Resources for Psychology Students

This subject guide is designed to help you delve deeper into the various psychology-related specialties, and to find the most authoritative online resources relevant to those specialties.

These guides are hand-compiled and regularly-reviewed by our own experts. If you have a resource of your own that deserves inclusion here, please contact us to let us know.

Social Psychology

  1. Social Psychology Network — The Social Psychology Network is maintained by Scott Plous of Wesleyan University, and it is devoted to psychological research and teaching.
  2. A Sociological Social Psychology — Created as a companion piece for Social Psychology: Shaping Identity, Thought, and Conduct (Allyn and Bacon, 1993), its links should complement most social psychology courses.
  3. Current Research in Social Psychology (CRISP) — CRISP is a peer reviewed, electronic journal that publishes theoretically driven, empirical research in the major areas of social psychology.
  4. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology publishes with an emphasis on empirical reports, but specialized theoretical, methodological, and review papers are sometimes included.
  5. Social Psychology Basics — Written, by Dr. C. George Boeree, this site is designed to help organize information on the theories of social psychology.
  6. Society for Personality and Social Psychology — This site is home to the largest organization of social and personality psychologists in the world. Links to the Society’s three publications and a student’s corner section are included.
  7. European Review of Social Psychology — This is an international e-first journal published under the auspices of the European Association of Social Psychology.
  8. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology — This is an online journal publishing research and theory on human social behavior and related phenomena.
  9. Resources for the Teaching of Social Psychology — This site is a compilation of links to assignment resources, online exams, notes, and lectures.
  10. StanleyMilgram.com — This site is maintained by Dr. Thomas Blass, and it provides information about the life and work of social psychologist Stanley Milgram.
  11. Social Abacus — This site is written by Kate Niederhofer, a social psychology PhD seeking social psychology in social media.
  12. Contemporary Social Psychology in Historical Perspective — This paper is an assessment of social psychology in its historical context written by Dorwin Cartwright.
  13. 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies — From PsyBlog, this article describes 10 of the most influential social psychology studies.
  14. Understanding the World Today — Created by Gene Shackman, Applied Sociologist with the The Global Social Change Research Project, this site features an abundance of resources and reports to assist in the study of global social change. Also features resources for methods in social research.

Child Psychology

  1. Child Psychology Research Blog — This blog is written by Nestor L. Lopez-Duran, a clinical child psychologist, and it is a offers research-based informational on child psychology, parenting, and childhood disorders
  2. The Child Psychologist — This site is maintained by Rene Thomas Folse, Ph.D. and JD, and it focuses on providing useful news and information for educators and advocates.
  3. Encylcopedia of Psychology — Although this on-line encyclopedia covers more than just child psychology, there is a section devoted child psychology linking to original information from researchers and practitioners in the field.
  4. Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology — A division of the American Psychological Association, this site contains news, articles of interest and continuing education information.
  5. The Association for Child and Mental Health — This site publishes journals, academic papers, and newsletters and is a resource for professional networking within the field of child psychology.
  6. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology — This online journal is a resource for empirical research on cognitive, physical and social development.
  7. DevPsy.com — This Developmental Psychology site offers resources like lesson plans, classroom activities, and web links in addition to research and theory.
  8. Society of Pediatric Psychology — This site is run by the Society of Pediatric Psychology, which publishes a journal related to theory, research, and professional practice in pediatric psychology.
  9. Cognitive Therapy for Kids — This is a blog by Elisa E. Nebolsine publishing informative information on specific issues in the field of child psychology.
  10. Birth Psychology — Focusing on development just after birth, this site contains authoritative articles, columns on popular topics, and book and movie reviews.
  11. Identity: Youth and Crisis — This full-text online book is written by Erik Erikson, an influential developmental psychologist.
  12. PsyBlog.org — From PsyBlog, this article links to 10 crucial child psychology studies, including Piaget’s study on Four-Stage Theory.
  13. Society for Research in Child Development — Current and recent issues of a child development newsletter are offered online by the Society.
  14. Child Development Institute — Although intended to be a guide for parents, this site contains information on various disorders and links to news and research in the field.
  15. Child and Adolescent Psychology On-Line — This site contains to links to a broad range of miscellaneous articles on child development and psychology.
  16. Child Life Annonated Bibliography — This on-line annotated bibliography of research-related literature is maintained by the Child Life Council.
  17. Electronic Journals and Periodicals — Hanover University has listed an exhaustive, alphabetical collection of topical journals on this page, including many related specifically to child psychology.
  18. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry — This online journal publishes related articles online first, and a free sample issue of the academic journal is available.

