Learn Psychology in the Blogosphere: Top 10 Psychology Blogs

Feb 03, 2011

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about thinking? Are you curious about the brain, passionate about mental health or just interested in learning how to 'hack' your mind? Check out these top psychology blogs covering topics ranging from the latest psych research to forensic psychology and child psych and situationism.

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1. Mind Hacks

The authors of Mind Hacks offer a humorous take on using the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to 'hack' your brain.

2. Psych Central

Named one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2008, Psych Central is one of the largest and oldest mental health and psychology networks on the Web. The site hosts a series of psych blogs written by professionals in all areas of mental health. Topics range from the psychology of drug addiction to identifying anxiety disorders in children.

3. PsyBlog

A London-based doctoral student covers the latest scientific research in psychology on PsyBlog. Learn about studies on personality, emotions, persuasion, Internet addiction and a whole lot more.

4. We're Only Human

Much of psychology reminds us of our very human nature. Psych writer Wray Huber - who has written for Psychology Today, Science News, Newsweek, and other publications - blogs about the relationship between psych research and the human experience for the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Huber also writes Full Frontal Psychology, another APS blog that takes a more scientific view of the literature.


The PsyCRITIQUES blog accompanies the database of the same name, which is managed by the American Psychological Association (APA). The database offers the latest literature in the field of psychology, and the blog features reviews of books, studies, films and APA videos. Readers are encouraged to provoke community discussion by commenting on issues covered by the blog.

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6. The Situationist

The Situationist is a project associated with The Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law. The blog examines current social and legal issues through the viewpoint of 'situationism,' a tenet of social psychology that suggests that context has as much of an influence on human behavior as rational thought.

7. The Amazing World of Psychiatry

This blog explores modern psychiatry and how it treats mental illness. Topics include biological, psychological and sociological research in psychiatry as well as book reviews, psychiatry podcasts and even reviews of related blogs.

8. Neuroskeptic

This British neuroscientist offers in-depth and (mostly) accessible analysis of recent research on brain function, colored with a healthy dose of skepticism about the many fantastical claims made by professionals in the field.

9. In the News

If you're a mystery-junkie or addicted to CSI, you'll love forensic psychology. The field applies the tenets of psychology to the criminal justice system - from solving cases to testifying at trials. In the News is a blog that examines current topics and events through the eyes of a forensic psychologist.

10. Child Psychology Research Blog

Interested in the psychology of human development? This blog covers a wide range of research and issues in child psych, including language acquisition, autism, teenage depression, social skills, bullying and more.

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