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Abuse - Child & Sexual | Addictions (Drug/Alcohol) | Adolescence | Aging | Biology - Genetics - Physiology | Cognition - Creativity | Childhood - Developmental Psychology | Disabilities | Disorders | Infancy - Prenatal - Pregnancy | Intelligence | Language | Learning | Memory | Motivation and Emotion | Parenting | Personality | Psychology as a Science/History | Religion | Sensation and Perception | Senses - Hearing | Senses - Vision | Social Psychology | States of Consciousness | Stress | Student Performance | Violence

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Abuse - Child & Sexual

Common Symptoms - Abuse Related Illnesses - A description of the symptoms of different illnesses that have been found in victims of abuse.
Child Sexual Abuse - Excellent links to information on Child Abuse. In particular there are Statistics, Research, and Resources.
Sexual Abuse - An extensive page of resources that have a spiritual basis for assisting victims of sexual abuse.

Addictions (Drug/Alcohol)

Self-Scoring Alcohol Check-up - This site offers an online check-up. Complete the questionnaire and feedback is returned. It is not designed to identify alcoholics but rather to provide information to all.
National Institute on Drug Abuse - This home page contains information about the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and its organization. (Did you know that the current director of NIDA is a physiological psychologist?) There is a comprehensive listing of NIDA sponsored events, grants, and activities, as well as updates and extensive information on research and activities related to drug abuse. NIDA (refer to section on Communications and Documents) is especially helpful for anyone intested in this topic.
Marijuana Facts - The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers their latest brochures on Marijuana. One is aimed at teens and the other at their parents.
Web of Addictions - This site offers information on alcohol and other drug addictions, with sections on facts, help, links to other sources, and lists of discussion groups.
Drug-Free Resource Net - Drug abuse database, raising drug-free children, FAQs on drug-related topics.

HabitSmart - This excellent site provides information regarding addictive behaviour, particularly alcohol addiction. It also provides links to pages for parents and kids for coping behaviour.
Self-Scoring Alcohol Check-Up - information "to provide you with information about your drinking to help you determine whether it is problematic enough to warrant modification."
Fighting Binge Drinking - This site offers a common sense article by Jon Sanders that uses principles from social psychology to educate students about binge drinking and its consequences.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - This site offers alcohol and drug abuse information.
Alcoholics Anonymous - This site is the original self-help group and the inventor of the 12-step method that is used to treat many types of addictive disorders.


A Guide Book On Puberty and Menstrual Health - Description of female system. Short question and answer section as well as access to other resources.
Glossary of Female Reproductive Terms - Large glossary of terms regarding the female repoductive system.


The Longevity Game: The Northwest Mutual Life Insurance company has made available a cool "game" to measure your life expectancy. You answer lifestyle-related questions and the system "grades" you; returning your predicted lifespan.
Alzheimer Homepage - As our population ages, the topic of Alzheimer's Disease, its symptoms and its treatment, will increasingly be in the news. Many links for students and faculty can be found here.
Stages of Grief - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' 5 stages of grief from her ground-breaking book, Death & Dying.

Biology - Genetics - Physiology

Neurosciences on the Internet - This homepage is dedicated to resources related to neurosciences. Try NeuroRoulette which randomly generates a link to a different neuroscience site each time you click on it.
Basic Neural Processes Tutorials - By Dr. John Krantz of Hanover College, basic tutorials in neural processes.
Three Dimensional Medical Reconstruction - The title of this link is self-descriptive. Check out the brain images.

Diving Into the Gene Pool - An Exhibit from the Exploratorium in San Francisco - This site has a very fun and informative look at the gene pool in which we are submerged. Included are 5 areas: DNA - A Blueprint, Learning from our Relatives, Tools for Decoding DNA, Sex & Inheritance, and "Points of View" (everything from DNA fingerprinting to prenatal screening).You also have a chance to add your own views.
MendelWeb Homepage - This site has everything you ever wanted to know about Mendel and his work.
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man - This is an excellent resource for information on inheritance disorders. It will take you to a Web form where you can type in the disorder or condition, and a search will be run locating several scientific papers or case studies on the topic.
Famous Left-Handers - This site is especially attractive for left handers. From presidents and prime ministers to artists and musicians, the site gives a variety of information on left handers.
Embryo Development - This excellent web site provides a multimedia presentation of embryonic development.
The Cow Eye Dissection, from the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, lets you dissect a cow's eye a step at a time, and learn a lot about eyes in the process.
Centre of Medical Imaging Research, University of Leeds - presents a variety of methods, such as Xray, CAT, MRI, and PET, for imaging the body and the brain that are now available. Many of these can be explored through the WWW. A fabulous listing of relevant sites is included.
How to Enhance Male Fertility - Increasingly couples appear to be conceiving children. This article offers a no-nonsense guide to what problems they may encounter and what can be done to fix many of them.
Assisted Reproduction - Information on the treatments and technology available to assist couples in having healthy pregnancies.
Reproductive Health Centre - Information of having a healthy pregnancy, endometriosis, contraception, and other resources related to women's health concerns.
Words - Medical Words - A glossary of medical words that are often floated around. Here are words and terms defined from Alergist to Nebulizer to White Blood Cells.

