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A Reddit community for the sharing and scientifically-based discussion of psychological material.

Wiki and Frequently Asked Questions


Please do not solicit psychological, psychiatric, or medical advice. It is unethical for professionals to respond to such inquiries, and those not qualified shouldn't respond anyway.


Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions need to cite at least one peer-reviewed study. We understand that not all of our members are involved in academia, but submissions should primarily come from journal articles and sourced and long-form articles.

  • If your submission is a video that references peer-reviewed research, please comment in the thread with links to the research. Video submissions without such a comment will be removed.

  • All link posts should have titles that clearly tell the reader what the content is. All posts with clickbait titles, titles that explain nothing about what is in the link, severely editorialized titles, or titles that attempt to promote an agenda will be removed.

  • Images, GIFs, jokes, and content discussing philosophy, religion, and pseudoscience (except when in the context of a study) are not appropriate and will be removed.

  • Links to self-help, blogspam, “guru” websites, or other unsourced material are not appropriate and will be removed.

  • We encourage users to make an initial comment in their submission thread. Perhaps why you found the content interesting or troubling, a critique of a study's methods, etc.

  • Please do not post links to your own surveys. If you require participants for a survey, try /r/samplesize or our survey thread.

  • If you would like to talk about careers in psychology, try /r/academicpsychology

  • If you need advice, try /r/advice

Comment Guidelines

  • reddiquette applies. Please be civil. Name-calling, ad hominems, racism, sexism, etc, will not be tolerated. Malicious abusers and/or continued abuse will lead to a ban.

  • Comments (especially top-level) consisting solely of anecdotes, jokes, memes, or otherwise off-topic remarks will be removed. Your comment is likely to be removed if it's evident you have not read the submission.

  • We welcome opposing views and perspectives, but comments meant to intentionally deride, mock, or cause harm will be removed.

  • Comments mocking or belittling the field will be removed. If you are concerned about a study's methodology, please elaborate as to why, and not just leave "This is common sense!" or "Well, duh!" posts.


  • If you submitted a link and it doesn't appear in the "new" queue, please ensure that your post conforms to the submission guidelines. If your post conforms to the submission guidelines and was still removed, please link to the post in question and why you think we should re-approve the submission.

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