Resources for Students Attending Online Psychology Schools
Busy adult learners, whether first time or returning college students, benefit from the flexibility and convenience provided by online education. In addition to accessing their learning materials online, psychology students can also enjoy numerous valuable resources in relevant blogs.
Students attending online psychology schools will find this article helpful with its list of 50 top resources on important topics. The resources listed here describe various psychology topics contained within journals and reviews, as well as valuable contributions from other students, graduates, and professionals in various fields of psychology.
Journals, Reviews, and other Psychology Resources
This section provides psychology students with a variety of resources. The blogs contain peer-reviewed journals, reviews, directories to additional resources, and opportunities to purchase supplemental books and journals on various psychology topics.
- Dr. X’s Free Associations
This blog features a great variety of information for psychology students, serving as a directory to additional resources. Numerous topics and links are available under such categories as clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and interdisciplinary areas like neuroscience and neurophilosophy.
This blog offers a plethora of resources for psychology students who plan to become teachers. In addition to providing varied resources and ideas, current psychology teachers create profiles and communicate with one another in a forum setting.
This blog presents a valuable directory to links for other psychology resources. Among more than a dozen categories are AQA, cognitive, developmental, and general psychology, as well as psychotherapy and statistics.
- BPS Research Digest
Writer and editor, Dr. Christian Jarrett, hosts this blog for the British Psychological Society. The mission of the blog is to provide “engaging, authoritative reports” on the most current psychology research papers.
- PsychCentral: Channel N
A combination of posts, articles, and videos makes this blog valuable for psychology students. The blog focuses on brain and behavior videos in the areas of “psychology, neuroscience, neurology, neuropsychiatry, and info on specific disorders and treatments.”
Dr. Gareth Furber, a clinical psychologist, provides this directory of psychology-related sites of interest. His goal is to provide useful resources for psychology students and other professionals within the field of psychology.
- Psychotherapy and Counseling Arena
This blog functions as a resource for information about psychotherapy and counseling. Students and other professionals can access and order numerous psychotherapy and counseling books and journals covering a broad range of topics, from psychotherapy techniques to counseling for specific areas such as marriage and family, and grief and trauma.
- Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Arena
This blog functions as a resource for information about clinical psychology and psychiatry. Students and other professionals can access and order numerous about clinical psychology and psychiatry books and journals covering a broad range of topics, including community psychiatry and rehabilitation, evidence-based mental health, genetics of mental disorders, and psychopharmacology.
- Teaching High School Psychology
This blog serves as a directory for graduate students who anticipate teaching high school psychology classes. Students will find resources for both introductory and advanced psychology high school courses.
This section contains blogs covering the field of cognitive psychology. These blogs represent cognitive and behavioral aspects of psychology, including memory, critical thinking, and cognitive processes.
- Mempowered: Empowering Your Memory & Mind
Dr. Fiona McPherson completed her psychology master’s thesis on intelligence and her doctoral dissertation on using the memory for concepts. After writing a book on the subject, she started this blog to share her considerable research and experience.
- Combining Cognits
Dr. Paul Baxter began this blog during his years as a psychology grad student; now he is Post-Doctoral researcher with the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS) at the University of Plymouth. The blog features his research on memory-based cognition for cognitive robotics.
- Occam’s Donkey
Leon Stander, a special school principal and neuropsychologist, combines “Occam’s razor, Buridan's ass and Shrek's Donkey” to arrive at his blog’s title and purpose. The blog focuses on critical thinking, brain profiling, and evidence-supported practical application.
- Psybertron Asks
The blog’s author addresses the questions, “What, why, and how do we know?” He focuses on rational and irrational behavior and cognitive processes.
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy Arena
This blog functions as a resource for information about cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Students and other professionals can access and order numerous CBT books and journals covering a broad range of topics, from “phobias and panic attacks, to eating disorders and depression.”
This section contains a variety of blogs discussing the intriguing field of forensic psychology. This specialty focuses on criminology, psychology-law, and issues faced in prisons by criminal defendants.
- Dr. Clayman’s Forensic Psychology Blog
Forensic psychologist Dr. Stuart Clayman conducts independent psychological exams for attorneys and insurers, as well as clinical examinations in disability, worker’s compensation, employee-employer, and personal injury claims. His blog reflects his expertise and experience in these areas, complete with case studies and reports.
