Dump the bad science, and research reputable sources

English: Some of the basic elements of the sci...

English: Some of the basic elements of the scientific method, arranged in a cycle to emphasize that it is an iterative process.

There’s so much information out there, how do you know what to believe? On the Internet, anyone can say anything about any subject. So consulting reputable sources is the best course of action when you’re conducting research for a science project or paper. First, learn to spot the difference between real science and “bad” science before citing Internet sources. Then look to science books, recent science articles from major magazines or websites or a science journal from a government agency for your information.

The scientific method: observation and experimentation

There’s a saying that if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth. Propaganda experts exploit this failing in human nature to their advantage. Read more

Counseling psychology and development: Providing therapeutic treatments to treat a wide variety of symptoms

William James

Influential 19th century psychologist and philosopher, William James

In life, there are no guarantees. While you can control much of what goes on in your life, there are instances when issues can arise, overwhelming our abilities to manage and control our responses to them. Counseling psychology is one of the largest specialty practices within the field of psychology. Counseling psychologists take a more generalized approach when helping patients with any one of their psychosomatic problems.

William James was an influential 19th century psychologist and philosopher who wrote a pioneering paper called The Principles of Psychology, blending his own research and thoughts about psychology, philosophy and physiology. Read more

Honoring the 2012 London Olympics: Top five most studied Summer Olympic Games

London Olympic stadium interior

London Olympic stadium interior (Photo by jeffowenphotos)

This month, we’re honoring the 2012 London Olympics by sharing a few interesting facts on the top five most researched Summer Olympic Games in our library. Visit Questia’s topic page on the Olympics for even further research. The five most researched events range from an Olympic boycott, to Nazi involvement and even a kidnapping and murder scandal between nations.  Read more