A note on sources
Message to students
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Psychological
Association - PsychNET
- Behavior Online: Forum for mental health professionals.
- The Virtual En-psych-lopedia by Dr. Bob
- Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN): A service of the Center for Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA - U.S.A.), the Knowledge Exchange Network Web site offers information about mental health and mental health services to consumers, policy-makers, mental health professionals and the media. The site includes information on SAMHSA funding opportunities, reports and conference announcements, CMHS programs and a news center that includes up-to-date articles on mental health. The site also lists contact information for mental health agencies and advocacy organizations by state.
- Megalist of Psychology-Related Sites on the Web
- Mental Health.Com:
- Mental Health Net
- Mental Health Net Professional
- Mental Health Sanctuary
- The National Academies: Visitors to the Web site of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and National Reseearch Council can search more than 1,000 reports on topics including behavioral and social sciences, education and technology. Other features include news from the National Academies and information about professional development, job opportunities and fellowships for students and professionals. Visitors to the site can also access online editions of magazines and journals published by the National Academies.
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Neuropsychology Central
- Online Psych:
- Psych Central:
- PsychPORT: This site is a large database of psychological information, including daily updates from major news sources in psychology. Organized by topic and audience, the site is geared toward consumers, students, practitioners and others seeking information on topics such as aging, careers and depression.
- Psychscapes Worldwide: Psychology-related material for professionals - conferences, therapists worldwide, products.
- Psychwatch: This wide-ranging resource for psychologists and psychiatrists offers news articles on wide-ranging aspects of mental health, from research and treatment developments to policy and public perceptions to children's and forensic issues.
- Psych Web:
- Social Psychology Network: Claiming to be the largest social psychology database on the Internet, this site from Wesleyan University's psychology department includes more than 4,000 links to resrouces such as social psychology academic programs, online social psychology studies, social psychology journals and a social psychologist directory.
- Western Psychiatric Insitute and Clinic Libary:
- The World-Wide Web Virtual Library in Psychology:
- Psycline Journal Locator: This web page provides an alphabetized list of more than 1,500 psychology and social science journals from several different countries. The site includes links to the journals' web sites and a search engine for finding the journal you seek.
- Public Offering of PsycINFO: For a nominal fee, APA's Web Site now allows the public limited access to the PsycINFO database, previously available to APA members and university and college libraries only. The database includes journal abstracts and reference information for research in psychology and related fields.
- Behavioral and Brain Sciences Target Article Preprints
- Psycoloquy: Sponsored by the American Psychological Association.
- Psych Web: A quite comprehensive listing of journals.
- PsycSite: Comprehensive journal list with search capabilities.
- International Bulletin of Political Psychology (IBPP)
- Journal of Mundane Behavior
- Scientific News Releases: Click this site's "Newsroom" button to tap recent news releases on behavioral health journal articles on such topics as depression in pregnant women, aggression in boys and the link between psychology and breast cancer. The service is provided bythe nonprofit Center for the Advancement of Health.
- Behavioral Journals Online: Visit this site for online versions of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, published by the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Provides full-text articles.
- HighWire: This Stanford University site offers a listing of online full-text science journals. It includes free, archived and reprinted articles from journals such as Psycholoquy, Journal of Neuroscience, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Journal of Psychotherapy Research and Practice and others.
- Annual Reviews of Psychology (Books)
- Educational Research Information Clearinghouse (ERIC): Articles for a fee, but often worth it.
- PsychCrawler: Searches the American Psychological Association and National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Web sites for book reviews, titles and abstracts, and full text articles.
- Counsel.Lit: The Counseling in Primary Care Trust in Great Britain has created a free search service. You can search a database of almost 2,000 entries, including journal articles, reviews, and research abstracts related tocounseling in primary care.
- Cyber-Psych: Links to scholarly articles on specific topics in psychology, such as the Alcoholism Research Database.
- Psycharticle Search: A search tool that can search for full articles in APA journals, the MEDLINE database and other databases.
- American Medical Association Journal Search Form: Search AMA journals in medicine and psychiatry.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM): Allows you to search 9 million citations in the Medline database. Gives a short abstract of a published article and the reference information to find it in a library.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- American Psychological
- Psi Chi Homepage:
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications.
- ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation: Contains information on measurement and evaluation news, full-text resources (books, essays, newsletters) on assessment and evaluation topics, test schedules of ajor standardized tests, descriptions of major testing porjects, and pointers to other sites containing assessment and evaluation information.
- International Test Commission (ITC): This website provides professional information related to ITC goals, ITC membership opportunities, application procedures, names and addresses of ITC Council members, information on ITC publications, and updated r4eports on ITC projects.
- National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
- Institute for Research in Cognitive Science: Visitors to this site of a joint NSF-University of Pennsylvania project, co-directed by psychologist Lila Gleitman, PhD, can read about the center's interdisciplinary research on topics such as language acquisition, logic and computation, and perception and action. The site also provides abstracts of studies and dissertations, and links to other cognition-related labs.
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: National Academy of Sciences
- HealthEmotions Research Institute: This University of Wisconsin institute uses its web site to promote its neuroscience-based studies of the relationship between positive emotions and health. The site includes information on the institute's history, its mission and its latest research projects, plus employment and training opportunities there.
- American Psychological Society:
The American Psychological Society is the leading national organization dedicated solely to the science of psychology.
- Internet Psychology Lab: Features lessons, demonstrations and experiments in the areas of memory and learning, cognitionand auditory perception.
- Guided Exploration: Featured here are tutorials on sensation and perception, funded by University of Missouri-Rolla College of Arts and Sciences, and neuroscience, funded by APA's Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology). Each tutorial is a series of interactive maps explaining the psychophysiology of vision, audition, somatosensation, memory and other such concepts. Also available on the site is the Virtual Statistician, a software program to help students learn and apply statistical formulas.
- Today in the History of Psychology: The American Psychological Association Historical Database is a collection of dates and brief descriptions of over 3100 events in the history of psychology. The collection is available in book form as Street, W. R. (1994). A chronology of noteworthy events in American psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. You can view selected events for any day of the year.
- PsycSite: See section titled "History of Psychology".
- Psych Web: See section titled "History of Psychology".
- Resources in the History of Psychology:
- History of Psychology:
- American Psychological Association: From their master site, go to PsychNet. There you will find
articles in the newletter of the APA Division 26, History of Psychology.
- Canadian Psychological Association (Section 25) History and Philosophy of Psychology Bulletin
- Classics in the History of Psychology: Full text reprints of many of the classic and seminal articles in various psychological fields. Includes Freud, Skinner, Jung, Hull etc.
- History of Science: This Web page is an excellent place to start an examination of the history of science.
- History of Psychology Web Site: This site provides links to more than 1,000 web sites on the history of psychology in a variety of subject areas, including people, courses, writings, historical artifacts, organizations, chronologies of important events, photographic images, psychology department histories, and meta-sites, which serve as an entry to other search engines. The site also links to the history of other relevant topics, such as neuroscience, forensic psychiatry cases and evolution.
- Archives of the History of Psychology: The new Web site for the Archives of the History of American Psychology -the largest collection of psychology materials in the world - offers a searchable database of the archives' manuscripts, books, photographs, instruments, tests, films and other materials. Visitors to the site can find information on visiting the archives, getting research assistance, donating materials to the archives and using archival materials. The site also lists upcoming conferences and events sponsored the archives.
- Some Notable Earlier "Psychologists": This page can be found as a part of the The World-Wide Web Virtual Library in Psychology. Links can be found for thinkers from Socrates to Freud.
- Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences: CHEIRON, named after the wise centaur of Greek myth, was formed in 1968 to promote international cooperation and multidisciplinary studies in the history of the social and behavioral
sciences. This site, maintained by Christopher D. Green and Philip Groff, includes links to other relevant sites.
- Symptom lists based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV (DSM-IV) can be found on the Mental Health Net
- Psychological Assessment Online: This resource provides comprehensive information on the ethics and methodologies of psychological testing, as well as listings of psychological test publishers. A password-protected section for professionals also offers interpretive guidelines for clinical interviewing, detection of malingering and deception, and forensic assessment and measures of personality.
