Ways to Use PsychWiki

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PsychWiki was created as a tool for psychologists. For example...


  • Create a class website (example)
  • Organize individual assignments or class projects (example)
  • Coordinate and instruct teaching assistants (example)
  • Collaborative brainstorming ideas for courses (example)
  • Collaborative articles that allow us to pool our field's collective knowledge on topics (example)


  • Develop and brainstorm new research ideas (example, put in later)
  • Translate ideas into research designs with advice and feedback from experts in your area (example, put in later)
  • If significant results, publicize your research and received feedback (example, put in later)
  • If non-significant results, post null findings or search for null findings in your area (example, put in later)
  • Create your own Annotated Bibliography online for easy access (example, put in later)
  • See comments about published research (example, put in later)
  • Integrate your research with other similar research by category tags (example)
  • Create your own webpage or see some of the work done in various labs (example)
  • Sharing concrete tools for doing research/statistics example
  • Allowing users to ask questions of experts example
  • Pooling how the field as a whole treats different issues example

  • Sync together all articles on same/similar topics for centralized access (example, put in later)
  • Connect to other researchers with shared research interests (example, put in later)
  • Collaborate in a new way at the level of the entire research field, not just your department (example, put in later)
  • Create Review articles collectively (example, put in later)
  • Get advice on your research idea or research design (example, put in later)
  • Post interesting study results (example)
  • Creating repositories of data/stimuli for collective use example

Solicit feedback and brainstorm new ideas Share and publicize your research Get feedback on your own articles and research Post conference proceedings Create your own webpage because wiki software is designed to make it free/easy Post information about your articles Imparting newly developed and up-to-date advances on research design and analysis newly developed macros for Mediation|example


  • Create a lab group page (example)
  • Use for organizing professional development series (example
  • Announcing workshops (example)
  • Helping individuals avoid having to 're-invent the wheel' on important topics Links to finding jobs in psychology|example
  • Providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights example
  • Capturing 'experiential' knowledge example
  • Codifying 'tacit' or 'implicit' example
  • (knowledgebase)
  • If a mentor... can post to pages as way to keep record for your mentees, and.or separate page for mentoring, such as my lab page as example, and do another one, mock up, just about research, just about mentoring
  • If a mentee... if not a researcher, and if mentee, post questions, get answers.


  • Use for brownbags and speaker series (example)
  • Create a student group website (example)
  • Create an association website (example)
  • Organize events (example)
  • Using to host group events (example)
  • Posting online studies (example)
  • Make collaborative notes from conferences (example)
  • (brownbags, etc)
  • Ask questions. If you have a question... red link
  • Respond to questions. If you have an answer...
  • (Should I put in about “since wikis are designed to be able to create a webpage at the click of abutton…”

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