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  • Home page designed to explain psychotherapy in clear and accesible language.
  • An "alliance of leading, scientifically oriented, doctoral and internship training programs in clinical and health psychology in the United States and Canada. Academy membership is open to doctoral and internship programs with strong commitments to, and established records of, successful clinical science training."
  • "The REVISED Online Psychology Dictionary currently defines nearly 400 terms, over 150 recently added."
  • "Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of psychotherapy which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Pastoral Counselors are certified mental health professionals who have had in-depth religious and/or theological training."
  • "The American Psychological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national level."
  • "Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide."
  • Provides "a collection of dates and brief descriptions of over 3100 events in the history of psychology." Searchable by date or keyword.
  • Official Journal of the American psychological Association.
  • Provides either a 16-page PDF version or a hyperlinked version of the APA Ethical Principles document.
  • The American Psychological Association (APA) offers information on finding help with life's problems.
  • Explores the development of AI, "the area of computer science focusing on creating machines that can engage on behaviors that humans consider intelligent."
  • Links to psychology resources.
  • "This site is specific to the field of abnormal psychology. Here you will find different perspectives regarding the interpretation of abnormal behavior, many of the common types of disorders, as well as some information on treatment for certain types of disorders."
  • An article by Robert H. Wozniak,Bryn Mawr College.
  • Biofeedback products and resources for home users.
  • Interactive exhibits, articles and links relating to neuroscience and psychology.
  • "BrainNet distributes or assists in the distribution of information related to the central nervous system and various neurological disorders. What make us unique is that most of the information we distribute cannot be found on the Internet."
  • "The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) provides guidance and technical assistance to decision makers at all levels of government on the design, structure, content, and use of mental health information systems, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of mental health programs and services delivery. CMHS operates the only program in the Nation that focuses on the development of data standards that provide the basis for uniform, comparable, high-quality statistics on mental health services, making it a model in the health care statistics field."
  • "In an effort to establish more complete and valuable information to impact violence-related policies, programs, and practices, CSPV works from a multi-disciplinary platform on the subject of violence and facilitates the building of bridges between the research community and the practitioners and policy makers."
  • Full text of numerous articles.
  • "The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) is committed to the development of mind and brain research aimed at investigating the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of cognition."
  • This site provides a "comprehensive guide to the field of community psychology, prevention, intervention, and action research."
  • Defines the basic concepts of cognitive science.
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. "This revision of the fourth edition of the manual published by the American Psychiatric Association to set forth diagnostic criteria, descriptions and other information to guide the classification and diagnosis of mental disorders was published in 2000 replacing DSM-IV. It is expected that DSM-V will replace DSM-IV-TR sometime in the future."
  • Directory of links divided into categories.
  • An article by Leda Cosmides & John Tooby providing an introduction to evolutionary psychology.
  • Provides links to online glossaries and dictionaries of psychology terminology.
  • A collection of self-archive papers.
  • This gateway provides research "viewpoints and practical suggestions about the practiceof health psychology in medical and rehabilitation settings."
  • Biographies of selected people influential in the developoment of psychology.
  • Online publication featuring articles, book reviews, and links with the goal of bringing "into communication the variety of approaches to the understanding of human nature which have a regrettable tendency to be less in touch with one another than they might."
  • This print journal's websites offers Table of Content listing from December 2002, plus online selected articles.
  • "This pamphlet was created by the American Psychological Association (APA) Science Directorate to help students and non-psychologists find relevant research on psychological topics of interest. This ranges from newspaper articles on current topics to detailed articles found in scientific journals. It is intended to provide a head start in finding where psychological research is published, how it is indexed, and where to go in the library to find different resources."
  • This site is "dedicated to educating the public about mental health, wellness, and family and relationship issues and concerns. Designed and maintained by Clinical Psychologists since it first launched in November 1995, the site provides scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage while maintaining an independent editorial stance. News, articles, reviewed links, interactive tests, book reviews, self-help resources, therapist and job listings and even videos make up the varied content to be found in Mental Help Net's many topic centers."
  • "Founded in 1979 as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI today works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans living with severe mental illnesses and their families . Hundreds of thousands of volunteers participate in more than one thousand local affiliates and fifty state organizations to provide education and support, combat stigma, support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with mental illnesses and their families."
  • The leading Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders.
  • Links to online resources.
  • Directory of links in the categories of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Psychoanalysis.
  • "A searchable and browsable index of neuroscience resources available on the Internet: Neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases."
  • Provides an alphabetical index and a subject index to resources "covering all of the disciplines contributing to our understanding of mental health."
  • The Center for Cross-Cultural Research provides access to fulltext articles in the field of cultural and social psychology.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date index of psychology and social science journals on the web.
  • Guide to academic research literature in personality and personality theory.
  • "Professionally-reviewed support groups, articles, Websites and more, organized by topic."
  • Medical journal online since 1994.
  • Monthly publication of the British Psychological Association. Search issues from January 1998. Unrestricted access to all issues over 6 months old.
  • This "online cognitive and social psychology laboratory site. . .consists of a set of interactive experiments, a cumulative data archive, download utilities for both data and experiment source code, downloadable Excel macros for analyzing data from the experiments, and support materials for those who want to use and/or develop experiments at the site."
  • "Psychology Information Online provides information for Consumers, Psychologists, and Students.The National Directory of Psychologists will help you locate a local psychologist. Our Self-Help Psychology Bookstore will help you locate books about psychological topics Students and Professionals like our Continuing Education and Graduate Training Programs, Mental Health Professionals use our Resource Listings (Books and Supplies) and Job Listings."
  • Links to online resources divided by subject category.
  • The Psychology Virtual Library keeps track of online information as part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date index of psychology and social science journals on the web.
  • Searches and accesses the full content of 25 psychology journals.
  • Examines approaches to psychology and research methods.
  • Contains more than 5,000 links.
  • The Social Science Information Gateway "provides access to psychology resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised using the APA PsycINFO coding scheme. The main focus of coverage in SOSIG is on areas of psychology relevant to the social sciences."
  • E-book describing the shanges in mental health care between 1858 and 1983.
  • Articles and videos from BBC News on the idea of happiness.
  • Links to primary source e-Texts on the Web from ancient times to the present.
  • Guide to bibliographies, pathfinders, and subject guides.

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