Web - This web site contains lots of psychology-related information for
students and teachers of psychology.
- Have you wondered if
anyone has done a study on the psychology topic you are interested in?
While these are two sites that allow you to search the psychological and medical
databases of published research.
- Psych Info
- This is a UW database of psychology research. It is only available
to UW students and staff.
- PubMed -
This is the database maintained by the National Library of Medicine. While
it includes psychology journals, not all psych journals published are referenced
- The Psychology Page - The aim of Psychology Page is to provide a concise introduction in a broad range of psychological topics. From Alzheimer’s disease to Z-scores, from cognitive dissonance to mirror neurons. It is a resource for students, and for people who are interested in psychology and science in general.
- Psychology Dictionary and Glossary - a comprehensive source of definitions for Psychology and Mental Health related terms. The definitions and concepts cover a wide range of terms, concepts and theories related to psychology and mental health.
- Online Psychology Degrees and Resources - even if you aren't interested in an online degree, this site has a number of links to journals, tutorials and databases.
- Why do textbooks cost so much? An article by former APS president, Roddy Roediger, explains how the used book market and faculty who sell their review copies contribute to the high cost of textbooks. (BTW I think it is unethical for an instructor to sell their review copies)
- The Psychology Faculty - With the support of JISC (part of the Higher Education Funding Council of England) www.theFaculties.org has made approximately 300 films of lecturers speaking on themes and topics from the UK secondary school curriculum. Almost 50 of those themes are in Psychology.
Methods Knowledge Base - This is essentially an online textbook for research
methods in the social sciences. The information is much more detailed than
would be expected in an Introductory Psychology class. I have put it here
for those students that are really interested in research design.
- Research Methods
Lab - a well designed, interactive site developed by the Maricopa Center
for Learning & Instruction . The site includes description of five
different methods, examples, practice activities, and quizzes.
- Marshmallow Peep Research - consider the marshmallow peep, here intrepid scientists formulate and test hypotheses about that familar Easter treat. Make sure that you check out their collection of links to other interesting food related research.
- The Psychiatric Effects of Media Violence
- McGraw-Hill Statistics Primer - an informative online reference source that gives you an overview of both descriptive and inferential statistics.
- Neuroscience for Kids
- Even adults can learn something about the functioning of the nervous system
at this site.
on the Internet - a tremendous compendium of neuroanatomy links and resources
History of Neuroimaging - From the Laboratory of
Neuro Imaging at UCLA, a timeline that documents important developments in
brain research from 1700 BCE to the present. Just click on the timeline
to see what event occurred at that time point.
- Axial Brain Sections
- Indiana University - a great tour through the brain. You can view images
with or without labels, and you can compare anatomical slices with MRI slices.
- The Phineas Gage Page
- Phineas Gage had an unfortunate accident (an iron rod was blown through
his skull), and this site has all sorts of information about the damage to
his brain and the changes in his personality.
Web - This website provides resources for the study of synapse structure
- Brain Explorer - Definitions and great visual images
- Brain Imaging Techniques - a brief overview of different imaging methods compiled by a former student of this class.
- Brain Facts - a primer on the brain and nervous system from the Society for Neuroscience.
- The Whole Brain Atlas - an extensive collection of brain images from Harvard Medical School
- The Interactive Brain - well done images of the brain, complete with labels and information about the function of the different parts.
- The Michael J. Fox Foundation - resources and information about Parkinson's Disease
- Parkinson's Disease Foundation
- The Sleep Medicine Home Page
- More links than you could ever want on all aspects of sleep and sleep disorders.
This site includes links to research, sleep organizations, governmental publications,
and much, much more.
Sleep Well - William Dement's sleep site at Stanford University. With
information about sleep, sleep disorders and activism.
Sleepnet - billed as "Everything you wanted to know about sleep disorders,
but were too tired to ask."
- Alcohol-Induced Blackouts
- Aaron White, Ph.D. of Duke University Medical Center explains all you need
to know about what you are doing when you drink alcohol.
- e-CHUG - a brief self-assessment that provides you with accurate, detailed and personalized feedback on your use of alcohol, and specific information and helpful resources in the University of Wisconsin-Madison community.
- College Drinking: Changing the Culture - CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
- Facts on Tap - Information about drinking and drugs from Phoenix House
memory - a site summarizing evidence for the existence of repressed memory
- The Recovered
Memory Project - a site put together by Professor Ross Cheit of Brown
University to document cases of recovered memory
Loftus - website for the noted memory researcher
Sweet Lord - George Harrsion was ruled to have unconsciously plagerized
The Chiffon's song "He's So Fine." If you have Internet Explorer you
can check this site out and compare the two songs.
