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<div style="text-align:center;font-size:225%;font-weight:bold;color:#000080">''The'' PSYCHOLOGY WIKI</div>
 
 
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The Psychology Wiki started on 21st January 2006 and is now one of the largest psychology resources on the internet. We currently have {{NUMBEROFPAGES}} pages and are working on {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles and have over 45 MB of content. This is a [[trade-a-fact]] website.
 
 
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The Psychology Wiki is proud to present its first featured article:
 
* <big><b>[[Brain_injury:Recovery|Recovery from Acquired Brain Injury]]</b></big>.
 
Have a look at this article as an example of how the Psychology Wiki is intended to work. Please feel free to add internal or external links to the article, and/or improve the article if you want to.
 
* We need help to prepare our next featured article: [[Depression|Clinical Depression]].
 
 
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The Psychology Wiki is an offshoot of the popular [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia] site, which is an online, user contribution orientated encyclopedia. The Psychology Wiki was started by a group of professional psychologists who decided that a single reference site containing all of the information contained within psychology as a discipline would be an invaluable tool to clinical professionals, academics, students and other interested parties.
 
 
This site aims to provide an up-to-date, authoritative statement of knowledge, theory, and practice in the whole field of psychology. It is written to serve academic needs at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, to inform professionals, both in training and in the field, and to provide information for the people we seek to help.
 
 
Using the same software as the Wikipedia site, the Psychology Wiki is intended to slowly develop through contributions from its users. Initially much of the information will be similar to that on the Wikipedia site; however it is envisaged that the Psychology Wiki will go into much greater depth.
 
 
As the intended users of the Wiki are professionals and students within Psychology, there is much greater potential for the articles and information to be of a higher standard than is the case in Wikipedia, due to a greater level of expertise. Another aim of the site is allow users of psychologic & psychiatric services to comment on their experiences in seperate discussion areas, linked to each article.
 
 
The Psychology Wiki is intended to link to every academic paper referenced, either on-site (elsewhere in the Psychology Wiki) or off-site (to external sources, eg. PubMed). This was the original intention of the [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5242252.stm world wide web at Cern in Geneva], allowing scientists to quickly cross reference papers with their colleagues in related fields.
 
 
Finally, the Psychology Wiki will have extensive indexing, allowing easy navigation from one subject to another, as well as extensive cross-linking of keywords to different subjects, which will be familiar to users of wikipedia.
 
 
For more information, see <big>'''[[Psychology_Wiki:About|Our Vision]]'''</big>.
 
 
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Terms and keywords can be searched for in the search box (to the left side of the screen). It is also possible to search for terms using the sites indexing, for example:
 
 
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The site index is easily accessible via the Psychology Wiki navigation box (on the right hand side of most pages).
 
 
Highlighted words will take you to a page within the Psychology Wiki, related to that word. For example, here the word [[Depression]] will take you to the main page for clinical depression. Highlighted words with an arrow next to them [http://www.bps.org.uk/] will take you to an external site elsewhere on the internet, for example [http://www.bps.org.uk/ The British Psychological Society].
 
 
If you were looking for it, here is an [[introduction to psychology|Introduction to Psychology]].
 
 
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<big>'''WELCOME!'''</big>
 
 
*We are happy to see that you have found us, and hope that you will consider contributing to this great resource. For those of you who are not familiar with editing, etc. ''don't worry!'' While it can be intimidating at first, you will find all of the resources you need here, along with administrators, and many other users that are more than happy to assist you. '''Don't hesitate to [[Administrator appointments|contact an administrator]] at any point by leaving a message on their [[User talk:Lifeartist|talk page]] or sending an [[Special:Emailuser/Mostly_Zen|email]] if you have any questions or concerns!'''
 
 
 
<big><b>If You Are New to Wikis</b></big>
 
 
*Please take some time to view the following resources. Others have found them to be very helpful during the learning process. Once you have become more familiar with the editing process, etc. you can move on to the next section and ''begin contributing!'' Have fun!
 
:#One of the best resources is the <b>[[Help:Tutorial 1|new user's tutorial]]</b>. Take a look, remembering that there's lots of information. Don't feel like you have to memorize every fact... There's no test at the end.
 
