Monthly Archives: October 2011

Spoofs from psych

One Dan Simons, world-renown researcher, shared a link to the Dr. Fox lectures on Google+, and I thought it was quite amusing. To whit, the footage from a 1970 experiment (by Ware, Naftulin, and Donnelly) shows that experts can be … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Kelly B

Way back when, I shared my discussion paper from the PhD core seminar at Carleton University from September 2010. The cycle continues, so I’d like to offer you one Kelly B’s September 2011 paper on similar readings. Enjoy! “What is … Continue reading

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Overheard at Carleton

As I promised once upon a time, I have some things to say about Carleton’s school newspaper, The Charlatan. Before getting in to all that, I’d like to share my amusing contributions to the “Overheard at Carleton” column with you. … Continue reading

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Internet Fights – Addendum

I’d like to supplement some comments I made previously about internet fights. First of all, it seems that internet fights date back to at least 1844 (well before the internet!), so I now have a fuller appreciation of the long-standing … Continue reading

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Now I’ve join the ranks of guest posters

Check out my little article at Canada Higher Education and Career News. Their Twitter account says they’re looking for articles about life in Canadian colleges and universities, so shoot them a line if you want to guest post, too!  

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Tools of the trade, a la Katie Beaton

Recently, we were hosting a guest in the space I am using as an office while I write my dissertation (or, on most days, blog). As I tidied up in anticipation of not horrifying someone who is not related or … Continue reading

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Gender stereotypes much?

An interesting advertisement in the September 2011 issue of Good Housekeeping caught my eye. While we’re on the topic, who signed me up to receive Good Housekeeping and The Good News? I’m not complaining – I enjoy reading about other … Continue reading

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Advice for graduates – and non-graduates, really.

Sometimes it’s helpful for those considering enrolling in graduate programs to read graduation speeches before you get to the end of the road. (The road in this scenario refers to school years.) And I’ll just add that I absolutely love Mary Schmich. … Continue reading

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“You have an intense interest in mortality lately.”

It’s really not my fault that so many fascinating books deal with the topic of death, premature death, or knowing your own expiration date. Actually, the expiration date is a great plot device, as The Blue Castle, Machine of Death, … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, get workin’!

Want to share this great article about the games of rhetorical footsie regarding life after higher ed. My favo(u)rite bit reads: Throughout the time students are in graduate school, they need to feel that their faculty members will support their … Continue reading

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