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Simply Psychology is one of the Internet’s most popular psychology websites, for students, educators and enthusiasts (according to Alexa, we are the third most visited psychology website, and the most visited psychology information website).

Since starting in 2007, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, educators and the general public around the world. With roughly 3 million monthly visitors worldwide, Simply Psychology reaches a global audience.

This site was originally designed for A-level psychology students from the UK, but we now write articles which are accessible to a broad spectrum of psychology students from basic entry psychology programs up to degree level study.

The aim of the site is to write engaging and informative articles in an academic style, but still clear and simple enough to be understood by psychology students of all educational levels.

The site details psychology articles about the theories and perspectives that have shaped the discipline, in a user-friendly format – all freely accessible with no subscription fees. Each topic article also provides links to relevant journals and academic studies, related research and topics, to provide a wealth of additional information to aid learning.

Over the past 12 years, Simply Psychology has been linked to by thousands of schools and universities, professional associations and research organizations, reference sources and other information authorities, newspapers, magazines and other news services. Such as:

  • University of California: Irvine’s Office of Access and Inclusion.
  • Highgate Counselling Centre
  • Berkeley University of California
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Michigan State University
  • Louisiana Public School District, for the use of 9th grade public school students.
  • University of KwaZulu Natal: Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical care
  • Penn State University
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Broward College
  • Capella University
  • The Open University of Israel (OUI)

According to Google Scholar, our articles have collectively been cited more than 5000 times during the past 5 years in academic journal papers.

Citation Graph for Simply Psychology

The site receives over 3,000,000 visitors per month (during term time). Thanks to everyone who has emailed, posted a comment on the message boards or linked to the site.

Editorial code

This organization commits to doing its best to publish accurate information across all of its content. We take many steps to ensure accuracy:

  • Analyze evidence; correct errors transparently and swiftly; and learn from mistakes so that they aren’t repeated. If you find an error, email [email protected].
  • Never plagiarize and never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information.
  • Cite the sources of psychological theory and research, whether the information comes from journals, books, or websites.
  • Whenever appropriate, we also offer links to relevant third-party websites that provide additional information, source material or informed comment.
  • Work to the best of our ability to assess empirical evidence and claims without bias.
  • Simply Psychology itself is impartial and does not offer opinions.

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This commitment and transparency are applicable to small (grammatical) errors as well as large (factual errors). If our audiences cannot trust us to get the small things right, how can they trust us on the big things?

To report an error, email [email protected], or message us below, including as much information as possible on where and when the error occurred, including a link to the page.

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Thanks to the many people who have emailed regarding the site:

Fantastic, simple, easy to follow layout that has just helped me complete my second assignment for an Openings course at Open University. It has been over 20 years since i was at school so i am struggling a little with all this. I have book marked it to my favorites and i intend to go through all the chapters/sections at a later date when i have spare time.

Thank you very much for sharing this, and i am sure, you will have helped lots of people (including me) with their understanding of the subject. Whilst there is plenty of information available on the web, i feel is not as simplistic and basic to follow as yours…its too complex and i get lost and then feel more inadequate!

So, once again, Thank You very very much, Kind regards

Sharon Owen

I have been visiting your site (simply psychology) quite regularly. I want to tell you that the contents are really helpful and explained in a lucid manner. I have just one request. Could you post a page wherein all the articles that are present on your website can be found at one place - I mean only the links. This would be some sort of index page. If this kind of thing exists, I am sorry for bothering you. But please guide me to that link, if that is so.

Any ways, keep up the good work. I want to see more from you.

Regards Abhinav Sharma

I just wanted to say thank you for all the information you have provided on your site!I'm doing an essay on Vygotsky and Piaget, your website has given me the basic information I need in a well written and easily understandable way!

It is rare to find a website that hits the nail on the head as well as yours has!

Kindest regards

Oliver James Locke

Hello, I was reading through you website and some of the information on here helped me a great deal with a piece of Uni work I am currently doing. I was getting the Psychology approaches mixed up, and being in my final year at uni I was to produce an excellent piece of work, and I feel that this website has really helped me in doing so! Thank you!!

Grace Anthony

Just wanted to say what a fantastic website... I stumbled across it today via google! its a great site, well done for all the work you have put into it.


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