Reading blogs is a great way to stay current on trends and issues in the psychology field.
Check out these 13 blogs to stay up-to-date on the latest psychology news, research and emerging fields as you pursue your online psychology degree.
Need help citing sources or learning about APA style guidelines? This blog offers weekly posts to help you learn APA style rules.
2. PsycCRITIQUES® Blog: Produced by the American Psychological Association, this blog offers up-to-date reviews of current books, films and APA videos and aims to engage readers in thought-provoking discussions. A companion to the PsycCRITIQUES® Database, it’s a great tool for students to help identify research that has been done over time.
3. PsyBlog: While this blog is about scientific research into how the mind works, psychologist and author, Jeremy Dean, writes in a clear, simple style. Posts are grouped into themes such as social psychology, cyberpsychology, cognitive psychology, money/work, and more. “I try to dig up fascinating studies that tell us something about what it means to be human,” he says.
4. Center for Deployment Psychology Blog: The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) trains behavioral health professionals “to provide high-quality, culturally-sensitive, evidence-based behavioral health services to military personnel, veterans and their families.” The center’s blog provides information on the latest research for behavioral health professionals, overviews of various professionals’ experiences and details on the center’s happenings and upcoming events.
5. PsychCentral: PsychCentral calls itself the oldest independent mental health social network online. The blog contains a wealth of mental health news and research information written by various psychology professionals.
6. GoodTherapy.org: This blog provides news for therapists and the general public on the latest therapy research, as well as provides a Q&A section for readers to ask questions and get answers from experts. The blog is run by Noah Rubenstein, a licensed marriage and family therapist.
7. The Situationist: This blog focuses on social psychology research and understanding, particularly on topics related to law, policy, politics, policy theory and economic institutions. The blog is associated with Harvard Law School’s Project on Law and Mind Sciences.
8. Child-Psych Research Blog: Read posts from two licensed psychologists about the latest research on child psychology, parenting and childhood disorders. The blog is targeted at parents, educators and clinicians, and also provides great information for psychology students.
9. Advances in the History of Psychology: A doctoral student at York University writes this blog, which provides news, commentaries and resources about the history of psychology.
10. The Web Psychologist: Blog author Nathalie Nahai’s area of expertise is “the empirical study of how our online environments influence our attitudes and behaviors.” Her blog includes podcasts featuring psychology experts and blog posts on Web psychology.
11. The Media Psychology Blog: Keep an eye on the emerging field of media psychology. Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, writes this blog. It covers topics related to “the psychology of social media, transmedia experience and emerging technologies.”
12. Hawaii Forensic Psychology: This blog provides great information for students interested in forensic psychology. Posts aren’t frequent, but they cover the latest forensic psychology news.
13. Society of Christian Psychology Blog: Read about approaches to psychological disorders and working in a clinical setting from a Christian perspective. It provides some interesting information on how your faith may impact your clinical practice.
Do you read a psychology blog that you think should be on this list? Comment on this post below to share your favorite psychology blogs.
Other posts you may be interested in reading: