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If you're a PhD student with mad dancing skills, Science and TEDxBrussels have the contest for you. Dance Your PhD is again offering $1,000 for the best video.... More>
Professor Michael Reynolds of Trent University in Ontario, Canada gave his students two options: They could (1) write yet another essay OR (2) write/edit an article for Wikipedia—a paper that would have a lasting impact and potentially be read be thousands of their fellow students and many professors.... More>
A lot of information is available on the Internet these days, but how accurate and how comprehensive is it? And even more important, how accessible is it to the general public? The APS Wikipedia Initiative (APSWI) is helping APS Members take charge of their science and ensure that Wikipedia, the most widely used general reference encyclopedia on the Internet, represents scientific psychology completely and accurately.... More>
We are delighted to learn of the APS Wikipedia Initiative (Observer, 2010, 23(10), p.5). Encouraging psychological scientists to contribute content can only improve the quality of information available to the public. However, there is inevitable concern that because anyone can contribute and edit information on Wikipedia, the information quality can be degraded by non-expert contributors.... More>