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
...to authors, that is. Sometimes I wish I could. Not when I'm a reviewer - all the journals I've reviewed for so far have had blind review, so that's not a problem*. But when I'm a reader; a student; a researcher; just trying to learn about something or other; that's when it would sometimes be … Continue reading Blinding Myself…
This post was prompted by a tweet by @jessiesunpsych (thanks Jessie!) who highlighted this phrase: Science should be about pursuing the truth and helping people. If you’re doing it for any other reason, you really ought to question your motives. I thought, reflexively, "I disagree". Scientists are people (d'uh); they have complex motives just like … Continue reading Scientists Should*
A while ago I (among 1576 other researchers!) filled in a survey for Nature, about my experience around reproducing/replicating scientific research. A little while after that again, I got an email from Monya Baker, asking if she could ask some follow up question about one of my responses. I said yes, she gave me a … Continue reading Follow Up
1. The title of this post refers to #bringoutyernulls, which was (is?) making the rounds of twitter a little while ago. The hashtag emerged around the same time as a large scale attempt at replicating ego-depletion was published (hint: nulls), as well as a paper opening an oxytocin file drawer (and this earlier post is also highly relevant). More generally, … Continue reading Bring out yer nulls?