Psychology Links Index:
& Sexual | Addictions (Drug/Alcohol)
| Adolescence | Aging
- Genetics - Physiology | Cognition -
| Childhood - Developmental Psychology | Disabilities
| Disorders | Infancy -
- 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
Psychology Professional's Links Index:
| Hypnosis | Organizations
| Other Web Resources | Professional
Psychology | Social Work | Therapies
Places on the
Web (organizations, people, listservers)
- Child & Sexual
Symptoms - Abuse Related Illnesses - A description of the symptoms
of different illnesses that have been found in victims of abuse.
Sexual Abuse - Excellent links to information on Child Abuse. In
there are Statistics, Research, and Resources.
Abuse - An extensive page of resources that have a spiritual basis
for assisting victims of sexual abuse.
Alcohol Check-up - This site offers an online check-up. Complete
questionnaire and feedback is returned. It is not designed to identify
alcoholics but rather to provide information to all.
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
as well as updates and extensive information on research and activities
related to drug abuse. NIDA (refer to section on Communications and
is especially helpful for anyone intested in this topic.
Facts - The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers their latest
on Marijuana. One is aimed at teens and the other at their parents.
- This site offers information on alcohol and other drug addictions,
sections on facts, help, links to other sources, and lists of
Net - Drug abuse database, raising drug-free children, FAQs on
- This excellent site provides information regarding addictive
particularly alcohol addiction. It also provides links to pages for
and kids for coping behaviour.
Alcohol Check-Up - information "to provide you with information
your drinking to help you determine whether it is problematic enough to
Binge Drinking - This site offers a common sense article by Jon
that uses principles from social psychology to educate students about
drinking and its consequences.
Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - This site offers
and drug abuse information.
Anonymous - This site is the original self-help group and the
of the 12-step method that is used to treat many types of addictive
Guide Book On Puberty and Menstrual Health - Description of female
system. Short question and answer section as well as access to other
of Female Reproductive Terms - Large glossary of terms regarding
female repoductive system.
Longevity Game: The Northwest Mutual Life Insurance company has
available a cool "game" to measure your life expectancy. You answer
questions and the system "grades" you; returning your predicted
Homepage - As our population ages, the topic of Alzheimer's
its symptoms and its treatment, will increasingly be in the news. Many
links for students and faculty can be found here.
of Grief - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' 5 stages of grief from her
book, Death & Dying.
- Genetics - Physiology
on the Internet - This homepage is dedicated to resources related
neurosciences. Try NeuroRoulette which randomly generates a link to a
neuroscience site each time you click on it.
Neural Processes Tutorials - By Dr. John Krantz of Hanover College,
basic tutorials in neural processes.
Dimensional Medical Reconstruction - The title of this link is
Check out the brain images.
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
we are submerged. Included are 5 areas: DNA - A Blueprint, Learning
our Relatives, Tools for Decoding DNA, Sex & Inheritance, and
of View" (everything from DNA fingerprinting to prenatal screening).You
also have a chance to add your own views.
Homepage - This site has everything you ever wanted to know about
and his work.
Mendelian Inheritance in Man - This is an excellent resource for
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
scientific papers or case studies on the topic.
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.
Development - This excellent web site provides a multimedia
of embryonic development.
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
in the process.
of Medical Imaging Research, University of Leeds - presents a
of methods, such as Xray, CAT, MRI, and PET, for imaging the body and
brain that are now available. Many of these can be explored through the
WWW. A fabulous listing of relevant sites is included.
to Enhance Male Fertility - Increasingly couples appear to be
children. This article offers a no-nonsense guide to what problems they
may encounter and what can be done to fix many of them.
Reproduction - Information on the treatments and technology
to assist couples in having healthy pregnancies.
Health Centre - Information of having a healthy pregnancy,
contraception, and other resources related to women's health concerns.
