Wikipedia:Association for Psychological Science's Wikipedia Initiative

Because the general public frequently turns to Wikipedia when seeking information about psychology, psychological scientists have both a social responsibility and a personal stake in ensuring that the information the public receives is complete, accurate, up-to-date and well written. The Association for Psychological Science's Wikipedia Initiative is a call to action by Mahzarin R. Banaji (APS President 2010 – 2011) to encourage its members and their students to become active participants in Wikipedia and to improve its coverage of psychological science.

This task force page serves to provide resources for interested editors, lists the member of this initiative, and supports collaborative opportunities amongst members in this community. You should add your Wikipedia user name to the bottom of this page, so that fellow contributors can see who has joined the initiative.

Editing ResourcesEdit

APS Initiative MembersEdit


In 2019, APS invited applicants for a Wikipedia Fellowship position in partnership with WikiEdu.

Student coursesEdit

In 2011, student editing of Wikipedia was introduced into several university courses related to the APS initiative.

APS courses from 2015 onwards organised via WikiEdu platform.

Earlier courses from 2011-2013 are summarised in the table below.

Course Pod Members Start End # of Students
UCLA: Psych 220A: Graduate ProSem in Social Psychology 1 September 2013 9 December 2013 21
Albright College: Senior Seminar in Psychology: Current Topics in Social Psychology (Fall 2013) Fall 2013 Fall 2013 16
University of Kent: Attitudes and Social Cognition Spring 2013 Spring 2013 TBC
Davidson College: Cognitive Psychology (2013 Q1) (Kristi Multhaup) Spring 2013 Spring 2013 27
Victoria University of Wellington: PSYC435 (Maryanne Garry) March 5, 2012 June 1, 2012 11
Ball State University: Industrial Psychology (Michael J. Tagler) Jan 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 28
Biola University: Cognitive Psychology Stacy Eltiti Jan 30, 2012 May 25, 2012 27
Carnegie Mellon University: The Social Web (Professor Robert E. Kraut) Jan 16, 2012 May 10, 2012 32
Davidson College: Psychology Senior Capstone (Greta Munger) March, 2012 May, 2012
Central College: Psychology of Religion (Taylor Newton) January, 2012 May, 2012 10
Linfield College: Psychology 181 (Introduction to Abnormal Psychology) Group Project Fall 2011 Fall 2011
Davidson College: Cognitive Psychology (Greta Munger) Fall 2011 Fall 2011 28
University of Kent: Attitudes and Social Cognition Spring 2012 Spring 2012 81
Pepperdine University: Personality (PSYC 321) 14 February 2013 2 May 2013 31