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InPsych 2016 | Vol 38

August | Issue 4

Psychology in current issues

Psyched about Psychlopaedia

A new website packed with engaging content will help promote appreciation for the discipline and profession.

Psychlopaedia is an energetic and engaging new website created by the APS which brings reliable, authoritative and interesting psychological insights to the public. With many articles written by our expert members, the site helps promote understanding about psychology in society, while showcasing the value and diversity of psychological science as a discipline.

The focus is on providing insights and advice that will help people improve their health, relationships, work and performance, as well as busting myths about psychology and growing an understanding of this broad discipline. It will decipher jargon and offer tips, as well as publishing the latest research. The aim is to bring quality evidence-based content in all things psychological to a wide audience in accessible forms – from articles, to podcasts and videos.

It will include interviews with, and articles by, APS members across five main categories: Health, Society, Family and Relationships, Work and Performance, and Learning and Development. There is the opportunity to explain conditions such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Bipolar Disorder (BPD), as well as to offer advice on issues such as family violence.

The intention is to form content partnerships with important organisations like the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Psychlopaedia also republishes quality material from The Conversation, the University of Melbourne, and TED and TEDx talks.

The aim is to spread psychology insights far and wide, which is why the site is published under a Creative Commons licence that allows for republication. Other distributors, including members, can republish the content as long as they abide by the licence conditions – correctly attributing the author and source and providing a link back to the original.

The site offers members a range of benefits, including the opportunity to write articles, and republish content on their websites or in newsletters.

Psychlopaedia is an important initiative for increasing psychological literacy in the community. Your thoughts on the new website, as well as those of your colleagues, friends and family members are welcome.

“The aim is to bring quality evidence-based content in all things psychological to a wide audience in accessible forms – from articles, to podcasts and videos.”

Take a look today at psychlopaedia.org

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Disclaimer: Published in InPsych on August 2016. The APS aims to ensure that information published in InPsych is current and accurate at the time of publication. Changes after publication may affect the accuracy of this information. Readers are responsible for ascertaining the currency and completeness of information they rely on, which is particularly important for government initiatives, legislation or best-practice principles which are open to amendment. The information provided in InPsych does not replace obtaining appropriate professional and/or legal advice.