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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from best cranberry in How to "School" In Psychology (Study Tips)   
    I think you'll get several different responses because most likely every psych student does something different.  Some of my classmates preferred to share the reading by dividing up the articles and then trading notes.  That doesn't work for me so I generally just didn't read the whole article to save time.  I read the abstract, methods, and results and took a few notes in the margins.  If the week was exceptionally busy and it became clear that I couldn't read 5+ articles times 3-4 classes then I picked 3 per class to read using the above method and just read the abstracts of the others.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from cecsav in Grad. School Supplies?   
    For a nicer yet not a sneaker option I like Sperry's topsiders.  For more casual but cute and good for walking options or sandals I like Naturalizer, Aerosoles, and Easy Spirit.  For everything from flats, sandals, espadrilles, shooties, boots, gladiators, pumps, heels, wedges, mules, kittens, etc I swear by Clarks.  They aren't always cheap, but if you do some digging or buy in the off season you can find some deals/coupons and Clarks has an outlet also.  
    I have what shoe salespeople politely call "problem feet" and on top of that I walk and stand a lot and insist on looking foxy on a night out.  I mean seriously, how often do you see guys hitting on chicks in orthopedic shoes?  Yeah that's what I thought lol.  I have a pair of way to high for me heels courtesy of Clarks that I managed to strut all over town in and height aside they feel a lot like sneakers.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from K31D1Psych in Does this job count as clinical experience for psychology?   
    I think you should take it one step at a time.  The job itself is good experience regardless of what direction you ultimately end up in and the interview is good practice too.  During the interview you're expected to ask questions so ask what the plans are for the position beyond the summer.  If they are open to less hours and/or are willing to work around a school schedule they will tell you.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from neededpractice in Advisor inactive in research   
    Are you able to collaborate with faculty in another department?  I would never suggest anyone stick with an advisor that is inactive in research.  Mine decided to quit doing research right after I arrived, so I established opportunities in other departments and quit wasting my time on pointless lab meetings.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from Adelaide9216 in Accomodations Requests - COVID-19/anti-racism protests   
    I think it is wonderful that you are doing whatever you need to do because no one will prioritize YOU if you won't.  As a person of color (geez anyone else despise that phrase?!) I will say that you can tell all of those well meaning white people to buzz off.  Instead of figuring things out on their own and giving you space to do what you need to do they're overloading you with help requests.  They have access to the same resources and just as much intellectual ability to figure things out.  They are not helpless.  You are under no obligation to help any of them if you do not want to and/or that is not what is best for you.
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to Sigaba in Accomodations Requests - COVID-19/anti-racism protests   
    @MarineBluePsy I agree that telling well meaning self described allies to buzz off is an appealing option.  And at the same time, moments like the one we're in don't come often.

