Click here to access a page full of career information for psychology majors put together by Belmont College's career center.
Click here to see an alternative "e-source" to the textbook.
Click here for a general glossery of methods terms or here for a different list.
Click here to view a SSU Librairy discussion of peer reviewed journals.
Social Scientific Thinking
- Online demonstration of correlation coefficients - and for those who might find a dance interpretation, easier to follow, click here.
- Boeckmann, R. Number of pirates and global average temperature
- 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
- Palm Reed, K.M., Hines, D.A., Armstrong, J.L. & Comeron, A.Y. (2015). Experimental evaluation of bystander alternative program for sexual assault and dating violence. Psychology of Violence, 5, 95-102.
- Click here to read a recent discussion of whether a researcher can also be a public policy advocate.
- Shackman, G. What is program evaluation?
- Levinson, M. & Randall, T. (October 6, 2010). Athletes boost business for energy bracelets. San Francisco Gate.
- 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. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/07/02/facebook_study_sheryl_sandberg_apologizes.html
NPR interview with the military psychologist involved with the CIA interrogation training.
Click here to read a more recent discussion of psychologists' involvement with the CIA "enhanced interrogation" program.
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
A Moodle book (authored by Jessica Parker, Education) about IRB applications and requirements
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