Psychology is a very broad subject, but also one that rarely involves “current events” per se. Psychologists are at work on many levels, such as health care, research, and counseling. Psychological studies often focus on disorders or on neuroscience, the science of the brain; and when researchers report their findings, they sometimes garner some media attention. But as Harvard professor Steven Pinker puts it, “The questions that psychology tackles are the ones that obsess us in everyday life: family relations, sexuality, kindness and aggression, the reliability of knowledge.” So in that sense, we are all always in some way relating to psychology.
When it comes to psychology’s manifold aspects, what interests one person as newsworthy might not engage someone else. So why not explore for yourself the vast amount of information being published online about the topics you care about (or are obsessed by) the most? Below you’ll find links to a few of the accessible resources that are constantly being updated with new discoveries, perspectives, musings, and more.
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- Science Daily: Psychology News
Check out news of the latest research and studies. Includes a selection of short videos; part of a vast site with links to other areas of science.
(Source: sciencedaily.com; accessed March 23, 2015)
- The Latest News on Psychology
Explore this vast archive that just keeps loading as you scroll down.
(Source: U.S. News & World Report; accessed March 23, 2015)
Easy to browse by topics A–Z. Includes quizzes and Ask The Therapist feature.
(Source: psychcentral.com; accessed March 23, 2015)
- Psychology Today
Website of the popular magazine presents stories as Essential Reads, Most Popular, or The Latest—on topics categorized from addiction, to animal behavior, to therapy, to work.
(Source: Psychology Today; accessed March 23, 2015)
- Brain Blogger
This weblog includes topics in neuroscience & neurology, psychology & psychiatry, health & healthcare, and more—many articles are written by PhDs.
(Source: BrainBlogger.com; accessed March 23, 2015)
- Steven Pinker’s Mind Games
This article discusses the approach of Steven Pinker, professor of psychology and best-selling author; includes a challenging college-level quiz on psychological theories. NYT reports on psychology and psychologists here.
(Source: New York Times, April 11, 2014)