Clinical Psychology

  1. Social Psychology Network — SPN has collected links related to a variety of clinical problems, therapy, and mental health organizations related to clinical psychology.
  2. John Suler’s Teaching Clinical Psychology Site — This site by a professor at Rider University is devoted to sharing ideas and resources for teaching clinical psychology.
  3. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology — Available to online subscribers, this academic journal features peer-reviewed articles in the field of clinical psychology.
  4. Clinical Psychology Review — This peer-review journal reviews topics german to clinical psychology, and several full-text articles are available.
  5. Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry: A Closer Look — This is a blog with and academic bent written about clinical psychology and related topics.
  6. PsychCentral.com — While the site covers a wide range of psychology topics, this page links to resources about clinical trials in mental health.
  7. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry — This online journal publishes related articles online first, and a free sample issue of the academic journal is available.
  8. Social Learning and Clinical Psychology — Hosted by APA PsycNet, this resource includes abstracts and full-text chapters of the work by Julian B. Rotter.
  9. American Board of Professional Psychology — The ABCP is a professional organization providing general information, definitions, and characteristics of clinical psychology.
  10. Ethics in the Practice of Clinical Psychology — This is an academic article by Rathna Isaac that presents an overview of ethical considerations in clinical settings.
  11. Clinically Psyched — This site is for professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in clinical psychology, and it is resource of breaking news and information.
  12. PsychBlog — This article is geared toward students pursuing a career in clinical psychology, offering advice on program requirements, and gaining clinical experience.
  13. Learning Disabilities and Clinical Psychology — This is an open access blog that provides news, information and links specific to learning disabilities in the clinical setting.
  14. Joseph M. Carver, Ph.D. — This is the personal site of a clinical psychologist who has gathered informational links about work in his field.
  15. Ask the Psychologist — This is a blog operated by a clinical psychologist who offers his responses to readers questions. It also contains quizzes and a research library section of web resources and book reviews.
  16. NIMH Clinical Trials — This site is operated by the National Institute for Mental Health, and it is a database of reports and methods in clinical research trials of mental health drugs.

School Psychology

  1. National Association of School Psychologists — This is the website of an organization of school psychology professionals, and it has links to resources geared toward professionals in the field.
  2. School Psychology Resources — This blog is a collection of resources categorized by subject by Dr. Cook-Cottone of the University of Buffalo, SUNY.
  3. School Psychologist Files — This website is an online education “filing cabinet” of resources for parents, educators and psychologists.
  4. Journal of School Psychology — This professional journal publishes original empirical articles and reviews relevant to school psychology, and a free sample issues is available.
  5. Association for Psychological Science — This is a list of resources by topic, and it includes several links to information directly related to school psychology.
  6. School Psychology for the 21st Century — This book outlines the foundations and practices of school psychology.
  7. Educations Psychology Interactive — Hundreds of links related to school psychology or compiled here and organized by subtopic.
  8. School Psychologist Blog Files — This site focuses on special education support for parents and is written by Erin N. King, Ed.S., Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
  9. Educational Psychology Division of the APA — This organizational website features information on publications and a link to a “spotlight article” on the subject of educational psychology.
  10. Journal of Educational Psychology — This page links to sample articles from the peer-reviewed journal.
  11. Contemporary Educational Psychology — Full-text articles of this academic journal are available for Volume 35, Issue 1.
  12. Parenting Teens — This resource in educational psychology is geared toward parents of teens and gives a basic framework of theories in the discipline.
  13. Notes from the School Psychologist — This site is maintained by a school psychologist in California, and it is full of articles that explore school psychology from a personal perspective.