:#For more information, you may want to check out <b>[[Psychology Wiki For Beginners]]</b> or the <b>[[Orientation section]]</b>.
 
:#Last (but not least) is the <b>[[Help:Contents|help table of contents]]</b>. A complete index of all of our resources designed to help YOU.
 
 
::*Remember that YOU are cordially invited to contribute to this ''collaborative project''.
 
 
<big><b>If You Are Familiar With Wikis</b></big>
 
:If you are already familiar with Wiki's, go to the <b><big>[[Psychology Wiki:Community Portal|Community Portal]]</big></b> our <big>'''[[Psychology_Wiki:To_Do|Tasks To Do Portal]]'''</big> or our <big>'''[[Forum:General_discussion_forum|General Discussion Forum]]'''</big>.
 
::* If you are already familiar with editing using Wiki based software, then you can [[Special:Userlogin|Create an Account]] and begin to contribute. You can check the [[Psychology_Wiki:To_Do|Tasks To Do portal]] for a general list of things to do, or contribute to the [[Forum:General_discussion_forum|General Discussion Forum]] for discussions about specific aims we are trying to achieve with the Psychology Wiki at the moment.
 
::*'''Adding Material & Referencing.''' All information should be factually correct and properly referenced. The Psychology Wiki uses the [[American Psychological Association]] format for referencing. For example:
 
::: [[Gregg_Henriques|Henriques, Gregg]] (2003) [[Henriques, Gregg (2003)|The Tree of Knowledge System and the Theoretical Unification of Psychology]]. ''[[Review of General Psychology]]'', Vol. 7, No. 2, 150-182. [http://psychweb.cisat.jmu.edu/ToKSystem/Tok%20System/unified%20theory.pdf Fulltext].
 
::* However, in the discussion pages for any particular topic, we encourage constructive criticisms, alternative opinions, proposals for hypotheses requiring verification, practitioner reports, user views, etc...
 
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:* As someone with personal experiences of [[Psychology]] or [[Psychiatric]] services you can contribute to this site in meaningful ways. It is intended to be a source of information for all people with an interest in Psychology, and this includes people who may be undergoing counselling, therapy, or treatment currently, or have in the past.*
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<div style="text-align:center;"><br /><big>'''Welcome to this resource for psychologists'''</big><br /> Started on 21st January 2006 we have had almost four million visitors in 2010. We have over [[Google Analytics report|90k visitors per week]] in term time and currently have {{NUMBEROFPAGES}} pages and {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles. See the [[To Do]] page to help.
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:* Whilst the main content pages are mainly edited by Academics, Professionals, Students and Trainees in Psychology, there is also a unique way in which you can contribute. Personal Experience pages are a place for those who have gone through a mental illness to share their story. This includes people who are still dealing with an illness, and those who have overcome it. Close relatives and friends of someone with a mental illness are also welcome to share their experiences.
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;<center>Foundations</center>
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*Book 1 - [[Philosophy & history of psychology]]
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*Book 2 - [[Psychometric assessment]]
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*Book 3 - [[Statistics & mathematics]]
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*Book 4 - [[Cognitive & experimental psychology]]
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*Book 5 - [[Comparative psychology]]
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*Book 6 - [[Biological psychology]]
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*Book 7 - [[Language & communication]]
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*Book 8 - [[Developmental psychology]]
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*Book 9 - [[Social psychology]]
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*Book 10- [[Individual differences]]
   
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;<center> Applied psychology</center>
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*Book 11 - [[Clinical psychology|Clinical psychology & psychotherapy]]
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*Book 12 - [[Educational psychology]]
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*Book 13 - [[Industrial & organizational psychology]]
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*Book 14 - [[Transpersonal psychology]]
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*Book 15 - [[Other specialist fields | Other specialist fields of psychology]]
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*Book 16 - [[World psychology]]
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*Book 17 - [[Professional items]]
   
:*'''They will be 100% <u>anonymous</u> and <u>confidential</u>, and can be <u>removed</u> at any time should the contributor wish it so.''' All personal experience pages will be a rose colour, meaning they are (1) not necessarily written by an expert, and (2) not have a neutral point of view (NPOV), which is the standard for all other pages. These pages will be protected from editing by other users. [[User:Unhappy_Larry/Experience|Click here]] to read what one user wrote on a personal experience page.
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# You can access articles by following the links [[Main page#Contents|above]] in the '''Foundations''' and '''Applied psychology''' sections. From here, you are no more than six clicks away from any article. This is a good way to explore the site.
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# You can use the extensive search capabilities of the site by entering a term into the search box in the left side bar.
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# You can [[:category:browse|browse]] through various categories and subcategories.
   
