Helping Give Away Psychological Science
Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS, pronounced as two syllables: "H-Gaps") is a nonprofit (501c3) service organization with affiliated chapters at multiple universities. HGAPS is dedicated to helping the best information about psychological science reach the people who would benefit. Our goal is to build small groups to improve the information about psychology on Wikipedia and in the community. We aim to make the pages reach the level of the best college textbook on the topic and help clinicians, clients, and educators each find high-quality resources quickly. View the HGAPS Website Follow our social media: Instagram Twitter Facebook
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Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS pronounced as two syllables: "H-Gaps") is a volunteer-based non-profit (501c3) that is dedicated to helping the best information about psychological science reach the people who would benefit. HGAPS aims to bridge the gap between students, clinicians, researchers, and the public by creating and spreading accessible and free resources. We bring together students and content experts to gather and present the best information about psychological science to the people who benefit. We aim to link Wikipedia (and Google) with high-quality resources and information about psychological science, improving the next generation of training, and creating tools that help practitioners and researchers.
The official vision and mission statements (approved by the National Board in Summer 2021) are:
Vision: Share psychological science to help improve lives.
Mission: Bridge the science-practice gap by collecting, distilling, and sharing psychological science to promote well-being in the community.
Here are some metrics about our projects and impact:[edit | edit source]
- Here's a dashboard showing our cumulative efforts across Wikis.
- For a list of the pages we have built on Wikiversity attached to HGAPS, click here.
- For a list of all of the Evidence-Based Assessment pages, click here.
- For a list of Open Teaching of Psychological Science pages (OToPS), click here.
The table is a partial list of HGAPS projects. If you are comfortable with editing Wikipedia or Wikiversity feel free to contribute to these pages. Two strengths of Wiki are that it is easy to update, and many can contribute!
|JCCAP FDF meets HGAPS & Wiki||Wiki Rapid Grant funded; conference happening virtually starting summer 2022||Link to conference site||Summer 2022|
|YouTube Channel||Adding talks, informational videos; send things to add here||APS Grant!||Until September 2022|
|Measure Manuals||Making "manuals in the cloud" for some of the best free tools for measuring psychological constructs||Thursday night meetings||Weekly|
|ABCT 2020 Convention||HGAPS has multiple talks, events, videos at the ABCT 2020 Convention||Dissemination & Implemention; Conference||November 2020|
|Anti-Racism Assessments and Resources||Current|
|Telepsychology||Suggestion box here|
|Telepsychology Guide for Patients||Suggestion box here|
|Coping with COVID-19 Resources||Suggestion box here||Re-opening||Fall|
|Coping with Hurricanes and Flooding||Hurricane Season||Fall|
|Coping with Wildfires||Fire Season||Late Summer|
|Working with Bipolar Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic:||Find out more about this WikiJournal Preprint here|
|Coping with Coronavirus and other Epidemics||Wikiversity page offering information about mental and physical health for children, parents, students, etc.|
|COVID-19 Financial Resources||Find out more information here|
|Coping with Social Isolation|
|Coping with Infectious Disease Outbreaks|
|Hope4Healers||Official site here|
|Team Infographics||Find out more information here||Current|
|Team Wiki Content Editors||Find out more information here|
|Team 13 Reasons Why||Find out more information here||Release of season|
|Assessment Center||Use these tools!||Mental Health Awareness Day||Current|
|HCL Manual in the Cloud||Free manual for use of the HCL-32||Current|
|Translations||Making psychological resources more available worldwide.||APA 2023; Thursday night meetings.||Current|
|2006 AC into REDCap||Moving the HGAPS Free Online Assessment Center to REDCap||Current|
|Speaker Series||Talk summaries and links to YouTube recordings of our 2022-2023 series talks can be found here.||We organize and host various events throughout the academic year. Please see our current events list for more information about upcoming talks.||Current|
|SCAARED Manual In The Cloud||Free manual for use of the Screen for Adult Anxiety Related Disorders.||Current|
|1789 College Mental Health and Outreach at UNC||Current|
HGAPS has been working on streamlining our process and creating instructables to help educate our members and others. Resources on HGAPS, Wiki editing, and many other tools we use. The landing page for our Standard Operating Procedures can be found here.
- Information on joining the UNC-Chapel Hill chapter of HGAPS can be found here.
