About Psychology.org

Psychology has the potential to change countless lives, and the field continues to grow.

Even so, career paths for psychology students can be unclear, and information about the field is even more inaccessible for nonprofessionals.

Skills earned in a psychology program are highly valuable and transferable, leading to careers in healthcare and non-health services.

They can also help everyday people progress in their mental health journeys. We provide clarity. All people should have access to trustworthy, understandable information about psychology.

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In 2020, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S experienced mental illness.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job outlook for psychologists to increase 8% from 2020-2030.

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Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors.

Meet Our Team

The Psychology.org team includes writers, editors, and contributing psychology students and professionals dedicated to helping you navigate the field. To ensure that our content is up to date, factual, and relevant, we follow a strict editorial process.

Vetting: We assess writers, contributors, and reviewers for the relevant experience. Our authors all have backgrounds in education, journalism, or psychology, while on-page contributors and reviewers all work in psychology or related fields.

Fact-Checking: All pages are passed through our team of copy editors before publishing to ensure the content is correct and backed up by reputable, primary sources. We regularly update our content to reflect the newest data as it becomes available.

Page Review: Our team of reviewers use their industry knowledge and experience to verify that our content is true and comprehensive. Pages that have gone through this process include a reviewer byline.

Learn more by visiting our contributor page.

Katie Nelson

Managing Editor

As a managing editor for Psychology.org, Katie oversees content production on the site. She has over a decade of experience in content creation, much of which has been focused in the health and education space. Katie holds an undergrad degree in journalism and is committed to creating trustworthy and quality resources that provide guidance to students and anyone else interested in the field of psychology.

Haley Erb

Editor

Haley believes that readers deserve accessible, scientifically supported writing. She is committed to a high standard of quality at all stages of the content process. Psychology is a field with both far-reaching and deeply personal effects, and she’s thrilled to be exploring the subject with the support of expert reviewers, interviews, and research.

Nina Chamlou

Writer

Nina Chamlou is a Portland, Oregon native with a passion for creating relevant content that every reader can understand. She has written about higher education, technology, healthcare, and social justice issues. You can find her floating around the Pacific Northwest’s funky cafes and observing the locale from behind her Macbook.

Reena Thomas, Ph.D.

Copy Editor

Reena has a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Arizona and a BA from Cornell University. Before joining the team, Reena worked as a professional copy editor for seven years in academic/educational publishing. She taught English composition and literature as a tenure-track college instructor before returning to the publishing world. She is devoted to making Psychology.org a reliable and welcoming site for its readers.

Mackenzie Caporale

Marketing Manager

Mackenzie is a content changemaker with an eye for inclusion and accessibility.
With a strong belief that advocacy belongs at the forefront of content strategy, they are committed to Psychology.org being a site where all students can find support. Mack is currently earning a master of communication at the University of Washington and when they’re not working or studying, you can find them paddleboarding or dabbling with a new art medium.

Jack McKenzie

SEO Lead

Jack has a BS in business management and marketing from the Wake Forest University School of Business. His expertise involves leading cross-functional organic search growth marketing strategy and implementation in fast-paced and entrepreneurial environments. He is committed to growing Psychology.org into the most helpful and trusted psychology education website and brand it can be.

Torean Moore

SEO Analyst

Torean, a native New Yorker, holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in music and business from Johnson C. Smith University. Torean’s rhythmic sense of understanding what works well together and what moves people, whether through music or word choice, has made her work as a SEO analyst blend into perfect harmony.

Courtney Smith-Kimble

Contributing Writer

Courtney Smith-Kimble has been a content writer in the education space for five years. She holds a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology.

Rayelle Davis, M.Ed., LCPC, NCC

Content Reviewer

Rayelle Davis is a nationally board-certified counselor and a licensed clinical professional counselor. As a nontraditional student, she earned her associate degree in psychology at Allegany College of Maryland and her bachelor’s degree in psychology online at the University of Maryland Global Campus. Davis earned her master’s degree in counseling education with a concentration in marriage, couples, and family therapy from Duquesne University. She has taught several undergraduate psychology courses. She is currently a doctoral student and teaching assistant at Duquesne University and practices psychotherapy in Maryland. Rayelle Davis is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education freelance review network.

Megan Pietrucha, Psy.D.

Content Reviewer

Megan Pietrucha, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who currently practices in the Chicago area. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating and body image concerns, college student and student-athlete mental health, mood disorders, health and wellness, mindfulness, sport and performance psychology, and consultation. In addition to her clinical work, Pietrucha has served as the training director for an APA-accredited internship program and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. Megan Pietrucha is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education freelance review network.

Kimberly Drake

Contributing Writer

Kimberly Drake is a freelance health columnist, feature writer, and reporter for newsprint and online publications. She also serves as vice-chairperson on the governing board for Lakeland STAR School/Academy, a charter school specializing in the needs of autistic students.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long has your site been in operation?

Psychology.org was founded in 1997 by William Palya, Ph.D., and Donald Walter, Ph.D., and has been operated by RV EDU, a digital portfolio of education websites, since 2019.

What makes you a trusted resource for psychology information?

Our content creators are trained on research and editorial best practices to ensure all information comes from reputable sources like government databases, industry publications, and first-hand interviews. We also turn to professionals in the field of psychology who contribute to or review our content for accuracy and completeness. Note that articles that have gone through this review process are labeled with a reviewer byline.

Do you provide any psychological or counseling services?

No, we do not. The information provided on this website is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Readers of this website should consult with their physician to obtain advice with respect to any medical condition or treatment.

Do you offer psychology degree programs?

No, we only provide information about psychology degrees and rankings of schools offering psychology programs. Visit our methodology page to learn more about how we create our school rankings.

How does your site make money?

Psychology.org is an advertising-supported website. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially independent information published on this site. Learn more about our advertising policy.

Get in Touch With Us

If you have a question or interest in contributing to Psychology.org, feel free to reach out to us at contact@support.psychology.org.