We would like to welcome eager psychologists, psychiatrist and other mental health professionals as authors here at the WebPsychologist.net. We are always looking for new knowledge, informed opinions and enriching ideas. If your contribution is accepted, you will get your own presentation (possibly with photo) in the contributor’s section. This might be a good opportunity to spread your ideas and become visible as a professional. Want to become an author on the WebPsychologist? Contact us today!
Who can write?
In principle, the WebPsychologist will consider all contributions. We want articles with a clear message and a professionally relevant content. There are basically no formal requirements for training as a mental health professional on the WebPsychologist, but we will only consider texts that have a good academic foundation.
The WebPsychologist will consider all submitted articles and take a stand in regard to requirements for quality and professionalism in each case. Serious contributors will receive a written response.
What about the content and preferred angels?
Basically, the WebPsychologist is interested in all articles that in any way provide understanding and insight into the human’s psychological landscape. Thus, you are fairly free regarding choice of topic and approach. The main thing is that you write interesting and from a desire to communicate something important to the readers here at the WebPsychologist.
Try to reflect upon what kind of audience you imagine for your articles and writing style. On the WebPsychologist we have many categories. Most categories are addressed to the general public, while some categories are more angled to professionals and students in psychology and health care. If you are submitting a manuscript, try to mention something about your thoughts for this topic and the preferred audience.
Topics in relation to categories
Initially, the WebPsychologist has divided the psychological field into 24 categories. If your contribution fits into one particular category, it is helpful to explain this when submitting the material. So far the WebPsychologist will primarily focus on articles in the following categories:
(1) Psychology from everyday life: This category includes the human condition, the development of personality and the interaction between people and cultures. Relationships, loneliness, sadness, depression, anxiety, care and communication are examples of relevant topics in this category.
(2) Mental illness: Anxiety, depression, personality disorders, PTSD, psychosis, trauma, schizophrenia and other mental disorders will be among the common subjects in this category.
(3) Philosophy of life: Psychology and philosophy are basically two disciplines which overlap. The WebPsychologist are very concerned and interested in the philosophical and existential aspects of human existence.
(4) Treatment and Psychotherapy: In this section we want to discuss psychological treatment and therapy. There are many therapeutic techniques and traditions, and we will investigate the treatment for mental disorders from as many perspectives as possible.
(5) Self Help and Self-development: We would like to challenge psychologists and other professionals to provide their most valuable knowledge regarding human growth. Insight and understanding of self-help techniques can often help people to develop and enrich their quality of life.
(6) Personal Experiences: Here we want people with important personal experiences in relation to mental health to share their experience, views or opinions.
(7) Psychology in Culture and Society: Here we want community involvement on the basis of psychological knowledge. A psychological perspective on the culture based on social psychology and sociological theory.
(8) Child and Youth Psychology: On the basis of educational psychology, we describe the changes in experiences and behaviour as the child develops into adulthood. In this section we will first and for the most focus on developmental psychology.
(9) Occupational and Organizational Psychology: Articles about the psychological aspects of cooperation, development and innovation in companies and organizations. We will spur psychological theory as a practical tool in human relations and the workplace.
(10) Positive Psychology: Positive Psychology is about human resources, talents and different orientations in life. Here we will explore the way we think and especially the thoughts that create well-being, good health and personal growth.
(11) Mind and body: psychology must deal with a dualism between body and mind. Can thoughts influence the body and vice versa? In what ways works your body and your mind together?
(12) Academic psychology: In this category we compose psychological articles anchored in academic psychology and research.
(13) Medical Treatment: Sometimes psychiatric medication is a necessary part of treatment for mental disorders. In this section we consider the use of psychiatric medication and we will try to discuss discusses the many controversies in this field.
(14) Health Psychology: The question is how biology, behaviour and social context affect human health and disease. Among other topics we will examine lifestyle, obesity and psychological treatment of cancer.
(15) Family & Relationship: Our focal point will be relationships, marriage and family relations. Divorce, family therapy, child rearing and other issues related to family life are on the agenda.
