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  1. I have a student who has been consistently rude and confrontational since the beginning of the course. They claim to have read the syllabus but consistently ignore the rules and guidelines within the syllabus. (not citing correctly, using casual or inappropriate language in their assignments, not following the schedule.) I've given helpful feed back as to why their assignments are not receiving better grades and have told them three times at this point to cite in the correct format (on top of simple things such as indent your paragraphs, etc.). Their emails are overtly rude and aggressive, rife with entitlement. It's a fairly small class and this is the only student to have any complaint. Up to this point, I've responded with clear references to the syllabus but their gradual failure seems to fuel their aggression. The first aggressive email I received was an epic on how this class was "nothing like all the other online classes" they had taken and that they were confused. Everyone seemed to understand the format of the class but them but this student argued at me on how the class was set up wrong (it wasn't). The last email I have received was beyond rude. One of their essays was exceptionally bad, riddled with grammar mistakes, no correct manner of citation was used, and they seemed to be purposefully placed (their other assignments were decent) and I ended up giving them a failing grade on the assignment. After this, the student stopped doing their assignments and sent an email saying... "Critical thinking is an important factor in my college experience...I am not being asked to do this in this class. I am being asked to write summary's and mind my grammar. I signed up for this class thinking that theories and interpretations would be discussed with students and intelligent discussion would be had. I was wrong." This is a summary and edited version of the email but you can see where the aggression lies. I have a strong feeling this student has been bullying their professors for As. They told me early on that they want to go to grad school and that they need a good GPA which I was very considerate to in the beginning. With the poor quality of their work, lack of understanding and attention to guidelines, I have a hard time understanding how this student has the GPA they have. What is this and how do I respond? I'm tempted to ignore the entire matter because I've warned them numerous times of their errors and they are pressuring me to their idea of the class. The class is entirely online, no lectures, and is extremely simple. There are no extreme expectations to fulfill because it is a lower level course that requires certain basic checkpoints (which they are mowing over completely). Any advise is wonderful. Thanks
  2. Hi everyone! I'm curious to know if any Americans on here have decided to pursue doctoral studies in clinical psychology in the UK. If so, I'd love to hear more about your story (Were you able to practice in the UK afterward? Did you decide to go back to the US to practice instead? Did you have issues with either of those two routes work eligibility-wise? Etc.). Since this tends to be more of a unique case, "Americans hoping to study/practice clinical psychology in the UK" turns up some pretty murky Internet search results, so I'd love some insight. ?
  3. Hi ya'll I applied to several PhD programs in Cell and Molecular Biology to focus in control of gene expression. As an undergrad I researched in gene regulation, but my lab tech and summer experiences are in neurobiology. Would that affect me if I applied to Molecular Biology programs but most of my experience is from a different field (Neuro)? Thank you
  4. Hello everyone, I am applicant from India wanting to apply for Masters program in Data Science/Data Analytics/Computational Chemical Engineering. My humble request is to review my profile and suggest me some universities I should target for applying to the Masters programs. Also, if someone could suggest any chances of obtaining a funded masters opportunity at some universities, it would be awesome ! Thanks in advance ! Profile: - Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) with GPA of 9.3/10 - Major in Chemical Engineering with Minor in Computer Science and Engineering - 2 years and 3 months work experience as a Data Scientist and Analyst at a BigData Analytics startup - GRE Score : 320 (153 Verbal, 167 Quant, 5.0 in AWA ) out of 340 - TOEFL iBT Score : 116 out of 120
