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Scientific content in PsychPics is synthesized with credit from various sources including journal articles, books, websites of professionals and organizations, and professionals’ unpublished manuscripts.

To keep an open mind to multitudinous perspectives, I attempt to reference different sources for every matter covered. You will find at the end of every entry the attached bibliography list, which you may download to double-check the accuracy as well as for further reference.

As psychological research constantly expands and new perspectives are constantly updated, limitations in my syntheses are unavoidable. Please send me a feedback if you find any additional source or theory I have overlooked in the matter, or any mistake I have made in referencing, or any other point you think I need to correct. I will look into the issue and work my best to resolve it as soon as possible.





All the content in PsychPics, textual and visual, is free for downloading for personal and educational research without request for permission.

If you would like to use PsychPics’ materials in your personal or educational work, such as essays, presentation slides, or websites, please cite them using the following format:

  • For reference list:
    • For text: Huynh, N.H.C. (the year of the entry). Entry title. Retrieved from [link of the entry] on [the date you cite the content].
    • For images: Huynh, N.H.C. (the year on the image). Image title. Retrieved from [link of the entry] on [the date you cite the content].
  • For in-text citation:
    • For text: (Huynh, the year of the entry).
    • For images: (Huynh, the year on the image).

I will specify the accurate citing format at the end of every entry as well.

If you would like to use PsychPics’ materials for commercial purposes, please contact me about it at


Blog Structure


If this is the first time you have been to PsychPics, you are not familiar with psychology, and the extensive information appears confusing to you, I hope you will find this section beneficial.

Psychology consists of multitudinous areas, each of which has its own history of discoveries, perspectives and domains of interest. These areas are not entirely separate, however; they connect with one another in many ways. In the following network map, I tried to depict the areas of psychology covered in PsychPics, as well as their complex connections.

PsychPics Network.jpg

Due to these complex interactions, you will find that some entries of PsychPics carry the tags of many different areas; for example, Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology altogether in a post about autistic disorder. For that reason, the blog content is not organized in accordance to specialized areas. Instead, as you can see in the top menu, grouping sections show a sequence of steps for exploring each of the fields, started with the Intro, followed by Theories, Research Methods, Findings, Practices, Debates, and eventually, Inspirations. Intro

The INTRO section consists of introductory entries of the covered areas. Each introduction is also accompanied with a network map which displays the connections between the subject with other fields, such as in Behavioral Psychology.




The THEORIES section describes and compares the important perspectives in each area. These perspectives are examined in empirical research, for which various RESEARCH METHODS are developed and refined, such as an experiment procedure or a survey format.



Noteworthy results obtained from empirical research are analyses and compared in FINDINGS. The PRACTICES cover the techniques of psychological practice in real life, for instance, Active Listening Skills in counselling.



The DEBATES include arguable issues involving theories, research methods, findings and even applied techniques. This section promises to be very interesting, as it will highlight some popular beliefs in the general audience that many professionals prove to be “myths”; for instance, the notion of left-brain versus right-brain dominance.



Finally, the INSPIRATIONS section links to external references related to psychology. These resources include other helpful blogs and websites, professional practices such as psychological clinics or special education centers, fascinating inventories which tackle psychological needs, and works of media art and literature which offer complementing viewpoints to psychological issues.



Blog Content


1. Textual content

Textual content in PsychPics is synthesized from various accredited sources, which are listed in a reference file attached at the end of each entry.

2. Visual content: 

The visual content used in PsychPics include a wide range of configurations. Following are the types I have published, and the list still continues.

    • Timelines: summarizing the historical development of an area in psychology, such as behavioral psychology.
    • Concept maps: summarizing the key points of a section in psychology, such as methods and applications in behavioral psychology.
    • Illustrations: depicting empirical studies, such as the Pavlov’s experiment with dogs.
    • Diagrams: illustrating concepts and relations between concepts, such as the mechanism of human development.
    • Tables: displaying and comparing data or theories, such as comparisons between cognitive perspective in developmental psychology.
    • Charts: displaying and comparing data.

All the images published in PsychPics – except for those used in the Inspirations Section – are drawn by myself. Please refer to the Copyright section for the use and distribution of them.



An Overview of PsychPics


Hello, and welcome to my blog!

I am Chau Huynh (aka Serene), a fresh graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Cook University (Singapore), currently seeking employment in the areas of special education and/or child psychology in Vietnam.

This blog was conceived as part of my portfolio for job hunting in my final year at school, and developed following my graduation as an attempt to revise my psychological knowledge systematically and to remain active in extensive knowledge accumulation.

In the course of building the blog content, I came to notice the utility of graphical methods for representing information – namely, tables, charts, illustrations, and diagrams, and decided to make these visual elements a substantial part of my entry compositions beside simple texts. There emerged the title of PsychPics. I hope to, through the visual language, make the elaborate matters of psychology more accessible to readers who are not familiar with the field, while at the same time striving to maintain their essential intricacy.

Textual content in PsychPics is synthesized from various accredited sources, most of which are scientific journal articles, listed in a reference file attached at the end of each entry. Visual content is made of illustrations, graphs and infographics designed by myself. You may learn more about these aspects in the sections Blog Content, Blog Structure, and Copyright.

I look forward to all your honest, knowledge-oriented feedback for my coming entries. May you find from PsychPics something interesting, helpful and perhaps, beautiful to know about.