    (FWIW, I'm continually refining a number of responses that I can deploy depending upon the sincerity and intellectual skills of the person asking. Most of the responses center around urging the person to do a better job of listening, of learning the dimensions of the issues, and of figuring out ways to contribute to solutions that help people of color in the short, intermediate, and long terms.)
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to SheMadeItEventually in Radio silence from my LOR writer.....what to do?   
    Hi, thank you so much for sharing you experience. Luckily, my LOR writer just emailed me back. Such a relief!
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to SocDevMum in Last-minute deferral at law school, I dream now of being a psychologist!   
    Sorry, but this made me laugh out loud.  NOTHING ever allows you to assume admission to a doctoral program. There's a reason you will see threads on the forum here with folks commiserating about being on their second, third, fourth cycle of admissions, still trying to get in.
    As mentioned by several others, you need to be able to articulate why you suddenly want to do psychology. And exactly what about the law has been ruined, that you think isn't similarly happening within Psychology? Nothing in our culture exists in a vacuum, and whatever you are seeing in the law is almost certainly happening in every other field, in one way or another. 
    Test scores and GPA mean very little to many POIs - when someone says "goodness of fit" is the most important thing, they aren't kidding. My suggestion would be, what was it you thought you were going to do with the law degree, and how does that passion translate to psychology? Also, why clinical? Of all the psych PhD programs, the clinical ones are by far the most competitive. You will have to be able to articulate these same things to any Master's program, so take the time now to really nail down all the whats and whys before you waste time and money applying anywhere. 
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to undotherightthing in Accomodations Requests - COVID-19/anti-racism protests   
    hello,
    no practical advice here. just wanted to say--i feel you. please take care of you. despite the very real pain of what some of us are going through right now, this will also pass and we will have survived. as black people, the capacity to turn pain into joy is in our very dna, indeed what makes our current existence possible.
    as i said, no words to satisfy a pragmatic need, just a small reminder.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from GradSchoolGrad in Feeling like Grad School is the end of my youth/young adulthood   
    I doubt you are alone in your experience and it may be helpful to find a community of others having similar experiences to reduce the sense of isolation.  Perhaps there are professional organizations for your field that have student groups for you to check out.  Perhaps there are interdisciplinary student groups at your University that would be a good fit.  You can also talk to a therapist about your experiences.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from psstein in Advisor inactive in research   
    Are you able to collaborate with faculty in another department?  I would never suggest anyone stick with an advisor that is inactive in research.  Mine decided to quit doing research right after I arrived, so I established opportunities in other departments and quit wasting my time on pointless lab meetings.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from profhopes in Is there such thing as too many degrees?   
    Just because you have that many degrees doesn't mean you have to disclose all of them.  Depending on the type of job you're seeking it may not be relevant to mention all of your degrees.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from PokePsych in Is there such thing as too many degrees?   
    I think its really going to depend on what is being applied for that will determine what ends up being included on a CV or even a resume (the OP didn't specify which they were drafting).  If a person lists that they earned a degree in say 2010 and then there's no work activity for six years, that would definitely have to be explained.  If they weren't in the work force due to returning to school then that could be explained in a cover letter and/or by listing the current degree in progress.  If a person has earned two Master's degree's in unrelated subjects and is applying to positions in only one of those subjects, it may not be helpful to mention the other Master's.  There are endless scenarios that might make it best to tailor ones CV or resume to a specific industry or position.  
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to RebeccaPsych in Include this on CV or not?   
    I would include it! Just be strategic about how you're presenting it. 
    "Engaged in discussion regarding..." 
    "Discussed current research..." 
    "Actively participated in (adjective) weekly meetings..."'
    Frame it in a way that emphasizes your participation. 
    If you can't get that much out of it, you can always just tack it onto your CV in a clubs/organizations-type section. 
     
