Helping Give Away Psychological Science/996 Conference Rapid Grant

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996. FDFxHGAPS WikiRapid Grant[edit | edit source]


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Project Goal[edit | edit source]

A major goal of this project is to increase the number of audiences exposed to Wikipedia, Wikiversity, and Wikimedia Commons, while also reducing barriers to accessing evidence-based information about mental health supports and services. We propose to use a currently popular Netflix series, Squid Game, as a way to engage a variety of audiences and show them different aspects of Wikimedia Foundation supported projects while also organizing information thematically around topics presented in each episode of the series. Squid Game is estimated to have 40 million viewers, most in North America, but also with a substantial viewership in South Korea, and it touches on themes that resonate with a large and international audience.[1] Because of its current popularity, we believe that this is a great vehicle to connect with young adults as well as teachers, service providers, and mental health professionals. The HGAPS User Group, through its affiliations with an international nonprofit (, multiple professional societies, and several universities, is uniquely suited to connect with professionals with no prior experience with Wikipedia editing. A positive interaction could be a powerful opportunity to raise awareness about strengths of the Wiki platforms and reduce well-documented stigma and bias against Wikipedia in many academic and professional circles.

A previous project completed by HGAPS created vignettes and episode-level analyses of mental health concerns presented by another Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Taking inspiration from this project as a prototype, we hope to create similar resources centering on fair use of characters and behaviors illustrated in Squid Game. All use of copyright material will comply with Wikimedia terms of use and U.S. and Korean copyright law. The HGAPS Project for 13 Reasons Why was extensive and thorough as a result of multiple chapters and teams working on the resources for multiple years. Of note, the original 13 Reasons Why: What We Wish They Knew page was a "top level" page on Wikiversity that was later moved into the HGAPS page pile, so the Massviews tool omits views from the previous page. Also of note, HGAPS has developed a teaching "case example" using Hannah Baker, the fictitious protagonist of 13 Reasons Why, as a way of illustrating the application of psychological science and clinical assessment to address a person's needs. This vignette is by far the most popular of the set developed by HGAPS, and is the second most viewed page in the "Evidence-Based Assessment" page pile, which has accrued more than 300,000 views so far. This proposed project, limited to 1 year with an added focus on translation for Korean audiences, will leverage lessons learned from prior projects. We will concentrate on key components such as identifying warning signs and risk factors for suicidality and mental health crises along with resources for seeking help. We therefore expect the newly created Wiki page to appear similar to that of Representation of Eating Disorders in To the Bone. Key results and impact are outlined in further detail below.

Our goals for this project can be summarized as follows:

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Engage audiences not familiar with the "inner workings" of Wiki
  5. Reduce skepticism and bias against Wiki through exposure and continued engagement

Project Plan[edit | edit source]

Activities[edit | edit source]

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We will do a series of editathons, including at least one with key Wiki editors from HGAPS focusing on creating and re-organizing content within WP:Psychology and Wikiversity, and one with content experts with experience in media representations of mental illness and Korean psychology and mental health. HGAPS has weekly hybrid meetings Thursdays from 6-8 pm Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5, which would currently be 8-10 am in Seoul the following day), currently with typical attendance of 30-50 volunteers predominantly from North America. These meetings have been relying on videoconferencing as a main way of collaborating in real time and teaching new volunteers, and have been running continuously since March 2019.
External collaborators with mental health expertise but no prior experience with Wiki editing include psychiatrists and psychologists at Asan Medical Center in Seoul and private practice in Seoul who have a history of collaboration with members of the HGAPS Board of Directors,[2][3][4][5] as well as non-government organizations in Korea focused on sharing mental health resources. Of note, the co-founders of HGAPS have extensive experience working in East Asia, with Dr. Mian-Li Ong being a native of Singapore (recently moving back to Singapore from his position at the Mayo Clinic), and Eric Youngstrom having an adjunct appointment at Korea University, where he has taught 11 summers in person and one summer via Zoom. We also anticipate good representation from membership of HGAPS Chapters at affiliated universities (e.g., University of Maryland, UCLA, Appalachian State University -- which did the bulk of the editing on the 13 Reasons Why pages for a while) and psychological professional societies, which have supported multiple collaborations with HGAPS via grants (such as the Association for Psychological Science teaching grants).
This project has high potential for collaboration with the Korean (Hanguel) version of Wikipedia, as resources could be translated and adapted to be culturally appropriate and connected with local resources. Dr. Ong now working in Singapore also means that experienced editors are available in both hemispheres, reducing the time zone barrier to participation for students, content experts, and experienced editors in both regions.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

Yes - this proposal was presented to HGAPS leadership and they have agreed that the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization will serve as our fiscal sponsor for this subject.
The project was announced at the North Carolina Wikipedians User Group meeting in October 2021, and several experienced editors familiar with the Rapid Grant mechanism have offered to review drafts.
We will also disseminate via HGAPS's social media platforms, specifically Twitter (@_HGAPS) and YouTube (HGAPS - Helping Give Away Psychological Science).
We have also notified Wikimedia communities via the following talk pages:
Talk:H-GAPS User Group
Talk:North Carolina Wikipedians
Talk:WikiProject Psychology

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

We will make use of the personal networks of supporters from HGAPS, which includes professional societies such as the Society for International Psychology (Division 52) of the American Psychological Association. Communications with content experts will primarily take place over email, and communications with HGAPS Wiki editors will occur over email, Wiki talk pages, and weekly virtual meetings via Zoom.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

