International Positive Psychology Association

International Positive Psychology Association

Positive psychology is an exciting new field of inquiry that has captured the interest of thousands of researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world. This burgeoning area of psychology focuses on the study and practice of the positive emotions, strengths, and virtues that make individuals and institutions thrive. Since its inception in 1998, the field has seen an investment of tens of millions of dollars in research, the founding of several scientific journals, the development of masters, and Ph.D. programs in key universities, and reports in major news outlets (including cover stories in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report). In addition, the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) – in just four years of existence – has grown to thousands of members from 80 countries!

IPPA has several related missions. First, IPPA wants to further the science of positive psychology across the globe and to ensure that the field continues to rest on this science. Second, IPPA wants to work for the effective and responsible application of positive psychology in diverse areas such as organizational psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, business, health, education, and coaching. The third mission of the organization is to foster education and training in the field. In all of these endeavors, we want to create rigorous standards for positive psychology, so that the field always represents the very best levels of current knowledge.

Psychonomic Society

Psychonomic Society

The Psychonomic Society is open to those who are interested in experimental psychology, but mainly its members work with cognitive psychology.  The Psychonomic Society “broke off” from the APA in 1959 due to the APA being focused on clinical psychology.

Also, to be a member of the Psychonomic Society, a member must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in their field and have published significant research other than their dissertation.

The Anxiety And Panic Internet Resource (taPir)

The Anxiety And Panic Internet Resource (taPir)

taPir calls itself the webs oldest site that helps deliver free services and support to those who have anxiety disorders. They are not affiliated with any organization and they are only supported by their membership. They do not allow professional counseling there, or even resolution to the problems you may be having.

However; they do offer an unbiased self-help resource with others who have the same problems of anxiety and panic that you do and have the same kinds of distress that you do.

 

Behavioral Neuroscience Lab: Psychology 116 LAB UCLA Youtube

UCLAPsychology 116: Neuroscience Lab is a laboratory experience exploring various topics in behavioral neuroscience.  9 labs/videos so far.  They run anywhere from roughly 20 minutes to 50 minutes a piece.

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Therapy, Ethics, Malpractice, Forensics, Critical Thinking (and a few other topics)

articles researchKen Pope, Ph.D., ABPP, has set up this site to provides free access articles from journals such as American Psychologist,  Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice; Psychology, Public Policy, & Law; and Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, among others — as well as the complete book titled Children, Ethics, & the Law.

It also links to licensing agencies in Canada and the United States, ethics codes, informed consent; forensic assessment checklists and more!

Project Resilience

project resilienceSybil and Steve Wolin are co-directors of Project Resilience, a private organization in Washington DC that consults to schools, clinics and prevention agencies. They offer teaching materials, products and also provide information which they help you understand better and they also train you in it as well.  These products deal with a strengths-based approach to young people and to older people as well, for such things as depression, violence, and alcoholism and substance abuse.

For 25 years (since 1988), they have offered these products and services to consumers and professionals.  They have presented more than 200 workshops and have also been on many television and radio shows as well.

Alzheimer Research Forum Home

alzhiemers research foundationThe Alzheimer Research Forum Home is a one stop site for those who have to deal with the awful experience of alzheimers.  What can a person or a family do?  First step:  knowledge is indeed power.

This site definitely has a lot of knowledge  inside its’ boundaries.  There are lots of news, research and discussion about Alzheimer’s and ways to go about treating it [mostly be it at a professional/researcher stance] and dealing with the issues at hand.  Discuss possible issues with other members by becoming a member and leaving a comment.  Best of all, become a better informed Alzheimer’s caregiver or researcher.

Knowledge is indeed power, and to those who have Alzheimer’s–some of their memory has disappeared–let’s increase ours and fight this insidious disease.

 

 

Birth Psychology (APPPAH)

birth psychologyThe Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) helps benefit pregnant women and the overall general community by helping to expound on the field of birth psychology.

There is nothing sweeter than seeing a newborn baby and holding it and loving it.  It is very important to understand (and is becoming more apparent) that babies understand many things going on around them, even inside their mothers’ womb.  Babies can hear the music their parents listen to and kick, or parents can read a story and the baby will hear the story.  We are finally understanding this as well as psychologists and as adults.

The Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health has many different ways for us to understand babies and ourselves better.  There are journals, newsletters, articles, books and recordings.  There are many different stories in the news for people who are interested to read and finally, there are directories and conferences with APPPAH members.  For 25 years, the APPPAH has been working towards helping babies and their families understand each other and the world.