print form: Library/  Resources/ Journals.

The current year of the following core titles is available at the Learning Centre :


Kindheit und Entwicklung

Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie

Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht

Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie

Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie [Journal of Health Psychology]: The European Journal of Health Psychology will be the journal’s main title starting with volume 25 from 2018 on. The journal concerns are the publication of empirical or experimental research in health psychology, including applications, methodological developments, and comprehensive and critical literature reviews on the theory and application of psychological approaches to health and disease.

Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie

Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie


Degree programmes and research at the university

Official homepage of degree programmes at the university

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology:

Master in Psychotherapy

Master in Gerontologie

Doctoral School

Research Units and Centres

Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS)

Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET)

Research areas

Health and Behaviour

Cognitive Science & Assessment

Lifespan Development, Family, Culture

Research Facilities






Interesting Sites

The following sites may be of interest if you are studying Psychology:

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association (founded in 1892) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States. APA educates the public about psychology, behavioral science, and mental health; promotes psychological science and practice; fosters education and training.

British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the United Kingdom and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in science, education, and application of the discipline.

European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA)

EFPA is an umbrella organization and the leading federation of 34 European National Psychology Associations.

Frontiers in Psychology

The academic journal Frontiers in Psychology features current, peer-reviewed research in psychology. Subjects that appear in the journal include clinical and cognitive science, imaging studies, animal cognition, and social psychology.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP)

Psychoanalytic Library

Sage Journals

Sage Journals makes teaching and research materials available globally by removing obstacles to access. Sage directly publishes over 1,000 journals and 800 books every year.

Scientific Research

Psychology students can use Scientific Research Publishing to browse open access journals by subject or title. Researchers can search for articles related to their particular topic or manuscript.


Springer Link gives students, and other researchers access to over 10 million scientific documents, including books, journals, series, reference works, and protocols.


Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library features over 1,600 journals, 21,000 books, and 200 reference works. Psychology students may access original research in all areas of psychology, including cognition; health and clinical psychology; and developmental, social and occupational psychology.

Also of interest:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)

German Society for Psychology

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB)

Reference database, E-journals (University Regensburg)

Encyclopedia of Psychology

Umfasst alle Disziplinen der Psychologie und gliedert sich in 2 Bereiche:

  • "Original information" von renommierten Forschern und praktizierenden Psychologen zu allen Gebieten der Psychologie
  • Eine hierarchisch aufgebaute Datenbank mit umfassenden Informationen über die gesamte Psychologie.

International Congress of Psychology

2008: Mit dem XXIX International Congress of Psychology findet in Berlin der Weltkongress der Psychologen mit mehr Teilnehmern als je zuvor statt.

Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID)

1971: Gründung der „Zentralstelle (seit 2001): Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) in Trier, der zentralen Fachinformationseinrichtung für die Psychologie in den deutsprachigen Ländern.

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Psychologie

Das Sondersammelgebiet Psychologie ist eine vom DFG geförderte Einrichtung der Saarländischen Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek mit Sitz in Saarbrücken. Abschluss der Systeme der Sondersammelgebiete mit Ende des Förderprogramms 31.12.2015.