Scientific understanding of psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science has expanded dramatically and continues to grow quickly. Human psychology is necessarily important to all fields of human inquiry, both scientific and theological. The resources linked below lead to sites that seek to help people learn about these fields, keep up with the latest developments, and devise lesson plans for classroom use.
- The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that funds research on the brain and supports publications and educations programs. Their website includes a section for educators with lesson plan materials and accessible summaries of research and links connecting neuroscience and education. Their BrainWeb complies categorized links to validated website about brain science.
- BrainFacts.org is a website funded by charitable organizations and edited by neuroscientists that provides a reliable source of information on the brain and nervous system for the public. They also publish a companion book available free in multiple formats that introduces neuroscience. BrainFacts is the major educational outreach of The Society for Neuroscience, the major professional organization for neuroscientists.
- Neuroscience for Kids is maintained by Eric Chudler of the University of Washington, and it includes lots of accessible information, a list of topics to explore, and external links.
- The American Psychological Association (APA) is the main professional organization of psychologists. Their website includes a section with accessible links, resources, and articles that bring psychology to bear on a wide range of topics such as marriage and divorce, anxiety, trauma, bullying, and sleep. The science section includes a glossary of psychological terms. The APA has many divisions in which members pursue research in specialized areas such as the psychology of religion and spirituality. The website lists all the divisions with links to their pages.
- The Association for Psychological Science (APS) website includes news, teaching resources, and an extensive list of links.
- The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website provides information on a range of topics.
- The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) maintains a brain education site for students and teachers.
- The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) provides teaching resources and access to free ebooks and links to the three-volume Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology, which are available on Google Books. The IACCP also hosts Online Readings in Psychology and Culture with extensive peer-reviewed content.
- The Society for the Teaching of Psychology has a website including teaching resources, pedagogical innovations, external link to general pedagogy sites, and a page of ebooks produced by the Society and available for free.
- PsychCentral is a large website with news, sections for various psychological conditions, links to resources by topic, and expert blogs.
- Psychology Today is a popular magazine for laypeople and associated website searchable by topic that has several contributions of various quality. The better ones are by research psychologists with references to peer-reviewed articles.
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has an entry on cognitive science that provides a solid introduction to the field.
- The Cognitive Science Society has a website with a page of links to resources.
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