- In the News: Forensic Psychology, Criminology, and Psychology-Law
License clinical psychologist and psychology instructor, Dr. Karen Franklin, specializes in forensic psychology, focusing on the “evaluation and treatment of criminal defendants.” She hosts this blog to highlight current news and commentary relevant to criminology, forensic psychology, and psychology-law.
- Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology
This blog provides free, open access to Forensic Psychology Unbound, a professional, peer-reviewed journal. Some of the topics covered in various issues include forensic instruments, child forensic psychology, sex offenders, legal issues, and case studies.
Dr. Romeo Vitelli provides what he describes as “a biased look at psychology in the world” after spending 15 years as a staff psychologist in a maximum-security prison. His blog topics range from general psychology and neuropsychology, to HIV/AIDS and dealing with stigma issues.
- Psychology and Crime News
This blog serves as a directory of information related to forensic psychology news and events. The blog author hopes to provide current practical information on developments in forensic psychology primarily for students.
- All About Forensic Psychology
Psychology graduate, distance learning tutor, and research dissertation supervisor David Webb authors more than one psychology blog. On this blog, he highlights the challenging field of forensic psychology, including the task of criminal profiling.
Neuropsychology/Neuroscience Contributions from Psychology Students and Graduates
This section provides blogs covering the intricate field of neuropsychology and neuroscience. Blogs cover such topics as psychometrics, IQ, brain-based mental processes, and behavioral neuroscience. Great contributions to the field often come from students and graduates. The blogs below feature research studies, surveys, and projects in various fields of psychology.
Journalist Orli Van Mourik has written for Psychology Today Magazine and now authors this blog. The focus of the blog is covering breakthroughs in the fields of neuroscience and psychology.
- Tic Toc Talk: The IQ Brain Clock
Director of the Institute for Applied Psychometrics, Dr. Kevin McGrew, presents current research and news on the “psychology/neuroscience of brain-based mental/interval time keeping.” In addition, he strives to relate the relevance of neuroscience to learning and education.
Blog author, psychology grad student Mitch Harden, concentrates his studies in behavioral neuroscience. He started his blog to discuss the “biological basis for behavior” and “how neuroactive chemicals affect … decision making processes.”
- Talent Development Resources
Blog author Douglas Eby has a master’s degree in psychology and began this project as part of his graduate research studies. He developed the blog as a means to share his knowledge, as well as articles from other professionals in the field. The blog covers topics such as anxiety, depression, creativity, and personal growth.
David Webb is a psychology master’s degree holder, distance learning tutor, and research dissertation supervisor. He hosts this blog as a means to share what he calls “the most fascinating and compelling psychology-related news and research.”
- The Daedalus Project
This intriguing blog presents the findings of the Daedalus Project by psychology student Nick Yee. The project represents the results of a survey study of individuals who play MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games).
Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry, and Clinical Psychology
This section contains blogs covering the related areas of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. The blogs represent the professional expertise of therapists, counselors, psychoanalysts, and psychiatrists.
- Shrink Rap
This interdisciplinary blog features thoughts from psychiatrists for fellow psychiatrists. The focus, however, includes areas of interest for psychology students, including issues on mental health, emotional support, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology.
- Ars Psychiatrica
Psychiatrist Neil Scheurich authors this blog about what he terms, “The Arts of Psychiatry … Psychiatry of the Arts.” The blog represents his experience and reflections on the interdisciplinary fields of psychology and psychiatry.
- Everyone Needs Therapy
This blog’s author has his Ph.D. in clinical social work and social science research. He focuses on relationships and the importance of therapy for everyone’s mental health.
- Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry: A Closer Look
The author of the blog, who has clinical psychology experience, expresses his “pet peeves” about psychiatry, psychology, and the drug industry. He focuses on psychiatric medications, psychiatric and clinical psychology practices, and marketing of related supplies and services.
- Psychotherapy Perspectives
Psychotherapist, Dr. Garth Mintun, authors this blog based on his expertise and experience in the field. He dedicated his blog for discussions and questions about the field and practice of psychotherapy.