- Agorapobia and other Mental Disorders
- Alzheimer Web
- Anxiety Disorders Education
Program--NIMH: The National Institute of Mental Health provides this
resource in order to
improve public and professional awareness of anxiety disorders. Disorders
covered include Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
At the heart of the site is the Library section, featuring five full text
brochures at this time. In addition, the Educational Resources section of
the Library contains listings and contact information for pamphlets and
brochurs, as well as listings of books and videos on the subject. The For
Professionals section contains one full text brochure on Panic Disorder, as
well as lists of publications and videos, and a list of conferences (Scout
Report, 26 Sept. 1997).
- The Anxiety-Panic Internet Resource
- One A.D.D. Place: The Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD & LD) Community Hub
- Focus on Attention
Betcha didn't know the 1990s are the "Decade of the Brain". As such, the
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) wants to bring a special focus
on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This little page
describes some - fidget, fidget, scratch - fictional case studies and
symptoms of the condition. Best of all, the bottom of the document contains
long lists of additional information and of helpful organizations. Another
page of resources - hmmm, did that daydream really last seven minutes? -
will prove useful as well.
- The Autism Society of America Home Page
- BPD Central (about borderline personality disorder)
- Bipolar Disorder Information
- Brain Disorder Network
- Dr. Ivan's Depression Central
- Orton Dyslexia Society
- Center for Eating Disorders
- Research in Eating Disorders: This page offers an overview of research reviewed at a recent workshop on anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, held at NIMH. The site reviews inroads into understanding neural and genetic underpinnings of eating disorders as well as research-based strategies for preventing and intervening with these disorders.
- Washington University Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
- ld OnLine (about learning disorders
- The Arc Home Page (about Mental Retardation)
- Divided Hearts MPD/DID Info and Support Web (about Multiple Personality Disorder).
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Resources Web Page
- PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress--NCPTSD:
telnet to: lib.dartmouth.edu
At prompt, type SELECT FILE PILOTS
The PILOTS database, provided by the US National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and housed at the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, provides access to over 12,500 international literature citations related to post-traumatic stress. The literature covered dates back to 1917. The database may be searched by any of fourteen fields or browsed by any of five. Retrieval includes bibliographic information, format, language, descriptors, and abstract; five display formats are available. Although the database is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, literature is not limited to PTSD among veterans.
Netherlands Institute for Social Sexological Research (NISSO) Database:
The NISSO database contains over 50,000 documents (monographs, reports,conference proceedings, periodicals, articles, papers, brochures) on human sexuality and personal relationships, and approximately 15,000 documents on HIV/AIDS. Subjects include: sexual cultures and sexual ethics, biological and medical aspects of sexuality, reproductive behaviour and fertility regulation, social epidemiology of HIV and AIDS, AIDS/HIV-related care and/or assistance, and psychosocial AIDS/HIV-related problems. Searches can
use multiple modifiers and typical returns include title, author, source,
and an abstract (Scout Report for the Social Sciences, 10 Feb. 1998).
- Neurological Assessment
- Neuropsychology Central: This site provides links to a number of tests, scales, checklists and batteries related to neuropsychological assessment and also has links to several articles about this topic. This site also provides links to a number of resources related to neuropsychological treatment and rehabilitation. It is a good place to start a search for general neuroscience information on the web.
- Psychological Testing on the Web
- Psychological Assessment Online: A comprehensive source of information on psychological assessment, this site can be useful for both professional and lay audiences. It includes interpretive guides for personality measures, as well as information on clinical interviewing, forensic evaluation and theassessment of malingeringand deception. (Users must obtain a password to access this free information.) The site also includes an interactive chat page for discussing assessment issues.
- Buros Institute of Mental Measurement: This website provides professional assistance, expertise, and information tousers of commercially published tests. In addition, this website features information about the Institute, articles to promote responsible test use, and the Buros Test Review Locator.
- ERIC/AE Test Locator: Can be used to search the databases of test publishers.
- Tests online:
Some master sites with modified versions of professional testing instruments intended for personal use are: PsycSite, Cyber-Psych, and Psych Web.
- American Psychological Association FAQ: Answers questions about psychological testing.
- University of Western Australia: This university has made three clinical instruments available that can be downloaded for free: The Hamilton Depression Scale, the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, and the General Akathesia, Tardive Phenomena and Extrapyramidal Scale.
- ShrinkTank: This is a shareware list that contains lots of interesting questionnaires and psychological tests in the form of executable or program files.