see also... Disabilities

Cognition - Creativity

The Grey Labyrinth - This great site describes itself in the following way: "Welcome to the Grey Labyrinth, a playground for the curious mind. The thoughts, riddles and paradoxes presented here are meant as a lure. There is a secret cabalist cult of people who delight in exploring the limits of perception and knowlege. They are armchair philosophers, writers, logicians, mathematicians, and artists who try to peek behind the curtain at the bizarre mechanisms of the human mind." Too cool!
Creativity Web Page - Charles Cave has created the definitive web page in creativity. Check it out, but be patient; access may be a bit slow!
Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving - Now this is interesting. A home page dedicated to creativity. Suggestions for thinking of new solutions to old problems or applying old solutions to new problems or just thinking in a different way. Lots of interesting anecdotes that illustrate the principles described.
Mathematics Problem Solving Task Centres - Mathematics ability is more than 2 + 4 = ? or 5 X 7 = ? Come view a problem solving site. Resources for young children to teens.

Home Page of Testing Materials - Access to lists of testing materials, basic testing information, how to design your own testing programs, etc. Very extensive.
Thinking - While this page discusses the development of children's thinking from birth to age eleven it is a good, general overview.
Conversations with Neil's Brain - This site has an interesting discussion article on consciousness.
21st Century Problem Solving - This fun site has information on problem solving.

Childhood - Developmental Psychology

Kid Klok — Time Cognition - The digital watch with its display of exact time changed our view of time? Teach your kids how to read clocks!
Children's Fears - Good discussion about the development of infant's and children's fears. Includes anxiety, contributors to fears, fear of death, a list of the most common fears of children, a list of key things for parents to remember, and problems of discipline and overprotection.
Our First Relationship - From England. Good outline (with references and additional information available) on Bowlby's Attachment Theory.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - The homepage for NAEYC provides information on accreditation of early childhood programs, how to choose a good childcare, issues of public policy (e.g., Head Start and state funding of childcare).
Effect of Substitute Care in Early Childhood - Good, recent study on the effect of the childcare experience in early childhood. Discusses the need for safe environment, amount and type of interaction, and the extent of language, social and intellectual stimulation provided.
Development from Zero to Eight - This useful site serve to provide access to general information about the needs of children from 0-8 and their families.
Young Child - This page discusses Issues of Teacher Use of Technology for Young Children; the use of technology to learn professionally about early childhood education and directions for future research. Links to supporting articles.
Temper Tantrums - Lots of children have them. What to do about the tantrums and about the children.
Helping Children Make Friends - Making friends is an important part of growing up and is a lifelong gift. What can we parents do to help our children discover the value of having friends?
Superhero Play - Superhero Play in the Eearly Childhood Classroom: Issues in banning play from the classroom.
Families Involvement and Self-Esteem and School Performance - Children's self-esteem can be boosted tremendously when they do well in school and when they are supported by their families. Here are some practical tips as to how to make that happen.
Sports Lift Esteem in Young Athletes - This is a review of the work done by a prominent psychologist on participation in organized sports and how it boosts self-esteem and motivation among child athletes.
The Two Primary Barriers to Enjoyment - An interesting piece of prose is included here. It would be useful for a class to read and discuss. Think about what can make children unhappy - is it not enough attention, too much attention, not enough love, too much love - not enough - or - too much - read and think.
Report Card on Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders - Interesting review of the current state of research on child and adolescent mental disorders. It was commissioned by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The report shows that despite increased need there has been a decline in funds available for this area of mental health. There is a lower amount of funding devoted to research training and career development (of interest to all students who might be considering this field of research). The report also examines the nature and findings of basic research, clinical research, intramural research, and services research.
Moral Development - Definition of moral development and related terms - also links to other "world problems".
Character Education - There are many sites on the WWW dedicated to the topic of character education. They tend to deal with values. This site is from The Center For the Fourth and Fifth R's (Respect and Responsibility) and is aimed at education of children. Read with it may take you to other sites that adopt a attitude that the world is a sick place and promote beliefs and values that you may not agree with - it does not necessarily mean that you are the one with something lacking.
Hugging Site - This is a site with a difference. Promoting the art of hugging. Seems very nice. Hugging stories, how-to-hug, why to hug, how to send a Polar Bear Hug via the web. "Sweet."
Erikson in One Site - Almost - I really like this site. It's got everything. Erikson's 8 stages are described, and related to success, self-esteem, attribution theory, racial identity, etc. Definetely worth a visit.
Jean Piaget Archives - This site offers a brief description of the Jean Piaget Archives and how to contact them. It is interesting to see something like this as it shows the importance of Piaget's work to the world of developemtnal psychology.
School Psychology Resources On-line - This site offers many links to sites on topics of interest in the area of school psychology — from mood disorders to suicide, assessment, and evaluation.
Twin Pairs Study  This is an article written by Arthur Allen for the January 11, 1998 edition of the Washington Post Magazine. It discusses an ongoing research study of 15,000 twin pairs at the Virginia Commonwealth University. This study is seeking to better understand human behavior and the ongoing nature-nurture controversy.
The Human Genome Project (HGP)  This is an international research effort designed to characterize the human genome through complete mapping and sequencing of their DNA. This is a comprehensive web site describing the entire project in detail, as well as providing useful links to other human genetic information on the web.
Guide to Genetic Disorders  A comprehensive, multimedia guide to genetic disorders. This web site discusses the causes, symptoms, incidences, treatments, and facts about the following disorders: fragile X syndrome, sickle-cell anemia, and PKU (phenylketonuria), and others.
National Society of Genetic Counselors  This site offers information about genetic counseling, answers frequently asked questions about genetic counseling, and provides a comprehensive database to help people find a genetic counselor in their area. Links to additional resources are also provided.
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)  It is designed to inform health care providers, the media, and the general public about cloning and genetic engineering. This up-to-date information is written in non-technical prose and offers links to additional resources on the web.
"Race, Genetics, and IQ"  This web site is a link to the online book, The Black-White Test Score Gap (1998) edited by Christopher Jencks and Meredith Phillips. This particular link is to chapter 3, "Race, Genetics, and IQ" written by Richard E. Nisbett. This chapter discusses the evidence on whether the difference between black and white individuals’ IQ scores is due to genetic factors.
Clean Water Fund Website  It was designed to educate people about how environmental toxins found in the air, water, and our food can cause harm to children, especially during vulnerable periods of development. There is a section for current EPA and FDA announcements, and links to additional resources.
National Infertility Association  This is the web site of The National Infertility Association, an organization dedicated to educating, advocating, and supporting men and women facing infertility. Sections of this site are devoted specifically to treatment, alternative approaches to pregnancy (e.g., artificial insemination and surrogacy), adoption, and how to cope with infertility.
MEDLINEplus  An explanation of fetal development as described in the online medical encyclopedia MEDLINEplus, which is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. This overview details the specific changes of the embryo and fetus during both the embryonic and fetal stages of development.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)  The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is a national non-profit devoted to disseminating information about the consequences of mother’s alcohol consumption during pregnancy on an unborn child. The organization focuses on public awareness campaigns on both the national and community-based levels; designing curriculums; training workshops for professional and lay audiences; education and outreach; and maintaining and managing an information, resource and referral clearinghouse.


Rare Genetic Diseases In Children - This site is attempting to bring together some of the information on genetic disorders. Parents and researchers often find this area of health especially hard to deal with as they attempt to locate information. Pulling information like this together into one place can be a real strength of the web.
Dyslexia: The Gift. Information for Parents and their Children - This site offers a very comprehensive guide to dylexia and other related disabilities.


Cliniweb - This Web site lists a variety of different disorders and, in some cases, how to diagnose and treat them. It includes anxiety reactions to stress and the relation between suicide and socioeconomic deprivation. This page could be a most useful tool to students and practioners if developed further.
Autism Resources - This site offers a very extensive home page on autism. There are great links to treatments, discussion groups, academic and research programs, libraries, and various online papers.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) - This site has an in-depth article on dissociative identity disorder. It is quite detailed but informative.
Psychological Disorders: Brain Images - The Brigham and Women's Hospital of the Harvard Medical School has posted brain imaging examples for many brain disorders, including many discussed in this chapter.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - This site contains a multitude of news releases, speech transcripts, information on relevant new and pending legislation, fact sheets, and links to other sites. NAMI was founded in 1979 and has more than 168,000 family members and consumers who seek equitable services for people with severe mental illnesses, which are known to be physical brain disorders. NAMI also has a toll free HELPLINE for information and referrals.
Panic Disorders - This site is provided by the American Psychological Association and offers information about panic disorders.
Psychopharmacology Tips - This site offers excellent "tips" from the psychopharmacology discussion list. It has been edited and is very wide ranging. The information is availabe for information only. Precise recommendations can only be obtained from qualified practioners who are fully aware of a particular case.
Memories — Real, Repressed, False - This is a summary of a paper by the American Psychology Association on adult memories of child sexual abuse. This topic has received much media attention in recent years.
Depression FAQ - This is a very complete FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Web site on depression. The page has an extensive index of topics from which to choose, offering everything from defining depression and symptoms to identification of causes and treatments.

