The 9 Best Blogs for Psychology Majors

The Internet is a big place, and there are hundreds (if not thousands) of psychology-focused blogs active today. But there aren’t that many good ones. If you’re interested in furthering your studies through playing on the Internet, we’ve got the nine best blogs for psychology majors. Study first, then augment your learning with these superstars of the psychblogging world.

  1. PsyBlog

    It’s a British blog by an academic researcher named Jeremy Dean, and it’s a must-read for psychology students everywhere. Dean is currently a researcher at University College London and is gunning for his Ph.D. – the terminal degree in the psychology field and one many of today’s top psychology majors name as their ultimate goal. Dean used to study law, and he writes, curates, and codes the site himself. It’s like the locally owned general store of psychology blogs. Don’t miss it!

  2. Channel N

    Channel N is a video blogging channel that’s part of PsychCentral, a longtime go-to for psychology enthusiasts on the web. Videos include short descriptions, links to further research, and cover topics such as sleep disorders, new medications, bullying, suicide, and common psychological disorders. If you’ve got some time to kill and plenty of bandwidth, you can learn much from Channel N.

  3. Psychology Today: Essentials

    Psychology Today, much like PsychCentral, are common names in the psychology blogosphere. The essentials page gives you bite-sized teasers of everything you need to know about psychology news now. From updates on adolescent coping skills to gender issues in interpersonal relationships, Psychology Today: Essentials has the bare bones and more for interested psychology students. There are also lots of resources on parenting and children for those studying child and family psychology.

  4. Neurophilosophy

    This blog, hosted by The Guardian, features Mo Costandi, a neurobiologist and neurophilosopher began his blog out of boredom, and it grew into something great. He speaks scientifically and philosophically, linking humanity’s long history of abstract thought to the forefront of brain science. Costandi is everywhere on the Internet and an active Twitter user. In a recent interview, he encourages would-be psych bloggers to write about their passions and in their knowledge wheelhouse.

  1. Research Digest

    This poorly designed blog is, nonetheless, easy to read and well written. And it makes the list for one reason: Research Digest features an interview series with today’s top psychology bloggers. If you like them, like to read them, or want to be one, it’s an invaluable resource for the psychology blogosphere.

  2. We’re Only Human

    Wray Herbert is an expert psychology blogger, and the voice of We’re Only Human, a blog about social psychology. The blog is maintained by the Association for Psychological Science, which also features a job board, links to their convention and press packages, and several published journals for members of APS.

  3. The Situationist

    When you assume that humans are rational actors, you’re bound to come up with some wonky calculations. The Situationist is different. Analyzing human behavior and cultural narratives through social science with attention to context, the blog boasts videos, articles, connectivity, and more. The Situationist is associated with Harvard Law School and has some of the most interesting analysis of policy, human behavior, and the markets of anywhere on the web.

  4. Neuromarketing

    If you’re in marketing, advertising, or brain science, you’ve come to the right place. While there may not seem to be an obvious connection, how our brains interpret signals is one of the most pervasive, unanswered questions throughout advertising. This blog tackles the subject with accessible articles, research, and reasonably frequent updates. It might not be your favorite, but put it on the blog roll. You’ll never look at commercials the same way again.

  5. Neuronarrative

    Thinking about thinking is one of the things psychology students love to think about. Did you get all that? This section of Psychology Today tries to pick apart the business of thought, and makes it easy to understand and often entertaining. If you need some meta, this is the place for you.