- Personality Profile Tests:
Want to know how loving you are? Your score on the Keirsey Temperament
Indicator? What your favorite color says about you? The Personality Online
page offers a slew of pop and non-pop psychology tests for your
self-examinatory pleasure. Wanna know how we fared? In general, we're in
loving, committed relationships, our biases toward certain purples and
black indicate an everlasting contempt of astrologers and tarot readers,
and only one of us is likely to snap into a murderous rage at the mention
of a specific vegetable (Netsurf Digest, 16 Aug. 1997).
- Keirsey Temperament and Character Web Site: Take a test in the Jungian tradition.
- Depression screening: Visitors to this site will find a confidential screening for clinical depression from the National Mental Health Association. The test offers immediate results about people's risk for clinical depression to help them recognize depression and, if needed, seek treatment. The screening is not meant to substitute for a professional evaluation. The site also provides information on depression.
Most of the master psychology sites listed at the front of this list have links to newsgroups which are designed to be support groups. These groups are usually named alt.support.(blank), where the blank can be filled in with the names of various disorders.
- National Center for Tobacco Free Kids: Curious to know how many teen-agers have become regular smokers this year? Find out at the Web site of the National Center for Tobacco Free Kids, which offers statistics on tobacco use in children, data and analyses on a range of tobacco-related issues, and links to Internet resources on tobacco. The site outline state and federal tobacco control initiatives and offers a searchable database of news stories on tobacco use, the tobacco industry, tobacco research and legislation. Visitors can plug in a state name and get statistics on tobacco use in the state, deaths from smoking and health-care expenditures related to tobacco. (APA Monitor)
- National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information: A service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the site offers an extensive list of books, brochures, reports, fact sheets and other resources grouped by drugs of abuse. Other highlights include a news-room with up-to-date articles and press releases on substance abuse treatment, intervention and prevention, and an archive of short briefs that sum up scientific research on drugs and alcohol. Visitors can also submit requests for ruther information and literature searches, and obtain referrals to alcohol and substance abuse organizations and centers through the site. (APA Monitor)
- Office of National Drug Control Policy: The Web site of the office of the nation's drug czar posts data on major drug categories and special populations as well as fact sheets on drug-related crime, drug treatment in the criminal justice system and drug use trends. The site also offers a database of more than 2,000 street terms for specific drug types and drug activities, and a section on drug-related information as it applies to specific states and localities. Visitors can access reports on prevention and education, treatment, enforcement, and drug abuse and addiction research, explore funding opportunities and read the 2001 National Drug Control Strategy annual report.
- Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS): Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health, TIPS includes Surgeon General's reports related to tobacco, guides to quitting smoking and educational materials on toacco's harmful effects for parents, educators and health professionals. Other highlights include a searchable database of tobacco industry documents, and TIPS4YOUTH, a special section for youth on the dangers of smoking, which includes a video on cigarette advertising and an online magazine developed by the Surgeon General's office. (APA Monitor)
- Psych Central:The best place to find a very complete listing of psychology and support groups providing services using the newsgroup format. In addition to the alt.support groups, many alt.recovery groups are listed. These newsgroups serve recovering addicts, alcoholics, gamblers, etc.
- Mental Health Net: Access the "Self-Help Sourcebook," which provides a search tool to find a particular support group network or organization for a variety of problems and disorders.
- Mental Health.Com: The categories of psychological problems contains maiiing lists and support groups for each category.
- Online Psych: The categories of psychological problems contains maiiing lists and support groups for each category.
- Psych Web: A listing of resources related to forensic psychology is in the "Scholarly Resources" section.
- American Psychiatric Association: Links to the American Academy of Psychiatry and Lañw and other forensic psychology sites.
- Psychologists' Guide to Participation in Federal Policymaking
- PsycLAW: This site serves as a resource center for psychologists in law. It links to the APA journal Psychology, Public Policy and Law, and abstracts from its table of contents, as well as to APA amicus briefs on topics such as animal research, patient confidentiality, hospital privileges and the insanity defense. The site also features online and print resources in areas from courtroom testimony to mental disabilities law.
- The Baby Center
- Two from the Department of
Including Your Child
A Back to School Special Report on the Baby Boom Echo: Here Come the
These two publications, recently released by the US Department of
Education, deal with special needs children and their parents, and
continuing school enrollment increases. Including Your Child is a
booklet for parents that deals with the first eight years of life for
children with special needs. Its eight brief sections discuss the
importance of the family, help and support systems, expectations, how to
plan to meet expectations, inclusion, and outreach. It also contains a
developmental progress chart and several sections of resource information.
