PSYBlog: Understand Your Mind

This website is about scientific research into how the mind works. The studies have been published in reputable academic journals in many different areas of psychology.

This blog is written, designed and coded by Jeremy Dean who is currently a researcher at University College London, working towards a PhD, having previously completed an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology at the same institution. Before that he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.



Generally Thinking

The Psychology Study Guide:  An ebook I wrote for psychology students to help them get better grades and better understanding of the subject.

Rethink:  Kamila Wita has a blog on the site called Rethink, helping you look at mental health issues in a new way.

The Research Database:  A database pointing you to the research of the various sub-fields of psychology, to help you do psychology research.

Positive Psychology Digest:  Positive Psychology Digest is usually referred to as “The science of well-being and optimal functioning.” This category is a mixture of the theory and applications to come from fields that fit under this broad umbrella.



A Guide to Psychology and Its’ Practice

An uncommon sense approach to some common questions and concerns about the practice of clinical psychology by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D.

This site discusses many issues, from fear of flying, to what the DSM-IV codes mean, to self-help and stress management.



Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

The Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders contains medical articles on mental disorders and conditions. Over 150 mental disorders are organized alphabetically.

Here are examples of topics of articles on our website:
Learning Disorders
Magnetic resonance imaging
Manic episode
Multisystemic Therapy
Opioids and Related Disorders
Origin of Mental illnesses
Positron Emission Tomography
Psychotherapy integration
Asperger’s Disorder
Bipolar Disorder



Our Sponsor

The Brunswik Society

The Brunswik Society is an informal association of researchers who are interested in understanding and improving human judgment and decision making. Members of the Society share an appreciation of the work of the psychologist Egon Brunswik. The Society has no dues. Its primary activities have been an annual meeting held every year since 1985, a yearly newsletter (since 1986), and an Internet discussion list (since 1993).



The Archives of the History of American Psychology

The Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) was established in 1965 at The University of Akron to promote research in the history of psychology by collecting, cataloguing, and preserving the historical record of psychology. The central feature of the AHAP is the manuscript collection, which includes the papers of over 740 psychologists. The growth of the repository exceeded projections, both in the rate at which materials were donated and in their diversity. This expansion led in 1976 to the establishment of the Child Development Film Archives, a unit that cares for both research footage and instructional films. This expansion was followed, in 1980, by a decision to supplement the numerous unsolicited gifts of books by devoting space to the published literature dealing with the substantive content of psychology as well as with its history and philosophy. Since its inception the archives has continuously acquired apparatus, equipment, testing materials, and all forms of media.

In the language of the archival world, the Archives of the History of American Psychology is a subject-matter archives (most repositories are based on geographic, military, or political themes). Therefore, the staff is trained in archival methods but also has a comprehensive knowledge of psychology as well as its organizational patterns and educational practices. The director is a psychologist, and a number of members of the board of advisers represent subfields of psychology as well as the academic discipline of history.



Scholary Societies Project

This is one of a set of subject pages in the Scholarly Societies Project, which facilitates access to websites of scholarly societies across the world. This subset of the main website, is set up to try and include ALL websites of societies involved with psychology.  The main website includes MOST websites that are involved with any scientific societies.



Eugenics: Three Generations, NO Imbeciles

From which is highly recommended of course, if you haven’t read them, come many different and various blogs dealing with many facets of psychology.

I recently read a blog by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., on the psychcentral blog World of Psychology discussing Eugenics and Carrie Buck, who was a woman who was sterilized in 1927 in the State of Virginia because some viewed her and her family as imbeciles and that they should not reproduce.

Horrendous as this is, considering no one knows how a person will turn out, regardless of his or her environment or hereditary issues–many “higher ups” in society considered eugenics to be the right thing to do.

Read more about eugenics on this website.