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MutedSeraph

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About MutedSeraph

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    Male
  • Location
    California
  • Interests
    Quantitative Psychology, Measurement, Dynamic Systems
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Quantitative Psychology

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  1. It is not uncommon for Quant. applicants to be from more mathematically-oriented fields such as pure mathematics, econometrics, or physics. I would focus on developing your substantive interest and exploring the quantitative work that's been done on that or related topics and seeing how your experience will give you an edge over traditional psychology folk. I would go so far to say that you have the advantage coming to Quant. programs than traditional psychology students since they are generally more mathematically inclined anyway.
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    PhD Final Decision Thread Fall 2018

    Small update to my original post. Not rejected by Notre Dame. I was invited via text message for an interview. Declined.
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    PhD Final Decision Thread Fall 2018

    Attending Penn State's Human Development and Family Studies PhD with an emphasis in Quantitative Methods! Turned down/Withdrew from: UW Madison, UCLA, ASU, UCSB, UC Davis, Indiana Bloomington Rejected by: UNC Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
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    Fall 2018 Psych PhD Interviews (not clinical)

    School: UW Madison Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Educational Psychology; Quantitative Methods Status: Accepted Date: 12/22/2017 School: UCLA Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Quantitative Psychology Status: Invite to Recruitment Weekend Date: 01/24/2018 School: Penn State Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Human Development and Family Studies; Quantitative Methods Status: Accepted Date: 01/22/2018 School: UC Santa Barbara Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Education; Quantitative Methods Status: Accepted Date: 01/16/2018 School: UC Davis Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Human Development; Quantitative Methods Status: Accepted Date: 01/19/2018 Presumably rejected to UNC, Vanderbilt, and Notre Dame's quantitative psychology programs.
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    Fall 2018 Quantitative Psychology PhD Applicants

    Thanks! Thanks to you as well! I can't say for certain whether they're done contacting students or not but my PI did inform me today that UCLA will be sending out formal interview dates for all prospectives by Monday.
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    Fall 2018 Quantitative Psychology PhD Applicants

    Howdy y'all, I just got an invite to UCLA for their Quantitative Psychology program. Check your e-mails!
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    Fall 2018 Quantitative Psychology PhD Applicants

    Howdy y'all, UCLA has begun application review as of this morning. I received an e-mail requesting some info and they let me know that this is the case.
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    Fall 2018 Quantitative Psychology PhD Applicants

    Looking at your signature, I can say that I know for certain that UC Merced hasn't even begun application review yet so you're fine on that front. I was accepted by them last year, PM me if you have any questions about them! ASU and UCLA have been dead silent and they don't seem to receive a lot of reports on the Results page. Both UNC and Vanderbilt typically send out their invitations within weeks of application deadline so I think those aren't promising anymore. OSU and Fordham aren't in my radar so I can't say much about them.
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    How to Deal with Rejection

    I had a--relatively--dead application cycle last year. Due primarily to family crises and financial hardship, I only applied to a limited number of schools (3) and got accepted to one program but some things came up within the department and my PI couldn't take me on. As a result, I've had this year to work on myself and strengthening my application. I can honestly say that being rejected was a really good thing for me as it made me really think about how badly I wanted to pursue graduate study. I accelerated through my undergrad and MA program and never really took the time to reflect on why I was doing what I was doing. I just always knew I wanted to be a faculty member. This year gave me the opportunity to serve as one--albeit as 'just' and adjunct--and it really solidified my drive to continue doing what I'm doing. The soul searching really helped and I've been able to pin down my research interests more specifically which has helped a lot in the interviews I've had so far (4 of 11!). I took the year to focus on my research and finished about 7-projects with 3 out for review. Refining my research interests also lead me to apply to new faculty members that I either didn't know about or was not confident enough to apply to last year and now they're some of the schools vying for me which is incredibly exciting. Another benefit is that I got to take the GRE again and bumped all my points up a collective 22-points (Verbal and Quantitative). Don't lose hope. A round of rejections is certainly a blessing so long as you look at it in that way. Sure, you're 'losing' a year but you're gaining perspective. Your statements are already largely written and can only be improved upon, you can retake the GRE if you need to, do more focused research, and really figure out if this is the right thing for you.
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    Fall 2018 Psych PhD Interviews (not clinical)

    School: IU Bloomington Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Inquiry Methodology within the Education PhD Interview type: Skype Date: Before apps; PI e-mailed me saying they thought I'd be a good fit. Skyped twice and e-mailed prior to app deadline.
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    Fall 2018 Psych PhD Interviews (not clinical)

    School: UW Madison Track and/or specialization within psychology program: Educational Psychology, Measurement Focus Interview type: Skype interview, accepted to program 2-days later with an invitation to Visiting Day Date: 12/22/2017 Also had interviews with PSU's HDFS program and UCSB's Education PhD.
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