Psychology.org’s biggest draw has long been its extensive encyclopedia of people, publications and organizations at the forefront of psychotherapy, behavior analysis, research and education.
Founded in 1997 by Dr. William Palya, the vision for Psychology.org was to both centralize the best online psychology resources and publish original, innovative pychology scholarship. The site still excels in both regards. If you’re looking to explore the encyclopedia or even submit an entry, you can do so here.
The modern approach to Psychology is often labeled Behavior Analysis to differentiate it from the earlier more emotional or intuitive conceptualizations. Eventually all of psychology will be the practice of modern scientific methods. In the same way that chemistry changed alchemy’s way of looking at substances, Behavior Analysis changes the way we organize events in the world into those events which have been shown to best help us understand, predict, and repair problems in behavior.
While the site still serves as a reference and resource directory with no real equal in the discipline, in 2015 we set out in a somewhat new direction.
We refocused our efforts to promoting psychology as a field, explicitly addressing its role in modern medicine, the humanities and social and scientific research. We wanted to make a site that engaged with two audiences: prospective students considering an education in psychology and job seekers, be they recent grads or professionals looking to advance their careers or return to school.
As you explore the site, you will recognize our effort to not only address these audiences, but to really show visitors what it takes to move from the classroom to the workforce, whether that be to clinical care, private practice or a corporate consultancy.
We’re excited to be a part of the movement advancing public knowledge of psychology. At this pivotal moment in the history of the discipline, we’re confident psychology.org is poised to make a lasting difference.
Have questions about the recent changes to the site or any other elements of the site? The answer you’re looking for can likely be found in our site FAQ. Check back frequently for new psychology resources, and if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 281-846-3051.