Yes - via HGAPS
User:Cody naccarato

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

For the hybrid format, we have space on several campuses available, and universities are allowing their affiliated clubs to use Zoom.
We have extensive experience running video meetings (more than 70 weekly meetings with volunteers since March 2019, and smaller team meetings as needed).
We have a cadre of editors with at least basic and intermediate editing skills, and a set of instructions and "how to" materials.
We also have an extensive infrastructure on Google Suites for nonprofits (, which we have learned to use effectively as a way of gathering input from content experts and other stakeholders with no prior Wiki editing experience.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will primarily engage with participants over email and social media after these events take place, using these to disseminate updates and measure returning views on pages. We will also ask that they follow HGAPS social media platforms which regularly post updates about projects affiliated with HGAPS.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Hybrid. As noted above, HGAPS has weekly hybrid meetings Thursdays from 6-8 pm Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5, which would currently be 8-10 am in Seoul the following day), currently with typical attendance of 30-50 volunteers predominantly from North America. These meetings have been relying on videoconferencing as a main way of collaborating in real time and teaching new volunteers, and have been running continuously since March 2019. Currently the hybrid format includes pockets of editors at sites working together at local sites following current protocols for social distancing and safety, while all are working on a Zoom link with project-focused breakout rooms. We plan to have at least one breakout room dedicated to the Squid Game Project during the series of edit-a-thons and also during interim weeks to consolidate materials and develop social media announcements.

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

HGAPS has developed a set of "instructables" and "Standard Operating Procedures" that we use as teaching aids to promote responsible and effective editing as well as informed consumption of Wikimedia. It would be fantastic to get additional input from experienced editors about how to improve these, what skills would be logical to add next, and to share whatever is helpful more broadly with the larger community both inside and outside the Wikisphere.
The proposed budget and the structure of events are aligned with a series of grants HGAPS has received from professional societies, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the Society for Clinical Psychology, and the CODAPAR program of the American Psychological Association.
The Wiki Rapid Grant is the best funding mechanism for rapid review and authorization, so that we may be able to "ride the wave" of interest in the Netflix series, whereas the review cycle for other grants is long enough that popular interest may have moved on before the review process is completed. The Wiki Rapid Grant is also especially helpful in terms of raising visibility of HGAPS and its external partnerships within the Wikimedia community, and hopefully attracting benevolent expert editors to help accelerate growth of technical skills within the HGAPS User Group.

Impact[edit | edit source]

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events - 1 edit-a-thon with HGAPS team members and editors, 1 edit-a-thon with Korean clinicians & researchers
  2. Number of participants - 20+ individual contributors and attendees per edit-a-thon
  3. Number of new editors - 10 new editors
  4. Number of of articles created or improved - 2 articles created
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 5 repeat participants attending events at least 3 events
  6. Views: at least 5000 views of the Squid Game Wikiversity resource within 6 months of launch
  7. Altmetrics: at least 5000 retweets and mentions across social media

We also will add at least one Squid Game page under the Helping Give Away Psychological Science page pile on Wikiversity, where we will be able to track views using the Massview tool. We will look for changes in views after boosting the information via HGAPS and affiliated societies' social media and email listservs. We have noticed spikes in traffic coinciding with events such as conferences where we are presenting about HGAPS and Wikimedia, which typically have raised the baseline level of traffic to those pages.

Resources[edit | edit source]

What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Fiscal sponsor: 501c3
Editing support: H-GAPS User Group
Zoom access from UNC Chapel Hill Chapter of HGAPS
G-Suites for nonprofits, Google Analytics from 501c3
Bookkeeping, accounting, distribution of funds managed by 501c3

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Fiscal sponsor administrative fees (including access to Google Suites for Nonprofits platform and analytics): $400
Gift cards to virtually "buy lunch" for edit-a-thon participants: ($15 for 20 participants x 2 events) $600
Incentives for sustained editing and most effective social media boosting (1st prize = $100, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $25 at 1 and 3 month followups after last edit-a-thon = $175 x 4 "contests" = $500)
Professional translation from English to Korean: $500
Total: USD $2000
  1. “‘Squid Game,’ the Netflix Hit, Taps South Korean Fears - The New York Times.”
  2. Park, Kee Jeong; Shon, Seunghyun; Lee, Hyun-Jeong; Joo, Yeonho; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Kim, Hyo-Won (2014). "Antidepressant-Emergent Mood Switch in Korean Adolescents With Mood Disorder". Clinical Neuropharmacology 37 (6): 177–185. doi:10.1097/wnf.0000000000000055. ISSN 0362-5664. 
  3. Park, Kee Jeong; Shon, Seunghyun; Lee, Hyun-Jeong; Joo, Yeonho; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Kim, Hyo-Won (2014). "Antidepressant-Emergent Mood Switch in Korean Adolescents With Mood Disorder". Clinical Neuropharmacology 37 (6): 177–185. doi:10.1097/wnf.0000000000000055. ISSN 0362-5664. 
  4. Shon, Seung-Hyun; Joo, Yeonho; Park, Jangho; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Kim, Hyo-Won (2013-08-21). "Comparison of clinical characteristics of bipolar and depressive disorders in Korean clinical sample of youth: a retrospective chart review". European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 23 (5): 307–316. doi:10.1007/s00787-013-0461-3. ISSN 1018-8827. 
  5. Lee, Hyun-Jeong; Joo, Yeonho; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Yum, Sun Young; Findling, Robert L.; Kim, Hyo-Won (2014). "Diagnostic validity and reliability of a Korean version of the Parent and Adolescent General Behavior Inventories". Comprehensive Psychiatry 55 (7): 1730–1737. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.05.008. ISSN 0010-440X.