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A Review of B. F. Skinner's "Verbal Behavior" (Noam Chomsky) - "The problem to which this book is addressed is that of giving a 'functional analysis' of verbal behavior. By functional analysis, Skinner means identification of the variables that control this behavior and specification of how they interact to determine a particular verbal response. Furthermore, the controlling variables are to be described completely in terms of such notions as stimulus, reinforcement, deprivation, which have been given a reasonably clear meaning in animal experimentation. In other words, the goal of the book is to provide a way to predict and control verbal behavior by observing and manipulating the physical environment of the speaker."
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) - Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty that includes research and clinical practice in the many areas in which psychiatry is applied to legal issues. While some forensic psychiatrists may specialize exclusively in legal issues, almost all psychiatrists may, at some point, have to work within one of the many areas in which the mental health and legal system overlap. AAPL welcomes both the forensic specialist and the general psychiatrist who seeks information and professional support in those domains in which psychiatry an the law share a common boundary.
American Psychological Association (APA) - Scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 155,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. Also see Monitor on Psychology, a publication of the APA, and APA's Psychologist Locator.
Its reputation is in tatters following an independent review that found its leadership and medical professionals had lied and covered up their extensive involvement and complicity in post-9/11 torture.
Anxiety Panic Internet Resource, The (tAPir) - Panic attacks, phobias, extreme shyness, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and generalized anxiety disrupt the lives of an estimated 15% of the population. tAPir is a free grass-roots website dedicated to providing information, relief, and support for those recovering from debilitating anxiety.
Articles, Research, and Resources in Psychology - Provides free access to a variety of articles from journals such as American Psychologist, Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology; Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice; and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, as well as the complete contents of a book (Children, Ethics, and the Law).
Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (CSPP) - Peter R. Breggin, M.D. founded this nonprofit research and educational network which concerns itself with the impact of mental health theory and practices upon individual well-being, personal freedom, and family and community values. CSPP informs the professions, media and the public about the potential dangers of drugs, electroshock, psychosurgery, and biological theories of psychiatry.
Cognitive Sciences Eprint - An electronic archive for papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science (artificial intelligence, robotics, vison, learning, speech, neural networks), philosophy (e.g., mind, language, knowledge, science, logic), biology (ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary theory), medicine (psychiatry, neurology, human genetics, Imaging), and anthropology (primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology).
College Students and Mental Health - A guide to help college students identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.
Community Psychology Net - Searchable, comprehensive guide to the field of community psychology, prevention, intervention, and action research.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) - The standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It is intended to be applicable in a wide array of contexts and used by clinicians and researchers of many different orientations (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems). Also see:
Official DSM-5 Development Site - The site includes information on implementation of the manual, answers frequently asked questions, lists DSM-5 corrections, and provides a mechanism for submitting questions and feedback regarding implementation of the manual. The site also continues to provide historical information about the development process and overall rationale for changes from DSM-IV. Also see DSM-5 (formerly known as DSM-V) Wikipedia Backgrounder.
Encyclopedia of Psychology - Original information generated by respected researchers and practitioners in various fields of psychology and a hierarchical database of links to websites providing information about scientific psychology.
Evolutionary Psychology - An open-access peer-reviewed journal that aims to foster communication between experimental and theoretical work on the one hand and historical, conceptual and interdisciplinary writings across the whole range of the biological and human sciences on the other.
Freud Museum London - This was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Austria following the Nazi annexation in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime. It contains Freud's remarkable collection of antiquities: Egyptian; Greek; Roman and Oriental. Almost 2,000 items fill cabinets and are arranged on every surface. There are rows of ancient figures on the desk where Freud wrote until the early hours of the morning. The walls are lined with shelves containing Freud's large library.
General Psychology - These pages were originally created for the students of Dr. C. George Boeree's General Psychology classes at Shippensburg University. They deal with most of the issues covered in standard textbooks, but without the outrageous price tags.
Help Guide - A guide to better mental and emotional health.
Hermann Rorschach, M.D. - Profile of Swiss physician who is known for the Rorschach inkblot method of psychological testing. Describes Rorschach's combined interest in psychoanalysis and drawing, potential sources of inspiration for the inkblot test, the research monograph Psychodiagnostics that describes the test, and related material. Includes a brief bibliography. From a collection of biographies accompanying a modern psychological testing and diagnosis text.