- Medical Words - A glossary of medical words that are often
around. Here are words and terms defined from Alergist to Nebulizer to
White Blood Cells.
see also... Disabilities
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.
is a secret cabalist cult of people who delight in exploring the limits
of perception and knowlege. They are armchair philosophers, writers,
mathematicians, and artists who try to peek behind the curtain at the
mechanisms of the human mind." Too cool!
Web Page - Charles Cave has created the definitive web page in
Check it out, but be patient; access may be a bit slow!
Innovation and Problem Solving - Now this is interesting. A home
dedicated to creativity. Suggestions for thinking of new solutions to
problems or applying old solutions to new problems or just thinking in
a different way. Lots of interesting anecdotes that illustrate the
Problem Solving Task Centres - Mathematics ability is more than 2 +
4 = ? or 5 X 7 = ? Come view a problem solving site. Resources for
children to teens.
Page of Testing Materials - Access to lists of testing materials,
testing information, how to design your own testing programs, etc. Very
- While this page discusses the development of children's thinking from
birth to age eleven it is a good, general overview.
with Neil's Brain - This site has an interesting discussion article
Century Problem Solving - This fun site has information on problem
- Developmental Psychology
Klok — Time Cognition - The digital watch with its display of exact
time changed our view of time? Teach your kids how to read clocks!
Fears - Good discussion about the development of infant's and
fears. Includes anxiety, contributors to fears, fear of death, a list
the most common fears of children, a list of key things for parents to
remember, and problems of discipline and overprotection.
First Relationship - From England. Good outline (with references
additional information available) on Bowlby's Attachment Theory.
Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - The
for NAEYC provides information on accreditation of early childhood
how to choose a good childcare, issues of public policy (e.g., Head
and state funding of childcare).
of Substitute Care in Early Childhood - Good, recent study on the
of the childcare experience in early childhood. Discusses the need for
safe environment, amount and type of interaction, and the extent of
social and intellectual stimulation provided.
from Zero to Eight - This useful site serve to provide access to
information about the needs of children from 0-8 and their families.
Child - This page discusses Issues of Teacher Use of Technology for
Young Children; the use of technology to learn professionally about
childhood education and directions for future research. Links to
Tantrums - Lots of children have them. What to do about the
and about the children.
Children Make Friends - Making friends is an important part of
up and is a lifelong gift. What can we parents do to help our children
discover the value of having friends?
Play - Superhero Play in the Eearly Childhood Classroom: Issues in
banning play from the classroom.
Involvement and Self-Esteem and School Performance - Children's
can be boosted tremendously when they do well in school and when they
supported by their families. Here are some practical tips as to how to
make that happen.
Lift Esteem in Young Athletes - This is a review of the work done
a prominent psychologist on participation in organized sports and how
boosts self-esteem and motivation among child athletes.
Two Primary Barriers to Enjoyment - An interesting piece of prose
included here. It would be useful for a class to read and discuss.
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.
Card on Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders -
review of the current state of research on child and adolescent mental
disorders. It was commissioned by the American Academy of Child and
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
(of interest to all students who might be considering this field of
The report also examines the nature and findings of basic research,
research, intramural research, and services research.
Development - Definition of moral development and related terms -
links to other "world problems".
Education - There are many sites on the WWW dedicated to the topic
of character education. They tend to deal with values. This site is
The Center For the Fourth and Fifth R's (Respect and Responsibility)
is aimed at education of children. Read with care...as 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
mean that you are the one with something lacking.
Site - This is a site with a difference. Promoting the art of
Seems very nice. Hugging stories, how-to-hug, why to hug, how to send a
Polar Bear Hug via the web. "Sweet."
in One Site - Almost - I really like this site. It's got
Erikson's 8 stages are described, and related to success, self-esteem,
attribution theory, racial identity, etc. Definetely worth a visit.
Piaget Archives - This site offers a brief description of the Jean
Piaget Archives and how to contact them. It is interesting to see
like this as it shows the importance of Piaget's work to the world of
Psychology Resources On-line - This site offers many links to sites
on topics of interest in the area of school psychology — from mood
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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.
