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Psychology Internet Resources
All Psych Online
A virtual psychology classroom with online texts, news, and other information.
American Psychiatric Association
A medical specialty society with over 38,000 member physicians working to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.
American Psychological Association: Psychology Topics
Background and other information on popular psychology topics and disorders from the leading professional psychological association.
Association for Psychological Science
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
Cognitive Science Society
Brings together researchers from many fields, including cognitive science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and education, who seek to understand the nature of the human mind.
National Institutes of Mental Health
Includes information on specific mental disorders, their diagnosis, and treatment.
Social Psychology Network
Founded by Dr. Scott Plous in 1996, the Social Psychology Network seeks to promote peace, social justice, and sustainable living through public education, research, and the advancement of psychology.
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