Here Come the Teenagers documents the continuing growth of public and
private school enrollment, projecting a public school enrollment of over 52
million this year and a ten year increase (1997-2007) of 13 percent and
less than one percent in public high school and elementary school
enrollments respectively. The bulk of the report is a series of tables and
charts that document the projected increases (Scout Report, 26 Sept. 1997).
- Society for Research in Child Development:
- NAS Board on Children, YOuth and Families: The National Academy of Sciences' Web page on children, youth and families focuses on programs that affect the health and development of youth and families from the knowledge of the behavioral, social and health sciences. Visitors to the site can sign up for "Children and Families E-News," an electronic newsletter that sends monthly updates about the board's latest activities, meetings and reports.
- KidsHealth--AMA Health Insight [frames]
AMA Health Insight
KidsHealth is the newest service to join the growing American Medical
Association Health Insight pages. Provided by AMA and the Demours
Foundation, the site contains easily understandable information about
childhood infections, child development (from birth to two years), safety
and accident prevention, and first aid. The highlight of this site is the
section on child development, which allows users to access information in
five age divisions or eight different topics from feeding to movement to
sleep. Health Insight also contains sections on women's and adolescent
health, as well as a simply explained human atlas, among other features (Scout
Report, 29 Aug. 1997).
- The Child Survivor of Traumatic Stress
- The Science and Ecology of Early Development 2000 Initiative: Visit this page to read how health behavior researchers can team up with their colleagues in anthropology, economics, epidemiology, history, political science and sociology to apply for research grants to study the environmental, social, economic or developmental factors that affect children living in poverty. Grants may cover up to five years of the research. The Science and Ecology of Early Development 2000 Initiative is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Mental Health.
- ParentsPlace.com - Stages: Informational resources for dealing with children of all ages -from infancy through the teen years.
- Child and Family WebGuide: Put together by graduate students at Tufts, the site has sections entitled Typical Development, Family/Parenting, Education/Learning, Childcare/Daycare, Health/Mental Health. Each section contains links to relevant web sites.
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:
The AAGAP contains information to assist parents and families in understanding developmental, emotional, behavioral and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents.
- World Association for Infant Mental Health: An interdisciplinary and international association that promotes education, research, and study of the effects of mental development during infancy on later normal and psychopathological development.
- Child Psychology: Psychology 333 - Child Psychology course (Professor Dennis H. Karpowitz, Instructor) from the University of Kansas.
- The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative: Need the latest information on improving child and adolescent health? Visitors to this site will find data on teen health and children with chronic conditions, news briefs, and links for parents and consumers. The Web site is sponsored by the Foundation for Accountability, working in collaboration with other agencies, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children Now and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The World's Youth 2000_ -- The Population Reference Bureau [.pdf]
This recent report from the Population Reference Bureau (see the
November 17, 1998 _Scout Report for the Social Sciences_) provides
data and analysis on the world's youth. The report includes data on
"population, education, and health, with a special focus on sexual
and reproductive health." The topics covered in this report include
"education, sexual and reproductive lives of young people, use of
contraception, sexual violence against young women, HIV/AIDS, and
policy and program approaches." The text of the report is presented
in .pdf format, and the data tables may be viewed in either HTML or
.pdf format. Individual topics are also accessible using a sidebar
menu. [Scout Report for Social Sciences, May 1, 2001]
- Whole Brain Atlas: This Harvard Medical School site describes the basices of neuroimaging, complete with profiles of different types of brain imaging. It also shows computerized images of the normal human brain versus brains affected by disease.
- Human Anatomy
Getting inside someone's head is a breeze at Human Anatomy On-line (sic).
The site offers both interactive excursions through the human body and a
more staid general anatomy lesson. The interactive journey allows you to
select one of ten anatomy systems and investigate it in detail. Small
diamond "pick points" give you the option of text information or further
graphics, and there's no lack of these landmarks. The site has hundreds of
simple but colorful graphics, though they are sometimes ill-served by
occasionally convoluted text. That said, this is a body of work that can
lend a hand to students or wannabe medical examiners (Netsurf Digest, 25 Oct.
