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Although I am clinically-focused, I will second this question. Surely the admins recognize that psych consists of many sub-disciplines, with the variety of graduate programs reflecting this? Would it be that difficult to either revert the forum back to general psych, or to at least create additional subforums?

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This exactly. Frankly, this is a stupid, exclusionary change. Clinicians obviously felt comfortable posting here before, and non-clinical psychologists deserve a place on gradcafe. I am really not seeing the benefits of this decision. I support changing the name back. 

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As an aside, if they intend to open new boards for different psych fields, that's a huge error in judgment. We need interdisciplinary contact, even if it's at the application stages.

I think someone goofed. They leapt on an idea and didn't really think it through.

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Just adding to the growing group to say change it back! While I recognize clinical psych is a large focus of the forum, there are LOTS of other sub-disciplines that use threads. If I was new to GC and wasn't clinical, I wouldn't know that this space was for me, too. 

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I'm just bumping this for visibility AND to make the point that, at the moment, the top ten threads in this forum include Quantitative Psych, Clinical & Counseling Psych, Industrial Organizational Psych, Cognitive Psych/Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psych, and Social & Personality Psych.

Sorry, School Psych. You just missed the top ten. 😔

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Other than these valid points - a lot of PhD programs don't even have specific areas in their program (only 'psychology') and a lot of people do interdisciplinary things (e.g., social neuroscience is a field?!) This distinction makes so not sense....

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2 hours ago, PokePsych said:

Other than these valid points - a lot of PhD programs don't even have specific areas in their program (only 'psychology') and a lot of people do interdisciplinary things (e.g., social neuroscience is a field?!) This distinction makes so not sense....

Yeah, it's interesting that nobody has addressed this, despite being notified by @PsyDuck90. They can just change it back, no big deal.

People forget that providing a service doesn't bestow ownership over a community. Unilateral change is this context is short-sighted, which is why I prefer to think of it as a goof and not a deliberate and indifferent modification.

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2 minutes ago, PsyDuck90 said:

Nope, still waiting for a response. Sorry everyone!

Well, then maybe it's time to follow up with them? Or for us to ask directly?

Alternatively, I may just ditch this forum. Reddit may be better going forward. I know I have no reason to stick around a forum that's excluding my entire subfield... along with most of the psychological scienes. 

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12 minutes ago, amazingbutternutsquash said:

Well, then maybe it's time to follow up with them? Or for us to ask directly?

Alternatively, I may just ditch this forum. Reddit may be better going forward. I know I have no reason to stick around a forum that's excluding my entire subfield... along with most of the psychological scienes. 

You're free to reach out to @TGCAindividually as well, if you wish. 

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