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About Suraj_S

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  • Birthday 05/28/1992

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    Psychology: Consciousness & Society

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  1. Other than my book review, the only two manuscripts my advisor reviewed were initially for classes she taught. How long have you waited for feedback? My own advisor is usually very prompt, but there are all sorts of stories of MIA profs that I've heard (unfortunately)...
  2. Forgot to add--2018: Meta-Cognition - Thinking About Thought (HCIIC). So, cognition is my most common theme session-wise. I've presented three papers with "Psychoinformatic(s)" in their titles, so that could be said to be my main conference article theme.
  3. I got curious tonight about the conference sessions I've been part of since my first one in 2015. The names of these sessions and their respective conferences are: 2015: Measuring and quantifying cognition - Human-Computer Interaction International Conference (HCIIC) 2017: Rethinking Psychological Theory: Personality, Empathy, and Enactivism - APA Annual Convention 2017 2019: Human-centric Computing - Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC); The Psychoinformatics of Mixed Reality and Biomimicry (HCIIC) 2020: Self Regulation (HCIIC) Do you have a "conf
  4. I didn't feel abandoned by mine. I did experience frustration that my project's execution wasn't being grasped: expressing this to my advisors was a good thing.
  5. Knowledge will find its way through the proper research channels. Just be patient and confident in the quality of your work: be open to opportunities to review, etc. Don't give in to critical reviews that miss the mark--respect yourself enough to look for better venues in these cases!
  6. I think a typology of various shades of advisor mood could prove useful. In my experience being advised (by three different professors), I have faced three shades of emotionality among them: glad, sad, and mad.* I have noticed that gladvisor happens when I am a good student; sadvisor happens when I have been bad. Madvisor can happen when the advisor(s) feel(s) that the student has not done their due diligence. Madvisorn-ess can be changed via calming, genuine assurance on the student's part that the research will get done properly. I don't mean for this to be about pointing figu
  7. My first-author publication with my advisor was a book review. This was treated as part of my work as her Graduate Research Assistant during my first semester/year. I spent the first semester reading the book (The Extended Self: Architecture, Memes and Minds) and typed our review's first draft. My advisor fleshed it out and sent it back to me over Winter Break. We sent the final draft to the journal of interest by the end of my first year.
  8. My Ph.D. advisor suggested I work on a book review with her during my first semester. She offered me first author, which was very gracious. From what I understand, journals are often seeking people out to write book reviews. Since they're lower-hanging fruit than book chapters or journal articles, they're not what everyone goes after. There's a bit of a demand problem: lots of opportunities, not enough people wanting to take them.
  9. I have a friend, colleague, and old housemate who moved from Canada to the U.S. to study for his psychology M.A. His undergrad was only in philosophy, but our grad school (University of West Georgia) is known for offering a more philosophical and interdisciplinary curriculum. My friend did very well--he did a clinical internship (at a school, actually: under a psychiatrist IIRC) while here and went on to pursue his Ph.D. in clinical psych.
  10. Since you mentioned Rutgers being on your list above, here's a link to their Ph.D./MSW dual-degree path. The only thing about this (and two other such programs that came up on Google) is that it isn't a Ph.D. in psychology. If you're passionate about psychology, most of these dual-degree programs might be too social work-/welfare-focused. If I find any psych Ph.D./MSW dual programs, I'll let you know.
  11. It looks like dual-degree Ph.D./MSW paths exist. Have you considered that possibility, @RebeccaPsych?
  12. This is probably the best pre-grad psych profile I've seen. Go get 'em!
  13. Have you presented at any psych conferences?
  14. Most of my first-year course essays were too immature to turn into publishable material. The possible exception was my independent study--'Intuition and Cognitive Science'--paper, which only recently (i.e., five years later) made some of its way into a conference proceeding proof. First year was largely for establishing departmental identity. My only full-length, non-empirical journal article resulted from a term paper for my course, 'Ecologies of Mind'. It took 1.5-2 years to get this published (in International Journal of Global and Environmental Issues). This was my most frustrating te
  15. I have 11 (one in press). Don't recommend this if the goal is to graduate in less than seven years. 🙂
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