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Questions tagged [psychology]

Questions in relation to Psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context.

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How to Fight Imposter Syndrome as a student by myself?

I am facing maybe imposter syndrome that kills me everyday which leads to an intermittent sleep and a chronic headache. Unfortunately, the country I am in right now there is non-Anglophone speaking ...
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Just how important is university prestige when completing PhD?

I'm highly considering attending smaller, lesser known private university to pursue a PhD in cognitive psychology. The university gives full funding, I really mesh the with the professor I'd be ...
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Examples of harmless mistakes (on purpose) in submitted papers [closed]

Some paper reviewers feel the pressure to criticize something in order to appear competent. Sometimes they feel this pressure due to huge blank form fields for criticism in the reviewing system. As a ...
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What could I do with a PhD in Neuropsychology? [closed]

I currently work on a PhD in Neuropsychology investigating the effects of hormones in women cognition. But recently I’ve been having some doubts about where could this research take me afterwards, for ...
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Is it possible to agree on feasible expectations with my supervisor or should I surrender to her demands? [closed]

My supervisor told me I’d need 5 papers (preferably all published) in order to get my PhD degree. However , attending a PhD workshop, I was advised to discuss a feasible plan with my supervisor within ...
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Switching fields in a postdoc after PhD, is that possible in psychology?

I’m currently doing a PhD in neuropsychology, however 6 months down the line I have fell out of it. I realised I’d like to do research in a field such as health psychology or clinical psychology. ...
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Will low grades for a minor on my trascript affect my chances of getting into grad school? [duplicate]

So, I started out as an Information Technology major and now decided to pursue Psychology. I wanted to also pursue a minor in Computer Science instead because I am 1 class away from a minor. I am ...
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Where should I get my letters of recommendation, coming from outside academia? [duplicate]

I'm considering applying for grad school (psychology). However, I've been in industry for two years. Also, I never connected with my professors... Here are some of my options for letters of ...
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Are you supposed to disclose all stimuli that your participants have been exposed to?

I am a master student in psychology in the US. I performed a study in which the participants had to read a story and should recall it afterwards. Now I am writing a manuscript where I only analyze ...
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fix non-significant errors in a manuscript that is not accepted and currently under review after 1st round of revision? [duplicate]

I'm in the field of Psychology. One of my manuscripts is now under review after the 1st round of revision. However, I found one of the variables was calculated in a wrong way, the results are better ...
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How important are GRE quant scores for admission in PhD in Social Psychology? [duplicate]

Can weaker scores in Quant section be compensated by strong scores in verbal and analytical writing?
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How to connect with professors as a non-academic?

Long story short, I could never attend higher education, and now, later in life, I would love to be with people 100x smarter than me that take a scientific approach to discussions. Professors seem ...
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Can a psychology article be published without verifiable results? [closed]

I wrote this article with a radically new idea what is the function of the sense of humor. I sent my article to one journal. They said they won't publish because they publish only experimentally ...
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Is it widely followed that only some parts of academic books are taught to undergraduates?

I'm an undergraduate student studying psychology using English language in a non-English speaking country. I'm graduating soon, and I'm applying for master programs. We mostly use McGraw Hill ...
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How to get work done whilst feeling crippling shame?

In academic work, when we are writing or have written a paper for example, there might be strong feelings of shame about the work done or to be done. These feelings can get in the way of finishing or ...
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Is participating in professional forums good or bad for my career?

I enjoy being a part of several different academic and social groups online that are of interest to my field. As a Ph.D. student, I am now wondering if I should distance myself from online forums ...
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How detrimental is a large lab cohort to a graduate students’ success? [duplicate]

A PI I might potentially apply to is planning on making three or so offers. Said PI only has a few students at present which I think is the reason for their doing so. I worry that I will not get my ...
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I am conflicted between getting a second master's and moving on to a PhD?

I have always loved psychology, and so I went and got a first degree in that field. However, I also loved technology (especially computers) while growing up. Unfortunately, I wasn't well-informed ...
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PhD: Switching Universities and Subjects After Three Months?

I was offered a PhD place at an Institute of Technology in my hometown to do interdisciplinary work in Psychology and Computer Science. Although it wasn't my original interest, I was offered to have ...
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I am equally interested in two fields with no hope of overlap - how can I maximize my chances of ultimately being able to pursue both? [closed]

I'm extremely and equally interested in a subset of cognitive psychology (a research question pertaining to individual differences in attentional control) and in Lie algebras/representation theory. ...
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Why don’t researchers publish their raw data for the advance if science?

Publication bias. Reproducibility problem. Abusing statistical tests. These are some of the many criticisms received by all fields of science for a long time. If I read an article on Psychological ...
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Is the Psy.D. degree (US) equivalent to the “Licenciado en Psicologia” degree?

I am not sure about this. In some scenarios, seems like a "Licenciatura/Licenciado" degree is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, or sometimes to a Master's Degree. Nevertheless, in some cases "...
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Viability: Physics undergrad to Neuroscience/Psychology PhD? [closed]

I'm currently an undergraduate physics major entering my senior year in Fall 2017. However, I've had a change of interests and I wish to pursue something along the lines of psychology or neuroscience ...
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Is it true that many people study psychology in university level originally for self-help reasons?

Is it true that many people study psychology in university level originally for self-help reasons? I have heard about this and I wanted to ask what are people's opinion about it. Someone told me that ...
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Will I get docked for including a source in my bibliography which I didn't end up using in my actual paper?

