Although I joined Wikipedia earlier and I made my first tentative edits in June 2007, I began to contribute more heavily to Wikipedia in the spring of 2008.
In May and June 2008 I did most of my Wikipedia editing and writing for the health psychology entry. Like most Wikipedeans, I built upon what came before me. I added new text, edited previous writing, checked facts including citations, emended citations based on searches of the research literature, and added new citations. I also included two lists of doctoral programs, one in health psychology and the other in occupational health psychology (since removed and moved to the occupational health psychology entry}.
In June 2008 I created the entry devoted to occupational health psychology because it is an emergent field within psychology. I thought there was a need for such an entry. However, I did not do much more with the entry than set it up.
I also tried to internationalize the English entries. I linked the health psychology entry to a parallel entry in French. I also linked the French entry to the English entry. My next step was to initiate an entry on occupational health psychology (OHP) for the French version of Wikipedia, and cross-link the English and French OHP entries. Although I have knowledge of French, I enlisted someone who is more fluent in French than I am to help me with the French OHP entry.
On Nov. 8, 2008, I started a French OHP page, fr:Psychologie de la santé au travail. It is cross-linked with the English OHP page. I hope my starting the French OHP page can precipitate more OHP pages in a variety of languages. I would like to Wikipedeans who are more fluent in French than I am to elaborate the French OHP entry.
I also edited and wrote for the Wikipedia entry covering Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, NY. I am a graduate of Tilden High School. Finally--and this was more for fun--, I got caught up with a British TV show called Spooks; the show is about agents of the British intelligence service MI-5. I edited different entries devoted to several episodes and helped summarize episodes.
In May 2009, I observed a number of problems in the school violence entry. I began to edit, and add to, the entry. Beginning in February 2011 and throughout much of the year, I added to the concept inventory entry.
In February and March 2012, I worked on improving the entry on Henry Ford. I had done some reading on Ford and Fordism, and became interested in the entry.
Note to myself. This is an example of how to indicate that references are needed in a section of text: .
Note to user WhatamIdoing. You were very helpful in the past, and I thought you could answer a question. If you visit the developmental psychology entry or outline of psychology entry you will notice that the psychology template is transcluded on the bottom of the page. When you look at the page, why isn't the template open as it is on many other psychology Wikipedia entries, for example in the abnormal psychology entry? I know that I could click the word "show", and the full template will appear. However, in the abnormal psychology entry , the psychology template is visible, and the button reads "hide". Thanks. Iss246 (talk) 01:06, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
Response from WhatamIdoing who is unfailingly helpful: "Hello, Iss246! What a fascinating question. It appears that the answer is because there is only one navbox on the abnormal psych article. The default is to have it open if there is only one, but if there are two or more, then it autocollapses. I think that you can change this behavior (assuming all the usual "everyone agrees it's a good idea" issues) by typing bracket-bracketPsychology |state=uncollapsedbracket-bracket instead of just plain bracket-bracketPsychologybracket-bracket where the navbox should display.
"Thanks again for the interesting question: I learned something today! WhatamIdoingtalk 02:49, 18 April 2009 (UTC)"
Note to myself.
To use talkback, write a note on my user page, and then go to the other person's talk page a leave a talkback tag. The talkback tag looks like this:
In recognition of your hard work, factual integrity, and thorough copyediting on the Charles Barron article, I award you this Barnstar. Your edits were lightning quick, and I am still amazed at how tightly-condensed and readable the page is now—after just a single day of your copyediting! I also found your listening ear and willingness to learn about the topic to be a tremendous asset. It will take you far! --Screwball23talk 02:46, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
In appreciation of your swift, exacting, and obliging copy-editing of Malati Dasi, I am glad to present you with this barnstar. Thanks and regards, Cinosaur (talk) 01:32, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
The Civility Barnstar
I saw this. You are an extremely patient person, and you deserve some recognition for that. Howicus (talk) 05:04, 24 May 2013 (UTC)