Classification Categories and Codes

Every record in PsycINFO® databases receives a classification code, which is used to categorize the document according to the primary subject matter. These classification codes can help you target your search by allowing you to restrict retrieval to a specific category.

NOTE : This classification code system was designed to describe the content of the PsycINFO database, not the field of psychology.

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2100 General Psychology
2140 History & Systems

2200 Psychometrics & Statistics & Methodology
2220 Tests & Testing
2221 Sensory & Motor Testing
2222 Developmental Scales & Schedules
2223 Personality Scales & Inventories
2224 Clinical Psychological Testing
2225 Neuropsychological Assessment
2226 Health Psychology Testing
2227 Educational Measurement
2228 Occupational & Employment Testing
2229 Consumer Opinion & Attitude Testing
2240 Statistics & Mathematics
2260 Research Methods & Experimental Design

2300 Human Experimental Psychology
2320 Sensory Perception
2323 Visual Perception
2326 Auditory & Speech Perception
2330 Motor Processes
2340 Cognitive Processes
2343 Learning & Memory
2346 Attention
2360 Motivation & Emotion
2380 Consciousness States
2390 Parapsychology

2400 Animal Experimental & Comparative Psychology
2420 Learning & Motivation
2440 Social & Instinctive Behavior

2500 Physiological Psychology & Neuroscience
2510 Genetics
2520 Neuropsychology & Neurology
2530 Electrophysiology
2540 Physiological Processes
2560 Psychophysiology
2580 Psychopharmacology

2600 Psychology & the Humanities
2610 Literature & Fine Arts
2630 Philosophy

2700 Communication Systems
2720 Linguistics & Language & Speech
2750 Mass Media Communications

2800 Developmental Psychology
2820 Cognitive & Perceptual Development
2840 Psychosocial & Personality Development
2860 Gerontology

2900 Social Processes & Social Issues
2910 Social Structure & Organization
2920 Religion
2930 Culture & Ethnology
2950 Marriage & Family
2953 Divorce & Remarriage
2956 Childrearing & Child Care
2960 Political Processes & Political Issues
2970 Sex Roles & Women's Issues
2980 Sexual Behavior & Sexual Orientation
2990 Drug & Alcohol Usage (Legal)

3000 Social Psychology
3020 Group & Interpersonal Processes
3040 Social Perception & Cognition

3100 Personality Psychology
3120 Personality Traits & Processes
3140 Personality Theory
3143 Psychoanalytic Theory

3200 Psychological & Physical Disorders
3210 Psychological Disorders
3211 Affective Disorders
3213 Schizophrenia & Psychotic States
3215 Neuroses & Anxiety Disorders
3217 Personality Disorders
3230 Behavior Disorders & Antisocial Behavior
3233 Substance Abuse & Addiction
3236 Criminal Behavior & Juvenile Delinquency
3250 Developmental Disorders & Autism
3253 Learning Disorders
3256 Mental Retardation
3260 Eating Disorders
3270 Speech & Language Disorders
3280 Environmental Toxins & Health
3290 Physical & Somatoform & Psychogenic Disorders
3291 Immunological Disorders
3293 Cancer
3295 Cardiovascular Disorders
3297 Neurological Disorders & Brain Damage
3299 Vision & Hearing & Sensory Disorders

3300 Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention
3310 Psychotherapy & Psychotherapeutic Counseling
3311 Cognitive Therapy
3312 Behavior Therapy & Behavior Modification
3313 Group & Family Therapy
3314 Interpersonal & Client Centered & Humanistic Therapy
3315 Psychoanalytic Therapy
3340 Clinical Psychopharmacology
3350 Specialized Interventions
3351 Clinical Hypnosis
3353 Self Help Groups
3355 Lay & Paraprofessional & Pastoral Counseling
3357 Art & Music & Movement Therapy
3360 Health Psychology & Medicine
3361 Behavioral & Psychological Treatment of Physical Illness
3363 Medical Treatment of Physical Illness
3365 Promotion & Maintenance of Health & Wellness
3370 Health & Mental Health Services
3371 Outpatient Services
3373 Community & Social Services
3375 Home Care & Hospice
3377 Nursing Homes & Residential Care
3379 Inpatient & Hospital Services
3380 Rehabilitation
3383 Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
3384 Occupational & Vocational Rehabilitation
3385 Speech & Language Therapy
3386 Criminal Rehabilitation & Penology

3400 Professional Psychological & Health Personnel Issues
3410 Professional Education & Training
3430 Professional Personnel Attitudes & Characteristics
3450 Professional Ethics & Standards & Liability
3470 Impaired Professionals

3500 Educational Psychology
3510 Educational Administration & Personnel
3530 Curriculum & Programs & Teaching Methods
3550 Academic Learning & Achievement
3560 Classroom Dynamics & Student Adjustment & Attitudes
3570 Special & Remedial Education
3575 Gifted & Talented
3580 Educational/Vocational Counseling & Student Services

3600 Industrial & Organizational Psychology
3610 Occupational Interests & Guidance
3620 Personnel Management & Selection & Training
3630 Personnel Evaluation & Job Performance
3640 Management & Management Training
3650 Personnel Attitudes & Job Satisfaction
3660 Organizational Behavior
3670 Working Conditions & Industrial Safety

3700 Sport Psychology & Leisure
3720 Sports
3740 Recreation & Leisure

3800 Military Psychology

3900 Consumer Psychology
3920 Consumer Attitudes & Behavior
3940 Marketing & Advertising

4000 Engineering & Environmental Psychology
4010 Human Factors Engineering
4030 Lifespace & Institutional Design
4050 Community & Environmental Planning
4070 Environmental Issues & Attitudes
4090 Transportation

4100 Intelligent Systems
4120 Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems
4140 Robotics
4160 Neural Networks

4200 Forensic Psychology & Legal Issues
4210 Civil Rights & Civil Law
4230 Criminal Law & Criminal Adjudication
4250 Mediation & Conflict Resolution
4270 Crime Prevention
4290 Police & Legal Personnel