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Psyche007 last won the day on May 24 2020

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  1. The argument for meritocratic assessment was made and dismissed, as the GRE is seen as continuing privilege and inequity. It would be better to remake the test to assess the relevant qualities of successful candidates than remove it, but here we are. It's always going to be about fit. There are three questions, in my mind, that need answering: Are you capable of undertaking and completing the work? Does your acceptance benefit both you and the mentor/lab/field? Do your personalities 'jive'? If the answer to all three is 'Yes', then anything else is gravy. Lastly, the
  2. As well as the economic downturn, waiving the GRE has probably encouraged more people to apply. I read something somewhere that the highly competitive nature of psych grad programs is in part related to an over-abundance of unqualified candidates applying. GRE waiver just encourages that. And no, I don't believe the GRE is the ultimate assessment of suitability. It's just that making programmes more accessible by removing the GRE helps both qualified and unqualified applicants, not just people with poor GRE scores that are otherwise excellent candidates. Your chances aren't necessari
  3. It seems as though this person hasn't been back since they joined and posted this.
  4. Your statement isn't available for some reason. Send it via DM and I'll see if I can take a look this week.
  5. You say that, but I suspect what you really mean is that everyone who agrees with you needs to vote.
  6. If this PI is prepared to occasionally help review and edit your own independent work, you might be able to pull some posters and even a publication out of it that directly reflects your interests. If they're not willing or able to help in that manner, perhaps they can point you to a colleague who'd be willing to mentor you a little? In my experience, it's easier than you think to get posters accepted. My first poster was in my first semester of my programme and I wish I had known what was involved earlier. I could have done a lot more prior to entry. However, seasoned academics really kn
  7. I'd really enjoy and appreciate a thread like this as well. It's quite validating and refreshing to have some of my experiences and reactions reflected. Often, I feel quite isolated and alone, at least in class. I've made friends with senior students who echo my sentiments and urge me to keep my head down and just get through it. I appreciate this advice and recognize the wisdom, but it gets old when you expect to be at a level where a deep and nuanced examination of the subject matter is vital both clinically and academically. I've added some colour below but made it small so you can TL
  8. Extract the psychology from it. What did she learn about people? There are people who actively learn all kinds of lessons from life and those who just passively experience it.
  9. Thank you for the kind words. I occasionally interact with Shedler on social media and he believes his article is as valid now as it was then. I would agree. The divide between research and practice is amazing. Generally, I’ve found academic instructors act like their classroom contributions are clinically valid but dislike being challenged with real-world examples or ethical considerations. I approach education as something of a skeptic. I don’t accept something just because some told me so. I have to examine it over time but courses don’t leave room for that. Goid luck with yo
  10. Even if you don't spend your time wisely while waiting for admission, just living life leaves you seasoned you in a way that a 21-year-old fresh out of undergrad isn't able to be, but in some ways, the younger you are, the easier you time you might have of getting through a programme. I started my PhD after 40. Having a professional life outside of academia is both beneficial and harmful. I have more real world clinical experience without a Master's degree than the vast majority of my peers (even the licensed clinicians), as well as having other professional experience that gives me skill
  11. Yeah, plenty of students I run across love assessment and aren't into psychotherapy at all. They present themselves as neutral arbiters of differential diagnosis or competency, which they are anything but. I can't stand most assessments. Yes, yes, for many psychologists they are their bread and butter, because they generate more revenue, but they're not my thing. Too many assessments are built on flawed psychological constructs, so I don't see much validity in implementing them. I realize that for some, it's the defining trait of a psychologist, the one thing they can do that others can'
  12. Was this work related to the field?
  13. This is potentially a deep conversation. Generally, state licensure requirements dictate the qualifications required to work clinically with patients as a psychologist. Many, but not all, require a PsyD or PhD in clinical psychology from an APA accredited programme. In my experience, social psychologists are often purely academic, not clinicians, and not eligible for licensure. I'm not as familiar with educational psychologists. I would imagine they are focused on researching how people learn. That might be a specific protected title in some states. In Florida, we have School Psychologist
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