Cognitive Psychology

  1. Cognitive Psychology — This is an academic journal on the study of memory, language processing, perception, problem solving, and thinking, and free articles are available online.
  2. Cognitive Daily — This site reported nearly every day on fascinating peer-reviewed developments in cognition from scientists in the field. While it is no longer active, the archives are still available.
  3. Advances in Cognitive Psychology — This is an open access journal on the scientific study of the human mind.
  4. Cogprints — This site is an eprint archive of articles related to cognitive science.
  5. Eprints by Steven Harnad on Cognitive Science — This site is a collection of several cognitive psychology/science articles all written in whole or in part by Harnad.
  6. Cognitive Psychology Glossary — This page is a collection of commonly used terms in the field of cognitive psychology.
  7. The Information Processing Approach to Cognition — An academic article on the theories and models used in the discipline.
  8. Mindhacks — Based on the book by the same name, this website explores the moment-by-moment workings of our brain and is written to be accessible to anyone interested in the topics explored.
  9. Generally Thinking — This article on approaches to cognitive psychology gives a brief synopsis on the four basic approaches.
  10. Foundations of Cognitive Psychology — This is a textbook written on cognitive psychology, the science of the human mind and of how people process information.
  11. Encyclopedia of Psychology — Although this on-line encyclopedia covers more than just cognitive psychology, there is a section devoted solely to this discipline linking to original information from researchers and practitioners in the field.
  12. Cognitive Psychology — This article gives a general overview of the discipline and has suggestions for further reading.
  13. Cognitive Science Society — The Cognitive Science Society, Inc. brings together researchers trying to understand the nature of the human mind, and the site includes links to the professional association publications.

Educational Psychology

  1. Education Psychology Interactive — Hundreds of links related to school psychology are compiled here and organized by subtopic.
  2. Educational Psychology Division of the APA — This organizational website features information on publications and a link to a “spotlight article” on the subject of educational psychology.
  3. Contemporary Educational Psychology — Full-text articles of this academic journal are available for Volume 35, Issue 1.
  4. National Association of School Psychologists — This is the website of an organization of school psychology professionals, and it has links to resources geared toward professionals in the field.
  5. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology — This electronic journal publishes full-text articles that you can view online in either English or Spanish.
  6. Learning Through Dialogue: Online Case Studies in Educational Psychology — Full-text academic article that was originally published by the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.
  7. School Psychologist Files — This website is an online education “filing cabinet” of resources for parents, educators and psychologists.
  8. Journal of School Psychology — This professional journal publishes original empirical articles and reviews relevant to school psychology, and a free sample issues is available.
  9. Association for Psychological Science — This is a list of resources by topic, and it includes several links to information directly related to educational psychology.
  10. School Psychologist Blog Files — This site focuses on special education support for parents and is written by Erin N. King, Ed.S., Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
  11. Journal of Educational Psychology — This page links to sample articles from the peer-reviewed journal.
  12. School Psychology for the 21st Century — This book outlines the foundations and practices of school psychology.
  13. Parenting Teens — This resource in educational psychology is geared toward parents of teens and gives a basic framework of theories in the discipline.
  14. Notes from the School Psychologist — This site is maintained by a school psychologist in California, and it is full of articles that explore school psychology from a personal perspective.

Forensic Psychology

  1. Psychiatry and Law Updates — William H. Reid operates this site as an educational service for clinical and forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, other professionals and students.
  2. American Journal of Forensic Psychology — The journal publishes papers on issues in the field of forensic psychiatry, and abstracts are available online.
  3. Zeno’s Forensic Site — This is a personal homepage with links to general information resources.
  4. All About Forensic Psychology — This site offers a free and comprehensive online guide to the field of Forensic Psychology.
  5. Landmark Cases — This is a list of law cases involving forensic psychology
  6. American Psychology–Law Society — This website of Division 41 of the American Psychological Association posts current information on jobs, conferences, and forensic psychology in the news.
  7. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology — This is a professional, peer-reviewed journal created by and for forensic psychologists.
  8. Criminal Profiling Research — This is a great Swiss site (written in English) of criminal profiling resources.
  9. Forensic Psychology — This online resource gives information on the practice of forensic psychology.
  10. The International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychology — The IACFP is concerned with the delivery of high-quality mental health services to criminal offenders.
  11. Psychology and Crime News — At this site, you’ll find collated information of interest in a forensic psychological context.
  12. American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law — This website is maintained by APPL, an organization of psychiatrists dedicated to excellence in practice, teaching, and research in forensic psychiatry
  13. Forensic Psychiatry & Medicine — In this article you’ll find information about how objective psychological opinions are formed and their role in the criminal justice system.
  14. Post Graduate Growth in Forensic Psychology — this article by the APA discusses potential for the field and lists references and additional resources.