Genetic Diseases In Children - This site is attempting to bring
some of the information on genetic disorders. Parents and researchers
find this area of health especially hard to deal with as they attempt
locate information. Pulling information like this together into one
can be a real strength of the web.
The Gift. Information for Parents and their Children - This site
a very comprehensive guide to dylexia and other related disabilities.
- This Web site lists a variety of different disorders and, in some
how to diagnose and treat them. It includes anxiety reactions to stress
and the relation between suicide and socioeconomic deprivation. This
could be a most useful tool to students and practioners if developed
Resources - This site offers a very extensive home page on autism.
There are great links to treatments, discussion groups, academic and
programs, libraries, and various online papers.
Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) - This site has
in-depth article on dissociative identity disorder. It is quite
Disorders: Brain Images - The Brigham and Women's Hospital of the
Medical School has posted brain imaging examples for many brain
including many discussed in this chapter.
Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - This site contains a
of news releases, speech transcripts, information on relevant new and
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
services for people with severe mental illnesses, which are known to be
physical brain disorders. NAMI also has a toll free HELPLINE for
Disorders - This site is provided by the American Psychological
and offers information about panic disorders.
Tips - This site offers excellent "tips" from the
discussion list. It has been edited and is very wide ranging. The
is availabe for information only. Precise recommendations can only be
from qualified practioners who are fully aware of a particular case.
— Real, Repressed, False - This is a summary of a paper by the
Psychology Association on adult memories of child sexual abuse. This
has received much media attention in recent years.
FAQ - This is a very complete FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Web
site on depression. The page has an extensive index of topics from
to choose, offering everything from defining depression and symptoms to
identification of causes and treatments.
- Prenatal - Pregnancy
Center - A webpage with information on midwifery, mailing lists,
birthing assistants, feeding the newborn, breastfeeding, etc.
and Birth Resources - Excellent resources related to pregnancy and
childbirth. In particular, there is information on pain relief in
induced labor, childbirth classes and more.
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
eating during pregnancy to natural and homeopathics remedies.
and Obstetrics - This is an interesting article that examines the
of whether male physicians who do not/can not have the childbirth
in their repertoire are therefore unable to provide adequate advice.
choice for a classroom discussion.
ChildBirth - The incidence of Cesarean Childbirth has been on the
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.
a Baby's Name - Putnam? Zuriel? Wystan? Oz? Dag? Bill? Hillary?
Al? Tipper? Socks? What's in a name? Oh, what shall we call the baby?
your mother or his? And what about Great-Aunt Sylvia. Look up all the
and find out what they mean and their origins. You might find some
new ones to shape your baby's future.
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
your child's environment. Basically this is: What to do - and when to
Score - The Perfect 10 - Often seen as the baby's first test. The
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.
Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - SIDS has been known for thousands of
years. But it is only in the last few years that researchers have
us with information about this terrible syndrome. Read about ways to
the risk of SIDS and how to cope with it.
of Interest on Preemies - Large listing of various resources and
for parents, caregivers, and researchers interested in premature babies.
Birth Weight Babies - Special Edition - This is a special edition
the "Future of Children". Several articles are presented here on the
of low birth weight babies. Included are articles on the cost to the
of having a baby born of low birth rate, factors that cause this
and the role of science in preventing and managing low birth weights.
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,
Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling, and Rh Disease.
Images - Excellent samples of ultrasound images showing fetal
Visible Embryo - Excellent site! Information and slides on the
of the embryo from fertilization until the end of the first four weeks.
Development - This page shows the fascinating development of the
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
Newsletter - A newsletter for women. This online version includes
articles, a glossary of terms.
Milestones - Information on the developmental milestones that
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.
Baby - Physical Observations - Great site. It offers a detailed
of various physical attributes of the newborn. Includes vital signs,
reflexes, the senses, sleep patterns, body measurements, etc. Quite
Policy - Vaccines and Immunizations: Good page from the World
Organization about immunization and disease. Covered here is the
of vaccine, information about different vaccines, possible reactions,
travelers health, the eradication of polio, etc.
