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Presentation - One - Rationale

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The rationale for this site follows from our judgement that whatever the considerable merits of Wikipedia, it could never gain the full support of the academic and professional members of the discipline of psychology as an approved information source because of its limitations.

Yet the technology holds out great promise for centrally consolidating information in the science, providing a conduit for authorative information for academic and applied training, and continuing professional development, as well as providing a vehicle for informing the general public about our discipline.

By developing a specialist site for psychology we hope to win the support of the national psychology societies, and through them to develop a mechanism of appropriate peer review of all articles and to restrict contributors to those with professional qualifications. This will allow articles to achieve academic status for referencing purpose and eventually ground the content solidly in the knowledge base of the discipline.

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