Helpful Psychology Resources
Social Sciences Lab (Bldg J165B)
The Social Sciences Lab provides students the optimal environment for learning various psychological concepts via a "hands on" approach. Some of the available lab equipment includes:
- Six computers with computer-assisted learning programs, a 3-D interactive model of the brain, perception/sensation software, and SPSS statistical analysis software
- Digital projector and screen
- Laser printer
- Physical models of the human brain and neurons
- Sheep brains and eyes for anatomical study
- Psychological tests and personality assessment instruments
Harper College Library Psychology Resources
PsycARTICLES (requires Harper ID)
Research database containing approximately 150,000 full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from over 70 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
PsycINFO (requires Harper ID)
Research database containing more than 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from nearly 2,000 periodicals in more than 25 languages. Provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Provides research guidance and useful resources for various psychology-related classes at Harper College.
Using APA Style
APA Style Manuals
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.)
Formatting Guidelines and Citation References
- Basics of APA Style - Tutorial designed for those with no experience using APA style, created by the American Psychological Association (APA)
- APA Style Quick Answers - Quick-reference guide to citations and formatting from the APA
- Citing Sources in APA Style - Quick-reference guide from Harper College Library
- APA Formatting and Style Guide - Comprehensive overview from Purdue University
Psychology Websites and News
American Psychological Association - The largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
APA Journals - Overviews and tables of contents of all the scientific journals published by the American Psychological Association.
Association for Psychological Science - Non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.
PsyBlog - Psychology studies relevant to everyday life.
PsychCentral - Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network providing over 160 support groups.
Psychology Today - Popular magazine that gathers renowned academics, psychiatrists, psychologists and authors in the field to contribute their thoughts and ideas on what makes people tick.