David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Psychology Resources

General Sources

AmoebaWeb is an index of a wide variety of websites organized by topic. Includes a number of useful sections such as career preparation and testing information.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
The Encyclopedia of Psychology is intended to facilitate browsing in any area of psychology. There are two paths envisioned for this purpose: 1) Original information generated by respected researchers and practitioners in various fields of psychology. 2) A hierarchical database of links to websites providing information about scientific psychology.
Provides interactive animations, video, experiment and demonstrations in order to educate visitors about psychological concepts. Still under construction, but the original presentation and graphical content is worth looking at.
Lighter Side of Psych
Go to this site for some humorous interpretations of psychology.
Psychology news compiled by the American Psychological Association.
A psychology search engine from the American Psychological Association created to provide quick access to quality content in the field of psychology.
Psychology Dictionary and Glossary
Over 1200 terms and concepts are briefly defined and all are cross referenced with live linking. Primarily aimed at supporting students who are studying psychology or related subjects.
The Psychology Jumping Stand
A collection of links to psychology sources in categories like "Sensation and Perception" and "Learning and Memory" from Indiana University.
Psychology Tutorials and Demonstrations
A collection of online tutorials and study guides in the field of psychology on topics such as clinical, social, and cognitive psychology. Provides worksheets, sample quizzes, and graphics to help students learn the basics in a variety of psychology disciplines.
Psych Web
Information for students and teachers of psychology, including beginner's information, lists of psychology resources elsewhere on the Internet, and tip sheets for psychology majors.
Publishers on the Internet Related to Psychology
Selected list of book publishers with web pages who publish books, software, and tests on Psychological topics.
Social Sciences Information Gateway (SOSIG): Psychology
Collection of Psychology related information from organizations around the world. Includes listings of articles, bibliographic databases, companies, educational materials, journals, and much more.

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Indexes and Databases

Academic Search Premier
Provides full text access to thousands of publications, including a large selection of peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study, including psychology, and offers information dating as far back as 1975. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
Bibliographic index to scholarly literature in health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Contains over 400,000 records. [1987-Present]. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Ingenta provides free access to the article summaries of over 25,000 publications in a variety of fields including psychology. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
PsycARTICLES is a source of searchable full text articles on current issues in psychology. The database covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology. It contains searchable full text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations. Coverage spans from 1988 to the present. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Psychology Virtual Library
The Psychology Virtual Library keeps track of online information as part of The World Wide Web Virtual Library. Provides access to a wide variety of information including organizational listings, professional societies, and mental health resources.
This online database contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Approximately 1,200 full-text journals in the sciences and social sciences, including a variety of psychology journals. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Social Science Journals in Proquest Complete
Index to a range of social science literature includes a great deal of material from sociology journals, much of it available in full text. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.

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Electronic Texts and Journals

Electronic Journals and Periodicals
A relatively complete index of psychologically related electronic journals, conference proceedings, and other periodicals in psychology.
E-Journals at William Paterson University
Full listing of the electronic journals available to William Paterson faculty, staff, and students. You can also go directly to our browse list for psychology journals.
Psychology – Online Journals
A list of selected online journals relevant to the study of Psychology from Yale Unviersity. Selection is based on ratings provided by the Journal Citation Reports for 2001, Psychology Topics.
Psychline: Your Guide to Psychology and Social Science Journals on the Web
This site is an index to over 1,600 psychology and social sciences journals available on the web. The index is searchable by keyword, subject, or journal title which makes it farily user-friendly.

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Professional Organizations

American Medical Association
Provides access to important tools and information on ethics, advocacy, consumer health issues, and clinical practice tools.
American Psychological Association
Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 155,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
American Psychological Society
The American Psychological Society is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1988 to advance scientific psychology and its representation as a science on the national level. APS grew quickly, surpassing 5,000 members in its first six months. In 2003, APS membership exceeded 13,500 and includes the leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
American Psychoanalytic Association
The American Psychoanalytic Association is a professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. The Association is comprised of Affiliate Societies and Training Institutes in many cities and has about 3,000 individual members.
Jean Piaget Society
An international, interdisciplinary organization of scholars, teachers and researchers interested in exploring the nature of the developmental construction of human knowledge.