Sports Psychology

  1. Mind Tools — Provides an outline and tools for use in sports psychology.
  2. Sports Psychology Videos — This PDF contains a thorough listing of videos available broken down by individual sports, and general information and references are included.
  3. Sports Psychology References — On this site are a collection of links for those interested in sports psychology.
  4. International Society of Sport Psychology — The ISSP promotes research, practice, and development in the discipline of sport psychology throughout the world, and their site contains links to publications and book reviews.
  5. Ethics in Sport Psychology — Written by the International Society of Sport Psychology, this code of ethics established guidelines for the field.
  6. Advances in Sport Psychology — This full text book edited by Thelma S. Horn offers a view of the latest research in sport psychology
  7. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology — This journal promotes quality research in the field of applied sport psychology, and you can request a sample issue.
  8. Open PDF — This is a link to several different articles all related to sports psychology and physiology.
  9. The Future of Sport Psychology — This article is a report regarding forecasts into the future of applied sport psychology.
  10. Positive Coaching Alliance — This site is designed for coaches of youth sports, and it features a Q&A section and free tips and tools.
  11. Mental Training Programs — Designed by the USTA for tennis players, this article has practical application in other sports as well.
  12. Dr. Cohn’s Sport Psych Blog — This great blog includes, tips, videos, and commentary.

Developmental Psychology

  1. Developmental Psychology — This is a great site with many resources including a Q&A section, lessons and activities, and web links.
  2. Society for Research in Child Development — The publication sections of this organization’s website offers information on child developmental psychology.
  3. The Social Psychology Network — This site offers a number of resources in developmental psychology all arranged by topic.
  4. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology — Designed for professionals, this site is maintained by the AACAP and offers links to publications and related web sites.
  5. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry — This is an online academic journal that offers free access to article abstracts and full-text articles can be purchased online.
  6. Behavioral Individuality — This web site is about behavioral individuality in infants, children and adults.
  7. Center for Psychology Resources — This page contains a wealth of resources on children, adolescents, and developmental disorders.
  8. American Psychological Association — This is the APA’s page on children, and it contains links to information on ADHD, Autism, bullying and many other topics.
  9. Human Development — This is a learning module hosted by San Francisco State University including a short reading and exercises.
  10. Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence — This book by David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp is a popular, topically organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text.
  11. Treatment Issues — This is a full-text academic article dealing with treatment issues in the field of developmental psychology.
  12. Neuroantrhopology — This is a collaborative weblog created to encourage exchanges among anthropology, philosophy, social theory, and the brain sciences.
  13. Child Development Institute — This site contains nformation on child development including prenatal, physical, intellectual, language and social development.
  14. Cognitive Therapy for Kids — This is a blog by Elisa E. Nebolsine publishing informative information on specific issues in the field of child psychology.
  15. PsyBlog.org — From PsyBlog, this article links to 10 crucial child psychology studies, including Piaget’s study on Four-Stage Theory.
  16. Society for Research in Child Development — Current and recent issues of a child development newsletter are offered online by the Society.

Health Psychology

  1. Health Psychology Network — On this site you will find multiple resources including a newsletter and frequently asked questions in the field of health psychology.
  2. Health Psychology and Rehabilitation — This site contains research, viewpoints, and practical suggestions about health psychology in medical and rehab settings.
  3. Health Psychology — This peer-reviewed online journal contains links to full-text, academic articles.
  4. Social Psychology Network — This site offers a number of resources arranged by topic related to health psychology.
  5. Society for Occupational Health Psychology — At this site you will find links to archived volumes of the SOHP Newsletter.
  6. Society of Behavioral Medicine — You’ll find tons of resources on this website from newsletters and press releases to a resource directory and learning modules.
  7. Division of Health Psychology — Here you’ll find health psychology news from an organization dedicated to promoting the valuable contribution of psychological knowledge in health-related fields.
  8. Encyclopedia of Psychology — Although this on-line encyclopedia covers more than just health psychology, there is a section devoted health psychology linking to original information from researchers and practitioners in the field.
  9. American Board of Professional Psychology — This page gives information on the ABPP’s clinical health psychology division and is a networking resource for professionals.
  10. Center for Health Psychology — This site is maintained by Dr. Thornton and contains a list of his resources.
  11. Particularities of Health Psychology — This is a general reference article on the subject of health psychology.
  12. Health-Psych.org — This site is maintained by a division of the American Psychological Association.
  13. The Adler School Blog — This blog was created by the Adler School of Professional Psychology and contains information on health psychology.

Neuroscience Psychology

  1. A comprehensive list of online neuroscience and neurology resources can be found in our Neuroscience Resource Guide.