H-GAPS User Group

Our Vision and MissionEdit

​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 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.


Important note:

The HGAPS Wikimedia User group is one of the most important parts of the many ways that HGAPS is executing its mission objectives. One of the goals for 2021-2022 is to better document here and on Wikiversity what HGAPS has been doing outside of Wiki. Having better documentation visible here will improve communication and coordination of activities. A strategic goal is to increase partnerships between content experts and professionals with little or no experience with Wiki paired with experienced Wikimedians. Success will require building bridges between existing communities inside and outside of Wiki.

This page will undergo rapid updates for the remainder of 2021, sharing the "back catalog" of activities outside of Wiki that will make the range and scope of activity more visible to the Wiki communities.

Plans and activitiesEdit

A notable list of our activities are as follows:

  • We have worked on a set of more than 300 pages on Wikiversity focused on psychological assessment (views here)
    • We are working on reorganizing our page piles to have them be easier to review, and are increasing our use of categories in late 2021 and going forward.

A complete list of our current and past projects can be found:


Past EventsEdit

Event Date Location
HGAPS Speaker Series Spring 2022 UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA
Edit-a-thon 3/19/2020 UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill,

NC, USA

South Carolina Association of SchoolPsychologists Spring Conference 3/19/2020- 3/20/2020 Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Edit-a-thon 4/2/2020 UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill,

NC, USA

North Carolina PsychologicalAssociation Annual Meeting 4/25/2020 Durham, NC, USA
Future Directions Forum 6/12/2020- 6/13/2020 Washington, D.C., USA
American Psychological Association Annual Convention 8/6/2020 - 8/9/2020 Washington, D.C., USA
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention 11/19/2020 - 11/22/2020 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Edit-a-thon 3/11/2021 UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill,

NC, USA

Edit-a-thon 4/8/2021 UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill,

NC, USA

North Carolina PsychologicalAssociation Annual Meeting 9/17/2021 - 9/18/2021 Durham, NC, USA
Future Directions Forum 6/17/2021 - 6/19/2021 Washington, D.C., USA
American Psychological Association Annual Convention 8/11/2021 - 8/14/2021 (virtual)
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention 11/16/2021 - 11/21/2021 (virtual)
ABCT Dissemination & Implementation Special Interest Group Postconference 1/21/2022 (virtual) (slides CC BY 4.0)
Partnered with the Association for Psychological Science

to work on Action teaching article

Fall 2021-March 2022 Action teaching page
Partnering with the ABCT Dissemination Task Force to build team to work on

Wikipedia articles about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and related pages

Spring 2022 - present
APPLES Service Learning Edit-a-thon with Psychology Courses and HGAPS 3/31/2022

Coming soon: Links to talks focused on HGAPS and sharing with the professional community about Wiki and Creative Commons licensing as well as some other projects and initiatives of HGAPS.

List of GrantsEdit

HGAPS has received a series of grants from a variety of sources, including professional societies (e.g., the Association for Psychological Science [APS], the American Psychological Association [APA], the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology [SCCAP, Division 53 of the APA], the Society for Clinical Psychology [SCP, Division 12 of the APA], and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology [SSCP]), as well as foundations, grants, and awards made directly to students and affiliated student organizations (such as the Student Senate grants made by Student Government Associations at universities with affiliated HGAPS student club chapters).


Student Senate grant to HGAPS for Speaker Series and Community Engagement

Funded March 2022, $13,900 by the Student Government Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PI: Colin Park (Chapter President); Co-Investigators: Kyra Klemes (Chapter Treasurer) & Caroline Vincent (Chapter Past President). Faculty Mentor: E. Youngstrom, PhD

Playlist of talks.


Leveraging Wiki Platforms for Academic Conferences.

Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grant.

Funded March 2022, $4,992

PI: Natalie Charamut, Co-Investigators: Hide Okuno, Breiana Sisk, E. Youngstrom, PhD

here

Promoting dissemination of cross-cultural mental health resources using Squid Game.

Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grant.

Funded January 2022, $5,000

PI: Hannah Kim, Co-Investigators: Morgan Ciochina, E. Youngstrom, PhD

here

UNC Graduate Research Consultant Program, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Funded January 2022, $1,000

PI: Emma Grace Choplin; Faculty Mentor: E. Youngstrom, PhD


Creating an Open Teaching Toolkit to Level the Playing Field for Access to Research Skills for Analysis and Presentation at Conferences

Funded Fall 2021, $4,997 by the Association for Psychological Science

Co-PIs: Eric Youngstrom, PhD; Wilson Jacobs


Student Senate grant to HGAPS for Community Engagement

Funded January 2021, $4,500 by the Student Government Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PI: Taylor Steele; Faculty Mentor: E. Youngstrom, PhD


Student Senate grant to HGAPS for Community Engagement

Funded August 2020, $5,000 by the Student Government Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PI: Taylor Steele; Faculty Mentor: E. Youngstrom, PhD