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Graduate School and Career Resources

Getting into Graduate School
A guide from the American Psychological Association on what every psychology student should know about applying to graduate school.
Psychologists (from the Occupation Outlook Handbook)
This guide from the U.S. Department of Labor gives you a look at what psychologists do, and what the current job prospects are in this field.
Psychology Graduate School Programs
Geographically organized links to programs in the United States and other countries.
Psychology: Scientific Problem Solvers — Careers for the 21st Century
This brochure from the American Psychological Association covers the differences among the various degrees available in psychology, types of careers, and what psychologists do.
Mark Lloyd’s Careers in Psychology Page
Information for undergraduate students to help them learn what they can do with a degree in psychology.

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Tests and Testing Information

Buros Center for Testing: Test Reviews Online
Use this page to find citations for all tests found in the Mental Measurements Yearbook series. Reviews cannot be viewed online, but are available in the Library's Reference collection (REF BF176.M467). Please refer to Saint Mary's University or Minnesota's Locating Citation Information and Citing Test Reviews from Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook guide for information on citing test reviews.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
Provides balanced information concerning educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology. A good site for information on testing; includes sections on 'Test Locator' and 'Assessment FAQs,' etc.
International Personality Item Pool
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Funded by the U.S. government, CRESST conducts research on important issues related to K-12 educational testing: their website includes a number of publications, policy briefs, and newsletters geared toward educational testing.
Online Tests from AmoebaWeb
Provides links to a wide variety of psychological testing materials and information available on the Internet.
Testing and Assessment from the APA
A collection of information on psychological testing from the American Psychological Association including guidelines, a FAQ, and suggested sources of information.
Tests and Testing Information
A collection of links to published and unpushlished tests from Michigan State University. Includes educational, psychological, and commercial testing information.

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Writing Guides and Resources

American Psychological Association (APA) Guide to Style (5th ed.)
This "cheat-sheet" provided by the William Paterson library staff is a great way to get the basic information needed for citations and bibliographies without buying the full manual. Includes information on how to cite books, journal articles, and websites.
Avoiding Plagarism
Tips for avoiding plagarism when writing research papers.
Library Research in Psychology
A tip sheet from the American Psychological Association on how to do research in psychology.
Psychology with Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide
In-depth guide by M. Plonsky, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin) using the 4th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association as its backbone. While the APA Manual has been updated to a 5th edition, this guide is a really good checklist for the things you need to know when writing a research paper. Geared towards undergraduates.
Writing a Psychology Paper Handouts
A collection of handouts from the "Psychology Writing Center" at the University of Washington that cover topics like Summarizing a Research Article and Writing a Psychology Literature Review. Also includes information on citations, test-taking, and avoiding plagarism.

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Subject Sources:

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology Resources from Psychwatch
Clinical Psychology information from the Psychwatch Newsletter that has a readership of over 12,000 professionals and students in at least 75 different countries.
A Guide to Psychology and its Practice
This website provides free information about the practice of clinical psychology. A brief overview, additional resources, and self-help resources are provided for each topic discussed.
Clinical Psychology Links
A listing of links related to a variety of clinical problems, therapy, mental health organizations, and more.
Therapy and Counseling Links
A collection of clinical psychology resources from PsychWeb. Includes links to sites relating to different types of therapy, counseling, health, stress, and addiction, self-help resources, as well as articles and brochures.

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Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology Resources on the Web
A listing of cognitive psychology sites including student resources, sources for experimental stimuli, and a list of related publications.
Imagination, Mental Imagery, Consciousness, and Cognition: Nigel Thomas
A resource for the study of imagination and mental images and their relevance to the understanding of consciousness and cognition, as approached primarily through the methods of analytical philosophy, experimental psychology, cognitive science, and the history of ideas/intellectual history.

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Developmental Psychology

Children and Developmental Guidelines
A collection of sites on the developmental stages of children from the University of Maine. Includes information on Children and Developmental Guidelines, Diversity, Observation and Assessment, Curriculum and Environments, and additional topics.
Developmental Psychology from the Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)
Collection of Developmental Psychology information from organizations around the world. Includes listings of articles, bibliographic databases, companies, educational materials, journals, and much more.
Developmental Psychology Links
Listing of sites from the Social Psychology Network links related to infancy, adoption, childhood development, child protection, parenting, adolescence, and more.
GMU’s Online Resources for Developmental Psychology
An organized, accessible, and expert reviewed collection of useful websites for teaching and learning about human development.