- In the Room
This blog’s host is Chris Allan, a clinical psychologist and Director of the Psychology Clinic at the University of Wollongong. His blog focuses on what occurs “in the room” – in other words, therapeutic technique (cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic), rather than discussions of cases and theories.
- Commitment to Living
Dr. Anthony Pisani is an assistant professor of psychiatry/psychology and pediatrics. This blog focuses specifically on the serious nature of assessment and response to suicide risk among patients.
- Will Meek, Ph.D.: Counseling Psychologist & Therapist
Counseling psychologist and therapist, Dr. Will Meek, provides services for individuals, couples, parents and teens. He applies an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing from multiple schools of psychology and other disciplines. In his blog, he shares from his expertise and experience to help the psychology student under this field of counseling and therapeutic psychology.
- Dr. Keely Kolmes: Mindful Musings
Clinical psychologist, Dr. Keely Kolmes, authors this blog featuring her “mindful musings” about mental health and other therapy-related topics. She provides helpful tips for psychology and counseling graduate students.
Research Methods, Statistics, and Psychometrics
This section features the non-counseling branch of psychology. The blogs in this section feature scientific lab research methods, statistics, psychometrics, and organizational psychology. As one blog author and psychologist stated, this branch is the “hardest science.”
- The Hardest Science
Psychologist Sanjay Srivastava is an instructor with a research lab at the University of Oregon. This blog focuses on the exacting field of statistics and scientific lab research within psychology.
- Jeromy Anglim’s Blog: Psychology and Statistics
Professor Jeromy Anglim teaches psychology at the University of Melbourne. His blog focuses on various branches of psychology, including research methods, organizational psychology, and statistics.
- Intellectual Competence & the Death Penalty
Dr. Kevin McGrew, Director of the Institute for Applied Psychometrics, offers his professional insight on this highly specialized blog in the field of psychometrics. In particular, Dr. McGrew focuses on intellectual competence and intelligence theories as applied to capital punishment (i.e., death penalty) issues.
- Modern Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis attempts to treat and relieve mental and emotional distress. This blog highlights the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for educational purposes, not as advice or diagnosis of mental or emotional issues.
Australian psychologist, “HP,” authors this blog for general discussion about psychology. As she says, the blog focuses on “ramblings on psychology, health, and life in general.”
General Psychology and Mental Health
This section contains blogs covering general areas of psychology and various mental health concerns. These include children’s health, religious beliefs, social and personality issues, history and practice of psychology, and other general psychology issues.
- Center on Media and Child Health
This blog takes an interdisciplinary approach to children’s health. Specifically, the focus of this blog is to “conduct, coordinate, and compile scientific research” regarding the positive and negative psychological effects of media on children.
- Epiphenom: Science of Religion and Non-Belief
Medical writer Tom Rees began this blog to study why people choose to believe or not believe in higher powers. The focus of the blog is on the psychological and social consequences of those beliefs or non-beliefs.
Psychology post-grad student and teacher, Jamie Davies, authors this blog with a focus on general psychology as it relates to behavior and the mind. He provides articles, research, and links to other resources.
- Advances in the History of Psychology
Psychology doctoral student Jacy Young hosts this blog, with contributions from fellow doctoral students and a faculty advisor. The blog focuses on articles and news regarding the history and practice of psychology.
The author of this blog is clinical psychologist Dr. Robin Rosenberg, who has taught university psychology courses and maintains a private practice. She focuses on eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
- Social Psychology Eye
This blog features a team approach with contributions including daily posts, videos, and news. The blog focuses on the fields of social and personality psychology.
- Mental Health Blog
The author, with a background in psychology and sociology, has worked with a number of people with varying degrees of mental illnesses. The blog focuses on current news and research related to various areas of mental health.
- Laura’s Psychology Blog
Psychology professor Laura Freberg started her blog to share psychology news and ideas. She covers topics in biological, general, political, and teaching psychology.
- The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS)
The BASIS blog provides information on the important topic of addiction, with contributions from professionals primarily in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. These professionals address many common addictive behaviors and addictions, including drinking, gambling, smoking, and substance abuse.
This article endeavored to supply online psychology students with 50 top resources related to various areas of psychology. Divided into eight specific categories, the article provides students with blogs containing a wide range of information, from journal reviews to valuable input from professionals in the field of general psychology, as well as specialized areas.
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