Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are you?

    Originally started in 1997 by Dr. William Palya and Dr. Donald Walter, the staff is now made up of psychology professionals who represent the breadth of the discipline and a team of editors, designers and developers who bring our vision to life. To meet the minds behind the site, refer to our experts page.

  • Why did you relaunch the site?

    In part, the site needed an overhaul to stay in step with the times, particularly in terms of making a mobile-friendly, navigable site. We also have created a number of new resources covering psychology education and career choices. Learn more at our About Us page.

  • Where does the information on this site come from?

    Most data reported on this site comes from publicly available government datasets, such as the job stats and projections found on the site, which come from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics. Education reports, such as number of psychology degrees awarded annually, are most often pulled from the American Psychological Association or its affiliates. All information on this site is properly cited and reflects the most current data available to the public.

  • What other types of information do you provide?

    While the Encyclopedia of Psychology has long been the site’s centerpiece, we now publish resources that profile the different degree levels in psychology education, psych majors’ financial aid opportunities and the major positions and fields within psychology.

  • Are you affiliated with any organizations or schools? is an independent site. We spotlight programs and institutions because we feel they are notable due to the information or education they provide. Our goal is to give students the resources they need to find the best program possible; however, we leave it to the student to contact the school once they discover a program.

  • Do you provide any counseling or psychology services?

    No we do not, nor do we direct visitors to any such services. For this sort of assistance, always start by consulting with a trusted medical professional.

  • Are all the resources on your site free to view? Can I share them or reference them?

    Yes, all materials on the site are free to access. You are welcome to share or reference our site or any of our resources, we just ask that you properly cite our content, particularly by providing a link to the specific resource referenced.

  • Can I still submit my psychology resource to the site?

    Yes! New contributions make our encyclopedia a vital tool for psychologists and students. Our Submissions page covers all requirements and allows you to submit your resource, which we will host after it passes our approval process. For further guidance, refer to the Encyclopedia.

  • How do I become a contributor?

    If you feel you have something to add to the information covered here, you can get a hold of us at We’re especially looking for contributions from professionals in the field or students of psychology. This site is all about getting worthwhile perspectives in psychology out to the greater online community. You could be the next to join our ranks.

    If you’re not a contributor, but still want to get a hold of us for whatever reason, you can do so by emailing us at You can also review our Press Kit page if you are interested in the information we provide to media outlets.