I accidentally included a source in my bib, that I didn't end up using in my paper. So basically it included a pointless source that has no info or quote included in the paper. Will this look bad or ...
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Is it worth the time to accquire a Ph.D in Psychology as well as Sociology? [duplicate]

I am currently a undergraduate working on my psychology degree and was thinking of my possibilities. I know that for many jobs that only require a bachelor degree, such as social work, sociology and ...
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Follow-up project on a paper in submission

I submitted to a journal a fairly novel psychology theory in the form of a manuscript that our research group put together. I am the first author and did most of the research. The paper is currently ...
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Using data in second study w/o consulting all authors

I just submitted an article using data from another study that was done together with a colleague. I am (technically) the first author of the first study, though we are equally credited first authors ...
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Importance of undergraduate honors thesis vs. research published in undergraduate research journal, for graduate schools in the United States?

I have the option of graduating from my university (U.S.) a semester early. If I do so, I would not be able to complete my honors thesis and have it approved by the honors committee of my university. ...
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Is it possible to apply to a PhD program, then transfer a year later to a higher-ranked program?

Is possible to apply to a PhD psychology program, and if accepted, then transfer a year later to another program that is higher in ranking?
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As an Australian student who wants to end up in academia, should I do a PhD or postdoc somewhere other than Australia?

I'm a second year undergraduate psychology student in Australia. As a mature-age student, I have a very clear focus in that, I'd like to transition from my undergraduate degree to a PhD, post doc and ...
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How to cite future conference poster session on CV?

How would you go about listing a conference/symposium poster presentation that will happen in the future on your CV if the title or abstract haven't been decided yet? For instance, the future ...
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What questions should I ask as a candidate during interview for a PhD program that assigns you an advisor?

*I'm applying for Psychology PhD. There's a university that I am applying to but unlike some of the other universities I've found, where students can state their desired advisor, this university ...
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Okay to state very specific research interest in statement of purpose?

*I am applying to Psychology PhD For graduate (PhD) applications, most universities ask for a statement of purpose and instructions simply state to discuss your research interests. This type of open-...
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Can I get hired as a psychology professor if I get a PhD in educational psychology in an education department?

I'm interested in educational psychology and learning sciences. However, most educational psychology graduate programs are within the education department, not psychology. What's the difference ...
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How does one politely request an instrument from a researcher?

I have just discovered that the (psychological) instrument I've been reading up on for my research team has never been, itself, published, though research into its validity and reliability etc has ...
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Psychology Science degree

My brother did a Bachelor of Science degree, Psychology Major, at the University of Manitoba. I am curious if it is common for Psychology to be offered through Science and Arts faculties as opposed ...
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If “learning styles” are bunk, then what is the most effective form of learning? [closed]

I have read research claiming the idea of multiple styles of learning does not hold up. If so, what does the research say is the best form of learning/teaching?
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Eternal Doctoral Thesis

How can I help a friend who is working on a doctoral thesis since about 10 years? It seems to me that achieving a doctoral degree is close to impossible at that point. I am sure that there is no ...
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Is it feasible to become a paramedic full time and do a PhD in an unrelated field? [closed]

Do you think this is reasonable? I am graduating with a BSc in neuroscience next year. I would like to be a paramedic for a little while (throughout my 20's) before switching careers and becoming a ...
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Addressing Professor in email with half-typed name, how to deal with the mistake? [closed]

You address a new Professor by accident with half-typed name in an email. The professor is from US but working now as a professor in Europe. This was my mistake. Rest of the mail was done except half ...
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Independent Research

I am really looking for some very open-mind answers here. So here is the scenario. I have finished my undergraduation in Visual Communication Design from a premiere institute from my country. I ...
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What constitutes a declarable conflict of interest in gender studies?

From Wikipedia: A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial interest, or otherwise, one of which could possibly ...
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Career outside academia for biologist + cognitive scientist

I would like to think of my options for a job outside academia and was hoping to get ideas from others. I feel I'm between fields: I studied biology as an undergrad; but never pipetted anything ...
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Can a professor require that I collect personal data from family members for an assignment?

I have an assignment for a psychology class that is "requiring" me to contact dozens of family members to find out their traits and what health conditions they may have. Truth is, I don't have the ...
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Can I conduct psychology research involving my restaurant customers without their explicit consent?

I will be working as a waiter to make extra money, but I am also an ardent academic. I want to know if I can make audio and/or visual recordings of interactions with customers without having them sign ...
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Is it possible to conduct a research project on my own and then publish it? [duplicate]

I am a bachelor level psychology student and I would like start my own research project independently. Since studies have to be approved by an ethics committee, is it possible to conduct the study ...
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Applying to Social Psych Programs: How important are grades in statistics?

I'm preparing to apply to Social Psych programs this fall and I'm wondering how much a mediocre grade in an Advanced Stats course (B-) would weight down my application. Barring this course, my ...
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Alleviating Dunning-Kruger effect without running into impostor syndrome

This is a question generally in decision making. Is a balance between the Dunning-Kruger effect and the impostor syndrome possible for students? As a student one is generally graded on a regular ...
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How can people with debilitating social phobias get through foreign language? [closed]

I almost didn't get my BS degree because I have never successfully tolerated a foreign language course. My most recent attempt was no exception. I paced about in front of the building trying ...