  5. Hello everyone, Just some quick background. Long story short, I went to college for undergrad full time up until my first semester senior year. Due to personal reasons, I left to take a 2 year break. I went back in Fall 2017 to finish up my requirements and graduated in December. I am planing to apply to graduate school in the next 1-2 years. The school that I am definitely interested in requires a writing sample that is 15-20 pages long from undergraduate work. I have a sample that meets the length requirement. However, it was written about 3 years ago and my writing has evolved since then. I don't have any other recent samples (the final classes that I took were in French and Math). So, I would like to edit the paper that I do have. I was considering reaching out to students in the English department at my local hometown college for assistance in editing my writing sample to make it application ready. Since it is a lengthy paper, I figured that I would likely need to pay said editor for their help. I am not a current student, So I am not eligible to use my alma mater's writing center. Has anybody ever gone this route before? Does anyone have other suggestions for help with getting my paper edited? Does anyone know what a fair price might be for someone to edit a 20 page (about 6,000 words) paper for graduate school admissions? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  6. HIIIIIII EVERYONE I GOT admitted to PENN STATE and was offered 25k for 2 years, (12,250$ per year) plus 2,500K for any internship and such, I am really grateful for the offer, but i need 100% funding in order to attend since the school's estimated cost is around 50K for one year (I am an INTERNATIONAL Student), I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO, and yes i have researched every database, website on the internet for scholarships and because of various reasons, age, work experience, country residency, major and stuff there was no suitable scholarship out there, THEREFORE, i have no choice but to TRY negotiate with the school if any of you have negotiated before, please provide me tips ANY ADVICE will DO
  7. I wanted to seek the community to ask about advice in applying to different PhD programs. - For Clinical and Counseling Psychology PhD: Do GRE's matter? Do connections matter? Also, if I go to a PhD program for clinical psychology in Canada and come back to the U.S., can I be a faculty and researcher at a institution in the U.S.? -I also wanted to apply to Human Development and Family Systems programs because my research interest matches well with that field. Can I still become a researcher and a faculty within a psychology department (since it is related)? Is it competitive to get into that program? Any information that you all can give me would be great! Also, would I be a great candidate for these programs? I currently am a M.A. student at a Clinical Psychology program, have a 4.0 graduate GPA (so far) and 3.7 undergraduate GPA, am a lab coordinator for a lab that focuses on sexual health, pain, romantic relationships in older adults, have 2 1/2 years of research experience before that, 6 poster presentation, and 4 manuscripts in preparation. I also am a graduate intern at a Mood and Anxiety Disorders clinic, and have had previous experience as a life coach at my alma mater's counseling center. Thank you!!
  8. Hey guys, I was offered a place at the University of Bath to do my masters in Microbiology. The only problem is that I can't really afford the cost of paying as an international student. I was looking online and mostly found scholarships for 3rd world country students. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any scholarships that US students can apply to. Thanks!
  9. What does an American need grade wise to get into European universities(nothing big like cambridge, ecole, or delft), I want to go into business(international business, management, etc.). what would I need for AP scores, SAT/ACT, normal class credits, and languages? I am in my sophomore year, taking Algebra 2 and AP European History.
  10. Hi everyone! I am an applicant for Genetic Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh. My application is officially being reviewed as of a few weeks/a month ago and I'm basically just playing the waiting game. A few stats about me: 26 years old, graduating with a BS in Biology April 2018, 3.34 GPA, 5 years pharmacy experience, GC shadowing experience, bereavement counseling volunteer, research experience, and personal GC experience. I only applied to UPitt -- kind of scary, but hoping for the best. Anyone else applying to GC programs for Fall 2018?
  11. I am going to be a TA next Fall semester, and I am curious how much power a TA has to deal with problem students... I ask because through my undergraduate there were several instances were there were loud and aggressive students in labs - and the TAs didn't seem to feel they were allowed to do anything about it. I remember in one Chem lab I heard a student called the TA a b*tch after discussing some common mistakes on a lab... Another student kept derailing and aggressively arguing with our TA over climate change and we ended up far over time in our lab. There was also a time a student was playing extremely loud music in a lab, and the TA asked them to stop to allow other people to work and they got into a huge yelling match over it. I doubt the issue will be rampant, and perhaps it may not become an issue at all, but I am generally curious about the proceedings of this... Can you dismiss a student from the class if they call you a profanity? Or if they disrupt class too much and so forth?
  12. Has anyone used FINTIBA (http://www.fintiba.com) to get blocked account with Sutor bank before? I'm going to Uni in Munich and I was just wondering whether it'd be easy to withdraw the money from it because I could not find a branch of Sutor Bank in Munich.