- Beginning with Baby - The beginnings of a human emotional life
be first observed during the first few weeks of life. From those early
smiles to displays of preference, to strong emotions. The roller
life of emotions has begun. This article outlines their development
Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night - This site might be worth a
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
their child to go to sleep or go to bed.
and Postnatal - Paternity Leave - A discussion about why it is
for the father to be involved, from the earliest of times, in their
life. While paternity leave is discussed so are a variety of other,
- This is a chapter by Bornstein and Bornstein on Infancy. Read this
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,
growth, motor development, perceptual and cognitive development,
development, social and emotional development and temperment.
is Normal Development? - It is important to be aware of normal
in order to monitor the progress of children and to allow for early
of problems if they do exist. This page lists the achievements found in
Piaget's Sensorimotor Period.
Wives Tales - I like this site. Those Old Wifes Tales that everyone
hears about babies. Are they true? Can you think of any 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"
small children and they are hard to unlearn.
Constructing Infant - Nice little review of Infancy from a
point of view. Describes the development of infants as they learn to
sense of their world.
Should I Begin Reading to My Baby? - With educators stressing the
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
parents have about "how to read" and "what to read".
Pregnancy, and Birth - This site offers extensive links to a
variety of resources on pregnancy, birthing, and parenting. There is
information on homebirthing.
NOAH About: Pregnancy - This site has loads on information on
There is everything from preconception, fetal development, birth
to postnatal care.
Web: The Internet Parenting Resource - Even though this is a
site there is a lot of information on "Bringing Up Baby." There are
to newsgroups, frequently asked questions, literature, and baby care.
see also... Hearing, Vision,
Mensa offers an excellent list of frequently asked questions and
answers about MENSAPeople with high IQs may join MENSA, the high IQ
A list of national MENSA groups and the MENSA
Workout, a cool interactive quiz is available.
Emotional Intelligence Quotient? - Dr. Daniel Goldman provides a
test you can do to evaluate your "emotional intelligence".
Asked Questions (FAQ) on Psychological Tests - Students often want
to know about Psychological tests that either they have heard about,
themselves, or want to be able to access. This handy info sheet
some of the answers of how one goes about locating a test (both
and unpublished), as well as specific cautions about all tests.
of Psychological Tests- This site offers a useful compilation of
Gardner's Review of "The Bell Curve" - The controversial book The
Curve has recently been reviewed by Howard Gardner. The review on this
site touches on many of the important questions and issues in
Intelligence Theory - This site has a nice review of Gardner's
of multiple intelligences.
of Human Intelligence - If you are interested in evolutionary
a 1994 Scientific American article on "The Evolution of Human
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.
Test Locator - This site provides access to a database of over
tests and research instruments from ERIC (Educational Resources
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."
IQ-test (up to 174) - This test is quite mindboggling but
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.
- This site has lots of simulated IQ Tests, links to High IQ Societies,
and brain-teasing puzzles.
I'm a trekkie)
- This is Yahoo’s page pointing you to various websites on languages.
from “A” - African Languages, Afrikaans, Akkadian, Arabic, and Asian
to “Y” - Yoruba. - and you might want to check the Constructed
sites - everything from Klingon to Esperanto.
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
development in young children.
Babbling Literature - No, the literature does not babble - but the
topic that the literature pertains to is called "babble".
Development of Vocalizations in the First Year of Life - This
article establishes what are the expected voccalizations of normal
infants in their first year.
Milestones - Useful listing of what to expect and when to expect it
with regards to a child's language delvelopment.
for Language Proficiency - This is a large document that is
here as a reference on English Language Proficiency. Includes
of language proficiency, limitations of testing, a glossary of terms,
about such tests as the Woodcock, and references.
Communication Strategies - Many mothers believe their babies are
to communicate with them long before their birth. And certainly in the
months after the process of communication develops rapidly. This
neatly describes the various strategies and responses parents can make
to their children.
as a Second Language Home Page - This section includes what it is
for the young child learning English when he/she starts school and the
many issues that arise there.
