Learning Resources in Human Development
Individual Publications and Source Documents
Internet Gateways and Subject Directories
- About Psychology
An annotated list of web resources, collected and evaluated by Dr. Shelley Wu. Of note are the subject area menus that lead to information in various sub-fields of psychology, a list of full text "recent articles" which provide useful introductory material on topics in psychology, and a useful section on careers in psychology.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA is the main professional organization for psychologists. Its web page is an excellent source of information for students. You might begin to explore the site by clicking on "students." You will find resources concerning careers, major areas of concentration, graduate school and research. Much information is free. You also can apply online for membership as a student affiliate.
Highlights include the "APA Style Resources," particularly the updated version of an APA Manual Crib Sheet. Under "Books" you will find several full-length texts, such as Freud's Interpretation of Dreams and James' The Varieties of Religious Experience. There are also links to online journals, as well as career resources that provide information, on the GRE for those considering graduate school and the Occupational Outlook Handbook for details about psychology-related careers.
- Social Psychology Network
Maintained by Prof. Scott Plous of Wesleyan University, the section of "online psychology studies" enables students to participate in current research online. The "Psychology Career Center" addressess all stages of careers in psychology, including grad school and academic careers. The section on "distance learning" provides a means for students (and mentors) to browse for courses in psychology.