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From the web: The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual developmental disorders and substance use disorders.
Websites can be used for research and can be an important part of your research. However, it is important to evaluate websites before using the information that you receive from them. It is unfortunate, but one never knows whether the information is correct, unbiased, up to date, etc. without first evaluating the site. There are ways to make sure that the websites that look good, really are good.
When looking at websites, you want to consider the criteria for evaluating websites. You can find those by taking a look at the following two websites. Use these criteria each time you look at a website to see if it is research-worthy.