Addictipedia

A resource for people who use drugs, people who are considering using drugs, and people who care about people who use drugs.  Includes over 70 user defined addictions.

JST Virtual Science Center Mind Lab

A really great interactive exploration of seeing and perception using well-known optical illusions. Very awesome looking multimedia website exploring the mind and its’ myriad of functions.

APA: This is Psychology

These brief videos are intended to educate the general public about the science of psychology and to illustrate how psychological research can be applied to a broad range of issues and challenges. They are part of an expanded APA public education campaign to increase people’s understanding and appreciation of psychological science. We are particularly excited about their potential for use as part of secondary school psychology and other science programs.

The first release includes an introduction, an episode on bullying, and an episode on young children’s mental health. We hope you find them interesting and informative. Feel free to link to these videos from your professional websites. APA will be linking to them on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

The Library: Comprehensive Guide to Psychology Resources

Psychology is the study of the behaviors and mental functions of not only humans but animals as well. This study of the human mind can be traced back to ancient Greece, China and Persia, where philosophers wrote out theories on why humans behave in the way that they do. However, the organized study of psychology only began as early as the 1800s and since then several fields have developed that focus on certain aspects of psychology. The most notable of these are clinical, cognitive, comparative, developmental, educational, experimental, forensic, industrial-organizational, school and social. While many of these fields of study often overlap, they each offer a unique and invaluable look at the minds of both humans and animals.

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Psychology Lectures of Alan W. Lanning

This is a nice collection of lectures on introductory psychology.

These lectures review and expand on the material in introductory psychology. They are organized into fifteen topical areas that correspond closely within introductory psychology.

You must have the latest version of the QuickTime plug-in installed in your browser to view the slides, but it is well worth it.

Free Resources for Therapists to Share: Psychology Tools

PsychologyTools develops free materials for mental health professionals, and for patients. It aims to enhance everyone’s toolboxes by creating and sharing useful resources.

Children Now–Talking with Kids

Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have—and one of the toughest. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of issues that can be difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain to them.

These practical tips and techniques can help you talk easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough topics.

Movement for Global Mental Health

About the movement:

The Movement for Global Mental Health (“the Movement”) is a network of individuals and organizations that aim to improve services for people with mental disorders worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries where effective services are often scarce. Two principles are fundamental to the Movement: scientific evidence and human rights.