- Records of executive board members at all HGAPS chapters can be found by expanding the tables below.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter
Lizzie Wilson, Emma Choplin, Hannah Kim, Andrea Pham, Ashley Lawrence, Jenny Rogers, Ishan Thaker, Elissa Scherer, Anna DePollo, Rebecca Burton, Carley Cook, Emilee Kruchten, Kate Foray, Wesley Fulbright, Minna Banawan, Jieun Y (Jinny), Paulina Ruiz, Lucy McClellan.
Lizzie Wilson, Breana Smith, Delaney Waggener, Emma Choplin Logan Smith, Hannah Lucero, Rachael Kang, Kenny Le, Hannah Kim, Shelby Johnson, Shelby Anderson, Andrea Pham, Ashley Lawrence, Lauren Gebbia, Jeremiah Hartsock, Jenny Rogers, Ishan Thaker, Elissa Scherer, Anna DePollo, Rebecca Burton, Carley Cook, Emilee Kruchten, Kate Foray, Wesley Fulbright, Minna Banawan, Jieun Y (Jinny), Paulina Ruiz, Lucy McClellan, Ariana Soto, and Mian Li Ong.
University of Maryland College Park Chapter
Members of UMD HGAPS 2019-2020[edit | edit source]
Morgan Anvari, Trudy Baer, Mahrshi Bakshi, Cindy Cerritos, Grace Chen, Talya Gordon, Matt Hailemariam, Hailey Inverso, Lilly Jin, Angie Mejia, Nassor Saidi, Hannah Tralka, and Taelon Um.
HGAPS Alumni Club
Addie Jeffs, Ellie Wu, Emily Goldman, Cindy Vo, Chloe Bryen, Breana Smith, Delaney Waggener, Hannah Lucero, Rachael Kang, Kenny Le, Shelby Johnson, Shelby Anderson, Lauren Gebbia, Jeremiah Hartsock, Ariana Soto, Mian Li Ong, and Morgan Wittmer
Emma Grace Choplin, Logan Smith, Chloe Bryen, Sydney Howie James, Natalie Charamut, Kenny Le, Ellen Anderson, and Mian-Li Ong
Emma Grace Choplin, Lizzie Wilson, Hannah Kim, Jenny Smith, Logan Smith, Chloe Bryen, Sydney Howie James, Natalie Charamut, Kenny Le, Ellen Anderson, and Mian-Li Ong
HGAPS Pillars[edit | edit source]
HGAPS is structured into the following pillars. Each pillar represents a distinct facet of the HGAPS vision and all of our projects fall under one or more of the pillars.
|APA Convention||APA Convention|
|Psychological First Aid||Evidence-based assessment|
Goals for HGAPS in 2020[edit | edit source]
- Section will be updated soon!
Click here for workplans from previous years
Goals for HGAPS in 2017-2018 year[edit | edit source]
At the UNC Chapter, for example, all members of HGAPS are required to attend 70% of meetings per semester and be full time students (undergraduate or graduate) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. HGAPS will be using a point system similar to other clubs. The HGAPS Club will abide by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Non-Discrimination Policy for Student Organizations, which states the following: Membership and participation in the organization must be open to all students without regard to age, race, color, national origin, disability, religious status or historic religious affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Membership and participation in the organization must also be open without regard to gender, unless exempt under Title IX. Student organizations that select their members on the basis of commitment to a set of beliefs (e.g., religious or political beliefs) may limit membership and participation in the organization to students who, upon individual inquiry, affirm that they support the organization's goals and agree with its beliefs, so long as no student is excluded from membership or participation on the basis of his or her age, race, color, national origin, disability, religious status or historic religious affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or, unless exempt under Title IX, gender. The HGAPS Club will have members pay dues of $12 per semester or $20 per academic year. The Treasurer will handle the finances for membership dues. Funding for any activities will come from outside sources such as fundraisers and requests to Student Congress.
Club Leadership Positions[edit | edit source]
The executive board will consist of a president elect, president, past-president, and treasurer, all of whom must be full-time, registered undergraduate or graduate students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There will be a faculty advisor, who can be a full-time faculty or staff member of UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Hospitals, or an affiliated department; an emeritus UNC-Chapel Hill faculty or staff member; or a campus minister. Social Media Chair will be another elected official, however, they will not be included on the executive board. Executive Board members remain in their respective positions until they abdicate or are impeached. Majority vote from all members of the club will elect a new member to the available position. If the President abdicates or is impeached, the President-Elect will take over. The Executive Board will run in succession where the President-Elect, a sophomore, will become the President the following academic year and the President, a junior, will become the Past-President. Elections will take place before the end of spring semester to ensure a smooth transition of leadership positions. Members of the Executive Board are eligible for impeachment if they abuse their power in any way deemed inappropriate. This includes racist, sexist or otherwise inappropriate behavior, actions, or hazing. Impeachment will result in a majority vote to determine what disciplinary action will be taken, resulting in membership termination or probation. Impeachment will also be considered if an Executive Board member does not attend at least 50% of meetings.
