Websites for Experimental Psychology


Browser-run programs illustrating various statistical concepts

Seeing Statistics - Seeing Statistics is a new approach to teaching statistics using the World Wide Web that uses over 100 Java applets to make statistics visual.

Java Demos for Probability and Statistics. - Another site that uses Java Applets to teach statistics and probability theory

The Normal Distribution - An exhibit that illustrates a simple process that gives rise to the familiar "bell curve" of the normal distribution.

Probability Central. A nicely designed site for learning basic probability.

Web-oriented Teaching Resources in Probability and Statistics

Chance Magazine - This is the homepage for Chance Magazine. This is a magazine of the American Statistical Association published by Springer-Verlag. Chance Magazine may be considered the "Scientific American" of probability and statistics.

Cut the Knot - Probability puzzles.

Other Statistical Concepts

Correlation and Association - A page describing the basic concepts underlying correlation.  The page includes practice problems.

Descriptive Statistics - A page describing basic descriptive measures of central tendency and variability.  The page includes practice problems.

APA Citation Guide

APA Style Guide Workshop - A Purdue library website that provides a basic APA style on-line workshop


For Science's Gatekeepers, a Credibility Gap. Recent disclosures of fraudulent or flawed studies in medical and scientific journals have called into question as never before the merits of their peer-review system.

Fraud in Science: A review of a book describing scientific fraud.

Recent Fraud Case: One of the biggest fraud cases to be uncovered since that committed by Steven Breuning. The case study provides a good description of how scientific fraud is discovered and the penalties paid by those who conduct the fraud and to scientists who inadvertently build their research on fraudulent results


James Randi Educational Foundation - James Randi is one of the most well known adversaries of pseudoscience and pathological science.

Pathological science - A description of pathological science and how to distinguish pathological science from pseudoscience

Quackwatch Home Page - The website of a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.

The Flat-out Truth- You just have to see this one to believe it

The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices - This is the website of the museum of Questionable Medical Devices.  Visit to see devices such as the "Prostate Gland Warmer," the "Recto Rotor," the "Nose Straightener" and many other questionable devices.

The Museum of Hoaxes - This is the website of the museum of HOaxes.  It was created by Alex Boese as research for his doctoral dissertation but grew out of control.

Self Report Methods

Personality Tests and Tools - This site contains copies of some of the more famous (and some not so famous) personality tests.  Though I am skeptical of the accuracy of these tests, they are good examples of closed/structured self-report methods.


Workshop on experimental design - Describes a study and uses it to discuss various concepts associated with experimental design.

Evans & Rooney textbook website - I once used the Evans and Rooney textbook. This website was provided as a supplement to the textbook content. It has useful study guides and self tests.

Penn State Statistical Education Resource Kit -- Cartoons - A collection of stats related cartoons

Hypothesis Testing - A website discussing the terms and concepts associated with null hypothesis testing

Better Read That Again Web Hoaxes and Misinformation - A web page describing how to critically evaluate Internet content.

Sampling Song - A song about sampling a population.  It's silly.