Home Page - Excellent compilation of resources related to
From discussion forums, to therapy, to newsletters.
Language - This site offers a copy of a New York Times article on
with animals. It offers a good basis for a discussion topic.
Resources - This site has linguistics resources found on the
This complete listing offers information on foreign languages (from
to Klingon), first and second language acquisition, discussion groups,
text analysis, databases, and more.
Klingon Language Institute - This is a homepage for the Klingon
Institute. Dedicated to the development of Klingon. You were expecting
Language - There is also a Ferengi Language Web site.
Language Page - This page is "devoted to bringing together
about the lanuages of the world." The different resouces include
tutorials, various glossaries, and news services. The languages include
English, Chinese, Esperanto, Estonian Gaelic, German, Japanese, Latin,
and, of course, Klingon.
Communication - This page is a fun introduction to the topic of
communication. It uses photographs from different cultures to give you
a chance to try to guess the meaning of some REAL nonverbal
Lab Facilities - Visit the lab facilities in the Psychology
at Jackson State University. You can see the lab where students are
to "shape" their own pigeons' behavior.
Conditioning — A Slide Show - This site offers a slide show
science, research, and the exprimental analysis of behavior. The
covers basic research on animal learning and animal behaviour using
Chimpanzees Empathize? - What does it mean to attribute feelings to
another species? How can scientists determine that a chimpanzee feels
or sad? This site discusses these very issues.
Theories - This site has a discussion of different theories of
including: Piaget's theory of learning, Gordon's Cognitive Style
Constructivism, and more.
The Behavioral System - This site offers details of experiments
Pavlov, Skinner, Watson, and Bandura.
Learning Theorists - This site has a more indepth discussion of
Skinner, Watson, and Bandura and their work.
of Behaviorists - From the Skinner Box to the Learning Station to
Math, this page describes some of the "tools" that behaviorists have
in their field.
- This home page from the University of South Florida is dedicated to programmed
instruction techniques (a teaching technology that uses the
principles and techniques taken from behavior analysis).
for Using Behavior Modification - This site offers a concise,
guide to the practical issues in using behavior modification.
Research - This page will link you to information on memory
including information on episodic and semantic memory, models of
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.
Research in Cognitive Neuroscience - Deniz Yuret, a researcher at
MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, tries to summarize what is
about the neuropsychology of memory from the viewpoint of someone in
field of artificial intelligence.
(The Game) - A form-based page where you can submit answers to a
on how to remember nonsense words. This site is brought to you by the
at Washington University. Try completing it. Now think about what you
Why do you think that would be useful to find out this information?
- This site has abundant information on memory loss, including
Disease and similar illnesses.
Memory Syndrome Foundation - This site is sponsored by the False
Syndrome Foundation with information about research on recovery of
memories. It's a good example of a site with a definite point of view
still striving to present reliable evidence.
Tools — Memory Techniques and Mnemonics - This web site will
you with examples of different memory techniques as well as practical
Try using one of the systems to remember a friend's phone number.
Devices - Click these links for many clever examples of mnemonic
and a discussion of mnemonics in the ESL/EFL classroom, (CD-ROM The
Values, and Lifestyles - This site has information and online
looking at indivudual values and lifestyles. Find out how you compare
the rest of the population who use the WWW. The questionnaire is used
different commercial companies to estimate marketing demand, redesign
select target markets, etc.
Kinsey Institute - The research institute is devoted to research on
sex, gender, and reproduction issues. Their web site includes
of their current research projects.
with Urges - This site has information on how to deal with urges.
techniques for dealing with different psychological urges are offered
- Don't wait. Check out the definition of procrastination on this site.
See also... Becoming a
for Parenthood - A humorous look at preparation for being a parent.
Parenting - A view of attachment parenting. In particular, this
discusses how and why the parents need to become "attached" to their
- even prior to birth.
- Issues in adoption are considered. The views and rights of the
parents, the birth parents, and the adoptee are discussed.
