From PsychWiki - A Collaborative Psychology Wiki
- noun (ˈmī ˈsīk ˈwi-kē)
What is "my psychwiki"?
PsychWiki was created by psychologists as a tool for psychologists so you can use it to create your own stand-alone pages to help with your professional life in psychology or use it to disseminate knowledge and publicize your work.
- Stand-alone pages.
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.
To use "my psychwiki", just create a new page and you are ready-to-go.
- Disseminate knowledge and publicize your work
"my psychwiki"® 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 "my psychwiki" 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, 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:
- 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
What is a "hub"?
- Wiki technology is designed to create interconnections among information, links, and websites. You can create a hub around anything, including a person, research topic, class, journal article, and so forth.
- You create a 'hub' by placing category labels at the bottom of the page, and all pages with the same label are grouped together. For example, if this text is at the bottom of a page -- [[category:People]] -- then that page will be sorted with all the other "People" pages. If this text is at the bottom of a page -- [[category:Research]] -- then that page will be sorted with all the other "Research" pages.
- Thus, you can create your own hub around anything -- you, your research, your classes, your journal articles -- by placing the labels at the bottom of the page. Learn more here
- We have also already created existing hubs around major categories:
- ► Research
- ► People
How to create a hub? A wiki provides a useful way to integrate information together because of three functions:
- new pages can be easily created for any purpose
- information/links about can be posted by the psychology community
- category tags at the bottom of each page allows you to sync all pages on the same topic
class websites – and have page with description of how to use for classrooms i.e. how to upload documents, can use “discussion page” for questions to teacher, and set up so email when questions are posed, etc think of other ways to use it. and epxlain how wiki can upload all documents so stand alone website for everything, and how can interlink to useful info, such as take info at bottom of doug-103 about papers, and make a page about it, then link to that page. Maybe put graphic or something to make it look nice, such as maybe graphic under title and graphic that relates to critical thinking…