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Death By Trolley: Friends don’t let friends study Psychology

In this video I encourage people considering pursuing an education in Psychology at any formal level – bachelors, research Masters/PhD, or Clinical Masters/PhD – to research and reconsider what they are considering.

My relevant experience includes having an Hon. B.Sc. in Psychology Research and Cognitive Science, having been an MS/PhD student in Cognitive Psychology, having . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Friends don’t let friends study Psychology

Death By Trolley: Friends don’t let friends study Psychology

In this video I encourage people considering pursuing an education in Psychology at any formal level – bachelors, research Masters/PhD, or Clinical Masters/PhD – to research and reconsider what they are considering. . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Friends don’t let friends study Psychology

Death By Trolley: My increased skepticism of the value of a getting a Clinical Psychology PhD

First post in a long time. Probably the last post in a long time. Here is a comment I left in response to a commenter in a previous post I wrote about the dismal state of the job market for Psych PhDs who was pondering going for a PhD in Clinical Psychology:

I have actually . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: My increased skepticism of the value of a getting a Clinical Psychology PhD

Death By Trolley: Reasons NOT to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology

First post in a long time. Probably the last post in a long time. Here is a comment I left in response to a commenter in a previous post I wrote about the dismal state of the job market for Psych PhDs who was pondering going for a PhD in Clinical Psychology:

I have actually . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Reasons NOT to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology

Death By Trolley: Protected: The Grad School Gospels

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Death By Trolley: How are Psychology PhDs doing on the job market?

I am a reformed and rehabilitated ex-academic. In my previous life, I aspired to be a professor of Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science. I described my experiences in the academic stream in a series entitled The Grad School Gospels. In The Grad School Gospels I have been pessimistic about the value of most Psychology graduate . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: How are Psychology PhDs doing on the job market?

Death By Trolley: Why many professors are atheists: Academe as a secular religious community

Atheists. Agnostics. Freethinkers. Nonbelievers. Nontheists. Humanists.Whatever you want to call them and whatever they

Famous atheists, including many career academics.

want to call themselves. People who do not believe in God. I describe myself as an agnostic atheist and a secular humanist. For the sake of this article, I will use the term “atheist” . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Why many professors are atheists: Academe as a secular religious community

Death By Trolley: A brave new world: Why moving beyond university can precipitate crisis

As students approach the completion of their university education some are excited to enter the “Real World”. Others are in no rush to “move on” – perhaps out of fear or uncertainty about their future, anticipatory nostalgia, or a keen awareness of what a uniquely special time the university years are.

University really can be . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: A brave new world: Why moving beyond university can precipitate crisis