Undeniably, psychology websites have been a useful vehicle in promoting the discipline of psychology – and can also be instrumental in promoting awareness about mental health.
Dr David Charlton, a chartered psychologist, explains: ‘As a regular blogger and podcaster by putting quality content out regarding mental health and psychology it helps to educate people and bust many myths and false information around the domain. It’s one of the reasons for the name of my podcast Demystifying Mental Toughness; it’s a topic I’m very passionate about.’
That said, in alphabetical order, here are the top psychology websites which can help you learn more about psychology. These websites have been chosen based on popularity, social media presence, and performance on search engines (We also have a more objective list of the most visited mental health websites).
- APA Psych Learning Curve is a place where educators, students, parents, activists and psychologists can explore the latest in psychology education and education in psychology.
- BPS Research Digest is published by the British Psychological Society since 2005. Its aim is to showcase psychological science while also casting a critical eye over its methods.
- Cogprints is an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, and computer science.
- Happier Human has a wide selection of articles relating to psychology, mental health, and well-being. They also focus on ways to lead a happier life.
- Mind Hacks gives Neuroscience and psychology tricks to find out what’s going on inside your brain.
- National Institute of Mental Health is the largest scientific organisation in the world dedicated to research focused on the psychology, understanding, treatment and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
- NUIG Health Psychology Blog is from the School of Psychology of the National University of Ireland, Galway is a central hub of research in this area, with strong links to the Divisions of Health Psychology in both the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- OU Psychology Blog is run by the School of Psychology of the Open University. It covers forensic psychology, counselling, and social psychology.
- Psych Central claims to be the largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, its award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 250 support groups to consumers.
- Psychology Today was first launched in 1967 and continues to thrive. On this site, they have gathered a group of renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and writers to contribute their thoughts and ideas on what makes us tick.
- PsychNewsDaily publishes the latest psychology news, from neuroscience and psychometrics to mental health and more.
- Psychreg is the website you are reading now. Launched in 2014 as a directory, it soon evolved into publishing articles on psychology and mental health, hosting a podcast, and having its own open access publication.
- PsyPost is a psychology and neuroscience news website dedicated to reporting the latest research on human behaviour, cognition, and society.
- The Scientific American has a page called Mind, which is dedicated to news and articles about psychology.
- Social Psychology Network is one of the largest sites devoted to psychological research and teaching.
- UCL Experimental Psychology Blog is run by UCL’s Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS). They undertake world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language. It brings together researchers in a range of disciplines such as cognition, neuroscience, linguistics, education, communication, medicine, health, phonetics and development.
- Welldoing is a site devoted to mental health, self-development and well-being, with its own directory of therapists and counsellors.
Dennis Relojo-Howell is the founder of Psychreg. He tweets @dennisr_howell.
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