- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)Can link to Human Brain Project
- National Library of MedicineFree online access to the Medline database
"50 psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid"
- A list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused words and phrases"The goal of this article is to promote clear thinking and clear writing among students and teachers of psychological science by curbing terminological misinformation and confusion. To this end, we present a provisional list of 50 commonly used terms in psychology, psychiatry, and allied fields that should be avoided, or at most used sparingly and with explicit caveats. We provide corrective information for students, instructors, and researchers regarding these terms, which we organize for expository purposes into five categories: inaccurate or misleading terms, frequently misused terms, ambiguous terms, oxymorons, and pleonasms. For each term, we (a) explain why it is problematic, (b) delineate one or more examples of its misuse, and (c) when pertinent, offer recommendations for preferable terms. By being more judicious in their use of terminology, psychologists and psychiatrists can foster clearer thinking in their students and the field at large regarding mental phenomena."
- "Fifty psychological terms to just, well, be aware of"A critical perspective on the original paper. (With a response by one of the paper authors in comment #3.)
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