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This wiki (and the mediawiki sofware) is designed to be easy to use and still have extensive functionality.

Below is a concise overview of how to use this wiki and the links at end provide more detailed information.


If not logged in

The Article page contains the content of the website and ...
There a Discussion page for each Article which contains comments and questions about each Article. The Discussion page....

If logged in

Anyone can easily edit any article and have those changes posted immediately.
Anyone can add comments or questions....
Edit tab allows you to edit the particular Article or Discussion page. See Help:Editing for more information on how to edit pages and create new pages.
History tab lets you see the old versions and history for that particular page including a record of the date and time of every edit, the user who made it, the edit summary, and the ability to compare different versions. See [1] for more information.
Move tab allows you to rename a page and move all of its history to the new name. There are a few reasons why you might wish to rename a page such as the title being misspelled or the scope of the article has been reduced, extended, or otherwise changed. See [2] for more information.
Watch tab allows you to track changes on the articles you declare an interest in. Watched articles are also bolded in the “Recent Changes” list.
"your login name" -
my talk -
preferences -
my watchlist -
my contributions -

Tabs - explanation of each one

Tabs along the top of the webpage (on blueish background)

If not logged in
  • talk for this ip -
  • create an account or log in
If logged in
  • "your login name" - if logged in
  • my talk - if logged in
  • preferences - if logged in
  • my watchlist - if logged in
  • my contributions - if logged in
  • log out - if logged in

Tabs along the top of the page (inside square boxes)

  • Article
  • Discussion
  • Edit
  • History
  • Move - If logged in...
  • Watch - If logged in...

Tabs along the left hand side

Navigation Window
  • Main page
  • Recent changes
  • Help
Content Window
  • The Business of Social Psychology
  • Research Tools
  • Social Psych Internet Research
  • Psychology Researchers
  • Social Psychology Topics
  • Psychology Papers
  • Add a Topic
Search Window
  • Search box
Toolbox Window
  • What links here
  • Related changes
  • Upload file
  • Special pages
  • Printable version
  • Highlight terms
  • shortcut link

Tabs along the bottom

  • About PsychWiki
  • Disclaimers
  • Mediawiki logo

Links to more information

Links specifically about psychwiki:

Links about more detailed and general information:

Please see documentation on customizing the interface and the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.

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