COVID-19 Creates a Crisis—and an Opportunity to Give Away Psychological Science
Student-led Wikiversity is helping to improve the quality and detail of information about psychological science on Wikipedia.
Students Learn Science Communication Through Wikiversity
With the help of a grant from the APS Teaching Fund, students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are learning how to gather, evaluate, and disseminate psychological science on Wikipedia’s sister site.
Science experts learn how to bring their knowledge to Wikipedia
Contributing scientific content to Wikipedia means being able to distill complex topics to a general audience who may not have a scientific background.
The Dos and Don’ts of Wikipedia Editing in the Undergraduate Psychology Classroom
In today’s technology-mediated world, George Miller’s call to “give psychology away” to the public has become ever more salient. The APS Wikipedia Initiative has embraced this call by challenging APS members to improve the accuracy and accessibility of psychology-related content on Wikipedia.
Achieving ‘Good Article’ Status in Wikipedia
In a senior seminar on language acquisition, a group of seven students successfully edited two Wikipedia articles and achieved Good Article status. A Good Article meets a basic set of criteria that indicate the material is well written, neutral, and appropriately sourced.
Educating Consumers of Psychological Science
This time of year brings several things to mind. I suspect I am not the only one shocked that the holiday season seems to be upon us once again, nor the only one wondering what happened to daylight late in the afternoon? For me, this is also the time of year I come to the end of my Introduction to Psychology class. As the end approaches I start to think, what will my students take away when the lectures and exams are over?