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10 Interesting Psychology Twitter Accounts

Dennis Relojo

14th August 2016

Twitter is such an amazing platform because it allows you to be part of the biggest conversations in psychology, engaging with some of the top names in the field. Here are 10 interesting accounts to follow, if you want to keep up-to-date in Psychology:

1. Peter Kinderman (@peterkinderman) is the President of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool. With 6,980 followers, his tweets are mostly about updates and events on BPS and psychology books.

2. Richard Wiseman (@RichardWiseman) is a psychologist, author and magician. He is a Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. Richard tweets about magic, funny stuff and public engagement on science. He has 140, 965 followers.

3. Jeremy Dean launched PsyBlog in 2004, and it has since gone on to get more than one million hits a month. It has also been recognised by high-profile media outlets such as the BBC, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The New York Times, among others. Follow him @PsyBlog

4. Christian Jarrett is a psychology writer, editor, and author. He links to articles using brief but informative explanations. Christian retweets something he finds interesting and worth reading. Be one of his 16, 795 followers @Psych_Writer

5. Psychreg is an online resource in psychology and allied fields. Tweets are mostly about latest articles on the website, written by top psychologists. It also features profiles of psychologists. You can follow Psychreg @Psychreg

6. Paul Elkman – In 1998 @PaulEkman was honoured with the William James Fellow Award, and three years later the American Psychological Association hailed him as one of the 20th century’s most significant psychologists. In 2009 he achieved a place on Time magazine’s rundown of the world’s 100 most influential people.

7. Jo Hemmings (@TVpsychologist) account is a fun selection of psychological news, opinion and chat. With degrees from the University of Warwick and the University of London, Jo is the UK’s best known and respected celebrity psychologist and was the UK’s first dating coach.

8. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (@sjblakemore) is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. She is Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group. Her group’s research focuses on the development of social cognition and decision making in the typically developing adolescent brain.

9. Welldoing – Founded by @LouiseChunn, former editor of Psychologies magazine, Welldoing helps you to find the best therapist for your needs. Engage with them @Welldoing_Org to read tweets about mental health, self-development and well-being.

10. Mind was founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH), it celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. You can follow Mind @MindCharity

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Dennis Relojo

Dennis manages Psychreg, an online resource in psychology and allied fields. He also works as a Learning Support Coach for South Essex College. He holds an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire.

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