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If you can visit the library in person, shelf-browsing is an excellent way to find books on your topic.  Below is a basic guide to Library of Congress classification for psychology.  

LC Classification for Psychology:


Class B: Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

BF1-990 Psychology

BF38-64 Philosophy.  Relation to other topics

BF173-175.5 Psychoanalysis

BF176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing

BF180-198.7 Experimental psychology

BF203 Gestalt psychology

BF207-209 Psychotropic drugs and other substances

BF231-299 Sensation.  Aesthesiology

BF309-499 Consciousness.  Cognition, including learning, attention, comprehension, memory,imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue

BF501-505 Motivation

BF511-593 Affection.  Feeling.  Emotion

BF608-635 Will.  Volition.  Choice.  Control

BF636-637 Applied psychology

BF638-648 New Thought.  Menticulture, etc.

BF660-685 Comparative psychology.  Animal and human psychology

BF692-692.5 Psychology of sex.  Sexual behavior

BF697-697.5 Differential psychology.  Individuality.  Self

BF698-698.9 Personality

BF699-711 Genetic psychology

BF712-724.85 Developmental psychology, including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood

BF725-727 Class psychology

BF795-839 Temperament.  Character

BF839.8-885 Physiognomy.  Phrenology

BF889-905 Graphology.  Study of handwriting

BF908-940 The hand.  Palmistry

BF1001-1389 Parapsychology

BF1001-1045 Psychic research.  Psychology of the conscious

BF1048-1108 Hallucinations.  Sleep.  Dreaming.  Visions

BF1111-1156 Hypnotism.  Suggestion.  Mesmerism.  Subliminal projection

BF1161-1171 Telepathy.  Mind reading.  Thought transference

BF1228-1389 Spiritualism

Including mediumship, spirit messages, clairvoyance

BF1404-2055 Occult sciences

BF1444-1486 Ghosts.  Apparitions.  Hauntings

BF1501-1562 Demonology.  Satanism.  Possession

BF1562.5-1584 Witchcraft

BF1585-1623 Magic.  Hermetics.  Necromancy

BF1651-1729 Astrology

BF1745-1779 Oracles.  Sibyls.  Divinations

BF1783-1815 Seers.  Prophets.  Prophecies

BF1845-1891 Fortune-telling

BF2050-2055 Human-alien encounters.  Contact between humans and extraterrestrials