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Albert Bandura
Site provides a "biographical sketch" of Albert Bandura.
Bill Trochim's Center for Social Research Methods
For those interested in conducting applied social research, this site provides a wealth of resources; for both beginners and more advanced researchers.
Canada's Drug Strategy
Site provides information about injection drugs; marijuana; and the relation between drugs and youth, seniors, Aboriginal people, and fetal alcohol syndrome.
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Article discusses Leon Festinger's cognitive dissonance theory and includes his hypotheses about how to create dissonance and examples of cognitive dissonance.
Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies InfoBase
Site provides articles about many topics related to social psychology. The topics include conformity, deindividuation, diffusion of responsibility, obedience, rebellion, minority influence, conflict resolution, and advertising among many others.
Culture of Beauty
Site provides information about the biological and cultural aspects of beauty.
Drug Reform Coordination Network
Site provides links to articles and news about events that occur concerning drug reform. Accessible Online Publishing
Site lists electronic papers and texts that discuss and address gender studies and related issues. Topics include sex, gender, sexual identity and sexuality, and cultural practices. This is a great place to begin research for a term paper or project.
Excuses, Emotions, and In Between
This site looks at how excuses affect the listener.
How What You Say Can Reflect You
This article discusses how other people have a tendency to apply the attributes of a statement you say about somebody else to you.
Population Density, Infanticide, and Social Pathology
This article discusses John Calhoun's classic experiment with rats where "he created high-density populations in which aggression, infanticide, and infant neglect became rampant.".
Procrastination Research Group
"This web site provides access to information and research related to procrastination. Although our site originates at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, it represents a compilation of information and research on procrastination from all over the world."
Psychology, Culture, and Evolution
This site discusses consciousness; the evolution of the brain, consciousness, language, and sociality; sleep paralysis; and nocturnal hallucinations.
Site provides a description of self-efficacy, a comparison to self-esteem, and a number of links to related web sites.
Sexual Orientation: Science, Education and Policy
University of California at Davis professor Gregory Herek presents his research concerning homophobia, hate crimes and AIDS stigma.
Social Facilitation
Site allows you to manipulate the variables in this experiment about social facilitation.
Social Learning Theory
Article discusses Bandura's social learning theory and includes the topics of television violence, attention, retention, and motivation.
Social Psychology Basics
Site discusses person perception, self defense, prejudice, social expectation, conformity, sociobiology, social learning, social economics, and persuasion.
Social Psychology Network
Provides a variety of links to psychology organizations, U.S. schools with psychology Ph.D. programs, and social-psychological topics of the day.
Social Psychology as Social Construction: The Emerging Vision
Article discusses some of the challenges faced by social psychology.
Stanford Prison Experiment
Presents a slide show and related information about the classic Stanford Prison Experiment.
Stanley Milgram
Site provides a brief biography of Stanley Milgram and an overview of Milgram's theory of obedience.
The Inquisitive Mind
In-Mind is a journal dedicated to making our discipline with accessible for everyone. We explore every day concerns such as love, motivation, or religion.

Applied Social Psychology

10 Myths About Affirmative Action
This article disputes 10 myths that exist about affirmative action.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Provides information relevant to minimizing the harm that may result from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Classical Leadership
At this website, you will be provided with summaries of trait, behavioural, contingency, situational, and transformational approaches to leadership.
Depression in the Workplace
This article describes what depression is, how it affects work, how unsatisfactory work conditions cause depression, and what can be done to correct the problem.
Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools
"This guide presents a brief summary of the research on violence prevention and intervention and crisis response in schools."
Fred Edward Fiedler
A brief biography is presented about Fred Edward Fiedler as well as a brief, but cohesive overview of his LPC theory.
Kurt Lewin: Groups, Experiential Learning, and Action Research
This site provides an overview of Kurt Lewin's life and his research. The topics covered in this website include field theory, group dynamics, democracy and groups, t-groups, and action research.
Meta-Analysis of Research Studies
"This page is intended to help you learn more about meta-analysis by providing you with an overview; links to relevant documents and resources; and free, high-quality software."
Multisystemic Therapy
This website provides information about multisystemic therapy which is a form of therapy intended to prevent violence in serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
This resource guide provides a list of online resources that are related to youth violence prevention.
PTSD and Relationships
Articles discusses how traumatic experiences such as domestic violence that result in post-traumatic stress disorder can affect a person's relationships others.
Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships
This website lists the personality traits of abusers and partner's of abusers who are involved in intimate partner violence.
Quasi-Experimental Design
Various approaches to quasi-experimental designs are explored in this site including non-equivalent group design and regression-discontinuity design. As well, topics such as internal validity and advances in quasi-experimental design are discussed.
Research Methods Knowledge Base
This comprehensive web-based textbook discusses sampling, measurement, research design, data analysis, validity, reliability, and ethics, as well has how to develop a research question and write a research paper.
Research Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
Links to free online books, manuals, and articles on how to do evaluation and social research, including surveys, interviews, observations and more. Also links to research about research methods, free software, and sites on how to present data. This site also has a review of free statistical resources.
Site provides links to a number of websites concerning sexism and violence toward women.
Sexuality in the Mass Media: How to View the Media Critically
Article discusses how the display of sexuality in the media may affect the people who watch it. The article also suggests the questions a person should ask when viewing the media critically.
Steve's Primer of Practical Persuasion and Influence
This tutorial provides a summary of the various theories that exist to explain how people can be persuaded and influenced.
Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
This online book provides information about substance abuse disorders in adolescents and about various treatment issues and options.
What is Battered Woman's Syndrome?
This article provides a description of Battered Woman's Syndrome, its use in courts, and the effects that domestic violence has on children.
Work in the 21st Century: Implications for Job Analysis
This article provides some information about job analysis and its current role in today's working world.

Cults and Propaganda

AFF's Home Page
"AFF is a secular, not-for-profit, tax-exempt research center and educational organization founded in 1979. AFF's mission is to study psychological manipulation and cultic groups, to educate the public and professionals, and to assist those who have been adversely affected by a cult experience.".
Article provides information about Irving Janis' theory of groupthink.
Site provides information about propaganda, commonly used propaganda techniques, and examples of propaganda use.
What Messages Are Behind Today's Cults?
Article discusses the appeal that cults have to their members.

Family and Romantic Relationships

International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships (ISSPR)
Provides access to scholarly discussion groups, as well as conference and grant information.
Love--A Chemical Affair
Article discusses how various chemicals are associated with different stages of love.

Web site offers links to news and resources focusing on issues of gender and gender-oppression in society. Links to literature clearinghouses, advocacy, and resources are included.

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