Recientemente leía una corta pero acertada refelxión de Mario Núñez sobre la utilidad de los blogs en Psicología. Curiosamente, estaba dialogando con un grupo de psicólogos sobre la necesidad de este tipo de herramienta para divulgar información a la gente de nuestro Puerto Rico.
Si Psychology Today reconoce el poder de los blogs, por que no comenzamos aquí, en Puerto Rico a utilizar el blog como medio ayudar a nuestra comunidad en estos momentos tan dîfíciles por los que atravesamos. Me hago eco de las palabras de Raymond Fowler y Mario Núñez
Psychology, perhaps more than any other discipline, belongs to the people. People are interested in how psychology's findings can be applied to their daily lives and how it can help them better understand their own behavior and the behavior of others. Since APA's founding more than 100 years ago, APA members have been sharing their knowledge with a very interested general public.
As technology has changed, APA has been a pioneer in communicating via the Internet. APA was among the first 20 associations to have its own web site. When we officially launched our web site in January, 1995 there were only 5,000 web sites in existence; now there are millions. Our award winning web site receives more than 1 million hits per week. We are now able to talk to more people in a week than we used to in years, and more people in a month than we used to in decades.
As an extension of APA's longstanding commitment to give psychology away to the public, the Board of Convention Affairs and the Board of Directors are working with APA's governance system to make the APA conventions more accessible to the general public. Future conventions will include public talks and other programs in the evenings to attract local people who want to learn more about psychology.
The idea of sharing psychology with the public is not new for APA. It has always been very important for APA as an organization to develop psychology and communicate it in the public interest. It's an integral part of our mission, and has been for a long time.