  13. Hi there, My name is Marjorie and I'm applying to be a non-degree seeking student at UWM this fall for their MA in Philosophy so that I can explore whether or not I want to pursue this field of study, instead of continuing down the psychology/social work career path. I was hoping to possibly get some feedback on my reason statement, which is based off of the guidelines they provided. Any constructive criticism is welcome; I'm not looking for perfection here, just want to make a good impression. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and offer feedback. Having studied psychology during my years as an undergraduate, I initially thought I would pursue graduate study in social work or counseling psychology, with the goal of becoming a counselor. Fast forward a few years since graduation, and I am seriously reconsidering this career path. I currently work at a hospital which specializes in the treatment of mental illness. This new position has made me question some of the practices of modern-day psychiatry and has emphasized the reality that the helping professions run an exceptionally high risk of burnout and a loss of empathy called compassion fatigue. I want to be part of a revolution that changes the way we approach mental health care and I think the best way to do this is through the lens of philosophical enquiry, particularly through applied ethics. I also desire to catalyze a resurgence of philosophy by examining it and distilling the knowledge into a practical philosophy that is both accessible and useful for the general public. I earned a 4.0 during my first two years of college, earning a place on the Provost’s list during that time, and was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, a freshman honorary society. After that, I was on the Dean’s list nearly every year and graduated after five years of study with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Bachelors of Arts in Spanish, a minor in Environmental Studies, and a Mental Health Skills Certificate. My broad undergraduate experience gave me the confidence and writing skills to succeed in masters level classes and the two philosophy courses I took enhanced my ability to think critically and gave me an idea of what doing philosophy means, and why it is important. Reflecting on my college career, I have realized that philosophy courses were the ones that I was most engaged in, and challenged me the most intellectually. Topics of interest for me range from the study of logic and ethics to philosophy of religion. I am particularly interested in the philosophy of eastern religions and the intersection between psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. My hope is to explore these interests further as a student at UWM, with the intention to eventually pursue a PhD in the subject.
  14. Hello! I am developing a website to help international students who want to pursue higher education in the U.S I need your input though! If you are from somewhere outside the U.S and wish to pursue education or learn english in the U.S. could you please respond to this post or email l.wright2@myinternationall.com This is only research to help build you, the international student, an amazing and easy to use site. Thank you!
  15. Hello everyone,I am a psychology undergraduate who has been set a formative assignment (which means its not worth anything but still has to be done) using SPSS. I was wondering if anyone could help me answer these questions as I am struggling and My lecturer scares me and isn't very nice. I know it isn't worth anything but I want to understand the questions as I might come across similar questions later in the term. Any help given will be greatly appreciated:QUESTIONS: 1. Suppose that a group of researchers areinterested in the idea that high fertility can alter women’s mood, and thereby influencedepression. Because a woman’s menstrual cycle phase is linked to her fertility,they conduct an observational study to test whether women’s menstrual cyclephase predicts their feelings of depression. Participantsreported the day of their menstrual cycle and filled out a questionnaire aboutdepressive symptoms. Each woman participated only once. Women who were on days9-15 of their cycle were classified as being in a “high fertility” group, andthose on days 19-25 were classified as “low fertility”. High scores on thequestionnaire indicate that the participant feels more depressed. Scores forthe two groups are shown below. The two columns represent different setsof women. a. What is the null hypothesis in this experiment? (1)b. The researchers’ hypothesis is that depression scores change according to the fertility phase of the menstrual cycle. What would be an appropriate statistical test for this hypothesis? (1)c. Enter this data into SPSS, being careful to consider whether it is between-groups or within-group design. Perform the analysis you have described in part b. Present your results appropriately for inclusion in a results section of a scientific report. Report your p-value as a two-tailed test. All statistics should be reported to 2dp. (7) Suppose now that the researchers had chosen a different analysis, which included women who were menstruating or premenstrual. The researchers define this third group of women as anyone who is on days 26-28 or days 1-5 of their cycle. The data for this group is shown below. d. The researchers use ANOVA to analyse this data. They want to compare ratings during the high fertility phase with those during the low fertility phase, and then to compare the high fertility phase with the PMS/menstrual phase. They hypothesise that scores will differ between these groups, and do not make specific predictions about whether they will increase or decrease. What is the name for the planned contrasts they should choose inSPSS? (2)e. Is there evidence of a significant overall effect of menstrual cycle phase on depression scores? Is there evidence of a significant difference between women in the high and low fertility phases? Is there evidence of a significant difference between women in the high fertility and the PMS/menstrual phase? State the appropriate statistics to justify your answer in each case. Report all statistics to 2dp. (8)f. Is there evidence of a violation of the assumption of homogeneity of variance? State the appropriate statistics to justify your answer. Report statistics to 2dp.