According to the Pew Research Internet Project, in January of 2014:
- 90% of American adults have a cell phone
- 58% of American adults have a smartphone
- 32% of American adults own an e-reader
- 42% of American adults own a tablet computer
It can be estimated that college students and working professionals have an even higher rate of smartphone ownership. With such high numbers, more and more psychology students and professionals are using mobile apps to further their education and career. Here are some of the most useful apps being uses by current and future psychology professionals of all levels throughout the country.
The Top Apps for Psychology Students and Professionals:
3D Brain – This app provides an interactive and informational view into different components of the brain and how they work together. Both psychology majors and psychological professionals can learn how each brain region functions, what functions it governs, and how it interacts with the other regions of the brain to influence actions and behavior.
APA Journals – This app allows users to stay up-to-date on the most recent research and literature published by the American Psychological Association.
AP Psychology Prep – This app, created by Brainscape, helps students competently learn from more than 1,000 relevant flashcards covering the topics, research and theories listed on the College Board’s official AP Psychology outline.
DMS 5 Diagnostic Criteria Mobile App – This app was created to help mental health practitioners, researchers and students integrate the new DSM-V diagnostic criteria and codes into their practice and study. Paid users have complete offline access to all of the criteria collections plus online access to videos, commentary and additional resources.
Examination of Professional Practice of Psychology Flash Cards – The EPPP flash card app consists of almost 3,000 “flash cards” covering all of the content areas covered on the EPPP examination. The app was designed by a licensed psychologist, and is responsive enough to help each used focus on areas they need the most.
Psych Drugs & Medications: Prescription Psychiatric Medication Pocket Guide in Psychiatry – This app allows professional psychologists to gather information about various medications and any possible interactions between multiple medications.
PsychExplorer – This app includes research articles, interviews with psychology innovators, and a library of respected blogs. Combined with answers to some of the most frequently asked psychology questions, this app is one of the best psychology resources available on a phone or tablet.
Psych Guide – This searchable app outlines many of the topics that are included in a typical psychology education.
Psych Test Hero – This second version app allows psychology students to prepare for psychology tests and quizzes with ease.
While many apps out there are simply time-wasters, there are a number of excellent apps that can save time and effort for psychology students and professionals. By taking advantage of these apps at the touch of a button, psychological information can be in your hands within seconds.
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