- Neuroscience for Kids is more than its title admits. You'd expect this
site to include a virtual tour of the nervous system, experiments and
activities to help you learn about the brain, links and lists of resources
relating to the nervous system, and even a form to subscribe to a
newsletter - and it does. But it also has some unexpected features, like a
place for you to keep notes as you browse (they're eventually e-mailed to
you) and the Neuroscientist Network, where you can ask questions of real
neuroscientists. Clearly, site maintainer Eric Chudler makes use of survey
responses the site also elicits (Netsurf Science, 11 May, 1998).
- Neurosciences on the Internet: This site is an index of neuroscience resources available online. It covers information on neurobiology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, neurological diseases and cognitive science.
- HealthPsych.net: This site provides a resource center and a meeting place for graduate students in health psychology. Visitors can access information on jobs, licensing requirements, pre- and postdoctoral internship and fellowship positions, and links to relevant organizations.
- HealthEmotions Research Institute: Research on the relationships between positive emotions, the brain and human health. Seeks to shed light on how the biology of emotions influences desease prevention and resilience promotion.
- Reproductive Health Outlook: Visitors to this site will find reviews on clinical guidelines, research summaries and program information about 11 reproductive health topics, including infertility, men and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer. The site also provides online resources to news services, conference updates, online reproductive health journals and major bibliographic databases.
- Health Information for Minority Women: From the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this Web site provides topical health information on each minority group -- including nutrition, substance abuse, reproductive health and osteoporosis. The site also provides fact sheets, frequently asked questions, pressreleases, links to other sites and search engines. Good for special topic papers in psychology.
- Heart Center Online: Need the latest information on cardiovascular disease to help a patient who had a heart attack or a stroke? Visitors to Heart Center Online will find more than 300 news and feature articles on cardiovascular health that are geared toward patients and their families. Topics include the effects of stress and depression on the body, genetic screening and the importance of astrong social support network during recovery from a heart attack or stroke. Visitors will also find discussion boards, patients' stories, information on nutrition and exercise, and a glossary that demystifies hundreds of cardiology terms.
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Visitors to this site will find information on 4,000 federal and private clinical trails at more than 47,000 locations nationwide. The studies - mostly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health - involve a wide range of diseases and conditions, from skin, bone and brain disease to bulimia. The trials referenced are evaluating new drugs and medical procedures for diagnosing, treating or preventing diseases.
- Behavioral Health Online: This site, geared for behavioral health professionals and consumers, offers case studies, continuing education, products, services and articles on mental health issues such as substance abuse and treatment for depression and Alzheimer's disease. Visitors can participate in the site's forums and chats and submit articles or other editorial comments. They can also access a list of conferences, an online bookstore and a referral service for patients.
- RemedEase.com: This site provides a communications and information center for people with chronic diseases, neurological conditions and disabilities and the health professionals and students who work with them. Contains a directory of more than 1,000 Web sites.
- The American Pain Foundation: This site is a resource center for people with pain, their families, health professionals and legislators, sponsored by the American Pain Foundation, a nonprofit resource and patient advocacy organization. The site includes articles for patients on pain management, medications, infectious diseses, neurological deseases and women's health. It offers a searchable database of up-to-date news articles on pain. Visit the site's advocacy section for congressional testimony, legal analysis and text of pain-related bills before Congress. (APA Monitor)
- This site is an information center that supports the exchange of research in health psychology and behavioral medicine. The site includes abstracts of poster presentations, papers and other university-based research, and enables visitors to contact researchers online. The site lists upcoming meetings and conferences on health psychology, and links to additional Web sites on health psychology and behavioral medicine.
- The Job Stress Network: This site, run by the Center for Social Epidemiology, a nonprofit foundation, offers the latest information on research on job strain and preventing work-related stress and injury.
- NIOSH Stress at Work: This site offers a summary of information presented at the March 1999 "Work, Stress and Health" conference, a joint project of APA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Among the conclusions is that the psychological demands of work and the risk of job stress have grown in response to increasingly leaner and more flexible production and employment practices. However, research on work organization and health has failed to keep pace with these changes in the conditions of work.
- APA Div. 14 - The Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology: The official web site of the APA's industrial/organizational (I/O) group, known as SIOP, includes information membership and on graduate training programs in I/O psychology. Visitors can also read SIOP's official newsletter, The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.
