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The beginning of the year seems always to be flooded with new studies about how to stick with our resolutions, how to be happier, etc.
Since these reports and tips revolve around changing the way a person thinks and behaves, I thought it’d be a good time to review some top psychology blogs.
Psychology is a favorite topic of mine. Favorite enough that it was my second major in college.
These are a few blogs that stood out.
Verywell Mind is a consumer-friendly mental health and wellness site with a large selection of interesting posts on psychology, disorders, and self-improvement.
If you want to dig deeper, sister sites Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, and Verywell Family will have you covered.
I also would recommend scanning the Verywell Facebook page’s images for some great health and wellness-related infographics.
Follow @verywell on Facebook.
World of Psychology is the main blog of Psych Central, an online resource for mental health. It’s been publishing since 2000, making World of Psychology the longest-running psychology and mental health blog on the internet.
Managed by Dr. John Grohol, the blog covers “psychology, human behavior, mental health and illness, and the intersection of technology with all of these things.”
With a large group of writers and contributors, there’s always something new to read.
Follow @PsychCentral on Twitter.
PsyBlog is managed by Dr. Jeremy Dean, a British psychologist, and mainly focuses on recent scientific research about how the mind works.
The blog post archives are organized into handy categories like creativity, habits, learning, self-esteem, and parenting.
Posts generally are short and easy-to-read, which any non-expert like myself can appreciate.
Follow @PsyBlog on Twitter.
As the site explains, “Psychology Today is devoted exclusively to everybody’s favorite subject: Ourselves.”
The site for the popular print magazine includes blog posts from a team of psychologists, academics, psychiatrists, and writers.
Readers can search for posts based on news, “essential reads,” or trending topics, for example. With so many different topics, it’s easy to continue clicking to more articles.
Follow @PsychToday on Twitter.
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Rocky Parker works in Audience Relations at PR Newswire. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. When she’s not working, Rocky typically can be found cooking, binge watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.