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Coming back to finish my PhD after 4 years

Four years ago, I withdrew from my Ph.D. program for several reasons. I had passed all exams and only needed to write and present my disertation, I had a 4.0 GPA, several publications under my belt ...
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How do I cite something that cites several other papers at once? [duplicate]

I’m currently writing an assignment, for which every single piece I would like to cite comes across as such: ACEs are associated with a variety of physical and mental health problems, including ...
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Seek for co-author for motivational theory manuscript [closed]

I am looking for co-authors for my manuscript. I am a sociology student and my dissertation deals with the intersection of sociology and psychology. I have therefore adapted part of it related to ...
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What experiences count in the application for a MS Clinical Psychology Program? [closed]

I'm a third-year undergraduate student (from South Asia) of BS Psychology and plan to do a master's in Clinical Psychology after I graduate. What are the type of experiences needed to strengthen my ...
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Further study with bad scores after psychology undergraduate (Australia) [closed]

I recently finished my Bachelor of Psychology degree with bad scores. I know honours is off the table for me but now I’m thinking that the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) might be ...
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Why are PhDs without publications seen as questionable? Does this also apply to PhDs who don't secure external grants and/or fellowships?

I'm a 4th year PhD student in Experimental Psychology who should be graduating sometime in May 2024. I'm graduating from an R2 in a rural area of Michigan that recently suspended admissions for their ...
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Should I censor a vulgar word in my psychology paper? [duplicate]

I have to use the word "c-nt" in a psychology paper on video games and childhood aggression. One of the essay prompts specifically asks about profanity, and so the vulgarity of this word is ...
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Forgot to debrief participants on an old qualifier project. Can this error cause my qualifier project and poster I did on it to be revoked at all?

I realized I did not do a proper debriefing on my qualifier project for doctoral candidacy in Experimental Psychology from a little over a year ago. I only say "proper debriefing" because my ...
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Forgot to give a copy of consent form to participants throughout qualifier project and dissertation data collection. What are my next steps?

I'm a 4th year doctoral candidate who recently finished data collection for my dissertation. However, I have some bad news that wasn't pointed out to me until I trained a prospective research ...
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Changing Subfields after PhD in psychology

I am trying to understand the degree of difficulty that a psychologist might experience changing subdisciplines (excluding clinical/school/industrial-organizational). For example, could someone who is ...
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Thesis Data Collection Mistake

I am currently undergoing my psychology thesis (4th year) in Australia, and have just finished data collection. I have just realised that between myself and my group, 2/3 of the questionnaires used ...
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Worried about an old grade coming back to potentially halt my Ph.D graduation. How can I address my concern? [closed]

I am currently an ABD doctoral candidate at my current Ph.D program in Experimental Psychology. Long story short, I got a C+ in a core class during my Master's program (Research Methods) back in Fall ...
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How long does it take to hear back from the faculty hiring committee after an initial screening interview? [duplicate]

I'm currently on the hunt for a job and I applied for several tenure-track psychology faculty positions. I did initial Zoom interviews with a couple of places (15 - 30 minutes long). It's been about a ...
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Is it normal for graduate degrees to be awarded through the graduate school rather than the individual college?

I recently ordered some degree verification PDFs through the National Student Clearinghouse for employment purposes and had a quick question. I saw my undergrad Psychology degree had the College of ...
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Never took a second stats class in my Ph.D. How will this look to employers?

I posted here yesterday for a totally different reason, so I'll be brief on the introductory piece. I'm a 4th year Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology who is slated to graduate this academic year. ...
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Applied Mathematics to Neuroscience Transition?

I am currently studying Applied Mathematics in a university in Bangladesh. I have always been deeply interested in psychology and neuroscience. I want to complete my degree in Applied Mathematics and ...
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C+ in a core Master's class years ago. Will postdocs and/or employers mind it at all?

I graduated with a Master's in Experimental psychology in 2020 with a C+ in research methods (core course and it actually counted even though other programs normally don't do that). Reason my grade ...
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When do I start looking for post Ph.D jobs?

I know I made a decent number of posts, but this particular will actually be the last one I'm going to make for a while. For those who didn't see, I'm a fourth year Ph.D student in an Experimental ...
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New faculty. Already lagging on responsibilities bad. Any advice on coming back?

I'm a fourth year doctoral candidate who is ABD right now and recently got a full time position at a small liberal arts college (SLAC). So far, I'm not off to a great start. I showed up to orientation ...
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In the United States, are there any ethical oversights on self-funded and published research?

I'm currently working on my CITI ethical human research certification. Given its dense nature my mind started to wander and I had the realization that all the protocols and ramifications I've so far ...
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I am a Psychology student but my PhD is technically in Computing sciences - will this impact my future, despite it being psychological research?

I have a background of psychology and have been offered a PhD which will investigate an area in psychology (with aspects of computing). Although the PhD will be investigating psychology, it is offered ...
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Program where I earned my Master's is changing its name in 2023-2024. Does this change how I list it on my CV?

I am a soon-to-be fourth-year doctoral candidate in Applied Experimental Psychology who earned my Master's in Experimental Psychology back in December 2020. I recently viewed my master's program's ...
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Retaining study participants in a longitudinal research study

Which methods can be followed to retain participants in a longitudinal research study? We tried to retain participants by sending reminder messages, and also a bonus at the second time point, but none ...
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Is a pilot study sufficient for a PhD in Psychology?

