Internet Resources

With more and more information being made available on the Internet, it is not surprising that there is much that is of use to students and faculty interested in psychology. Although listing all of the sources for psychology related topics would take pages and pages, there are a couple of on-line sites that students and faculty might want to investigate.

Psychology Subject Guide — A list of the most important links you will need to write a paper in psychology.

The Encyclopedia of Psychology is intended to facilitate browsing in any area of psychology. There are two paths envisioned for this purpose:

  •  Original information generated by respected researchers and practitioners in various fields of psychology.
  • A hierarchical database of links to websites providing information about scientific psychology.

One of the most interesting is a site called PsychWeb that is maintained at Georgia Southern University by Russ Dewey. It provides links to most of the sites that are related to Psychology students, including careers. An interesting thing about this site is that it includes links to a number of graduate schools. This should be an interesting (and economical) way to get information about graduate schools for those who plan to go on after their stay at Allegheny.

A new site that provides a number of interesting links to useful information is provided by the University of Northern Iowa.  In addition to some interesting career information (also see section below), it provides links to sites that have study skill and time management information.

Online Forensic Psychology Degrees– With a growing demand for psychological professionals nationwide, experts estimate a whopping 19% increase for clinical psychologists, a broad designation including clinical forensic psychologists, FBI psychologists, and more.

There are two “official” professional psychology sites, one for each of the major professional organizations, the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).

The Social Psychology Network claims to be the largest social psychology databases on the Internet with more than 5,000 links to psychology-related resources. In addition to very extensive, well-organized links, the site offers five discussion forums, links to online psychological research experiments, distance-learning links, and links to psychology-related software.

Other links of interest:

Careers in Psychology:  Where will a career in Psychology take you?

Cyberpsychology:  Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace

Cognitive psychology

Ed in Counseling and Psychology Programs

Graduate Applicant’s Portal:  A new site designed to act as a clearing house of information on applying to graduate school in psychology, and to make this knowledge accessible on a single website. The site contains links to other webpages with valuable information, book recommendations on the application process, polls to improve the site, site-unique advice on graduate programs, a message board to exchange information and experiences, and other information relevant to the application process.
How to Write a Strong CV: Writing a CV is one of the first steps to take in the process of applying to graduate programs. For Undergraduates, it is one of the necessary components in the admissions process, and an opportunity to showcase all of your academic accomplishments

Psychology CareerCenter: Online Guide to Psychology Careers, Degrees, Schools and Job Search Resources

Real Psychology: One of the great things about psychology is that it often provides insights into current events. Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University has a new site that applies solid psychological research and theory to items in the news.  Check it out!