- APA Work Features Page: The public "Help Center" on APA's web site includes this page, which contains numerous articles on psychology-and-work issues. It includes past Monitor stories and other APA-produced literature about psychological research on occupational issues. The articles can be useful resources for professionals as well as the lay audience. Topics include working mothers, traits that predict job performance and the road to burnout.
- The Institute of Work Psychology (IWP): The University of Sheffield has set up this site for researchers, students, academics, managers, consultants and journalists interested in the intersection of psychology and work. It provides general information on the university's IWP, publications and reports about work psychology and data on past research at the institute. Research projects posted on the site include job control, strain and performance; psychological aging in the working population and work design for modern manufacturing systems.
- The Society for Personality and Social Psychology:
The home page of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), this site contains links to relevant articles and discusses current topics of importance in personality.
- The Personality Project: A thorough guide to resources in personality psychology, including both online and print materials.
- Personality Research:
- Personality On-line
A "general-interest" site on personality that contains references to pages concerning reputation, the unconscious, and genes among others. Also includes on-line activities.
- Great Theorists in Personality Psychology:
This site provides links to information about a number of prominent personality theorists, including Freud, Jung, Adler, Maslow, Rogers and Kelly.
- You Are What Type?
A magazine article exploring why online personality tests are so popular. Includes a discussion forum and related links.
A list of personality psychology resources available on the web.
- Psych Web: Personality:
This page contains links to other sites that offer information on the topic of personality.
- The Memory Management Reference:
The Memory Management Reference, a publication of the Harlequin Group, is a useful compilation of memory management resources. The site offers a range of information including a handy, hyperlinked dictionary of terms, an introduction to memory management, a detailed bibliography which includes abstracts, FAQs, links to other resources, and more. It is both a good reference point for current garbage collection research, as well as a nice introduction to the subject for the novice (Scout Report, 13 February, 1998).
- Behavior Science, Humane Solutions: Explains ways to manage and change behavior in the home, school and workplace.
- Patient Education Materials: This site provides downloadable information on mental disorders and social problemsfor practitioners and their patients. The materials cover anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, depression, biolence, autism and schizophrenia, among other topics. All materials are free and can be copied and distributed without permission.
- Violence and Injury Prevention Program: This site seeks to help forensic examiners, law-enforcement officers, health professionals and family survivors prevent and respond to homicide-suicides. It offers advice on the steps relatives can take to prevent homicide-suicides and how they should deal with law-enforcement officers and each other if one happens. The site also offers online tests of depression and imparied judgment and descibes the research of psychologists involved in the site.
- Addiction Search: Visit this site for research-based addictions information, including articles posted daily from national news sources. The site lists descriptions of types of addictions and addictie substances, as well as statistics on populations affected and suggestions for prevention and intervention. The site also features selected Web site and addiction-related question of the week.
- See also the section on Psychological Assessment Online
- School psychology resources: This site, run by a psychologist in the Office of Psychological Services, Baltimore County Public Schools, provides psychologists, educators and parents with information and news articles on topics ranging from learning disabilities and attnetion deficit disorder to autism and eating disorders. The site provides descriptions of and links to graduate programs in school psychology, psychological testing instruments and abstracts of research articles. It slso lists school psychology-related events.
- Resources for college counselors: This Tarleton University site provides psychologists working in university counseling centers resources that include "At The Office," a collection of outcome measures, intake forms and policy and procedures manuals for administrators.
- The Stanford Prison Experiment Web site: The Stanford Prison Experiment Web site features a slide show and information about the classic psychology experiment about prison life conducted at Stanford University in 1971 by Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD. The site provides a list of discussion questions about the experiment, prison situations and ethics, details on what became of the study participants, and links to prison research resources and Web sites on prisoner rights and prison reform efforts.
- Psychology of Religion Page:
Designed and maintained by Professor Michael E. Nielsen of the Psychology
Department at Georgia Southern University, this site offers numerous
resources for people interested in psychological aspects of religious
belief and behavior. The site is designed as an introduction to the
psychology of religion, rather than a comprehensive treatment. Resources
are grouped into three main categories: general resource pages, science and
religion pages, and pages devoted to new religious movements. Contents
include notable people in the psychology of religion; a bibliography;
course syllabi; journal TOCs; essays on the field, on science and religion,
and on several aspects of new religious movements; and related links (Scout Report for Social Sciences, 24 March, 1998).
