As defined by the Australian Psychological Society, blogs are ‘shared online websites written in the form of journals by individuals, groups or corporations about any topic or issue they want.’
Undeniably, blogs have been a useful vehicle in promoting the discipline of psychology, and can be instrumental in promoting mental health.
Here are some interesting blogs that you can subscribe. I have grouped them into two categories.
- 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.
- ISCHP Blog is managed by the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. One of its aims is to promote active commitment to equity, transparency and inclusion in the way we run the society and its events and projects.
- 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 School of Psychology of the Open University. It covers forensic psychology, counselling, and social psychology.
- 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.
- Mind Hacks gives Neuroscience and psychology tricks to find out what’s going on inside your brain.
- 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 Fashion is managed by Professor Carolyn Mair, a freelance consultant to industry and education. A Chartered Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Carolyn’s work is concerned with using fashion and clothing as a vehicle for making a positive difference.
- 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.
- Psychreg is the blog 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.
- Tutor2u Psychology Blog partners with teachers and schools to help students maximise their performance in important exams and fulfil their potential. Their blog covers a wide range of topics.
- Welldoing is a site devoted to mental health, self-development and wellbeing, with its own directory of therapists and counsellors.
Dennis Relojo is the founder of Psychreg and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Psychreg Journal of Psychology. Aside from PJP, he sits on the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, and is a Commissioning Editor for the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. A Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, Dennis holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Hertfordshire. His research interest lies in the intersection of psychology and blogging. You can connect with him through Twitter @DennisRelojo and his website.