Ways to Use PsychWiki

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

Each function is designed to be useful in some way - for the teacher, researcher, practitioner, administrator, student, etc.


  • 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 research ideas in a new way (example)
  • Translate ideas into research designs with advice and feedback from experts in your area (example)
  • If significant results, publicize your research and receive feedback (example)
  • If non-significant results, post null findings or search for null findings in your area (example)
  • Create your own Annotated Bibliography online for easy access (example)
  • See comments about published research (example)
  • Integrate your research with other similar research by category tags (example)
  • Connect to other researchers with shared research interests (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)

Learning new things / and mentoring

  • Learn from the advice of experts with hard-won insights (example)
  • Avoid having to 're-invent the wheel' on important topics (example )
  • Share and codify the important 'experiential' knowledge in our field (example)
  • Create a lab group page (example)
  • Use for organizing professional development meetings (example)
  • If a mentor, post to pages as a way to keep a constant and centralized source of information for your students (example)
  • If a mentee, ask questions by typing it as a page title (example)


  • 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)
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