(4)g. Create a bar graph to display this data, including all the required elements for publication in a scientific report. (7)30 Marks2. Some researchers are interested in whether a person’s physical attractiveness is related to the salary that they receive in their job. To explore this, they collect photographs of 80 people, along with data about their annual salary and their age. The photographs are independently rated for attractiveness on a scale of 0 to 7. The researchers enter this data into an SPSS data file, with each row representing a person, and the columns representing their age, their average attractiveness rating, and their salary. (data available) a. Using this data, create a scatter graph of the relationship between physical attractiveness and salary, making sure to include all the elements appropriate to a scientific publication. (2) b. From looking at this graph, would you hypothesise that there is a significant relationship between physical attractiveness and salary? (1)c. What is the statistical correlation between age and salary in this sample? Report your analysis in full, with statistics, in a way that is suitable for a scientific report.(7)d. The researchers hypothesise that the effects of age on both attractiveness and salary might be “masking” the effects of attractiveness on salary. They hypothesise that 1) age will be negatively related to attractiveness, and hence that 2) after controlling for age, there will be a positive relationship between attractiveness and salary. To test their first hypothesis, they perform a linear regression, to explore the relationship between age and attractiveness. Perform a linear regressionyourself, and report the results in full. Include a sentence, in plain English,to describe the relationship between age and attractiveness. Report statisticsto 2dp. (10)e. The people in the sample are all aged between 17 and 50. Perform a regression analysis of the relationship between age and salary,and use this to estimate what the salary would be for a 64 year old. Report al lyour statistics to the nearest whole number.(6)f. Perform a hierarchical (two-step) linear regression to test whether attractiveness predicts salary after controlling forage. Is attractiveness a statistically significant predictor of salary when age is included in the model (Yes/No)? Report the relevant p-value to 3dp. Is attractiveness a positive or negative predictor, or neither? Which statistic did you look at to answer this question? How much variation in salary does attractiveness explain, aftercontrolling for age? Which statistic did you look at to answer this question? Is the researcher hypothesis from part d supported (Yes/No)? (14)40 Marks3. Some researchers are interested in whether competitive behaviours operate to show off skills to potential romantic partners. They hypothesise that heterosexual men who are asked to engage in a competitive task will perform differently when being observed by female rather than male experimenters, and especially if the task relates to skill rather than simply hard work. To test this hypothesis they randomly allocate participants to a skill-based or an effort-based task, and to be observed by either a male or a female experimenter while they complete the task. The researchers enter this data into an SPSSdatafile, with each row representing a participant, and three columns representing whether they performed an effort or skill-based task, whether they were observed by a man or a woman, and their score on the task. (data Is available) a. Perform an analysis to test the researchers’hypotheses, including all the required follow up tests and descriptives that you believe are necessary. Write up this analysis in full, describing any statistical assumptions that you think are necessary, or explaining why youthink that such tests are not necessary. You should report effect sizes as wellas statistical significance. (14) b. Fill in the following table with the statisticsyou produced in your analysis. Pay attention to the number of decimal placesrequired. Effect: F-value (2 decimal places) Partial eta squared (2 decimal places) Gender Task type Gender*Task type (9)c. Produce an appropriate graph to show yourfindings.(7)Thank you all in advance,Kind regards,Katie
  16. Hello Everyone, I am in a bit of a quandery, and I was hoping that their might be someone on this forum who can offer me some advice. I was accepted into Florida International University's history Ph.D. program last month and was nominated for funding - I won't find out the results until sometime in April, and only after I accept their offer of admittance. There were the only program to admit me this cycle (1st time applying for doctoral programs). However, I am currently on the fence as to whether or not I should accept the offer and attend (if I receive funding), or return to my home in southwest Michigan and get a job (either full-time or part-time) to pay down part of my student loan debt. I currently have about 75k to 85k in debts, the majority paying for my M.A. degree. I figure that I would work for 2-5 years, reapplying every so often, and then continue on course for a history Ph.D. Can anyone offer some advice about this? Personal experiences, or similar situations? P.S. I am hoping to work in academia after completing the Ph.D. by the way.
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