Learning Resources in Human Development

Individual Publications and Source Documents

  • APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
    full text of the document that governs the ethics and professional behavior of the members of the American Psychological Association
  • APA Monitor on Psychology
    newsletter published by the American Psychological Association - full text of the current month's publication available
  • Healthy People 2030
    Healthy People identifies public health priorities to help individuals, organizations, and communities across the United States improve health and well-being. Healthy People 2030, the initiative’s fifth iteration, builds on knowledge gained over the first 4 decades and sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade.
  • HyperStat Online, An Introductory-Level Statistics Book and Online Tutorial
    Developed by Dr. David Lane, a professor of psychology and statistics at Rice University, this online text covers the basics of research statistics. Dr. Lane supports his text with links to outside resources as well as online instructional demos.
  • Office of Mental Health Statistics and Reports
    Published by the New York State Office of Mental Health, these publications detail the current activities of New York state's mental health programs.

Online Compilations

  • Classics in the history of psychology
    Read the full text of the classic papers produced by some of history's most influential psychologists including Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Abraham Maslow and Ivan Pavlov among others.
  • Electronic journals and periodicals in psychology and related fields
    An online index to the web sites of psychology related scholarly publications, most of which provide the table of contents of current and past issues, while a few provide full text of highlighted research (i.e., cover stories).
  • Resource guide for psychology students
    collection of articles, electronic books and learning resources and websites

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.
  • PsychWeb
    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" addresses 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.