My original PhD plan was to do a pilot study, followed by a main study based on the results of the pilot study. However, the complexity of the project is growing, and I've realised that I probably can'...
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STEM to non-STEM PhD program

I am an international student, applying to Ph.D. programs for Fall 23 in the US. My background is in STEM and I am changing my career path to Psychology or Public Health. Many of these programs are ...
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Is it possible to leave a research position in the middle of a project gracefully and without burning bridges?

I have been seeking a full time research position in psychological research since I graduated and moved to a new city. Breaking into it without any connections was hard, so I took a part-time ...
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Does being accepted in a PhD program guarantee that my tuition is payed for?

I'm a prospective psychology PhD student, and one of the most intimidating problems was tuition expenses, but I've checked a number of PhD programs (NYU, Carniege-Mellon, Princeton) and they all say ...
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Do you need to ask permission to use video from a video game in your research?

For my PhD experiment, I am using a video game for my control condition, do I need permission from the video game developer?
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Lecturing in different fields

Do you need several PhD’s to lecture in different fields (cognitive neuroscience and psychology)? Usually?
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How to overcome mental block while learning that feeling that something is too tough and I won't understand it?

I am studying a subject where I failed twice. So, it is normal that I am really scared of this. And everytime sth difficult appears, i get mental block. I feel I might not be able to solve this. But ...
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What does "examples of achievements in non-research related activities" mean?

I am applying for for a PhD psychology program. Does it mean my clinical work, or other awards and leadership recognition's during my education?
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Is it possible to work as an apprentice during a phd?

I am currently an undergraduate student in Japan hoping to major in Psychology in the second year. I am thinking about studying Clinical Psychology for a Ph.D. to become a forensic psychologist in the ...
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Is it possible to get into a phD program without research experience straight from undergrad?

A little background on myself: I am a senior in undergrad with a major in Neuroscience and Cognitive science and minors in biochemistry and math. I switched my major fairly late and I never got the ...
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Have been thinking of Quitting PhD since day 1 - Advice appreciated!

I would really appreciate to hear some other people's thoughts on my situation. I am going into my third year of my PhD at a UK uni (paid studentship) and am thinking of quitting (80% sure) and ...
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Even if I already have a master's in clinical psychology, can I apply for another master's in another field of psychology in a different country?

I have received my education in a back to back format, school then bachelor's and immediately after that, master's in clinical psychology. Currently I'm working as a school counselor. It sounds lame ...
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What indicate an author belongs to a specific school?

In the question What is the status of Freudian publications in psychological journals?, one user says: I think your first challenge would be in labeling a paper as "Freudian" or not. There ...
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Motivating myself to continue being a very good student? [closed]

I have just obtained my Bachelor's in Computer Science (CS) at one of the better universities in Germany. Let me call it AM (Alma Mater). My results during these years were great, i.e. I impressed ...
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Is industrial organizational (I/O) psychology considered a STEM subject according to USCIS/DHS?

I'm looking to do a PhD in I/O psychology in the US. I learned that only a few psych subjects were considered STEM according to the list released by ICE in 2016 and I/O psychology is not one of them. ...
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In what sort of department can I pursue a PhD in fan behaviour?

I'm planning to do PhD on the Fan culture to be specific - A comparative study on the effects of Digital media on Football Fan behaviour on supporters of European football clubs in Indonesia and India....
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Graduating Early

I am currently in my second year of college and since I came in with credits from high school college credit courses and AP credits I have the opportunity to graduate a year early. I would get my ...
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Is there a way out of losing interest in science during a PhD?

My concern is that I completely lost interest in science over the past few months, however, I am still towards the end of my first year of my PhD studies. I will offer some background: I have always ...
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What should I do with the published paper if a section of paper is bad? [closed]

What should I do if the paper is misleading (say deliberately done due to lack of money to buy hardware resources like GPU or lack of time)? What if a section of the paper has misleading information ...
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Why is it extremely difficult for me to concentrate, and why do I yawn repeatedly? [closed]

Whenever I'm attending a class or even watching an educational video on internet (mainly any educational activity where I'm required to focus), I keep yawning constantly and all the time (I didn't ...
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Second Masters (Art therapy and then educational psychology) [closed]

Im doing a masters in Art therapy. Im not sure how the job scenario would be for it moving forward. However, is it ok to do a second masters in educational psychology?
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Can I keep my full-time job while I pursue a PhD in Psychology, and if so, for how long?

I have read this question posed a lot for math and science doctoral degree, but my question pertains to pursuing a social sciences doctoral degree. I'm currently working as a Management Analyst in ...
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Has the relation with students changed significantly in the last 20+ years?

I left academia 20+ years ago but I am closely following SE Academia (mostly because it is interesting and gives a different perspective from industry). I noticed several questions regarding the "...
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Can I pursue a master's degree and research career after taking 16 years to finish undergraduate?

I've just finished my bachelor degree in Psychology as a second under-graduate degree. My first degree was in mathematics. I am 37 years old and I would like to know if it's possible to pursue a ...
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How to overcome the feeling that I don't know many things about my research tool?

I am a 6th year PhD in computational chemical engineering. I have extensively used Lammps for my Molecular dynamics simulations. However there are many aspects of the modeling tools that I have no ...
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Should I send my AP scores from highschool to a graduate school I am applying to?

I scored a 3 on my Statistics test, and while it did not count for my undergraduate school as they only accept 4+, it would be a bonus when applying for a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. ...
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how to format computer code in APA style

If a psychological methods journal only specifies that the entire manuscript has to be in APA style, how should I format computer code snippets in the manuscript to be submitted? I see nothing ...
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