& Psychology (100)
This is a small collection. Many areas are not developed because they
are out of the scope of young adult interests. The section includes works
of major Western thinkers and some popular sources on philosophical issues.
Psychology and the paranormal are represented in greater number.
- 100 Philosophy and psychology. Not developed.
- 110 Metaphysics. Not developed.
- 120 Epistemology, causation, humankind. Not developed.
- 130 Paranormal and phenomena. This class contains topics of
great interest to young adults. Coverage of such topics as ghost existence,
witchcraft, poltergeists, tarot card reading, and the devil is heavily
developed and maintained.
- 140 Specific philosophical schools. Not developed.
- 150 Psychology. This class contains topics of great interest
and concern to young adults. Many psychology books are written about
young adults, but not for young adults. Only those written for young
adults will be collected. Coverage of such topics as death, self-esteem,
decision making, and understanding the thought process is heavily developed
- 160 Logic. Not developed.
- 170 Ethics (moral philosophy). Since this topic area addresses
report needs for students, historical and current coverage of such topics
as euthanasia, animal testing, politics, cloning, and many medical issues
including bio-ethics is developed and maintained.
- 180 Ancient, medieval, Oriental philosophy. Not developed.
- 190 Modern Western philosophy. Not developed.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- limited availability of material for young adults meeting the criteria
of visual appeal and appropriate vocabulary.
- electronic/Internet sources availability.
- new works.
- budget constraints.
- circulation statistics.
- patron requests.
- present and potential relevance to young adult patrons.
- shelf space.
- Weeding should take place to keep up with current issues.
- Damaged/missing materials are considered for replacement based on
currency of the topic and circulation figures.