- Psychology of Invention: This page is a gateway to three collections relevant to the theme of the psychology of invention. Specifically, it is concerned with the thought processes that inventors employ to create new artifacts and processes. The psychology of invention is an important form of human creativity. An interesting treatment of Alexander Graham Bell's Invention of the Telephone is available here.
- Current Awareness in Aging Research Report: Visitors to this site, sponsored by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), can sign up for weekly electronic reports on the latest developments in gerontology, including new publications, workshops, conferences and grants. The CDHA site also contains data and statistics on aging, projects and useful Web links.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse: The Institute has collected research reports, news and features of interest to researchers and health professionals, parents, teachers, and students. Also includes a "Help" section to enable visitors to find information easily.
- Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program: This site explains how and what data are collected on mental health services, where to find such data, how to understand and report what's found and how to use data in mental health decision-making. The site also describes efforts of the Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program Policy Group to develop standards for mental health data. The federal Center for Mental Health Services supports the site.
- Ethical, Legal and social Implications of Human Genetics Research: Established by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ESLI) program addresses the issues that arise as a result of human genetic research. The site outlines ELSI issues and activities and offers information on the program's funding, research and training opportunities and the history of ELSI, and provides links to resources, publications and Web pages on human genetic research.
- PsycLink: Catalogs of software for psychology.
- PsycSite: Has a list of resources where you can browse catalogs or download programs.
- PsycSite: Has a "Student Centre" which provides pointers to sites of special relevance to psychology students.
- American Psychological Association: Contains the APA Manual of Style, and this particular link will take you to a section on properly citing web referentces.
- PsychExps: Student research tool. Students can speedily perform experimental tasks right on the Web. Conduct your own experiments and participate in the experiments of others.
- The Knowledge Base: An Online research Methods Textbook: Site consists of three main parts and their subsections: Introduction to Research; Sampling, Measurement and Design; and Data Analysis. Topics covered include variables, hypotheses, research problem formulation, levels of measurement, reliability and validity, survey research and questionnaires, research design, statistical power, and various types of statistics and statistical analysis.
- Research Methods: This page, maintained by the American Communication
Association has an excellent selection of links relevant to research methods and statistics.
- Research Design Explained: This site, dedicated to the book by Mark Mitchell and Janina Jolley, gives a lot of good information on research design.
- Statistics on the Web: This list, well-maintained by Clay Helborg, offers an excellent selection of statistics links.
- The CHANCE Database Welcome Page: This data base contains materials designed help teach a CHANCE course or a more standard introductory probability or statistics course. The CHANCE course is a case study quantitative literacy course developed cooperatively by Middlebury, Grinnell, Spelman, University of California San Diego, University of Minnesota, and Dartmouth. The aim of CHANCE is to make students more informed, and critical, readers of current news that uses probability and statistics as reported in daily newspapers such as "The New York Times" and the "The Washington Post" and current journals and magazines such as "Chance", "Science", "Nature", and the "New England Journal of Medicine".
- On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research: This thoughtful document was created in 1995 by the Committee On Science, Engineering and Public Policy of the National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering and Institute Of Medicine. It was published by the National Academy Press.
- Researchers have turned their attention to the WWW as a way to collect data. Two different sites provide lists of on-line psychology experiments that you can participate in. One is Psychological Research on the Net, a page at the American Psychological Society and Social Science:Psychology: Tests and Experiments/, a branch of Yahoo.
- Guide to Programs - National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities: This site provides a list of funding available for scientific education and research. Visitors with interests in science, engineering, mathematics and technology will find sumaries of programs, eligibility information, links to NSF Directorate Web sites, publications and NSF's E-Bulletin. The site also offers visitors theopportunity to sign up for E-Bulletin, a Web page that releases deadlines and target dates to submit proposals to NSF.
The sites and descriptions on this page are culled from various sources, the primary ones being: Internet Companion for Abnormal Psychology, The Scout Report for Social Sciences, The American Psychological Association Monitor, and Network Science.
Note for students doing research
Students should remember and follow the guidelines regarding citation of sources on the Internet. This includes taking proper care about plagiarism.
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