Why do people do the things they do is an age-old question. However, psychology- the science concerned with behavior, in both human and nonhuman animals- first appeared in the 1870s. They study in the intersection of two critical relationships: one between brain function and behavior, and another between the environment and behavior. As scientists, psychologists follow scientific methods, using careful observation, experimentation and analysis. But psychologists also need to be creative in the way they apply scientific findings.
Faces Interactive is designed to help you develop a personal and in-depth understanding of the fascinating world of abnormal psychology. This program will help you learn about real people who suffer from twelve different forms of mental illness.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. It collects materials in all major areas of the health sciences and to a lesser degree in such areas as chemistry, physics, botany and zoology. The collections stand at 5 million items--books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images. Housed within the Library is one of the world's finest medical history collections of old (pre-1914) and rare medical texts, manuscripts, and incunabula.