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Experimental Psychology and Statistics

Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences using SPSS
Sharon Lawner Weinberg & Sarah Knapp Abramowitz
Call Number: QA276.W442
Clear and thorough treatment of descriptive and inferential statistics designed for use in a one- or two-semester undergraduate course, oriented to applications in the behavioral sciences and use of the SPSS software for statistical analysis. Co-aothored by a Professor of Psychology at NYU. Includes bibliographical references (p. 591-592) and index.
Psychology Experiments on the Internet
PsychExperiments is an online cognitive and social psychology laboratory site. Visitors can participate in interactive online experiments, download and analyze cumulative data from over 35 ongoing and completed experiments conducted over the last five years, and consult support materials in preparation for using or developing on-site experiments. Recently added experiments include Learning and Memory, Semantic Differential, Perception of Gender in Facial Features, the Be A Juror study, and a Wheel of Fortune study. The data are designed to be downloaded in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and participation in online experiments requires a Shockwave Authorware player. A link is also provided to a substantial chapter-by-chapter summary of the recently published Psychological Experiments on the Internet, edited by Michael H. Birnbaum, complete with links to data and experiment Websites relevant to each article. Psychology Experiments on the Internet is hosted by the University of Mississippi. [Internet Scout Project]
Selecting Statistics (from Bill Trochim's Center for Social Research Methods)
This online statistical advisor provides a series of questions to assist you in selecting an appropriate statistical test for your data.
SPSS for Windows Version 11.0: A Basic Tutorial
Written by several social scientists at California State University, this online tutorial covers the basics of using SPSS Version 11.0. Individual chapters provide step-by-step instructions for setting up a data file, transforming data, and using the software for univariate analysis, cross tabulations, comparing means, correlation and regression analysis, multivariate analysis, and presenting your data using the charting and graphing tools SPSS provides. The tutorial is illustrated throughout with screen shots.
SurveyWiz and FactorWiz by Michael H. Birnbaum
Michael H. Birnbaum, Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, conducts research in the fields of judgment and decision making, psychophysical and social judgment, and mathematical models of behavior. These two JavaScript-based programs create web pages that run simple surveys and experiments. SurveyWiz allows the user to enter up to 90 personality or agree-disagree survey items or items requiring either numeric or text response from the subject. FactorWiz creates the HTML Web page for a factorial design. You specify the number of rows and columns, and the values of the factors, and the web page does the rest. Instructions for use are contained in the pages themselves.
http://psych.fullerton.edu/mbirnbaum/programs/surveyWiz.HTM http://psych.fullerton.edu/mbirnbaum/programs/factorWiz.HTM
Visualizing Statistical Concepts
Link collection developed to support a psychology research methods course at the University of Denver offers several web-based tools designed to illustrate statistical concepts. Includes examples for probability, univariate distributions, bivariate relationships, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference for means, and statistical inference for categorical data. The page also includes links to a few online calculators.

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Physiological Psychology

Human Genome Project
The informational site of the Human Genome Project, the national coordinated effort to characterize all human genetic material by determining the complete sequence of the DNA in the human genome. This site provides access to project information, history, timelines, and publications all related to the human genome.
Physiological Psychology and Neuroscience from the Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)
Collection of Psychological Psychology information from organizations around the world. Includes listings of articles, bibliographic databases, companies, educational materials, journals, and much more.
Neurosciences on the Internet
A searchable and browsable index of neuroscience resources available on the Internet: Neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases.

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Social Psychology

Social Psychology from the Center for Psychology Research
A collection of Social Psychology resources on a wide range of topics including Advertising and the Media, Applied Social Psychology, Cults and Propaganda, Family and Romantic Relationships, and Gender.
Social Psychology Network
Provides links to social psychology related sites.
Social Psychology from the Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)
Collection of Social Psychology information from organizations around the world. Includes listings of articles, bibliographic databases, companies, educational materials, journals, and much more.

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Compiled by Bill Duffy
Library Liaison to the Psychology Department
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