Social Psychology Network:
An Invaluable Portal for Students and Budding Researchers
Psi Chi is the largest psychology honor society in the world and continually looks for high quality resources of value to students interested in basic and applied psychological research. Toward this end, Social Psychology Network serves as a gold-plated example of how to efficiently assemble practical knowledge for anyone investigating the richness that psychology has to offer.
By now, it is well known that a good way to learn about psychological research is to peruse the webpages of SPN members. Students frequently comment how the information provided by SPN brings alive the sense of exploration and passion that researchers feel for their specific pursuits. In keeping with Psi Chi's core mission, one of the most central routes through which established scholars push the field forward is by sharing their interests, backgrounds, and advice with the next generation of investigators. The SPN website provides a trove of topical and career information for students, organized to make it accessible in creative ways, including:
- A world map that displays thousands of researchers from dozens of countries, as well as "hot spots" of concentrated research activity
- A vibrant mentorship program that connects students with researchers (a critically important resource for students who may not otherwise have access to faculty working in specific research areas)
- An extensive array of links to professional organizations that show how psychologists present and discuss their latest research findings
Thus, while the fruits of Social Psychology Network are legendary to seasoned researchers, SPN also provides an invaluable portal for students and budding researchers to explore. Through this network, they can learn about the breadth of psychological inquiry and read in-depth portraits of researchers advancing the field every day.
In light of these essential and laudable efforts, Psi Chi proudly endorses Social Psychology Network as a resource that brings together social and behavioral scientists from around the world for the betterment of psychology and society.
--Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology
(October 23, 2013)