With technological advances on an almost daily basis, it is increasingly important for psychology students and professionals to stay abreast of the websites that offer the most information. The Internet is a massive resource that can be overwhelming, however this list is meant to take the guesswork out of which sites all psychology students and professionals should be reading.
The Top Websites for Psychology Students and Professionals:
Alley Dog – This website is the self-proclaimed “best friend of Psychology Students.” It is a wide-ranging resource for students and professionals alike with information such as a psychological glossary, information on jobs, information on degrees and much, much more.
American Psychological Association – This is the website for the leading association for professional psychologists and psychology students in the United States and Canada. In addition to general information, there is information about current research and trends, listings of jobs and internships and individual Divisions for the many specialty areas of psychology.
Google Correlate – This website allows users to create their own “correlation does not equal causation” experiments, with words instead of data. This can be a tricky topic, so the website works to simplify this complex topic.
Online Psychology Laboratory (OPL) – OPL provides students and educators with interactive resources for the training of empirical psychological science. The data provided is all peer-reviewed materials, which include online studies and correlational studies, large data sets, demonstrations, and teaching aids.
Psych Central Resources Page – This is a very useful sub-page on a psychological website offering extensive online Mental Health and Psychology Resources. It is a directory of topical resources that have been reviewed by a Psych Central associate editor.
Psychological Research on the Net – This website is one of the best kept secrets on the internet. The site is a comprehensive listing of research topics in psychology, including links to many of the articles. This is an excellent resource for both professional psychologists as well as students.
Psychology Today – This is the website for the popular publications Psychology today, published ever other month. The goal of both the website and the publication is to make psychology and psychological topics more accessible and usable by the general population. The website focuses on human behavior and covers topics such as psychology, neuroscience, relationships, sexuality, parenting, health, work and the psychological aspects of current affairs.
Psychotherapy Brown Bag: Discussing the Science of Clinical Psychology – The idea of Brown Bag Seminars comes from informal lunchtime meetings that were often held by researchers and professors to update their colleagues on recent research findings. This site works to serve a similar function, posting relevant topics during the lunch hour to foster intellectual dialogue about research topics in an informal setting.
While not everyone can spend hours perusing the Internet on a daily basis, it is important to note which sites deserve your attention. All students and professionals should do their best to stay on top of the changes and advances in the field of psychology. By taking advantage of these websites, those students and professionals interested in psychology can stay at the top of their career.