Program - The information is designed for use by CHMC (Children's
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,
Temperament Sorter: The Keirsey Temperament Sorter by David Keirsey
is a personality test which scores results according to the
system (the actual Meyers-Briggs test is a professional instrument and
may only be administered by a licensed practitioner).
of Freud - This site has a handy little glossary of some of the
common terms used by Freud.
of Personality - The Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois
has a site that offers an index to the major personality theorists,
Rogers, Adler, Freud, Jung, and Erikson. Each theorist is described in
Personality Project - Here is a link for those interested in
theory and research into current personality literature. Most
cited should be available from university libraries.
Processes - This is a chapter written for the Annual Review of
It offers a very good summary of the field of personality theory.
The A.A. Brill Library - This link provides access to the Brill
in New York City and to other sites that have information on Sigmund
Tests - No other selection procedures generate quite as much
amongst candidates as psychometric tests. This page explains the use of
psychological tests in personnel selection.
as a Science/History
to Dualism - Dualism — The Mind/Body Problem. Are we
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
from Descartes to today.
James - This site has a history of the man who helped invent
psychology as we know it and advanced our understanding of 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
literature, through writings on the mind, associationism, punishment,
excitement, reason, and the development of thought and feeling. Notably
there are two women who receive credit for their contributions.
Research on the Net, researchers have turned their attention to the
WWW as a way to collect data. Two different sites provide lists of
psychology experiments that you can participate in.
History of Psychosurgery, by Renato Sabbatini. The best place to
exploring psychosurgery is the excellent, richly illustrated and
in the History of Psychology - The American
Psychological Association Historical Database is a collection of
and brief descriptions of over 3100 events in the history of
The collection is available in book form as Street, W. R. (1994). A
chronology of noteworthy events in American psychology.
DC: American Psychological Association. You can view selected events
any day of the year.
Books, journals, and resources on the psychology of religion.
Varieties of Religious Experience - William James's The
of Religious Experience. James wrote this work as a result of
the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in 1898.
in Sensation and Perception - This site was published by Dr. John
and offers tutorials from Hanover University.
Analysis - From the University of California at Santa Cruz, a
working on the visual analysis of facial expressions.
Precognition Trial with a Numinous Target - This site offers a
of a parapsychology experiment. See if parapsychology has a scientific
basis. Is this just a phenomenon without an explanation?
- This site has information and resources on parapsychology, the study
of unusual events associated with human experience.
- From the Exploratorium in San Francisco - This site has several
vision experiments that you can try.
from the Exploratorium - This site offers experiments in auditory
Homepage - An introduction to a discussion group whose members are
interested in hearing and auditory perception.
Sign Language Dictionary: Randy Stine
maintains a site " designed to help you and me learn more about ASL and
the Deaf community."
and Language Development and Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) -
Most children get a middle ear infection at some point in their first
years. However, for some this happens with a great deal of regularity.
And for some of these children antibiotics, muffled hearing, tubular
etc. become almost routine. What is Otitis Media - and how can it cause
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
often run into many difficulties. Frequently occurring and long lasting
infections can result in permanent hearing loss. Excellent resource.
Loss - Some useful information on hearing loss in children, the
available and some of the various social agencies that exist to assist.
Joy of Vision - This site has a Web book by Dr. Peter Kaiser, York
University. The book has a very interesting and informative concept,
a chance to learn about vision with information on the eye, visual
colour vision, depth perception, and, of course, illusions. Interesting
for both students and faculty.
Illustrations of Color Perception - There are some wonderful color
perception illusions at this site from Brown University.
IU Optometry Visual Sciences Group - A good example of what a home
page put together by a research group looks like, from Indiana
Science: The World-Wide Web Virtual Library - A NASA site,
an abundance of information about the visual system and visual
and links to many other useful sites.
A Collection - Bob Ausbourne offers an excellent selection of
and not so classical visual illusions.
Children's Center - Resources for children who are severely
impaired or blind. Information on an infant stimulation program, a
support services, research programs, and links to other sites.