(16) Psychology in crisis: This is about management in a critical situation. Hoe to treat and respond to children and adults in the face of crisis. We look at interventions in an acute phase and in the period after an accident. How to behave as a professional in a critical situation?
(17) Negative life patterns: If one is abandoned, over-protected, abused, excluded or deprived of something at an early age, one might develop a long lasting negative pattern of thoughts and ill behaviour. How to deal with your past in ways that foster growth and psychological development?
(18) Book and Film Reviews: Books and films reviewed from a psychological point of view. We focus on the psychology of literature and film. We are not only looking for films and books about psychology, but the reviews at the WebPsychologist must illustrate what the novel or the movie has to offer regarding psychological relevance or insights into the human psyche.
(19) Dreams: Dreams are images, thoughts, sounds or emotions that play out in our heads when we sleep. We look at the psychological importance of dreams and dream interpretation. Can we use our dreams in psychotherapy or self development?
(20) Forensic psychology: Forensic psychology is about applied psychology in relation to the the collection, examination and presentation of psychological evidence in a legal process.
(21) Diagnosis and Assessment: In psychiatry diagnosis is done on the basis of psychological examination and the use of assessment tools. In this section we will discuss psychological testing and assessment.
(22) Research: Psychological research derived from natural science, human science and social science. We discuss both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
(23) Addiction: The question is whether addiction should be regarded as a disease, a choice or a psychological problem? We want to examine psychological aspects of addictions to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gambling, shopping, sex, food, video games, internet and work.
(24) Suicide: What are the conditions that lead to suicide? The loss of hope, guilt, the absence of a choice, and overpowering grief are just a few of the human conditions that may lead to suicide.
Why would I write for the WebPsychologist?
First and foremost, we hope to attract idealistic contributors who wish to communicate something important. We hope that the author is driven by a strong commitment and interest in the field of mental health.
Beyond this, publishing your articles at the WebPsychologist could be a profitable way to profile yourself as a writer or a professional, and at last, but not least, you may attract an audience for your brilliant ideas.
All accepted articles will be promoted through various channels on the Internet, and the author will have the opportunity to write a short autobiography in the contributor’s section. If, for example, you are working on a book or doing lectures, this might be a profitable way to promote your work. The WebPsychologist will always try to give you valuable publicity.
Before the submitted material is published on WebPsychologist.net, the material is entirely considered the author’s property. Contributions and unpublished articles will be kept confidential and we guarantee that there will be no unauthorized access to the text before it is published. The article will not be published until we have written consent from you as the author. In advance of such publication, we will create a legally binding document that secures your interests as author and rightful owner of the material.
After the contribution is published, it is regarded as the property of the WebPsychologist. That means it can not be published elsewhere without the consent from the WebPsychologist. It also means that you as an author must obtain permission from the WebPsychologist if you want to publish your article on your own. In such a case, however, the WebPsychologist will always be as fair as possible and benevolent to you as the author. And it will be very important to us that you receive the most from your professional investment.
The WebPsychologist will only admit original material not published elsewhere. However, it is sometimes possible to obtain permission to publish contributions that are not exclusively written for the WebPsychologist, but in such cases we must be informed and make an agreement in advance.
If your contribution includes a case study or stories from real life; it is your ethical responsibility to ensure complete anonymity, or obtain permission from the concerned parties.
You, as the author, have the responsibility to provide the source of reference if you cite the work of others. No plagiarisms will be accepted.
We want a clear message in a structured and reader-friendly presentation. You should always start out with a short introduction including a summary of the article’s content and purpose. In this short introduction, one can feel free to ask a question or make a claim which later becomes the subject of discussion. The introduction should reflect the key messages and render the article’s focal point.
An excellent rule of thumb is to write as short as the content allows. Ask yourself if a paragraph could have been formulated in a shorter manner without losing the crucial point.
End the article with a brief and to the point summary of your main conclusions.
If you are the committed writer we are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us!