   
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* <small>*Please Note: The information given on this website, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical or psychological problem, or are taking prescribed medication, please consult with your doctor.</small>
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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.
   
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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.
   
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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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By using the latest collaborative editing software we have built a new kind of [[knowledge structure]] for our science that can be shaped and maintained, to the highest academic standards, by our profession as a whole.
   
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We aim for factual accuracy and all articles should be properly referenced. We also aim to be a [[Forum:Index|forum for ideas]], so on each discussion page we encourage alternative opinion, proposals for hypotheses requiring verification, practitioner reports, user views, etc.
   
:* The links below lead to a series of further links forming an Heirarchical Index Skeleton underpinning the structure of the site.
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For how this might be achieved see the [[Psychology Wiki program of works]].
   
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For an outline of our strategy for developing the site see the [[Psychology Wiki program of works]].
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For newcomers our [[orientation section|orientation section]] and [[help|help section]] should ease you into the site. [[Additional introductory information]] is available now.
   
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If you were looking for it, here is an [[introduction to psychology]].
   
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The Psychology Wiki founders, administrators, and editors make no money from this site. It is an entirely voluntary operation, disseminating copyright-free psychology information. Our goal is to share, without [[Psychology Wiki FAQ#...is this site not being hosted by one of the national psychology societies?|costs of any kind]], psychology knowledge between academic and professional psychologists and with a wider audience of non-psychologists.
   
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<center>Drob, S. L. (2003). Fragmentation in contemporary psychology: A dialectical solution. ''[[Journal of Humanistic Psychology]], 43,'' 102-123.</center>
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ABSTRACT: The author proposes a dialectical/realist solution to the problem of multiple paradigms in psychology. Specifically, he argues that theoretical models in psychology are akin to various two-dimensional maps of the three-dimensional, spherical earth. In cartography each projection serves as a complementary, if ultimately inadequate, perspective on the whole, in a context where a “total perspective” is impracticable. Like such cartographic projections, each paradigm in psychology (biological, behavioral, cognitive, systems, psychoanalytic, phenomenological, etc.) necessarily distorts certain aspects of human mind and behavior while being accurate regarding others which are, in turn, distorted by other points of view. The author argues that the various paradigms in psychology emerge as a result of (combinations of) answers to fundamental problems in the philosophy of psychology. These are the problems of: (1) free will vs. determinism, (2) materialism vs. phenomenology, (3) reductionism vs. emergent properties, (4) public vs. private criteria for psychological propositions, (5) the individual vs. the system as the basic unit of inquiry and description, (6) facts vs. interpretations (hermeneutics) as the datum of psychology, and (7) knowledge vs. unknowability as a basic methodological assumption. Psychologists have been mistaken in their assumption that the oppositions or “antinomies” represented in these problems must lead to mutually exclusive ideas. Instead, the polarities (e.g. free will and determinism) are better conceived dialectically as complementary, interdependent ideas; each idea only making sense by assuming the truth of its presumed contrary. When the complementarity of these contraries is recognized the problem of multiple paradigms and factionalization in psychology is cast in a new light. Psychologists can continue to flesh out details in their various maps, secure that they are contributing to the exploration of a (dialectically) integrated whole. [http://www.newkabbalah.com/frag.pdf Full text]
   
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Latest revision as of 16:47, September 24, 2013



Welcome to this resource for psychologists
Started on 21st January 2006 we have had almost four million visitors in 2010. We have over 90k visitors per week in term time and currently have 78,443 pages and 34,135 articles. See the To Do page to help.

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Foundations
Applied psychology


How to use the site

  1. You can access articles by following the links above in the Foundations and Applied psychology sections. From here, you are no more than six clicks away from any article. This is a good way to explore the site.
  2. You can use the extensive search capabilities of the site by entering a term into the search box in the left side bar.
  3. You can browse through various categories and subcategories.


