From PsychWiki - A Collaborative Psychology Wiki
What is "my psychwiki"? You've probably noticed there are no postings in this category. That is because you can use PsychWiki to have your own stand-alone pages to help with your professional life in psychology. Not every page has to be linked or seen by everyone. PsychWiki was created by psychologists for psychologists so the purpose of PsychWiki is for the professional user community to use for whatever professional purpose they wish.
For example, some people have created pages for:
- their classes (example), individual class assignments (example and example), helping teaching assistants coordinate the lab sections (example), brainstorming ideas for courses (example), association website (example), student group website (example), organizing events (example), lab groups (example), brownbags and speaker series (example), professional development series (example), announcing workshops (example), posting online studies (example), group events (example), collaborative notes from conferences (example), posting interesting study results (example)
psyc-hub® is a way to sync together all the information on a given topic, connect people with common psychology interests, and disseminate previously inaccessible information.
Why have "hubs" in psychology?
- Information in psychology is currently decentralized in databases, on the web, conference booklets, filedrawers, researchers websites, school websites, etc.
- Much information is also not posted anywhere such as feedback, comments about research, discussion, helpful advice, critiques, etc.
How to use "hubs"?
- Categories -- We have already created categories for major concepts in Psychology, such as Research, People, Psychology Concepts, Null Findings, Virtual Lab Meeting. Click on each category to see how to use it, or see the summary of how to use each category page.
- Individual Pages -- You can also create "hubs" around individual pages. See the following for how to create hubs and how to use each one:
Finally, PsychWiki also provides a way to disseminate previously inaccessible information such as:
- Null Findings research -- see the Null Findings category
- Comments on published and pre-published works -- each article as a "Discussion" tab at the top of the page
- Feedback about your research ideas/designs -- see the Virtual Lab Meeting category
- Discussion of new theoretical ideas/papers -- see the Virtual Lab Meeting category
A wiki provides a useful way to present this new information to the collective benefit of the field because by sharing our experiences and knowledge