Psychology Resources: What is Psychology?
Readings from Time Magazine's Understanding Psychology explores the general background of psychology in a Human Interest way, certain to hold the reader's attention.
Psychology Resources: Glossaries and Definitions
The Interactive Glossary of Mental Health and Disability Terms lists frequently used health, mental health, and disability terms defined in a straightforward manner.
Psych Central offers fuller definitions on adult, childhood, and personality disorders by subject area as does Psychology Today's Diagnosis Dictionary, including the symptoms, diagnosis, and treament of better known disorders.
Socal psychology is a related field with its own definitions. The University of Virginia compiled a glossary for that study.
Acronyms used in the mental health profession may be found on the Gulf Coast Center site.
Psychology Resources: Personality and Mental Health Disorders
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Information Center provides information through downloadable publications on recognizing and managing specific disorders. The site also includes a mental health dictionary, statistics, and free publications on mental health disorders and well being.
Other related government sites, including youth violence information is available here as well. Look for them in the Mental Health Topics, Publications, and Resources Tabs.
The Index of Learning Theories and Models briefly describes the many different forms of psychology now in use, presenting the more traditional and current ideas in this field. Further descriptions may be found on the Paradigm or Categories links.
The American Psychological Association also serves up a number of topic discussions including background psychology information on disorders, relationships, laws, as well as journal articles on these subjects. Their Psychology Matters section focuses upon Psychological Applications in Daily Life from parenting and road rage to memory and improving performance.
Discovering Psychology is a multi-media site funded by Annenberg Media and PBS, dedicated to teaching people many areas of human behavior from psychology to brain function in an easy to follow format. You can also self-test your knowledge once you have explored your subject areas.
The Merck Manuals Online Medical Libraries is a concise and instructive tool in gaining knowledge in topics such as drugs, disorders, symptoms, and treatments with links to other related personality and mental health disorders.
Psychology Resources: Other Resources and Article Database
The Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project offers a glossary focused on mental disorders of those in prison.
The Society for Neuroscience examines behavior from a physical standpoint, including areas of interest on brain and nerve anatomy as well as examining memory and feelings.
Articles on Sports Psychology can be accessed from our EBSCO database. When you are on the Choose Database page, select SPORTDiscus with Full Text which provides full text for more than 440 journals on sports and sports medicine. Tutorials on how to effortlessly navigate EBSCO databases are found here for national databases and here for local databases.
Science Daily offers up to date and old articles on the many facets and discoveries in the field of psychology.
Going the extra mile: For more in depth Mental Health links, go to the Health Science station on the Health Information Management and Technology track.