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Welcome to The Psychology Wiki
The Psychology Wiki started on 21st January 2006 and is now one of the largest psychology resources on the internet. We currently have 78,443 pages and are working on 34,135 articles and have over 45 MB of content. This is a trade-a-fact website.
NEW: Featured Article
The Psychology Wiki is proud to present its first featured article:
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: Clinical Depression.
What is the Psychology Wiki?
The Psychology Wiki is an offshoot of the popular 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 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 Our Vision.
How do I USE the Psychology Wiki?
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:
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  will take you to an external site elsewhere on the internet, for example The British Psychological Society.
If you were looking for it, here is an Introduction to Psychology.
How do I contribute to the Psychology Wiki?
If You Are Familiar With Wikis
All information must be factually correct and properly referenced. The Psychology Wiki uses the American Psychological Association format for referencing. For example:
- *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.
The Site Index
The Psychology Wiki and its founders make no money from this site. It is an entirely voluntary operation deseminating 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 to the right hand pane on your screen are part of the business funding model of Wikia Inc.. They host the wiki, providing the technical facilities, bandwidth, storage, backup and technical support for the site for free, as they do for other Wikia sites. Their declared intention is to do this in perpetuity, the company making its profit via the advertisments. Wikia was set up by the founders of Wikipedia as another approach to making knowlege available, without cost, to the people of the world.
|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.|