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Behavioral Sciences Resources

Behavioral Sciences Resources

To help our students explore the diverse field of psychology, we have assembled a variety of interesting, innovative, thought-provoking websites, videos and articles. The websites and articles come from a variety of sources and are intended to help our students explore the many facets of the psychology field and to function as a supplement to the course materials. The videos presented here were gathered from various TED Talks. TED: Ideas worth spreading is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). 



American Psychological Association 
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Social Psychology Network
The mission of Social Psychology Network is to promote peace, social justice, and sustainable living through public education, research, and the advancement of psychology. An organization that maintains an extensive webpage. This site includes over 5,000 links to psychology-related resources, including an extensive list of links to sites with information about clinical problems.

Psychology Today 
At, where you are now, we have gathered renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and authors in our field -- there are over 750 of them -- to contribute their thoughts and ideas on what makes us tick. We're a live stream of what's happening in 'psychology today'.

Classics in the History of Psychology
Classics in the History of Psychology is an effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters on-line. The site also contains links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites.

National Institute of Mental Health 
Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

The history of intelligence testing
This site presents an interactive map, references, and lists contributors to the development of IQ testing.  

Positive Body Image - "Adios Barbie" 
This is a website devoted to positive body image. 

Society for Health Psychology
Established to facilitate collaboration among psychologists and other health science and health care professionals interested in the psychological and behavioral aspects of physical and mental health.

Journal of American Medical Association 
JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. JAMA is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world.

American Heart Association 
Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, economists, communicators, educators, technologists, epidemiologists and many other professionals all contribute their expertise to improving public health.

National Institutes of Health 
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The American Psychiatric Association 
Founded in 1844, the American Psychiatric Association is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing growing membership of more than 35,000 psychiatrists.  Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.

American Counseling Association  
As the world's largest association representing professional counselors in various practice settings, the American Counseling Association stands ready to serve nearly 55,000 members with the resources they need to make a difference. From webinars, publications, and journals to Conference education sessions and legislative action alerts, ACA is where counseling professionals turn for powerful, credible content and support. 

Mental Health America 
Founded in 1909, Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

National Alliance on Mental Illness 
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

Psych Central
The Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 200 support groups to consumers.

Careers in Psychology
What kind of career paths can you choose from as a psychology major? Here are just a few of the many exciting options open to graduates.


In the mood for love (10 talks) 
Love: it’s what makes the world go round. And also: all you need. As well as that thing, in addition to war, in which all is fair. Here, TED Talks about this most basic of human emotions. 

On human behavior (4 talks)
Psychologist Angela Duckworth studies the traits that allow us to stick to our goals — and she chose four great talks that explore other facets of how human beings behave. 

All kinds of minds (9 talks)
These powerful stories shatter preconceived notions about mental illness, and pose the provocative question: What can the world learn from different kinds of minds? 

On mapping the human brain (7 talks)
Mapping the human brain is an endeavor several TED speakers have already begun embarking on. Here, a look at talks about how this mapping can take place — and why it’s a scientific priority.

Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness
Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

Our brains: predictably irrational (11 talks)
The 3 pounds of jelly in our skulls allow us to reflect on our own consciousness -- and to make counterintuitive, irrational decisions. These talks explore why.  

Psychology TED Talks
What makes us tick? These TED Talks — from psychologists and journalists, doctors and patients — share the latest research on why we do what we do.

Talks at Google
The International Association of Forensic Criminologists (formerly The Academy of Behavioral Profiling) is an association of students and professionals. Talks with health professionals, authors, and academics about physical, mental and relationship wellbeing. You’re guaranteed some healthy debate. Settle in and join the conversation.


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