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 for use by mental health providers and 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
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 Washington, D.C., USA
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention 11/16/2021 - 11/21/2021 Philadelphia, PA, USA

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).

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


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-PI: Eric Youngstrom; 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


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


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


MacDonald Fellowship

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

PI: Hannah Kim; Faculty Mentor: E. Youngstrom


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, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.; 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, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.; 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, Ph.D.; 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, Ph.D.

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


Data User’s Guide for Developmental Psychopathology

Mechanism: Data at Carolina Award.

PI: Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.; 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, Ph.D.; 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, Ph.D.; 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

  1. Aaloeb12
  2. Adodell
  3. ahalcomb
  4. ail.com
  5. Akdepollo
  6. Alexandramoorehead
  7. Alyssabrostowin
  8. Amejiaur
  9. Anaamamin
  10. Arvm
  11. Asdevinney
  12. Averyrw
  13. Banawan
  14. Bellete_Lu
  15. Brikaug
  16. BriXia
  17. Calliegm
  18. Carogvinc8
  19. catrionamdick
  20. Cdreww
  21. chasedubois99
  22. Chloebryen
  23. Cicerritos
  24. Cody
  25. Cpb012
  26. Csisc
  27. Csshive
  28. cupcake530
  29. D
  30. Dana20172021
  31. Docthedoc7
  32. Duolanga
  33. Eanderson8
  34. Einsteinium812
  35. ekim0612
  36. Eldeane
  37. Em3662
  38. emilydumont
  39. Emmagch
  40. empender
  41. Erineed
  42. EseosaE
  43. Eyoungstrom
  44. Fghoneycutt
  45. Gracemchen911
  46. Hkim243
  47. Htralka
  48. iniyamuthu
  49. Inkrein
  50. Ithaker
  51. Jadependleton18
  52. Jeharmon7
  53. Jenny_rogers98
  54. Jerethar
  55. Joshal
  56. Jsark01
  57. JTM195
  58. Juliaiac
  59. Julietla
  60. JVMiller144
  61. Kaizenify
  62. Karli812
  63. Kbsutton8
  64. Keb816
  65. krenfan
  66. ksaba72
  67. Kyliej35
  68. Lfollet
  69. Lklitz
  70. Logan520
  71. LWhittamore
  72. lydiaolympia
  73. Magnolia312
  74. Mark
  75. matth912
  76. mcraems22
  77. Morgananvari
  78. Musicalpanini
  79. naccarato
  80. Ncharamut
  81. NickFogg
  82. Obliviblob
  83. Ongmianli
  84. parkcol
  85. PsyD
  86. Sbrianne
  87. Shruthigopalan
  88. Smeglio
  89. Smileyface216
  90. Spiran161
  91. Sunrise524
  92. Sydneyhjames
  93. Sydnni35
  94. Taelonum
  95. Taylorla
  96. Thalia0508.
  97. ThePoloLatinoMan21
  98. Tli3211
  99. UncMargar
  100. Vgarg98
  101. Whfulbri
  102. Willythevolleyball
  103. Worthen
  104. MichelleStudent
  105. Zdania

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.

Affiliations Committee ResolutionsEdit