Student Senate grant to HGAPS for Community Engagement

Funded January 2020, $4,000 by the Student Government Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PI: Hannah Kim; Faculty Mentor: E. Youngstrom, PhD


MacDonald Fellowship

Funded January 2020, $1,800 by the MacDonald Foundation

PI: Hannah Kim; Faculty Mentor: E. Youngstrom, PhD


Keeping the Assessment Center Up, Running, and Improving

Mechanism: Child Mental Health in Action grant from the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD

Funded January 2020 by the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

One year. Total costs: $4,454


Customizing Models for the Assessment Engine to Carry Diverse Audiences to Psychological Resources

Mechanism: CODAPAR Interdivisional grant sponsored by Division 53, Division 5, Division 12, Division 52, and the American Psychological Association

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD

Funded January 2019.

One year. Total costs: $14,980


Helping Give Away Psychological Science: Using Wikiversity to Build Resources for Teaching and Implementing Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment

Mechanism: CODAPAR Interdivisional grant sponsored by Division 53, Division 5, Division 2, and the American Psychological Association

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD; Co-I: Mian-Li Ong, M.A.

Funded January 2018.

One year. Total costs: $10,000


Seeding Projects and Teams to Help Give Away Psychological Science

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD

Agency: Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Funded: February 2018, Two Years.

Total costs $30,000 awarded to HGAPS, Inc., 501c3


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – Improving the Global Assessment of Mood Disorders

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD; Co-I: Stephanie Salcedo, M.A.

Agency: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Funded: May 2017

One Year. Total costs $9,480


Varda Shoham Clinical Scientist Training Initiative Grant

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD; Co-I: Mian-Li Ong, M.A.

Agency: Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology

Funded April 2017.

One year. Total costs: $1,500


Using Wikipedia and Wikiversity as Teaching Tools to Critical Thinking in Students about Psychological Science

Mechanism: APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD

Funded July 2016. One academic year, total costs $2500.


Data User’s Guide for Developmental Psychopathology

Mechanism: Data at Carolina Award.

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD

Funded July 2016. One academic year.

Total cost- $9995.


Building Tools and Resources to Engage Clinical Psychological Science with Wikipedia

Mechanism: Investigator Initiated Grant to the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD; Co-I: Mian-Li Ong, M.A.

Funded April 2015; Competitive renewal July 2016.

One year. Total costs: $38,475; Competitive Renewal in 2016: $39,500


Increasing Global Access to Evidence-Based Assessment.

Mechanism: CODAPAR Interdivisional grant sponsored by Division 53, Division 12, and the American Psychological Association

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD; Co-I: Mian-Li Ong, M.A.

Funded December 2015.

One year. Total costs: $14,875


Improving the Dissemination of Evidence-Based Assessment Strategies for Common Mental Health Diagnoses

PI: Eric Youngstrom, PhD; Co-I: Mian-Li Ong, B.A.

Agency: Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology; Clinical Scientist Training Initiative Grant

Funded November 2014.

One year. Total costs: $1,500

List of Student ProjectsEdit

Students are connecting with HGAPS around a variety of topics, and learning and using a wide variety of skills. It is exceptional experiential learning. One of the neatest aspects is how many of them lead to tangible products. Often these are things that they can add to their resume or curriculum vitae (CVs). Even better, many of these are things that they share with larger audiences. These include professional societies, conferences, social media, and --increasingly often -- various Wikis!

HGAPS Student Products

Getting EngagedEdit

List of membersEdit

Full listEdit

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Supporters and participantsEdit

Becoming a memberEdit

 
Infographic guide of how to join the H-GAPS Wikimedia user group.

Anyone can become a member of the Helping Give Away Psychological Science User Group! There are a few ways to become a member:

  • Writing us by email at HGAPSClub@gmail.com;
  • Expressing your interest on our Discussion page.

Organizations and colleges who want to support Helping Give Away Psychological Science can also become affiliates or chapters.

Please contact our membership team by email if you have any other questions.

Designated contacts for Wikimedia FoundationEdit

  • Eric Youngstrom (Wikipedia userpage) - Note that Eric Youngstrom is based in Chapel Hill, NC, USA in the Eastern Time Zone. He is very open to communication off-Wiki as well as on-Wiki. His email address is a matter of public record as an employee of a state public university. He monitors his Wiki talk page with a cycle time of several times per month when he is busy with teaching, and his email on a "read only" basis several times a day.
  • Eric Youngstrom (Wikipedia article)
  • Mian-Li Ong -- Note that Mian-Li Ong now lives in Singapore, so his time zone and Eric's are diametrically opposite.

User Group Annual ReportsEdit

We have two annual reports linked here as a convenience, and we are working on the report for 2021-2022 now.

For our inaugural year as a Wikimedia User Group (ending in 2020), here is a PDF copy. For the second year (ending in 2021), here's a link. Year ending in 2022 -- coming soon!

Reports also are accessible through the WikiMedia Affiliate Data Portal Reports page.

Affiliations Committee ResolutionsEdit