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to CozyD in Is the english title of my PhD thesis correct for a native speaker?   
    This title sounds fine.
    For unrelated reasons, I'd recommend using a colon over a hyphen: https://www.sciencealert.com/hyphens-break-our-entire-system-of-scientific-ranking-new-analysis-reveals
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from TwirlingBlades in Comprehensive Exam starting soon!   
    Congratulations!  I am so happy to hear that you are still progressing after the saga with your thesis.  I am post-comps, but my program doesn't do a traditional exam.  Instead either multiple publications are counted in lieu or we create a publication ready systematic or integrative review paper.  If yours is similar then I would say this is not the time to experiment with new tools or methods for organization.  If you aren't someone who outlines and it is not a required part of the process then don't waste time making one if that doesn't help you get your work done.  If you are the type to print articles and annotate by hand then stick with that if it has always worked.  Trying new things is great when you're working on more low pressure things like class assignments.  If your department allows you to view samples from past students then review as many as you can.  More generally I would say pace yourself, talk with students who have passed (especially if they didn't pass the first time), and create small rewards as you complete each step.  When you are done take a week off, even if you don't feel exhausted.  You will need to conserve your energy for dissertation so the rest will be important.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from Adelaide9216 in Conferences cancelled   
    Glad professional associations are on top of this and we still get proper credit for our hard work.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from GradSchoolGrad in Grad School Faculty / Staff Bad Behavior   
    Faculty behaving badly......lets see constant microaggressions and sometimes direct aggressions aimed at students in class, sleeping with undergrads and grads, showing up to class in last nights smeared makeup and whatever club/concert stamp, repeatedly not showing up to class, and constantly telling students it isn't their job to teach or offer training opportunities.
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to PsyDuck90 in Conferences cancelled   
    I know a few places have reported how to cite a canceled conference.
    Here is one for APA style: https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/canceled-conferences
    Here is one for MLA style: https://style.mla.org/presentation-canceled-conference/
    If your discipline uses a different method, I would do Google search for an example for that one.
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to Sigaba in Comprehensive Exam starting soon!   
    I recommend that you have a conversation with your department and your committee about potential disruptions to your scheduled exam due to COVID-19.
    What happens if you or a member of your committee takes ill during the process? What happens if you or they are forced to relocate on short notice? What resources can you use to manage the dual stress of your exams and the specter of the crisis? What are the opportunities to talk out sudden changes in rapport if members of your committee privately freak out and lash out at you?  Would you want to reschedule your exams until after there's greater clarity about the local and regional impacts of the crisis? Don't ask for an extension if you don't want one. But be prepared if an extension is offered or suggested/recommended. (@MarineBluePsy's recommendations are awesome, especially the suggestions to talk with those who have been through the process is as good as gold and not to change your preparation process.)
    An additional recommendation. The pressure of the process can be incredible. So much so that members of your committee can be tossing softballs for you to crush but it feels like they're throwing rocks at your head. If a moment in the preliminary discussions seems to take such a turn, try to relax.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from Sigaba in Comprehensive Exam starting soon!   
    Congratulations!  I am so happy to hear that you are still progressing after the saga with your thesis.  I am post-comps, but my program doesn't do a traditional exam.  Instead either multiple publications are counted in lieu or we create a publication ready systematic or integrative review paper.  If yours is similar then I would say this is not the time to experiment with new tools or methods for organization.  If you aren't someone who outlines and it is not a required part of the process then don't waste time making one if that doesn't help you get your work done.  If you are the type to print articles and annotate by hand then stick with that if it has always worked.  Trying new things is great when you're working on more low pressure things like class assignments.  If your department allows you to view samples from past students then review as many as you can.  More generally I would say pace yourself, talk with students who have passed (especially if they didn't pass the first time), and create small rewards as you complete each step.  When you are done take a week off, even if you don't feel exhausted.  You will need to conserve your energy for dissertation so the rest will be important.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from Adelaide9216 in Comprehensive Exam starting soon!   
    Congratulations!  I am so happy to hear that you are still progressing after the saga with your thesis.  I am post-comps, but my program doesn't do a traditional exam.  Instead either multiple publications are counted in lieu or we create a publication ready systematic or integrative review paper.  If yours is similar then I would say this is not the time to experiment with new tools or methods for organization.  If you aren't someone who outlines and it is not a required part of the process then don't waste time making one if that doesn't help you get your work done.  If you are the type to print articles and annotate by hand then stick with that if it has always worked.  Trying new things is great when you're working on more low pressure things like class assignments.  If your department allows you to view samples from past students then review as many as you can.  More generally I would say pace yourself, talk with students who have passed (especially if they didn't pass the first time), and create small rewards as you complete each step.  When you are done take a week off, even if you don't feel exhausted.  You will need to conserve your energy for dissertation so the rest will be important.
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from gls2814 in Grad. School Supplies?   
    I'm not sure what type of writing you do in your program or what sort of help you need but have found these books very helpful:
    How to Write a Lot by Paul J. Silvia
    The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark
    Writing Empirical Research Reports by Fred Pyrczak
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    MarineBluePsy reacted to PianoPsych in Anyone want to join/start a virtual writing group from the "How to Write a Lot" book?   
    Oh okay. Just good to see there's a couple of these groups out there 😃 
    Yeah, I found 'How to Write a Lot' good for getting me to write more- although I still find it difficult to stick to a schedule due to my erratic sleep. Perhaps I already learnt principles of habit change from 'Atomic Habits' (great book btw) so it wasn't too new to me. But I'm really liking 'Write it up' and its focus on writing high-quality articles.  
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    MarineBluePsy got a reaction from PianoPsych in Anyone want to join/start a virtual writing group from the "How to Write a Lot" book?   
    If anyone is continuing this group (here or elsewhere!) for 2019 I'd love to join. I use Slack with another writing group but I'm looking to boost my accountability this spring!
     
    Saw this and bought the book. Halfway through. So far so good.
     
    I'm currently reading this now and so far its great, since manuscript writing is where I'm at now.  I'm glad I read How to Write a Lot first though to get more productive with my writing.
     
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