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What is PsychWiki? PsychWiki was created as a way to pool our field's collective resources on various topics. As a Wiki anyone with access to the site can edit, correct, or update the information. In a sense, PsychWiki is owned by the community, with input from anyone with experience and knowledge to share. You have to login to make sure that this doesn't become a haven for spam, but once you've registered, you can click on the edit tab at the top of most pages to change them. Some of the pages are more developed than others, but no page is complete. If you feel like you'd like to add something to a particular page, please do so. To get things started, we plan on beginning with the topics listed below.

Newpages.png "Career Planning"               (...more New Pages)
Newfeatures.png " "Did You Know..." archive page"  (...more New Features)
Newedits.png "Recent Edits"                     (...more Recent Edits)


Professional Development
Collaborative articles that allow us to pool our field's collective knowledge on topics such as Grant Funding, journals, conferences, how your publication record is evaluated, how to craft your C.V., How to survive in graduate school and etc.


Research Tools
Concrete research tools and articles to assist with conducting research and analyzing data such as Research Tips, Mediation, Meta-analysis, Interaction between continuous variables, Tips on internet research, Archives of data and stimuli, Internet Research FAQ and etc.


Psychology Concepts
Collaborative articles on topics, research areas, and concepts related to Social and Personality psychology such as Happiness, Aggression, Cross Categorization, Computational Modeling, and etc.


Virtual Lab Meeting
Why should geographical distance stop people with shared research interests from benefitting from all the advantages a traditional Lab Group has to offer, such as meeting to share research ideas, discuss how to improve research ideas/studies, receive feedback, collaborate on shared research projects, and etc.
Research pages: See some of the work done in various labs or share some of your own work.
Researchers pages: See other researchers webpages or start your own.
New Collaborations: In lab meetings people with shared research interests collaborate on new projects by discussing and brainstorming new ideas, materials, procedures, paradigms, and etc. With PsychWiki VLM you can collaborate at the level of the entire research field, not just your department/school.
Orphan Studies: "Orphan Studies" are projects you have started but can't finish for whatever reason. Why let those projects idly sit on your computer when there are researchers in your particular field who may want to collaborate. You have put in the effort to start the research project, so why not benefit from having someone who needs a project pick up where you left off. In lab meetings you could pass the project to another person and get authorship, so now you can do the same thing with someone at your Virtual Lab Meeting.




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  PsychWiki Statistics as of February 21
   Pages: 366    Page Edits: 32,283
   Users: 3,802     Page Views: 55,246,265


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fun facts updated weekly every Sunday

... that there is a new website on reducing stereotype threat that includes a review of research on its causes, consequences, and means for reducing its impact. Stereotype Threat refers to being at risk of confirming, as self-characteristic, a negative stereotype about one's group. Stereotype threat produces numerous negative consequences including self-handicapping and reduced performance, and the website describes research into the underlying mechanisms and how to reduce stereotype threat. The site is targeted to multiple communities including research scholars, college faculty, teachers, and the general public.          → more "Did You Know"s...

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  Article of the Month:   December
Deception (methodological technique)
Deception is a methodological technique whereby a participant is not made fully aware of the specific purposes of the study or is misinformed as to part of the study. There are two main forms of deception (learn more here). The ultimate goal of using deception in research is to ensure that the behaviors or reactions observed in a controlled laboratory setting are as close to those behaviors and reactions that occur outside of the laboratory setting. The use of deception can be tied to the earliest experiments in social psychology, but began in earnest after World War II when social psychology began to prosper. In the 1960’s and 1970’s many of the most famous and most important social psychology studies involved deception. One famous example is Stanley Milgram’s studies of obedience in which... (More...)
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news and updates
  • November 19th, 2007
    We installed a new footnote function so that you can use footnoting to make it easier for the reader to find relevant information. See the Help! section about how to footnote.
  • August 1st, 2007
    In order to improve the "search" function, we installed "case sensitivity" so that the search function will try to capitalize all words in a string if it does not get a match with regular case sensitivity.
  • January 4th, 2007
    We upgraded the Mediawiki software to provide more functionality to the site. Let us know if you see any errors or bugs caused by the upgrade.
  • September 9th, 2006
    We created a new editing tool where putting double brackets around text that ends in a "date" creates a link to Google Scholar: for example, typing this: [[Baron and Kenny, 1986]], creates this: (Baron and Kenny, 1986).
  • August 28th, 2006
    We created a new mainpage today, what do you think! Comments and suggestions are welcome. Contact us here.

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