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APA Psychology Topics

Psychology is a diverse discipline grounded in science, but with nearly boundless applications in everyday life. Scientific research conducted by psychologists can inform and guide those seeking help with issues that affect their professional lives, family relationships, and emotional wellness. Follow this link to examine featured topics. 

American Psychological Association (APA)

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Our mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

APS is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. Our members provide a richer understanding of the world through their research, teaching, and application of psychological science. We are passionate about supporting psychological scientists in these pursuits, which we do by sharing cutting-edge research across all areas of the field through our journals and conventions; promoting the integration of scientific perspectives within psychological science and with related disciplines; fostering global connections among our members; engaging the public with our research to promote broader understanding and awareness of psychological science; and advocating for increased support for psychological science in the public policy arena.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) APA Style Guide

Purdue OWL offers free resources including Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Job Search and Professional Writing. The OWL Resources found here will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style.

DSM Selections

ISBN: 9781615370122
Title: Feeding and Eating Disorders : DSM-5® Selections
Author: American Psychiatric Association
ISBN: 9781615370108
Title: Depressive Disorders : DSM-5® Selections
Author: American Psychiatric Association
ISBN: 9781615370092
Title: Sleep-Wake Disorders : DSM-5® Selections
Author: American Psychiatric Association
ISBN: 9781615370146
Title: Anxiety Disorders : DSM-5® Selections
Author: American Psychiatric Association
ISBN: 9781615370115
Title: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders : DSM-5® Selections
Author: American Psychiatric Association
ISBN: 9781615370139
Title: Neurodevelopmental Disorders : DSM-5® Selections
Author: American Psychiatric Association
ISBN: 9781585624645
Title: Study Guide to DSM-5®
Author: Roberts, Laura WeissLouie, Alan K.
ISBN: 9781585624942
Title: DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Author: Hilt, Robert J.Nussbaum, Abraham M.American Psychiatric Association
ISBN: 9781585624928
Title: DSM-5® Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview
Author: Roberto Lewis-FernándezNeil K. AggarwalLadson HintonDevon E. HintonLaurence J. Kirmayer

Motlow Psi Beta Chapter

The mission of Psi Beta is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at Motlow through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service. Motlow has two chapters: one for students at the Smyrna campus and one for students at Moore county, Fayetteville, and McMinnville campuses. Smyrna contact: Ms. Kate Benson, [email protected] McMInnville, Moore, Fayetteville contact: Dr. Stephen Guerin, [email protected]

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. The mission of Psi Chi is recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology.

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Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition's videos enables students to learn psychology’s history, observe psychology in practice, and better understand its relevance to their own lives.
American Psychological Association (APA): Online Psychology Laboratory. Labs include 26 different data collection exercises in cognition, individual differences, social psychology, learning and sensation and perception. In addition, students can explore wide realms of psychology in the areas of biological basis of behavior, developmental psychology, memory, and others.
American Psychological Association (APA): Especially for Students. Tips for getting into grad school or obtaining internships.
What does Psychology mean? Where does it come from? Hank gives you a 10 minute intro to one of the more tricky sciences and talks about some of the big names in the development of the field. Welcome to Crash Course Psychology!!!

The Worth Guide to Scientific Literacy

How scientific thinking can enhance your life Accessible, engaging, and based on fundamental psychological principles, this brief book will help you foster solid habits of scientific thought, learning to apply an empirical attitude and data-driven decision making in your life. With this increased level of scientific literacy, you will be better able to make sense of complex scientific information you encounter. You will also be able to see through pseudoscientific claims that are not only invalid but potentially harmful.

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology, explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike

APS "Under the Cortex" Weekly Podcast

Under the Cortex is the podcast of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). It covers a wide range of topics from our journals, member research, policy initiatives, and the public impact of psychological science.

Talk Psych with Dr. David Myers

David Myers enjoys connecting psychological science with everyday life. In his Talk Psych blog, Myers shares exciting new findings, everyday applications, and observations on all things psychology.

Speaking of Psychology (APA)

Speaking of Psychology is an audio podcast series highlighting some of the latest, most important, and relevant psychological research being conducted today. Produced by the American Psychological Association, these podcasts will help listeners apply the science of psychology to their everyday lives.

Current Directions in Psychological Science (APS)

Current Directions in Psychological Science, the second oldest journal of the Association for Psychological Science, publishes reviews by leading experts covering all of scientific psychology and its applications. Each bimonthly issue of Current Directions features a diverse mix of reports on various topics such as language, memory and cognition, development, the neural basis of behavior and emotions, various aspects of psychopathology, and theory of mind. These articles allow readers to stay apprised of important developments across subfields beyond their areas of expertise and bodies of research they might not otherwise be aware of.