About the Psychology Wiki

Rationale

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.

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.

Aim

We aim to provide an up-to-date, authoritative statement of knowledge, theory, and practice in the whole field of psychology. The site is written to serve both staff and students of our academic community, to inform professionals, both in training and in the field, and to provide information for the people we seek to help.

By using the latest collaborative editing software we have built a new kind of knowledge structure for our science that can be shaped and maintained, to the highest academic standards, by our profession as a whole.

We aim for factual accuracy and all articles should be properly referenced. We also aim to be a forum for ideas, so on each discussion page we encourage alternative opinion, proposals for hypotheses requiring verification, practitioner reports, user views, etc.

For how this might be achieved see the Psychology Wiki program of works.


What is it? How do I use it? How do I contribute?- orientation and help

For an outline of our strategy for developing the site see the Psychology Wiki program of works. For newcomers our orientation section and help section should ease you into the site. Additional introductory information is available now.

For an even fuller introductory experience go to the Community Portal where you will find useful information to get you started including a "to do" list.

If you were looking for it, here is an introduction to psychology.


Funding

The Psychology Wiki founders, administrators, and editors make no money from this site. It is an entirely voluntary operation, disseminating copyright-free psychology information. Our goal is to share, without costs of any kind, psychology knowledge between academic and professional psychologists and with a wider audience of non-psychologists.

The Google advertisements in the right hand pane on your screen are part of the business funding model of Wikia Inc.. As a new form of publisher, they host the wiki (and hundreds of others), providing the technical facilities, bandwidth, storage, backup, and technical support for free. Their declared intention is to do this in perpetuity, the company making its profit via the advertisements. Wikia was set up jointly by the founder of Wikipedia and a long-time WikiMedia board member, as another approach to making knowlege available, without cost to contributors or readers.

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Peer review

Now that we have finished the first draft of the site and established a solid underlying structure consistent with the APA Thesaurus we are now proceeding to the next stage and establishing a peer review system for the site.


Featured journal article

Drob, S. L. (2003). Fragmentation in contemporary psychology: A dialectical solution. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 43, 102-123.

ABSTRACT: The author proposes a dialectical/realist solution to the problem of multiple paradigms in psychology. Specifically, he argues that theoretical models in psychology are akin to various two-dimensional maps of the three-dimensional, spherical earth. In cartography each projection serves as a complementary, if ultimately inadequate, perspective on the whole, in a context where a “total perspective” is impracticable. Like such cartographic projections, each paradigm in psychology (biological, behavioral, cognitive, systems, psychoanalytic, phenomenological, etc.) necessarily distorts certain aspects of human mind and behavior while being accurate regarding others which are, in turn, distorted by other points of view. The author argues that the various paradigms in psychology emerge as a result of (combinations of) answers to fundamental problems in the philosophy of psychology. These are the problems of: (1) free will vs. determinism, (2) materialism vs. phenomenology, (3) reductionism vs. emergent properties, (4) public vs. private criteria for psychological propositions, (5) the individual vs. the system as the basic unit of inquiry and description, (6) facts vs. interpretations (hermeneutics) as the datum of psychology, and (7) knowledge vs. unknowability as a basic methodological assumption. Psychologists have been mistaken in their assumption that the oppositions or “antinomies” represented in these problems must lead to mutually exclusive ideas. Instead, the polarities (e.g. free will and determinism) are better conceived dialectically as complementary, interdependent ideas; each idea only making sense by assuming the truth of its presumed contrary. When the complementarity of these contraries is recognized the problem of multiple paradigms and factionalization in psychology is cast in a new light. Psychologists can continue to flesh out details in their various maps, secure that they are contributing to the exploration of a (dialectically) integrated whole. Full text


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Psychology and medicine are changing sciences and not all therapies are clearly established. New research changes treatment and therapy recommendations daily. The contributors to the Psychology Wiki have used their best efforts to provide information that is up-to-date and accurate and reflects generally accepted academic standards at the time of publication. However, as our science is constantly changing and human error possible, the contributors to this article do not warrant the information as accurate or complete, nor are they responsible for omissions or errors in the article or for the results of using this information. The reader should confirm the information in this article from other sources prior to use. See full disclaimer for further statement.

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