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.
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.