We are continuing our review of popular mental health websites. Today’s website review is of Association for Psychological Science (APS).
About Association for Psychological Science
The American Psychological Society is an organization committed to the development of evidence-based psychology. Their mission statement reads: “The mission of the Association for Psychological Science is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.”
What Can Users Find On The APS Website?
The APS website offers great resources for both clinicians and the general public ranging from continuing education opportunities to articles to a podcast. A few specific resources offered by the Association for Psychological Science include:
- APS Convention and Webinars: Both of these resources are designed to help practitioners enhance their skill set.
- Podcast: The APS podcast covers topics ranging from “Failure and Flourishing” to “What Music Does For Us.”
- Clinician Opportunities: Association for Psychological Science offers clinicians opportunities for funding, access to scholarly journals, and job postings.
- Membership Directory: The APS membership directory gives clinicians the opportunity to find contacts for guidance, research, etc.
- Observer Magazine: Observer is the official magazine for APS and details recent findings by the group.
- Informational Articles: APS has a large amount of informational material available about topics ranging from working memory/ADHD to shyness and loneliness.
Our Team’s Favorite Association for Psychological Science Resources
- The Tribe Has Spoken: Race and Gender Bias Influence Voting Outcomes in Reality TV Show: Ben Lighter, MA, ALC (under the supervision of Megan Campbell #3120) says, “This is just a fascinating article on one of the oldest reality competition shows through a social lens.”
- Stop Oversimplifying Mental Health Diagnoses: Regarding this podcast episode, Ben says, “This is a great podcast that highlights how complex mental health can be that starts a conversation about the issues in how we approach it.”
- Awards and Honors: “I love seeing the recognition of great minds in mental health; it gives all us caregivers something to strive for!” states Ben.
The APS website seemingly succeeds at their mission of promoting scientific research on psychology and the individuals that support it. Carol S. Dweck, a professor of psychology and member of the organization, recognizes the impact of the APS and their recognition of clinicians, stating “When I was in graduate school, my advisor told me that I could probably never be a professor because back then women weren’t professors. APS’s prestigious awards are important because they can recognize scientists who break the mold and make a difference in the field.” From counselors looking to improve their practice or find a job to the average person who wants to learn more about psychological science, the APS website is a great go-to.
In the upcoming weeks, we will be reviewing more popular mental health websites. To read previous reviews, visit the links below:
- Website Review: National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Website Review: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Website Review: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This review was written by Ben Lighter, MA, ALC (under the supervision of Megan Campbell #3120) – a mental health professional at Garrett Counseling in Huntsville, AL.