The Psychonomic Society is making great strides towards making science more accessible to the public. This became very evident to me when I attended a lunchtime workshop on Saturday, and I have to say, I was impressed. One way they’re doing this is through the featured content page on website. It was launched a little over 4 years ago, and since then they’ve posted over 400 blog-style posts covering research that’s been published in their journals. The posts are written with lay-people in mind, so the reading level wouldn’t be too tough if you were to incorporate their posts into your undergraduate curriculum. I’ll say more about that in a bit.
On the featured content page, there are 3 highlighted subsections that allow for science to be shared to the public in slightly different ways.
Resources for research:
Also, Psychonomics is trying to up their social media presence. They normally have an active twitter account (@Psychonomic_Soc). I already mentioned this, but during the recent conference, they had a team of about 15 Twitternomes live-tweeting research talks and posters each day. I was one of them! This was the first year they did this, so it was exciting to be part of the inaugural team!
The society is trying to reach more people with up-to-date and digestible research findings in so many ways! I’m excited to see if they have any other ideas up their sleeves!
From all of us at TNP team, we wish you all a happy and yummy Thanksgiving!
written by Jen Blush