Human Nature Review - Writings and discussions on anthropology, archaeology, artificial intelligence, behaviour genetics, cognitive science, developmental psychology, economics, ethology, evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, genetics, law, linguistics, neuropsychology, neuroscience, palaeoanthropology, philosophy, politics, primatology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sociology, sociobiology, and debates about them; history, philosophy and social studies in the human sciences; Darwinian scholarship; hermeneutics; verstehen; biography and autobiography; psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches.
Jean Piaget Society (JPS) - The Society was named in honor of the Swiss developmentalist, Jean Piaget, who made major theoretical and empirical contributions to our understanding of the origins and evolution of knowledge. The Society's aim is to provide an open forum, through symposia, books, our journal, and other publications, for the presentation and discussion of scholarly work on issues related to human knowledge and its development.
Journal of Memory and Language - Covering scientific issues and theories in the areas of memory, language comprehension and production, and cognitive processes.
Laing, Ronald David (Wikipedia) - Ronald David Laing (October 7, 1927 - August 23, 1989), was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness and particularly the experience of psychosis. He is noted for his views, influenced by existential philosophy, on the causes and treatment of mental illness, which went against the psychiatric orthodoxy of the time by taking the expressions or communications of the individual patient or client as representing valid descriptions of lived experience or reality rather than as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder. He is often associated with the anti-psychiatry movement although, like many of his contemporaries also critical of psychiatry, he himself rejected this label. He made a significant contribution to the ethics of psychology. Also see the International R.D. Laing Institute.
Law Project for Psychiatric Rights - Seeks to bring fairness and reason to the administration of legal aspects of the mental health system, and particularly to unwarranted court ordered psychiatric drugging.
MentalHealth - Guide to mental health, psychology, and psychiatry.
Metapsychology Online Reviews - Features over 6500 in-depth reviews of a wide range of books and DVDs written by reviewers from many backgrounds and perspectives.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - Advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.
Paul Ekman, PhD - Paul Ekman is Professor of Psychology, in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco. Eckman's interests focus on expression and physiology of emotion and interpersonal deception.
Psychologists' & Physicians' Involvement in Detainee Interrogations - The issue of psychologists and physicians participating in the planning or implementation of detainee interrogation in settings like the Guantanamo Bay Detainment Camp and the Abu Ghraib prison has sparked continuing controversy, formal ethics statements by health care associations (e.g., the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychological Association), and a rich array of thoughtful articles expressing diverse views. This web page provides citations of over 230 articles, books, and chapters addressing this controversy.
Psychological Testing and Assessment - Provides an introduction to the philosophical, historical, and methodological foundations of psychological testing, assessment, and measurement.
Psychology Today - Commentary, research and news covering all aspects of human behavior.
Psychonomic Society - Promotes the communication of scientific research in psychology and allied sciences.
Psycline - Guide to psychology and social science journals on the web.
Radical Psychology Network - Seeks like-minded psychologists and others to help create a society better able to meet human needs and bring about social justice. Wanta to change society's unacceptable status quo and bring about a better world.
School Mental Health - Resources to assist in mental health promotion, prevention, treatment, and referral.
Sigmund Freud - Life and Work - Dedicated to the life and work of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. It is conceived so to offer essays and papers on his biography, self-analysis and work, and also on the personalities who interacted, more or less, with his ideas, with the development and recognition of psychoanalysis.
Sigmund Freud-Museum Wien - In the former living quarters and office of Sigmund Freud in the house at Berggasse 19 in Vienna's ninth district, the Sigmund Freud Museum presents an exhibition documenting the life and work of the founder of psychoanalysis. Scientific lectures, book presentations and exhibitions.
Social Psychology Network (SPN) - More than 10,000 searchable links, five online forums, and an interactive directory in which approximately 1,000 psychologists from 30 countries received password protected access to their own profile, allowing them to add links to their own web experiments, research groups, course syllabi, and publications.
Sport and Exercise Psychology - Organizations, upcoming conferences, graduate program information, mailing lists, other journals and links of interest.
Treatment Advocacy Center - A national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit (VTPU) - Established in 1989 within the Office of Psychiatric Services, State Government of Victoria. Facilitates the improvement of mental health services for members of non-English speaking background communities.
WWW Virtual Library of Psychology - Academic departments, basic academic psychology, books and publishers, clinical social work, e-mail lists and newsgroups, employment, entrepreneurship, guides to psychology online, history of psychology, journals (electronic and print), mental health resources, online libraries, professional societies, psychology of religion, school counseling psychology, stress management, transpersonal psychology.
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