Infancy - Prenatal - Pregnancy

Birth Center - A webpage with information on midwifery, mailing lists, homebirths, birthing assistants, feeding the newborn, breastfeeding, etc.
Labor and Birth Resources - Excellent resources related to pregnancy and childbirth. In particular, there is information on pain relief in labor, induced labor, childbirth classes and more.
Birth Choices - From homebirths, to birth centers, to hospitals this page discusses the advantages and disadvantages. Also with links to a whole host of other birthing issues and concerns - from questions about vegetarian eating during pregnancy to natural and homeopathics remedies.
Women and Obstetrics - This is an interesting article that examines the issue of whether male physicians who do not/can not have the childbirth experience in their repertoire are therefore unable to provide adequate advice. Good choice for a classroom discussion.
Cesarean ChildBirth - The incidence of Cesarean Childbirth has been on the rise. Check this link out to find out more about the risks to the infant, the psychological effects of a Cesarean, the benefits, and the reasons for performing this procedure.
Picking a Baby's Name - Putnam? Zuriel? Wystan? Oz? Dag? Bill? Hillary? Chelsea? Al? Tipper? Socks? What's in a name? Oh, what shall we call the baby? After your mother or his? And what about Great-Aunt Sylvia. Look up all the names and find out what they mean and their origins. You might find some interesting new ones to shape your baby's future.
Brand New Babies - How to take care of a new baby during those first few frantic months. From bathing to umbilical cord care - this has it all. Also includes information on how to nurture your child and how to stimulate your child's environment. Basically this is: What to do - and when to do it.
Apgar Score - The Perfect 10 - Often seen as the baby's first test. The Apgar Score is a number awarded to the newborn immediately after birth. This number is made up from a 10 point scale based on several categories.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - SIDS has been known for thousands of years. But it is only in the last few years that researchers have provided us with information about this terrible syndrome. Read about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and how to cope with it.
Sites of Interest on Preemies - Large listing of various resources and supports for parents, caregivers, and researchers interested in premature babies.
Low Birth Weight Babies - Special Edition - This is a special edition of the "Future of Children". Several articles are presented here on the problems of low birth weight babies. Included are articles on the cost to the "system" of having a baby born of low birth rate, factors that cause this problem and the role of science in preventing and managing low birth weights.

Prenatal Diagnostic Tests - Useful, but quite technical, information about a variety of prenatal tests used to diagnose many different conditions in both the unborn child and the mother. Includes ultrasound, amniocentesis, Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling, and Rh Disease.
Ultrasound Images - Excellent samples of ultrasound images showing fetal development.
The Visible Embryo - Excellent site! Information and slides on the development of the embryo from fertilization until the end of the first four weeks.
Fetal Development - This page shows the fascinating development of the fetus.
Neonatal Calendar - Now this is a good idea. It has a form - you enter some information and then it charts out your baby's development throughout the pregnancy. NEAT!
Pregnancy Newsletter - A newsletter for women. This online version includes sample articles, a glossary of terms.
Developmental Milestones - Information on the developmental milestones that parents need to know and what warning signs they should be looking for. This is important so that if a problem does exist early intervention can begin.
The Baby - Physical Observations - Great site. It offers a detailed listing of various physical attributes of the newborn. Includes vital signs, basic reflexes, the senses, sleep patterns, body measurements, etc. Quite useful.
Immunization Policy - Vaccines and Immunizations: Good page from the World Health Organization about immunization and disease. Covered here is the history of vaccine, information about different vaccines, possible reactions, references, travelers health, the eradication of polio, etc.
Emotion - Beginning with Baby - The beginnings of a human emotional life can be first observed during the first few weeks of life. From those early smiles to displays of preference, to strong emotions. The roller coaster life of emotions has begun. This article outlines their development throughout childhood.
Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night - This site might be worth a million dollars to many parents of young children. Does it work? Ask any parent of young children in your class if they have had any difficulites in getting their child to go to sleep or go to bed.
Prenatal and Postnatal - Paternity Leave - A discussion about why it is important for the father to be involved, from the earliest of times, in their child's life. While paternity leave is discussed so are a variety of other, practical strategies.
Infancy - This is a chapter by Bornstein and Bornstein on Infancy. Read this chapter after reading and studying Chapters 4 and 5 in the text; it would prove to be a good review. This chapter covers prenatal development, birth, physical growth, motor development, perceptual and cognitive development, language development, social and emotional development and temperment.
What is Normal Development? - It is important to be aware of normal development in order to monitor the progress of children and to allow for early recognition of problems if they do exist. This page lists the achievements found in Piaget's Sensorimotor Period.
Old Wives Tales - I like this site. Those Old Wifes Tales that everyone hears about babies. Are they true? Can you think of any more?
More Old Wives Tales - These are fun but in addition it is important to clear up some of this misinformation. We learn many of these "truths" as small children and they are hard to unlearn.
The Constructing Infant - Nice little review of Infancy from a Piagetian point of view. Describes the development of infants as they learn to make sense of their world.
When Should I Begin Reading to My Baby? - With educators stressing the importance of parents reading to their children many parents are eager to begin as soon as the baby arrives. Here are some answers to some of the questions parents have about "how to read" and "what to read".
Midwifery, Pregnancy, and Birth  - This site offers extensive links to a variety of resources on pregnancy, birthing, and parenting. There is also information on homebirthing.
Ask NOAH About: Pregnancy - This site has loads on information on pregnancy. There is everything from preconception, fetal development, birth defects, to postnatal care.
Baby Web: The Internet Parenting Resource - Even though this is a commercial site there is a lot of information on "Bringing Up Baby." There are links to newsgroups, frequently asked questions, literature, and baby care.
see also... Hearing, Vision, Disabilities, Language, Childhood, Intelligence, Parenting


