Richard G. Petty, MD

Journals, Science and Personal Empowerment

Education is empowerment: a vehicle to help you to take control of your life.

Regular readers will notice a new list on the left hand side of the blog, entitled “Journals.”

It is always my aim to provide you with as much documentation and supporting information as possible. As I have said before, the days of passively accepting the words of an “expert” are coming to an end.

In the self-help arena, we are entering what I refer to as the fourth phase, in which any advice on psychology, relationships, health or medicine must be supported by empirical data. Personal advice is fine, but it has to stand the test of research. But there’s an important point that sometimes gets missed: research is not just aimed at testing whether or not something works, but also at improving existing methods. As an example, there is research going on today that is refining and often improving traditional healing techniques that have been in use for centuries.

There are tens of thousands of journals focusing on health and wellness, medicine, psychology and spirituality. I scan a large number of them each week, and if I see something that looks interesting and relevant to our themes of Health, Integrated Medicine, Meaning and Purpose, I delve into it in a great deal of detail before writing an article here.

If you would like to follow up on something that I have written, I thought that it would be very useful for you to have access to some of the main journals.

My criteria for selection were that they had to be peer-reviewed, they had to carry pertinent articles and at least the abstracts of articles would be available on line. A few of the journals publish the whole text of selected articles.

I have not been able to find a listing like this anywhere on line: if something like it exists, it must be well hidden!

I do hope that you find that this new resource will be valuable to you. If people have ideas for other journals I shall have a look at them and tell you what I think! I shall aim to keep the list around about 100 journals and I shall keep things moving: if journals are no longer publishing articles which will support our mission, I shall move them off to make room for someone else.

About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.


2 Responses to “Journals, Science and Personal Empowerment”
  1. Marianne Richmond says:

    GREAT resource list!


  2. Richard Petty says:

    Dear Marianne,

    Thank you so much for commenting.

    Your kind note also gives me the chance to reiterate that I will be delighted to examine any “nominations” for adding additional resources.

    Kind regards,


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