|President||The President is responsible for overseeing all of the club’s activities. He or she will make sure the club meets and holds events (fundraisers, trips, etc.) regularly throughout the semester and will help come up with ideas for psychology related events and activities club members can participate in.|
|President-Elect||The President-Elect will focus on recruiting new members to the club to ensure that the club continues to develop and improve over time. In addition, the President-Elect will be in charge of checking-in members at meetings and related events and work closely with the Treasurer to plan budgets. He or she will also make sure members will attend the required number of meetings. They will be responsible for any written minutes about voting and meetings (serving a role similar to Secretary in some other clubs).|
|Past-President||The Past-President will act as an advisor to both the President and President-Elect. They will be on the executive board and participate in voting.|
|Treasurer||The Treasurer will monitor funds. The Treasurer is a member of the Executive Board. He or she will ensure each member pays their club dues and handle all finances for merchandise and all other activities. The Treasurer will also be responsible for seeking financial aid from the University as appropriate.|
|Secretary||The Secretary will be responsible for checking in members and taking attendance at every meeting. They will take minutes during executive meetings and check the HGAPS gmail account, replying to inquiries or forwarding relevant messages to the appropriate individuals for a response.|
|Social Media Chair||The Social Media Chair will be responsible for creating, updating, and editing HGAPS social media platforms including: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This is an elected position, though it is not part of the Executive Board.|
|Faculty Advisor||The Faculty Advisor must be a full-time faculty or staff member of UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Hospitals, or an affiliated department; an emeritus UNC-Chapel Hill faculty or staff member; or a campus minister. The Advisor does not have the right to vote. The Advisor will be given the position of one of the primary contacts for the University. The Advisor will serve until he or she abdicates.|
Meetings[edit | edit source]
There are 14 meetings per semester with at least two Executive Board members in attendance at each. Additional meetings and activities are held as needed. Meetings are currently held Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in Howell Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. A remote option via Zoom is available for national 501(c)3 and international collaborators, most of whom are graduate students or professionals in the field.
Speaker Series[edit | edit source]
HGAPS has created speaker series where we invite distinguished members of our field to come share tips about graduate school, speak about their research, discuss opportunities in the field, and provide advice on topics such as public speaking.
Conferences[edit | edit source]
- APA: HGAPS has contributed programming to the annual APA National Convention, including in partnership with SCCAP
- ABCT: We have several events included in the 2020 Convention Program for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), as well as pages working with the Bipolar Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG).
- NCPA: We are partnering with the North Carolina Psychological Association to develop pages with notes and resources related to conference programming.
- JCCAP Future Directions Forum
- MICAMH- We partnered with Miami International Children and Adolescent Mental Health Conference to develop pages with notes and resources to the workshops and keynote speakers at the 3-day conference.
Click here for HGAPS Conferences
Edit-a-thons[edit | edit source]
- November 2022 - Zoom -- The #1004 Squid Game team hosted a second edit-a-thon over Zoom to edit and expand upon the work done at Korea University over the summer, further adding and refining resources based on psychological topics addressed in Squid Game.
- July 2022 - Korea Univeristy -- The #1004 Squid Game team hosted a live editing event to gather evidence-based psychological resources centering around presentations of psychopathology and trauma depicted in the TV show Squid Game.
- Summer 2022 - Zoom -- The #996 Conferences team held two edit-a-thons focused on creating and editing four living biography pages for noteworthy psychologists.
- Spring 2020 - Zoom -- we are doing weekly Zoom-a-thons Thursday nights 6-8 pm Eastern Daylight Time.
- Spring 2018 UNC-CH -- we did two editing sessions focused on gathering psychological first aid, information about coping and support strategies, and assessments in response to school violence. Content experts joined by video-conference and reviewed pages and made suggestions.
- Fall 2017 UNC-CH -- this edit-a-thon worked on five "public interest" pages and included several educators and licensed clinicians, as well as students working long distance from Appalachian State University and content experts participating by video conference. The link connects to current draft versions of content.