International Mensa offers an excellent list of frequently asked questions and their answers about MENSAPeople with high IQs may join MENSA, the high IQ society. A list of national MENSA groups and  the MENSA Workout, a cool interactive quiz is available.
What's Your Emotional Intelligence Quotient? - Dr. Daniel Goldman provides a little test you can do to evaluate your "emotional intelligence".
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Psychological Tests - Students often want to know about Psychological tests that either they have heard about, used themselves, or want to be able to access. This handy info sheet provides some of the answers of how one goes about locating a test (both published and unpublished), as well as specific cautions about all tests.
Descriptions of Psychological Tests- This site offers a useful compilation of psychological tests.
Howard Gardner's Review of "The Bell Curve" - The controversial book The Bell Curve has recently been reviewed by Howard Gardner. The review on this site touches on many of the important questions and issues in intelligence testing.
Multiple Intelligence Theory - This site has a nice review of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.
Evolution of Human Intelligence - If you are interested in evolutionary psychology, a 1994 Scientific American article on "The Evolution of Human Intelligence"
Gifted and Talented - This is a site for gifted and talented students. It is interesting to see the vast number of links and information availabe on this topic.
ERIC Test Locator - This site provides access to a database of over 10,000 tests and research instruments from ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center). Each instrument is described as well as information on how it can be obtained. There is also information on "Fair Testing Practices" and "Test Selction Tips."
European IQ-test (up to 174) - This test is quite mindboggling but interesting. The Web page takes a few minutes to download, but it is fun. It offers a chance to see how tests could be administered via the WWW.
Chimera - This site has lots of simulated IQ Tests, links to High IQ Societies, and brain-teasing puzzles.

Language (yes, I'm a trekkie)

Languages - This is Yahoo’s page pointing you to various websites on languages. Everything from “A” - African Languages, Afrikaans, Akkadian, Arabic, and Asian Languages to “Y” - Yoruba. - and you might want to check the Constructed Languages sites - everything from Klingon to Esperanto.
Neurobiological Approach to Language - While other links to language learning have been much lighter this particular one is not. Reading this article will be a struggle for many students but it will help position them well to face an upcoming exam or to think clearly about the implications of language development in young children.
The Babbling Literature - No, the literature does not babble - but the topic that the literature pertains to is called "babble".

The Development of Vocalizations in the First Year of Life - This technical article establishes what are the expected voccalizations of normal hearing infants in their first year.
Language Milestones - Useful listing of what to expect and when to expect it with regards to a child's language delvelopment.
Handbook for Language Proficiency - This is a large document that is produced here as a reference on English Language Proficiency. Includes definitions of language proficiency, limitations of testing, a glossary of terms, information about such tests as the Woodcock, and references.
Early Communication Strategies - Many mothers believe their babies are able to communicate with them long before their birth. And certainly in the months after the process of communication develops rapidly. This article neatly describes the various strategies and responses parents can make to their children.
English as a Second Language Home Page - This section includes what it is like for the young child learning English when he/she starts school and the many issues that arise there.
Stuttering Home Page - Excellent compilation of resources related to stuttering. From discussion forums, to therapy, to newsletters.
Animal Language - This site offers a copy of a New York Times article on communicating with animals. It offers a good basis for a discussion topic.
Linguistics Resources - This site has linguistics resources found on the Internet. This complete listing offers information on foreign languages (from Arabic to Klingon), first and second language acquisition, discussion groups, text analysis, databases, and more.
The Klingon Language Institute - This is a homepage for the Klingon Language Institute. Dedicated to the development of Klingon. You were expecting maybe Ferengi?
Ferengi Language - There is also a Ferengi Language Web site.
The Language Page - This page is "devoted to bringing together information about the lanuages of the world." The different resouces include dictionaries, tutorials, various glossaries, and news services. The languages include English, Chinese, Esperanto, Estonian Gaelic, German, Japanese, Latin, and, of course, Klingon.
Nonverbal Communication - This page is a fun introduction to the topic of nonverbal communication. It uses photographs from different cultures to give you a chance to try to guess the meaning of some REAL nonverbal communication.