- A website dedicated to up-to-date information on ocular implants and
artificial eyes. Information is geared for patients, surgeons and
- A statement about the full inclusion of students who are blind or
impaired. An interesting topic - good for a class or small group
VISUAL-SPATIAL POWERS IN DYSLEXICS: - This is a paper about the
side of dyslexia. Very interesting - and certainly a different
- The Gift - This site provides a forum for networking and sharing
information about dyslexia, creative thinking, and various other
differences. A great way to think.
- Interested in getting a better understanding of Braille. This article
describes the Braille system and how it works.
Psychology Resources - Dr. Scott Plous of Wesleyan University in
maintains a comprehensive index of social psychology resources.
Psychology - This site offers an overview of social psychology,
numerous subtopics and links. It is well constructed and easy to
Census Bureau - The U.S. Census Bureau site provides all sorts of
social and demographic information about the U.S. population, such as
statistics, languages spoken, and economic status.
Social Psychology Studies - This site connects you to social
experiments being conducted on the Web all over the world. Many of the
experiments have particular populations, so you'll have to visit the
to see whether you qualify to participate.
Sequential Two-Step - This site has a fun article comparing the
and foot-in-the-door techniques. It includes several good references.
- This site has an interesting discussion of groupthink and what can be
done to prevent or stop it. The page also includes comparisons with
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
documents and events.
See also... Language(Communication),
Journal of Research on Consciousness - This site offers an
journal of research on consciousness. It is interesting reading for
wondering about the meaning of consciousness. There are articles,
outlines, and book reviews.
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.
Grief, and Healing - If you are interested in the grief process,
this site. There are suggestions, excerpts, a monthly column, and
on the differences between men, women, and different cultures and how
Baldwin's Trauma Info Pages - This site offers an in-depth look at
trauma. Symptoms, supports, treatments, full length articles,
groups and access to an annotated bibliography are all available.
Heart Association - The American Heart Association offers news,
tests, a heart and stroke guide, and other health related information.
for Behavioral Medicine - This is a Web site that contains
about the Society for Behavioral Medicine, as well as health resources,
links to medical organizations, and links to sites with information
specific health problems.
Health Organization - This site provides updated health and disease
statistics, links to other sites, and advice for international
Medicine Homepage - This very comprehensive page has links to pages
on acupuncture, holistic medicine, chiropractic sites, Chine Medicine
homeopathic treatments, herbal remedies, vegetarianism, and a whole
of other strange treatments. Some sites have credibility and others are
(Biorhythm) - That's right, Web-o-rhythm. This is an opportunity to
have your biorhythm charted on-line. Just submit your name, birthday,
birthyear. You will instantly get your very own biorhythm chart. A
odd. Not scientific, but fun.
Tools - Time and Stress Management - This page promises to grow and
will have increasing information on stress, burn out, relaxation
etc. If you scroll down, it will lead you to more information on
time management, the change process, etc.
for Alternative Assessment - Every classroom teacher has
students who do not score well on objective tests. The teacher is
that the students know more than is revealed on the test because they
have the ability to learn and show interest in learning the
An excellent guide to student assessment that will help you to consider
traditional methods of assessing learning comprehension.
- Intervention From the Council of Exceptional Children. This page is
to intervention and its importance. Topics include: Crises in the
The Discipline Problem—And Ways to Deal with It; School-Wide Behavioral
Management Systems and Managing Disruptive Students in the Classroom
Student Motivation - This site has an interesting article about
motivation. In particular, this page offers information about intrinsic
versus extrinsic motivation and different theories associated with
See also... Becoming a
Children to Resist Violence - A good article talking about the
between children's experiences and their behavior.
Anger - The APA public information site offers worthwhile reading
a professional in training.
and Aggression - This is a Web clearinghouse at the Minnesota
Against Violence and Abuse, with links to many sites associated with
and aggression (from political, social, scientific, and philosophical
Interventions that Work - Parents and community combine to work on
solutions to violence among youth and in schools. Visit this site to
the steps being made.