- Truth About False Confessions - Why would someone confess to a crime they didn't commit? This web site explores the psychology behind interrogations and confessions.
Child Development and
and Relationships - a site maintained by the American Psychological Association
(APA) with articles on a number of topics of interest ranging from television
violence to single parenting.
in America - papers presented at this 1998 conference in Madison, WI
- Raising Your Children to Resist Violence - Suggestions from the APA.
- Media Matters - The
American Academy of Pediatrics has been vocal in their concern about the prevalence
of sex and violence in the media and its effects on children. The AAP
has organized a campaign entitled Media Matters and their site has policy
papers as well as other useful information.
- Breast feed your baby
position papers by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Research Institutes - Tiffany Field's research institute discussing research
on the importance of physical contact on infants' development
- For Every 100 Girls - statistics on gender differences in experiences, opportunities and outcomes
Personality and Intelligence Tests on the Internet
- Please note that I do not vouch for the validity or reliability of any of
these sites. I list them here because you might have fun with them.
- Self-Discovery Workshop - an online IQ test.
I can't vouch for it's accuracy. Since first taking this IQ test, I've
taken it at two different times and my IQ score has dropped each time.
If this continues, I may need help dressing myself. I have also found
that every student seems to be a genius...or at least every student who has
given me feedback about this test. This is a free test, don't be fooled
by the message at the end of the test; they will email you your results once
- Another IQ
Test - this test seems to be more valid than the test above; it, too,
is available for free.
Test Labs - IQ test packed with 25 free pages of analysis, statistics
and IQ tests - a very large resource containing IQ, personality, love,
career, health, and other types of tests.
Test Center - A collection of free professionally developed tests that
help users discover their personality type and individual personality traits.
Tests - a collection of free and fee tests, includes
the (in)famous snack food personality test.
- The Emotion Home Page - This
site provides an historical overview of theories of emotions, as well as providing
links to emotion researchers, conferences, and journals.
The Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience - find out about ongoing research
at the University of Wisconsin
you an Optimist or a Pessimist? This is a short online version of
Seligman's Optimism Scale
- a site with information about the human face and the facial expression of
emotion. (Make sure to turn off the annoying music when you visit the
- The Kinsey Institute - The Institute
was founded by Dr. Alfred Kinsey and is an interdisciplinary research institute
for the study of human sexuality.
- Answers to Your Questions About
Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality - Information from the American Psychological
Association, as well as links to other resources.
- Sex Out Loud - A UW
campus organization that does
outreach and prevention in the area of sexual health, with an emphasis on
STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection), including HIV.
- SexInfo Online- a very useful resource with lots of information, compiled by students at UC-Santa Barbara
- American Social Health Association - information to your questions about a variety of sexually transmitted diseases. Did you know that in the U.S. alone there are approximately 19 million new cases each year, about half of which occur among youth ages 15-24 years?
Mental Health and Psychological Disorders
- Surgeon General's
Report on Mental Health - In 1999, Surgeon General David Satcher issued
this first ever Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health.
- Mental Health
America - This organization has fact sheets about a large number of
Disorders - Information about these disorders and a number of links to
- Information on Eating Disorders
from the APA.
- How To Find Help Through Seeing a Psychologist - Information from the American Psychological
- How Psychotherapy Helps People Recover from Depression - Information from the American Psychological Association (APA) on causes and treatment of depression.
- Depression Central
- This site is a central clearing house for information on all types of depressive
you are thinking of suicide, read this first -
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
Depression Resource Center - Medscape's editors have collected the latest
medical news and information on effective diagnostic tools and clinical interventions
that can treat depression and positively affect the quality of life for people
who suffer from depressive disorders.
- Public Information about Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) - provided by the American Psychiatric Association
- Depression-Screening.org - This site is sponsored by Mental Health America as part of the Campaign for America's Mental Health.
Survivor - an online
community focused on shifting the anxiety and panic "sufferer" from the "victim
attitude" to a "survival attitude". The site provides information and
support on Panic, General Anxiety, Social Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Agoraphobia,
and related disorders. Panic Survivor is a independent site without
Disorders Association of America - Lots of information about all forms
of anxiety disorders, funding for this site provided by a major drug manufacturer...see
if you can tell.
Phobia List - want to find out the name of a particular phobia, this is
the place to go
- An Infinite Mind - a nonprofit group dedicated to educating the public and professional community about trauma based dissociation with a primary focus on Dissociative Identity Disorder in an effort to dispel the myths and stigmas attached to it.
Project Implicit - Project Implicit blends basic research and educational outreach in a virtual laboratory at which visitors can examine their own hidden biases. Project Implicit is the product of research by three scientists whose work produced a new approach to understanding of attitudes, biases, and stereotypes.