Behavioral Lab Facilities - Visit the lab facilities in the Psychology Department at Jackson State University. You can see the lab where students are able to "shape" their own pigeons' behavior.
Operant Conditioning — A Slide Show - This site offers a slide show illustrating science, research, and the exprimental analysis of behavior. The presentation covers basic research on animal learning and animal behaviour using operant conditioning.
Can Chimpanzees Empathize? - What does it mean to attribute feelings to another species? How can scientists determine that a chimpanzee feels happy or sad? This site discusses these very issues.
Learning Theories - This site has a discussion of different theories of learning including: Piaget's theory of learning, Gordon's Cognitive Style Typology, Constructivism, and more.
Learning: The Behavioral System - This site offers details of experiments done Pavlov, Skinner, Watson, and Bandura.
The Learning Theorists - This site has a more indepth discussion of Pavlov, Skinner, Watson, and Bandura and their work.
Tools of Behaviorists - From the Skinner Box to the Learning Station to New Math, this page describes some of the "tools" that behaviorists have employed in their field.
Programmed Instruction - This home page from the University of South Florida is dedicated to programmed instruction techniques (a teaching technology that uses the instructional principles and techniques taken from behavior analysis).
Principles for Using Behavior Modification - This site offers a concise, step-by-step guide to the practical issues in using behavior modification.


Memory Research - This page will link you to information on memory research including information on episodic and semantic memory, models of memory, and why it would be useful to develop a computerized memory test. This is a link to the University of Amsterdam's Department of Psychology.
Memory Research in Cognitive Neuroscience - Deniz Yuret, a researcher at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, tries to summarize what is known about the neuropsychology of memory from the viewpoint of someone in the field of artificial intelligence.
Mnemonic-Go-Round (The Game) - A form-based page where you can submit answers to a questionnaire on how to remember nonsense words. This site is brought to you by the people at Washington University. Try completing it. Now think about what you entered. Why do you think that would be useful to find out this information?
Alzheimer's Disease Foundation - This site has abundant information on memory loss, including Alzheimer's Disease and similar illnesses.
False Memory Syndrome Foundation - This site is sponsored by the False Memory Syndrome Foundation with information about research on recovery of repressed memories. It's a good example of a site with a definite point of view yet still striving to present reliable evidence.
Mind Tools — Memory Techniques and Mnemonics - This web site will provide you with examples of different memory techniques as well as practical applications. Try using one of the systems to remember a friend's phone number.
Mnemonic Devices - Click these links for many clever examples of mnemonic devices and a discussion of mnemonics in the ESL/EFL classroom, (CD-ROM The Language Teacher).

Motivation and Emotion

Attitudes, Values, and Lifestyles - This site has information and online questionnaires looking at indivudual values and lifestyles. Find out how you compare to the rest of the population who use the WWW. The questionnaire is used by different commercial companies to estimate marketing demand, redesign products, select target markets, etc.
The Kinsey Institute - The research institute is devoted to research on sex, gender, and reproduction issues. Their web site includes descriptions of their current research projects.
Coping with Urges - This site has information on how to deal with urges. Three techniques for dealing with different psychological urges are offered to the reader.
Procrastination - Don't wait. Check out the definition of procrastination on this site.
See also... Becoming a Better Student, Student Performance, Violence


Preparation for Parenthood - A humorous look at preparation for being a parent.
Attachment Parenting - A view of attachment parenting. In particular, this article discusses how and why the parents need to become "attached" to their child - even prior to birth.
Adoption - Issues in adoption are considered. The views and rights of the adoptive parents, the birth parents, and the adoptee are discussed.
Parent Education Program - The information is designed for use by CHMC (Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio) patients and families; it reflects the practice of that institution and may differ from practices in other institutions. However, the general descriptions and explanations can be useful to anyone who has need for information on a covered topic.
see also... Disabilities, Language, Childhood, Intelligence, Infancy


