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The Psychology Wiki as a project depends on its contributors to add to and improve the project. Join us and help to make our vision a reality.

If you feel a page could be improved then please do edit it. This is a collaborative editing project!! just because its written down doesnt mean it cant be improved upon. Those with editing experience are most welcome to keep our contributions to a high standard.

You can help by taking out the brackets from around links not relevent to psychologists, by taking out inapproprite references and weblinks (those not consistent with an academic site), by inserting appropriate references and links.

You can also help by linking references to full text copies where available, or to abstracts on Pubmed etc if not. You can also help by inserting the ISBNcode at the end of book references. (Search on book title on Amazon etc and record the number.NB remove the colon and the software will recognise it as ISBN automatically}.

NB: Many of the links listed for 'Creating New Articles' on the community portal, are very relevant to Improving Articles.


Improving Articles - Tasks

Main article: Psychology Wiki:Improving Articles


We always need general help and this is a good place to start if you are new and dont want to start by writing articles.

These are good tasks to do if you have only 10-20 minutes to spare.

If you dont know which article to work on click on "random page" link on the left.

  • Add references
    • We are aiming at completeness in our referencing. For each article collect together all relevant references. Follow APA style guidelines.
  • Linking references to full text
    • This is a key activity linking our knowledge to the evidence base in a way that is accessible to all. Use search engines to locate copies of papers and link to them.
  • Adding ISBN numbers to book references.
    • Go to a site like Amazon to identify ISBN. Copy it to the end of the book reference. Remove the colon so it reads ISBN xxxx and the software will do the rest. This will become increasingly important as libraries link their catalogue systems together and will enable us to locate books worldwide.
  • Linking book titles to Book details page
    • Put link around book title. Then copy Book record card into the linked blank page and fill in details.
  • Correct spelling and punctuation.
    • This help is always useful and adds to the professional appearance of the site.
  • Remove unneeded links
    • As the articles have been copied from Wikipedia they contain links to places, to general categories of things (human beings, animals, centuries etc) or to non-psychological categories that we do not need on this site. You can help by taking away the pairs of square brackets around these words to remove the link.
  • Remove inappropriate content
    • Some of the articles copied from Wikipedia contain information not relevant to an academic psychology site and this can be deleted.
  • Improve our list of Journals
    • The web page address of each journal needs checking and including against the journal name on the list. list your progress on the discussion page so people know what has been done.
    • Then for each journal the Journal record card text needs copying onto their page and the information filling in.
  • Improve an article
    • Articles in Category:Pages needing expert attention are listed on the link at the foot of this page. If you have a particular interest in a field these articles would benefit from you attention.


  • Please Add to this list
  • Please mark completed Items as Done


Cleaning & Tidying

Tidying: Moving around text/images/infoboxes within an article to improve it. Edit summary: Tidied

Cleaning: Removing unwanted info from the article. Edit summary: Cleaned


  • Delete unwanted internal links
  • Delete unwanted external links
  • Delete unwanted templates, categories, images etc...

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