Current and Past Projects[edit | edit source]
HGAPS Club has accumulated and impressive body of work, including many Wikipedia and Wikiversity pages regarding Evidence-Based Assessment, among other projects. The following are pages HGAPS members have created on Wikipedia: /HGAPS Wikipedia and Wikiversity Projects. North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA)
Canva -- a software package with free images, free student licensing, and templates that we have used to make a lot of our infographics.
Google Suite -- organization-wide storage and workspace for most of our project planning and output outside of Wiki. Our institution-specific bylaws, meeting agendas, planning documents, records, and more all are housed on Google Suite, allowing for team collaboration with a higher degree of confidentiality.
Grammarly -- AI based writing assistant and browser extension, Grammarly reviews English writing for grammar, punctuation, spelling, tone, and clarity. We use this resource specifically as it is provided at a discounted price for UNC-CH students, where the first HGAPS chapter was created.
OSF -- OSF, or the Open Science Framework, is an online platform where academic research projects, materials, and data can be organized and archived. OSF is a free, open source web tool that streamlines collaboration and organization during the research process. You can find our project OSF here.
Zotero -- free, open source desktop application and browser extension. Zotero is a reference management software that allows bibliographic data and reference materials to be stored, organized, and shared between collaborators.
ORCID -- an ORCID, or Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a non-proprietary alphanumeric code that allows the work of published researchers and scientific contributors to be uniquely identified across platforms. This tool is useful as it neatly tracks and organizes published works even if an individual's institutional affiliation or surname change.
Slack -- our main platform for remote communication, Slack is an instant messaging platform designed for professional communication.
Wiki Tools we have found helpful:[edit | edit source]
Use the Wikipedia URL Shortener https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UrlShortener to take long URLs (like this) and make them short (like this).
For page view counts, this tool is helpful.
Twitter:[edit | edit source]
Other Social Media Links:[edit | edit source]
2020 Dr. Eric Youngstrom receives the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.[edit | edit source]
Gail McKnight Beckman created the Beckman award to benefit teachers who have inspired their students to make a difference in the community. The award is given to current or former academic faculty members who have inspired their former students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large.” Dr. Youngstrom received $25,000 and was selected for inspiring former student and alum Mian-Li Ong, Lizzie Wilson, and others to make a significant difference in the community. HGAPS conducts transformational mental health work and shares if freely with the community. Dr. Youngstrom and his family donated the entire award to the HGAPS 501c3.
|There are no scheduled upcoming events at this time. Stay tuned for future updates!||N/A||N/A|
- 1001 CMRS
- 1002 wikiRapid Grant NCSSM
- 1009, Disseminating Back Catalog of Conferences
- 1014. PHQ9+HCL Spanish Speaking countries vs. English
- 1016 Speaker Series
- 1022 Mingenda and tools
- 1234 Converting AIR Criteria to Wiki Preprint
- 1502:Campaign Google Ad Words
- 1749:Competitive Landscape for Assessment Center
- 1789: Dealing With Mental Crisis on a University Campus
- 1975:Mental Health Resources Innovation Tournament
- 1990 Web Platform
- 699 Psychoanalytic approaches to bipolar disorder
- 749.1 Systematic review effectiveness psychoanalysis bipolar disorder
- 749 EBAP Study
- 950 Teaching with Vignettes
- 989 HCL-32 Data Paper
- 990 HCL-32 Manual in the Cloud
- 995 Machine Learning
- 996 Conference Rapid Grant
- 996 Conference Rapid Grant/Draft:Closing Report
- AAPI tookit
- Addressing Systemic Shortcomings in Mental Health Training Programs: Toward an Anti-Racist Model
- Applying for Grants as a HGAPS Affiliate
- Autism Speaker Series
- Autism Speaker Series/DBT Skills Training with Autistic Adults
- Autism Speaker Series/EBPS
- Autism Speaker Series/Introduction to Autism
- Autism Speaker Series/The Heterogenous Phenotype part 2
- Autism Speaker Series/ Angelman Syndrome
- Autism Speaker Series/ The Heterogeneous Phenotype: Predicting Outcomes in ASD
- COVID-19 Financial Resources
- COVID manual
- Chapter Recruitment
- Conference Spiel
