Careers and Future Goals:
Click here to access a page full of career information for psychology majors put together by Belmont College's career center.
Click here to access a website dedicated to advising psychology undergraduates about possible careers.
Click here to read the blog response to Jeb Bush's comment about the future of psychology majors.
Click here if you want details on the #Iamapsychmajor.
Here is a link to Ben Ambridge's talk about 10 psychology myths: https://www.ted.com/talks/ben_ambridge_10_myths_about_psychology_debunked?language=en
Click here to see an alternative "e-source" to the textbook.
Click here for a general glossary of methods terms or here for a different list.
Click here to view a SSU Library discussion of peer reviewed journals.
Here is a link to a helpful post about how to read an empirical journal article: http://www.uvm.edu/~dguber/POLS234/articles/read.htm
Below are two sources for help with APA format and citations:
Social Scientific Thinking
- Leonhardt, D. (July 2, 2015). A quick puzzle to test your problem-solving skills. New York Times.
- Online demonstration of correlation coefficients - and for those who might find a dance interpretation, easier to follow, click here.
- Atlantic Monthly article about a Harvard longitudinal
study - an excellent example of idiographic research
article from the Washington Post relevant to confirmation bias
- Plait, P. (October 7, 2012). TEDX talks: Some ideas are not worth spreading.
- Lilienfeld, S. O. (2012). Public skepticism of psychology: Why many people perceive the study of human behavior as unscientific. American Psychologist, 67(2), 111-129. doi:10.1037/a0023963
- Waterman, A. S. (2013). The humanistic psychology–positive psychology divide: Contrasts in philosophical foundations. American Psychologist, 68(3), 124-133. doi:10.1037/a0032168
- Pozios, Kambryn & Beder (August 25, 2013). Does media violence lead to the real thing? New York Times.
Survey research: Asking questions
Survey research: Analyzing data
Applied and evaluation research
- Charmaz, K. (October 7, 2010) What is grounded theory?
- Chapter from Holloway, I, & Wheeler, S. (2009). Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare.
- Chapter from Hancock, B. (1998). The nature of qualitative research: Development and Perspectives.
- Hamilton, L. (2007). Trading on heterosexuality: College women's gender strategies and homophobia. Gender & Society, 21(2), 145-172. doi:10.1177/0891243206297604
- Rockwell, D., & Giles, D. C. (2009). Being a celebrity: A phenomenology of fame. Journal Of Phenomenological Psychology, 40(2), 178-210. doi:10.1163/004726609X12482630041889
- Click here if you would like to read about the Karen Ruggiero's ethics scandal.
- Kramer, A. et al. (2014). Experimental evidence of massive scale emotional contagion through social networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111, 8788-7890.
- Cornwall, W. (April 15, 2014). Why is Cross-fit Gym Suing Scientists? Outside Magazine
Bartlett, T. (August 5, 2013). The magic ratio that wasn't. Chronicle of Higher Education
- Meyer, M.N. & Chabris, C. (July 13, 2014). Why Psychologists' Food Fight Matters. Slate.com
- NPR interview with the military psychologists involved with the CIA interrogation training.
- Click here to read an interesting NYT story about how scientists sometimes study their own children.
- A story about science and funding from ON THE MEDIA (NPR, 9/9/07
- Bhattacharjee, Y. (April 26, 2013). The mind of a con man. New York Times.
Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Guide to APA reference format
Sample APA style paper