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There is a wealth of valuable information related to psychology freely available on the web. Just remember that information you find on the web needs to be evaluated carefully. For more information on evaluating websites, check out the Evaluating Sources Research Guide
American Psychological Association
Provides an overview of issues facing the field of psychology as well FAQs about the APA citation style.
Association for Psychological Science
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology, offers useful links, full text articles and professional blogs.
With contributing articles from psychologists, psychiatrists, academics, and authors in the field, this site aims to be "a live stream of what's happening in 'psychology today.'" The web site is also the online home of the magazine Psychology Today.
Boundless Psychology (Lumen Learning)
Free open course covering the basics of psychology and its many facets, from emotion and intelligence to human development and psychological disorders.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Statistics
The best statistics currently available on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental disorders for the population of the United States. Also features downloadable fact sheets with concise summary information on topics.
NAMI: Mental Health by the Numbers
From the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), includes statistics, infographics, and fact sheets related to mental illness.
CDC: Data and Statistics
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), links to resources that provide up-to-date statistics around mental health and mental illness.
U.S. Data and Statistics
Information on federal government data and statistics and links to federal agency programs that collect, analyze, and disseminate statistical data and information.
Tests and Measurements
University of Miami, Department of Psychology: Self-Report Measures
The University of Miami's Department of Psychology compiled this list of free online tests and measures for use in research and teaching applications.
RAND Healthcare Surveys
RAND's researchers and survey experts have developed numerous health-related surveys. Available for free in the public domain, these surveys are designed for a wide range of purposes, including screening for mental health conditions.
Social-Personality Psychology Questionnaire Instrument Compendium
This is a collection of social and personality psychology measures. The site provides links to pages where (a) the full instrument is shown, and (b) the instrument was put on the web by the person who created the instrument, thus ensuring that the instrument was intended to be put into the public domain. This resource is accessible through the Merlot system.
Myers & Briggs Foundation
Information covering psychological type, especially the ethical and accurate use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument.
Psychology Today: What is Personality?
The basics of personality, including personality traits, disorders, tests, life outcomes, and theories.
Boundless Psychology (Lumen Learning): Personality
Introduction to personality with follow-up sections on perspectives on personality (trait, social-cognitive, psychodynamic, and humanistic), as well as personality assessment.
Psychology in the News
From the American Psychological Association, PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire provides "recent news articles relating to psychology, mental health, behavior, stress management, and more."
Careers in Psychology
What can I expect from a career as a psychologist?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. They use their findings to help improve processes and behaviors.
What can I expect from a career as a counselor?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, mental health issues, or other mental or behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help clients recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.
Online Counseling Degrees
Search 1500+ types of counseling degrees at the undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral levels.
Online Psychology Degrees in Ohio
Lengthy list of well-regarded public and private psychology programs in Ohio, many of which boast programmatic accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
Psychology Degree Programs
Detailed listings of every university in the U.S. that offers Psychology at any degree level, as well as pertinent information for that degree or state.