Guide to Psychology Blogs – Part 5

Discover the most accessible and well-written psychology blogs available on the web.

Update: here’s a more recent list of 40 superb psychology blogs.

Best historical psychology blog

The Advances in the History of Psychology blog has been going strong for a while now and contains some real gems. Amongst these are a description of the famous Stanley Milgram obedience experiments by someone who resisted and videos of B. F. Skinner demonstrating operant conditioning.

The main contributor is Christopher D. Green, Professor of Psychology at York University in Canada, who is also responsible for the fantastic site Classics in the History of Psychology.

Best biopsychosocial blogging

If you prefer your psychology blogging with a biological bent then Brain Blogger is for you. Writers include neurosurgeons, psychotherapists and forensic psychologists and as a result there are a wide range of topics covered here.

Best biological brain blogging

Deric Bownds’ Mindblog also presents a biological view of the brain. And, as the author of the ‘Biology of Mind’ textbook and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology and Zoology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, you can bet he knows what he’s talking about.

Best proper-journalist-psychology-blog

Wray Herbert, who writes for Newsweek and Scientific American also posts at We’re Only Human. As a former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today it’s no surprise the articles are well-written and informative. I particularly enjoyed the neurology of stereotypes.

Best err…

Dr Romeo Vitelli’s brief bio reveals an intriguing past: 15 years as a staff psychologist at a Canadian maximum-security prison, then full-time practice, now also a disaster management volunteer with the Red Cross. I tell you this partly to shirk the tricky task of summing up his blog, Providentia. Why not just read about George Washington’s medical care or clinical lycanthropy. Some fascinating and eclectic posts here.

Best of the rest

  • Dr. Robert Dobrenski tells you what it’s like to be a clinical psychologist at Shrink Talk.
  • Finally Ivo Quartiroli discusses the impact of technology and media on our psyche at Indranet.

» Now read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.



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Published: 18 May 2008

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