By Sho Tsuji, part of The Summer Series of guest posts Not pursuing a PhD was, frankly, never part of my thought process. My parents are both researchers (albeit, in Biophysics and Physical Chemistry), and I grew up spending Sunday afternoons in the lab proudly reproducing the Briggs-Rauscher reaction in my own little lab coat … Continue reading The Straightforward Academic (or: Your advisor also poops)
By Melissa Wheeler, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I, of course, said yes to writing a blog about my academic adventures, because I have this pesky habit of saying yes to everything. Spoiler alert: this may be the theme of my story. Let’s start from the tertiary beginning. I attended the University … Continue reading Right Place, Right Time
By Hanne M Watkins, part of The Summer Series of guest posts How did I get my job? The basic story is, well, basic: Early-ish in my PhD I met Geoff Goodwin at a conference; thanks to that meeting, later in my PhD I visited his lab for 4 months; at the end of my … Continue reading Growing an Academic Garden
By Yana Weinstein, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I didn't always know what I was doing. Scratch that; I still don't really know what I'm doing, but at least, these days I mostly look like I do. There was a time when I didn't even look like I knew what I was … Continue reading My Long and Winding Road to Academic Career Satisfaction
If you look at my CV, you'll see that I have 3 published peer-reviewed papers. Let's not dwell on how small that number seems in terms of the academic job market. Instead, let's do dwell on how small that number seems in terms of substantial contribution to scientific knowledge, an outcome I care about at a much more lofty, less … Continue reading Why Open Data is Awesome – A Completely Self-Interested Explanation
There's a new kid on the blogging block - The 100% CI - and I 100% recommend you check them out and invite them to your birthday party. As for me; I arrived a little late to the party today - specifically, to the party happening on PsychMAP around Julia Rohrer's 100% CI post on (mild) optimism … Continue reading Optimism, and some answers.
This post reports on two pieces of writing about women in research, and one piece of original, exploratory, research. --- The first piece of writing is by Alice Eagly and grad student David Miller; called Where Are the Women?; in a special section of Perspectives on "Scholarly Eminence"; the only article by a woman in this 9-article special section. It … Continue reading Where are the women (going)?
Just a quick note on (responses to) Fiske, now that her pre-publication peer(?) reviewed opinion piece has hit the web. Much has been said about various aspects of it; I just wanted to highlight this clever post because it captured my feelings so well: Sometimes (according to Fiske), people talk about giving up psychological research because they are … Continue reading Mess, Broom
"Come here, John." I hope the episodic memory of mine that contains the sentence above, never leaves my brain. It was second year psych, Learning & Cognition, and Meredith McKague (the awesome awesome lecturer who was later to become my honors supervisor) was explaining to us the pragmatics of language. Because this blog post is … Continue reading Come Here, John*
First of all, I feel pissed off that I'm taking the time to write this article. Then I remember that it might do some good*. So, I sigh, and carry on. Last week I read Down Among the Women, by Fay Weldon. I had never read anything by her before, and it blew. me. away. It's a book about … Continue reading How I Feel as a Woman in Academia