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Psygeek last won the day on February 17

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    2018 Fall
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  1. Psygeek

    I failed my thesis.

    People. chill.
  2. Psygeek

    I failed my thesis.

    comments. 1. People have different relationships with their advisor and even among their advisors. My first advisor during my undergrad was pretty distant, didn't really connect with him. My master's advisor basically treats his students like his children - so yeah we were close. I knew about his kids, sometimes even his relationship troubles, and he knows a lot about my life. My current PhD advisor is a bit more distant/professional but certainly takes my private life in mind. We have shared some personal info, but not to the same extent as my Master's advisor (obviously). Yeah I'd often shared personal opinions (including on faculty and those were also shared with me too for that matter) and things with the latter, but maybe not with the others. That's fine. So lets not start judging people's interaction with their advisors (or friends/family for that matter). Plus I don't think adeleide said it was her opinion that the examiner was jealous? but others have suggested. 2. It does indeed seem that the advisor, in this case, was overconfident. It's the 2nd person I've seen it happen to this year (although to my other friend her committee even told her to take out things her advisor suggested to put in....). And yeah, that's unfair, but well. It happens more often than you think. 3. Academia is just unfair. I mean, I'm not a huge fan of the peer review process (wish it was double blind for that matter), theres a lot of luck (and bad luck) involved, etc. I don't think anyone here is in self-pity, but I think its healthy to express one's frustration?
  3. Psygeek

    The Positivity Thread

    almost donated all my furniture to other grad students.
  4. Psygeek

    House Rental

    depends on both budget & roommates (as well as nr you have in mind). There are multiple threads about this if I remember correctly
  5. Psygeek

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    have a migraine for 2 days now
  6. Psygeek

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Holy shit. Thanks, university. All I can say is try to get as many eyes (of anyone who can say something sensible) on your thesis as possible. You can do this!!!!!! And feel free to PM if you need some cheers or some venting.
  7. Psygeek

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    When you think people are nice but they just suck. I don't want to lose my trust in 'people' but damn have I been disappointed in some people over the last 3 weeks.
  8. Psygeek

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Some people just suck.
  9. Psygeek

    I failed my thesis.

    *big virtual hug* feel free to PM me
  10. it happens, but you certainly need research experience since clinical/counseling PhD programs are the most (insanely) competitive in the psych field
  11. Psygeek

    Quiet/Shy/Socially Anxious in Academia

    This is also something for more 'loud' people sometimes thoguh
  12. Psygeek

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Yes - I think occasionally (like last 2 weeks of semester) is OK. But in the long run, working all the time is highly unsustainable in the long run and most likely counterproductive. Plus effort does not equate productivity in academia since ideas aren't necessarily equated by time spend on X
  13. Psygeek

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I refuse to give in to that lifestyle. As a psychologist, we also know that you become most creative when you give your mind regular 'breaks' (think 'that idea in the shower moment'', but more frequently) and burn out is a thing. So no - I don't recognize that lifestyle and there's plenty of indicators showing that it will most likely end up being very counterproductive at some point.
  14. Psygeek

    New York, NY

    quite many people I've heard about start in the uni housing and then go house hunting in the meantime.

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