The Keirsey Temperament Sorter: The Keirsey Temperament Sorter by David Keirsey is a personality test which scores results according to the Meyers-Briggs system (the actual Meyers-Briggs test is a professional instrument and may only be administered by a licensed practitioner).
Glossary of Freud - This site has a handy little glossary of some of the most common terms used by Freud.
Theories of Personality - The Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois Unversity has a site that offers an index to the major personality theorists, including Rogers, Adler, Freud, Jung, and Erikson. Each theorist is described in readable detail.
The Personality Project - Here is a link for those interested in personality theory and research into current personality literature. Most information cited should be available from university libraries.
Personality Processes - This is a chapter written for the Annual Review of Psychology. It offers a very good summary of the field of personality theory.
FreudNet: The A.A. Brill Library - This link provides access to the Brill Library in New York City and to other sites that have information on Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis.
Psychometric Tests - No other selection procedures generate quite as much anxiety amongst candidates as psychometric tests. This page explains the use of psychological tests in personnel selection.

Psychology as a Science/History

Introduction to Dualism  - Dualism — The Mind/Body Problem. Are we controlled by our mind or our body? Is our brain our mind? This is a 400-year-old debate, and this discussion at Bryn Mawr College provides a good introduction, from Descartes to today.
William James  - This site has a history of the man who helped invent psychology as we know it and advanced our understanding of the Mind/Body Problem.
The Origins of Psychology in America  - The origins of Psychology in America are detailed in this essay. Training in medicine, theology, education, or philosophy stirred these early writers to contribute to the literature, through writings on the mind, associationism, punishment, morals, excitement, reason, and the development of thought and feeling. Notably there are two women who receive credit for their contributions.
Psychological Research on the Net, researchers have turned their attention to the WWW as a way to collect data. Two different sites provide lists of on-line psychology experiments that you can participate in.

The History of Psychosurgery, by Renato Sabbatini. The best place to begin exploring psychosurgery is the excellent, richly illustrated and sympathetic
Today in the History of Psychology - The American Psychological Association Historical Database is a collection of dates and brief descriptions of over 3100 events in the history of psychology. The collection is available in book form as Street, W. R. (1994). A chronology of noteworthy events in American psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. You can view selected events for any day of the year.


Psychology of Religion - Books, journals, and resources on the psychology of religion.
The Varieties of Religious Experience - William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience. James wrote this work as a result of delivering the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in 1898.

Sensation and Perception

Tutorials in Sensation and Perception - This site was published by Dr. John Krantz and offers tutorials from Hanover University.
Facial Analysis - From the University of California at Santa Cruz, a laboratory working on the visual analysis of facial expressions.
A Precognition Trial with a Numinous Target - This site offers a description of a parapsychology experiment. See if parapsychology has a scientific basis. Is this just a phenomenon without an explanation?
Parapsychology - This site has information and resources on parapsychology, the study of unusual events associated with human experience.
Perception - From the Exploratorium in San Francisco - This site has several on-line vision experiments that you can try.
Perception from the Exploratorium - This site offers experiments in auditory and visual perception.

Senses - Hearing

AUDITORY Homepage - An introduction to a discussion group whose members are interested in hearing and auditory perception.
Animated American Sign Language Dictionary: Randy Stine maintains a site " designed to help you and me learn more about ASL and the Deaf community."
Hearing and Language Development and Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) - Most children get a middle ear infection at some point in their first few years. However, for some this happens with a great deal of regularity. And for some of these children antibiotics, muffled hearing, tubular implants, etc. become almost routine. What is Otitis Media - and how can it cause problems?
Fluid in the Middle Ear - Also part of the ear infection story is middle ear fluid. Children who keep fluid within the middle ear after an infection often run into many difficulties. Frequently occurring and long lasting infections can result in permanent hearing loss. Excellent resource.
Hearing Loss - Some useful information on hearing loss in children, the treatment available and some of the various social agencies that exist to assist.

Senses - Vision

The Joy of Vision - This site has a Web book by Dr. Peter Kaiser, York University. The book has a very interesting and informative concept, offering a chance to learn about vision with information on the eye, visual acuity, colour vision, depth perception, and, of course, illusions. Interesting for both students and faculty.
Interactive Illustrations of Color Perception - There are some wonderful color perception illusions at this site from Brown University.
The IU Optometry Visual Sciences Group - A good example of what a home page put together by a research group looks like, from Indiana University.
Vision Science: The World-Wide Web Virtual Library - A NASA site, providing an abundance of information about the visual system and visual perception, and links to many other useful sites.
Optical Illusions: A Collection - Bob Ausbourne offers an excellent selection of classic and not so classical visual illusions.
Blind Children's Center - Resources for children who are severely visually impaired or blind. Information on an infant stimulation program, a newsletter, support services, research programs, and links to other sites.
Ocular Implants - A website dedicated to up-to-date information on ocular implants and artificial eyes. Information is geared for patients, surgeons and researchers. Very detailed.
Inclusion - A statement about the full inclusion of students who are blind or visually impaired. An interesting topic - good for a class or small group discussion.
INNOVATIVE VISUAL-SPATIAL POWERS IN DYSLEXICS: - This is a paper about the positive side of dyslexia. Very interesting - and certainly a different perspective.
Dyslexia - The Gift - This site provides a forum for networking and sharing information about dyslexia, creative thinking, and various other learning differences. A great way to think.
Braille - Interested in getting a better understanding of Braille. This article describes the Braille system and how it works.

