10 psychology blogs you should read

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Psychologists and people who are interested in the field run psychology blogs where they share discoveries, ideas, news, and opinions. These blogs serve as a useful introduction to the field of psychology and as an effective way to stay current in the field.

Blogs have become a popular medium in disseminating the discipline of psychology and allied fields. Here is a list of the best psychology blogs that offer a wealth of information, insight, and interesting content for aspiring psychologists, established professionals, and curious learners.

1. BPS Research Digest: Features at least one new psychology study every weekday. Published by the British Psychological Society since 2003, their aim is to showcase psychological science while also casting a critical eye over its methods.

With over 100,000 followers across social media and 50,000+ on email, Research Digest continues to grow in popularity and international prominence every year.

2. National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

3. Psych Learning Curve: This education-oriented blog is published by the American Psychological Association.

It is a place where educators, students, parents, activists and psychologists can explore the latest in psychology education and education in psychology. The blog has a good following on social media.

4. National Institute of Mental Health: is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centrers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

NIH is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

5. Psychreg: Based in the UK, it is founded by Dennis Relojo-Howell, the world’s first blog- psychologist. Psychreg is recognised as a Highly Commended Blog by the UK Blog Awards.

Launched in 2014 as a directory, it soon evolved into publishing articles on psychology and mental health, hosting a podcast, and having its own open access publication.

6. Welldoing: is devoted to mental health, self-development and well being, with its own directory of therapists and counsellors. Welldoing ranks well on search results and has a good following on social media.

They have gathered a wide range of information, tips and advice about all aspects of health and well being, alongside an innovative therapist directory of professional mind and body practitioners from across the UK.

7. Psychology Today: This was first launched in 1967 and continues to thrive. This site gathers a group of renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and writers to contribute their thoughts and ideas on what makes us tick.

8. Mind Hacks: Gives Neuroscience and psychology tricks to find out what’s going on inside our brain. This blog is maintained by Tom Stafford and and Matt Webb, who are also the authors of the book, Mind Hacks.

They reveal tips and tricks that allow individuals to ‘hack’ everyday life in order to achieve happiness, clarity, and other highly sought-after outcomes.

9. Psych Central: Claims to be the largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, this award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 250 support groups to consumers.

They have over 185,000 subscribers for their weekly newsletter and a good following on social media.

10. The Psychologist: The official monthly publication of The British Psychological Society, it serves as a forum for communication, discussion and debate on a range of psychological topics.

They publish a wide range of scientific, professional and personal formats aimed at a large and diverse audience: The Psychologist is read by more than 50,000 Society members.

Maxwell Guttman teaches social work at Fordham University. He is passionate about social work, psychology and mental health.