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Simply Psychology is one of the Internet’s most popular psychology websites, for students, educators & enthusiasts (according to Alexa, we are the forth 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 11 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.

According to Google Scholar, our articles have collectively been cited more than 300 times in academic journal papers.

Citation Graph for Simply Psychology


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 contact@simplypsychology.org.
  • 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.

Report an error

This organization commits to doing its best to publish accurate information across all of its content. However, if our audience identifies a mistake we are committed to correcting errors transparently and swiftly; and learning from mistakes so that they aren’t repeated.

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 contact@simplypsychology.org, or message us below, including as much information as possible on where and when the error occurred, including a link to the page.

Please include your e-mail address so we can contact you for additional information if required.

We hope you enjoy Simply Psychology and make it one of your regularly visited websites. We welcome all questions and comments.

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