General Social Psychology

Social Psychology Resources - Dr. Scott Plous of Wesleyan University in Connecticut maintains a comprehensive index of social psychology resources.
Social Psychology - This site offers an overview of social psychology, with numerous subtopics and links. It is well constructed and easy to navigate.
U.S. Census Bureau - The U.S. Census Bureau site provides all sorts of interesting social and demographic information about the U.S. population, such as immigration statistics, languages spoken, and economic status.
On-Line Social Psychology Studies - This site connects you to social psychology experiments being conducted on the Web all over the world. Many of the experiments have particular populations, so you'll have to visit the site to see whether you qualify to participate.
The Sequential Two-Step - This site has a fun article comparing the foot-in-the-face and foot-in-the-door techniques. It includes several good references.
Groupthink - This site has an interesting discussion of groupthink and what can be done to prevent or stop it. The page also includes comparisons with related ideas.
Group Decision Making and the Atomic Bomb - For a historical perspective, examine this site that presents the decision making processes that went into the dropping of the first atomic bomb. There are references to historical documents and events.
See also... Language(Communication), Violence, Addictions(Drug/Alcohol)

States of Consciousness

PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Consciousness - This site offers an interdisciplinary journal of research on consciousness. It is interesting reading for those wondering about the meaning of consciousness. There are articles, symposium outlines, and book reviews.
Sleep Medicine Home Page - Can't sleep? Explore the Sleep Medicine Web site. It is devoted to sleep disorders, phenomena, discussion groups, professional organizations, medications, research, and products.


Crisis, Grief, and Healing - If you are interested in the grief process, visit this site. There are suggestions, excerpts, a monthly column, and information on the differences between men, women, and different cultures and how they handle grief.
David Baldwin's Trauma Info Pages - This site offers an in-depth look at trauma. Symptoms, supports, treatments, full length articles, discussion groups and access to an annotated bibliography are all available.
American Heart Association - The American Heart Association offers news, risk-assessment tests, a heart and stroke guide, and other health related information.
Society for Behavioral Medicine - This is a Web site that contains information about the Society for Behavioral Medicine, as well as health resources, links to medical organizations, and links to sites with information about specific health problems.
World Health Organization - This site provides updated health and disease statistics, links to other sites, and advice for international travelers.
Alternative Medicine Homepage - This very comprehensive page has links to pages on acupuncture, holistic medicine, chiropractic sites, Chine Medicine (Sino-Medicine), homeopathic treatments, herbal remedies, vegetarianism, and a whole host of other strange treatments. Some sites have credibility and others are questionable.
Web-O-Rhythm (Biorhythm) - That's right, Web-o-rhythm. This is an opportunity to have your biorhythm charted on-line. Just submit your name, birthday, and birthyear. You will instantly get your very own biorhythm chart. A little odd. Not scientific, but fun.
Mind Tools - Time and Stress Management - This page promises to grow and will have increasing information on stress, burn out, relaxation techniques, etc. If you scroll down, it will lead you to more information on planning, time management, the change process, etc.

Student Performance

Guide for Alternative Assessment - Every classroom teacher has experienced students who do not score well on objective tests. The teacher is certain that the students know more than is revealed on the test because they all have the ability to learn and show interest in learning the subject.  An excellent guide to student assessment that will help you to consider traditional methods of assessing learning comprehension.
Intervention - Intervention From the Council of Exceptional Children. This page is devoted to intervention and its importance. Topics include: Crises in the Classroom; The Discipline Problem—And Ways to Deal with It; School-Wide Behavioral Management Systems and Managing Disruptive Students in the Classroom (Behavior Disorders)
Enhancing Student Motivation - This site has an interesting article about student motivation. In particular, this page offers information about intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation and different theories associated with motivation.
See also... Becoming a Better Student, Motivation & Emotion


Raising Children to Resist Violence - A good article talking about the connection between children's experiences and their behavior.
Controlling Anger - The APA public information site offers worthwhile reading for a professional in training.
Violence and Aggression - This is a Web clearinghouse at the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, with links to many sites associated with violence and aggression (from political, social, scientific, and philosophical perspectives).
Violence: Interventions that Work - Parents and community combine to work on solutions to violence among youth and in schools. Visit this site to see the steps being made.