Our goal was a unique peak behind the curtain for prospective psychology degree students by exposing them to these blogs and the wonderful insights, opinions and anecdotes from people in various segments within the field of psychology.
(PRWEB) January 31, 2012
OnlineDegree is gathering blogs across the net and organizing them for students to view collections of blogs that relate to their degree. The first installment is in the psychology field. Titled, Five Psychology Blogs Psychology Students have Never Read; this new project is a great addition to psychology students’ resources for furthering their education. The “Best Blogs” article will provide useful information to students pursuing an online psychology degree and help them graduate with extra insight and experience in the psychology field.
Jim Varnon, co-owner and managing partner for OnlineDegree.com stated, "We internally reviewed hundreds of personal blogs from insiders within the field of psychology as part of this project. That effort resulted in a list of psychology blogs that we considered for this honor and the final selections were made after interviewing the bloggers about their vision for their blog when it began and how that vision has evolved."
The blogs that made the final cut include blogs from MD’s (practicing in the medical field, social media and school arena) and a psychology student. Below are highlights of the "Top 5 Psychology Blogs That Psychology Students Have Never Read".
Doctor Claudia Gold, author of Child in Mind, aims her blog towards developmental psychology as it relates to children. Dr. Jerry D. Smith, Jr., author of PsychoStud.com, writes an overall valuable and entertaining blog. In essence this blog was created because as Dr. Smith says he wanted students “to have a place on the world wide web where they could go to get interesting and practical information on the field of psychology, as well as engage in interesting, timely, and thoughtful discussion”. Dr. Rebecca Branstetter, author of Notes From the School Psychologist, writes a very humorous and personable blog that tends to tell one story but has several different underlying meanings. Dr. Pamela Rutledge, author of Media Psychology Blog, is the guru of psychology in social media and technology. And that brings us to the blog from the psychology student, Nichol Elise who writes the blog, Cal Poly Dolly, a tongue in cheek reference to her actual persona. Hers is the work of “a real life student’s experiences in researching the human being and in being a mid-30s full-time Grad Student”.
In a world of computer technology (whether PC, laptop, tablet or cell phone – there’s an “app” for everything) more and more people are online for every part of their life, even pursuing education. A high percentage of students are seeking an online degree because of the benefits in convenience, flexibility and cost. The place to start, OnlineDegree.com - a website that showcases school reviews, college-related articles, program guidelines and much more. The website houses information on 82 institutions and nearly 200 degrees. In an effort to keep OnlineDegree.com at the forefront of educational resources they have started a free blog project.
Online Degree is essentially a search platform related to online degrees. Students come to the site to find information and guidance on careers, schools, and the world of online learning. Often students use online degree to compare the pros and cons of different careers and schools--come check out what Online Degree has to offer yourself!
Future plans for this blogs project include covering many additional fields of study. Online Degree is already researching potential personal blog recommendations in more than 20 other exciting career fields. If you have a blog dedicated to insights and personal experiences in your chosen profession and would like to share it with students about to embark on a career in your industy, please contact jim(at)onlinedegree(dot)com and let him know.