- Coping with Coronavirus and other Epidemics
- Coping with Outbreaks of Infectious Disease
- Coping with Shootings Toolkit
- Coping with shooting
- Coping with social isolation
- Coping with traumatic event
- Creating an Open Teaching Toolkit
- DiSSECT: Dismantling Systemic Shortcomings in Education and Clinical Training
- Evidence Based Assessment
- Evidence Based Assessment/997 Mingenda and tools
- Evidence Based Assessment/Assessment pages on wikiveristy
- Evidence Based Assessment/Portfolios edited
- Evidence Based Assessment/organizational
- External Links
- Fire emergency -- Preparation and coping
- Funding From Outside
- HGAPS-Member Roles
- HGAPS-User Boxes
- HGAPS Categories
- HGAPS Conferences
- HGAPS Resources
- HGAPS Wikipedia and Wikiversity Projects
- Helpful resources for themes in Squid Game
- Helpful resources for themes in Squid Game/Making of These Pages
- Hurricane and flooding preparation and tips
- Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Future Directions Forum (JCCAP FDF)
- Marginalized Survival Kit: Navigating Academia as a Marginalized Student
- Measure ASDQ
- Measure Manuals
- Measure OS-CBS
- OSF Guide for Assessment Center
- Ohio Youth Problems, Functioning and Satisfaction Scales (Ohio Scales)
- Orientation Training
- Outreach/1 in 5 Project
- Outreach/Edit-a-thons/Fall 2017/Chapel Hill
- Project Funding Requests
- Public Interests
- Request Process
- Resources/Annotated List of Where and How to Find a Therapist
- Resources/Bullying/Isolation and Loneliness
- Resources/Grief & Loss
- Resources/Non Suicidal Self Injury
- Resources/Romantic Relationships
- Resources/Sexual Assault
- Resources/Sexual Assault/Reporting
- Resources/Substance Abuse
- Resources/Substance Abuse/How to recognize substance abuse has become a problem
- Social Media SOP
- Speaker Series 2022
- Spence Children's Anxiety Scale
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Standard Operating Procedures/Adding Numbered Projects to OSF
- Standard Operating Procedures/Chapter Elections
- Standard Operating Procedures/Executive Board
- Standard Operating Procedures/Executive Board/Heel Life Tasks
- Standard Operating Procedures/Executive Board/Officer Roles
- Standard Operating Procedures/Gaining Permissions from Authors
- Standard Operating Procedures/Growth in HGAPS
- Standard Operating Procedures/Infographics
- Standard Operating Procedures/Internships/
- Standard Operating Procedures/Making a Poster
- Standard Operating Procedures/ORCiD
- Standard Operating Procedures/Onboarding
- Standard Operating Procedures/Project approval process
- Standard Operating Procedures/Speaker Series and Continuing Education
- Standard Operating Procedures/Tips for Conference Attendance
- Standard Operating Procedures/Tips for Conference Attendance/draft:REDCaP SOP
- Standard Operating Procedures/Transclusion
- Standard Operating Procedures/Wikimedia
- Standard Operating Procedures/ Assessments in OSF
- Standard Operating Procedures/ Conference Note Taking
- Standard Operating Procedures/ Creative Commons
- Standard Operating Procedures/ Getting Started
- Standard Operating Procedures/ High School Membership
- Standard Operating Procedures/ Linking Zip Files
- Standard Operating Procedures/ OKRs
- Standard Operating Procedures/ OSF Basics
- Standard Operating Procedures/ Officer Roles/ Treasurer Instructable
- Standard Operating Procedures/ Qualtrics Assessment Guide
- Standard Operating Procedures/ Wiki Journal
- Standard Operating Procedures/organizational
- Suicide Prevention in Schools
- Telepsychology Guide for Patients
- Translations Projects
- UNC Speaker Series
- UNC Speaker Series/Fall 2020-Spring 2021
- UNC Speaker Series/Fall 2022-Spring 2023
- UNC Speaker Series/Fall 2023-Spring 2024
- What We Wish They Knew: 13 Reasons Why
- Winter weather events preparation and tips
- draft:Coping with traumatic events Beruit2020
- Youngstrom, Eric A.; Hinshaw, Stephen P.; Stefana, Alberto; Chen, Jun; Michael, Kurt; Van Meter, Anna; Maxwell, Victoria; Michalak, Erin E. et al. (2020). "Working with Bipolar Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Both Crisis and Opportunity". WikiJournal of Medicine 7 (1): 4. doi:10.15347/WJM/2020.004. https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_of_Medicine/Working_with_Bipolar_Disorder_During_the_COVID-19_Pandemic:_Both_Crisis_and_Opportunity.
- American Psychological Association (2020). "Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust". www.apa.org. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
- "Dr. Eric Youngstrom Receives Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award | Clinical Psychology Graduate Program". clinicalpsych.unc.edu. Retrieved 2020-12-04.