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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. 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 "Prejudice and Intergroup Relations"         (...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 20
   Pages: 366    Page Edits: 32,283
   Users: 3,802     Page Views: 55,237,682


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fun facts updated weekly every Sunday

... there is a website devoted to LGBT issues called AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Family that contains information and resources about LGBT issues such as a listserv and sets of bibliographies about various areas in the LGB clinical and research literature.                     → more "Did You Know"s...

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  Article of the Month:   January
Transactive memory
Transactive memory is a process by which two or more people in a group develop a shared system for encoding, storing, and retrieving information where each person is responsible for memorizing only part of the total information. The members of a group are able to use the other members as an external memory storage system, much like a computer uses an external hard drive to store information it cannot hold itself. As a result, groups tend to perform better than individual group members would on their own. How does it work? As the members of a group get to know each other, they may learn what information is actually stored in the other members’ memories. For example, couples that have known each other for a longer period of time usually automatically know what information will fall under their partner’s and their own responsibility to remember... (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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