"my psychwiki"

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my·psych·wiki - noun    (ˈmī ˈsīk ˈwikē)
  1. a tool for creating your own stand-alone pages to help with your professional life in psychology
  2. interactive platform for disseminating knowledge and publicizing your work
  3. a new way to connect people with common psychology interests


Why have "my psychwiki" in psychology?

How to use "my psychwiki"?


For example, a wiki is uniquely suited to:

  • bringing together experienced viewpoints and opinions
  • allowing users to ask questions of experts
  • pooling how the field as a whole treats different issues
  • sharing common practices/guidelines within community
  • capturing 'experiential' knowledge
  • codifying 'tacit' or 'implicit' knowledge
  • providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights
  • locating new/existing solutions to current problems
  • helping individuals avoid having to 're-invent the wheel'
  • imparting newly developed and up-to-date advances
  • creating an ever-expanding compendium of info/links
  • creating repositories of data/stimuli for collective use
  • sharing concrete tools for doing research/statistics

Unlike a traditional static website, a wiki offers the ability to pool our collective knowledge because anyone in the field can edit the webpages and add what they know. Now everyone can benefit from the experiences/knowledge of each other.

Click on each category to see how to use it, or see the summary of how to use each category page.

For example, some people have created pages for:
⇒ their classes     (example)
⇒ individual class assignments ( example)
⇒ coordinating RAs for lab sections (example)
⇒ brainstorming ideas for courses (example)
⇒ association website (example)
⇒ student group website (example)
⇒ lab groups (example)
⇒ brownbags and speaker series (example)
⇒ professional development series (example)
⇒ announcing workshops (example)
⇒ posting online studies (example)
⇒ organizing events (example)
⇒ group events (example)
⇒ collaborative notes from conferences (example)
⇒ posting interesting study results (example)

To use "my psychwiki",

  • 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"?

The "hub" could be focused around:
⇒ a person                         (see examples and how to create your own "personal" hub)        
⇒ a research topic                (see examples and how to create a hub around your research topics)        
⇒ a class                             (see examples and how to create a hub for your classes)        
⇒ a journal article                  (see examples and how to create a hub for your articles)        

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

►  Psychology Concepts

►  Null Findings

►  Virtual Lab Meeting

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


Research 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…

Journal Article

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