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Searching the Web
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.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Founded in 1979, ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
Association for Psychological Science
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology, offers useful links, full text articles and professional blogs.
Classics in the History of Psychology
Full text primary documents that cover historic developments in the field of psychology.
Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry Through 1900
Site created by the National of Library of Medicine as part of its history of medicine series.
A numerical listing of psychological codes and diagnosis.
DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Classification
The American Psychological Association's guide to diagnostic classification.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
An organization dedicated to research on the treatment and prevention of mental disorders.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - Statistics
This site "includes 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.
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.
Social Psychology Network
Internet resource devoted to psychological research and teaching.
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.