Resources

Last updated: 3/1/2022

Interested in psychology or research in general? Want to learn more about what's going on in the field? Pursuing graduate school but don't know where to start? I'll be using this page to compile resources that I found helpful as both an undergraduate and post-grad. If you have any resources you want to submit to this site, please use the "Submit" button below to let me know!

Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, tells us what makes an original, how parents can nurture originality in their children, and its potential downside.

From HiddenBrain.org with Adam Grant

Also: why is it so satisfying to find a bargain?

From NoStupidQuestions with Stephen J. Dubner and Angela Duckworth

Also - life is good, so why aren't you happy? featuring Laurie Santos

From NoStupidQuestions with Stephen J. Dubner and Angela Duckworth

 
Colorful Book Spines

Journal Articles of the Week

Lucy's Top Reads

 
 

The Future of Women in Psychological Science

Gruber J, Mendle J, Lindquist KA, et al.

September 9, 2020 

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Funded Summer Internships

Links to applications below (remote and in-person):

  1. Yale

  2. University of Michigan

  3. UC Irvine

  4. Duke

  5. Boston University

 
 

Conferences & Talks

What is Belief?

Talks from 10/29/21 - 4/22/22

A virtual seminar series hosted by Tania Lombrozo (Psychology, Princeton) and Neil Van Leeuwen (Philosophy, Georgia State University).

Program info here

 

Psychology Career Panel

Are you interested in a career in Psychology? Would you like to know more about the different types of careers available?

Join us as our panel of expert practitioners in various industries discuss different types of Psychology careers and career paths.

Register here

Presented in partnership with the UMass Global Psychology Field Support Team.

 

Cognitive Development Society conference

Conference April 21-23 in Madison, WI
More information here

Registration dates March 3 - 30

Poster submission dates December 1 - January 31

 

UCL Catalyst Seminar Series in Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Virtual talks December 15 2021 - March 9th 2022
More information here

"The UCL Catalyst seminar series is intended to spark fresh thinking and debate, featuring cutting-edge UCL research relevant for children and young people’s mental health and facilitating new connections between scientists working in different disciplines."

 

DUCOG2022: XIII. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science - Cognitive and Functional Perspectives on Emotions

Abstracts for posters due between January 1 - February 28
Emotions are at the core of the human experience. After long having been marginalized in the study of cognition, affective phenomena are increasingly moving into the focus of researchers from across cognitive science. In spite of thisrenewed interest, however, there remains much disagreement about the evolutionary origins, functional profiles, and universality of human emotions. This conference aims to bring together researchers from a range of diverse fields to presentand discuss state-of-the-art research about the mechanisms and functions of emotions in our species.

More information here 

 
 

Free, Online Tools

 

The Cognitive Development Society ListServ

If you are looking for frequent job postings related to psychology and updates on conferences, talks, and journals looking for submissions, this is a very helpful listserv to join!

Learning Statistics with R by Danielle Navarro

Danielle Navarro's comprehensive guide to learning statistics with R includes everything from setting up R to learning Bayesian statistics.
Website

 

Data Visualization

From Data to Viz leads you to the most appropriate graph for your data. It links to the code to build it and lists common caveats you should avoid.
Website

 

R Workshop

This workshop will help you to learn the fundamentals of R needed to manipulate, visualize, and describe your data.
Workshops here
Online textbook here

Research Interests Mind Map

Google slides template to use when narrowing down research interests and looking at the bigger picture of the questions you are asking.

Template here

 

Writing Help

Lucy's Guide to Cover Letters

So you need to write a cover letter, but don't know where to start - that's okay! I have created a short guide to break down what is typically found in a cover letter and how to make yours stand out.

PDF here

 

Improving your scientific writing: a short guide by Frederic D. Bushman

A book in PDF form that reviews ways to improve your scientific writing, from writing emails to writing grant proposals

PDF here

The write stuff: How to produce a first-class paper that will get published, stand out from the crowd and pull in plenty of readers.

Nature.com article on how to improve your scientific writing

Article here

Writing Workshop

Book written by Dr. Barbara Sarneck, UC Irvine
Sarnecka, B. W. (2019). The writing workshop: Write more, write better, be happier in academia. (n.p.): Author.

 

Grants & Scholarships

 
 

NSF Fellowship

Mid-November deadline
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees. Recipients receive a $2,500-per-month stipend, plus $10,500 a year is sent to their educational institution for tuition and fees.
More information here

 

The Beinecke Scholarship Program

Deadline: Feb. 14

Sponsored by The Sperry Fund, this program annually provides 20 college juniors in the arts, humanities and social sciences more than $30,000 to attend graduate school.

More information here

 

Tax credits and tax deductions

April 15 deadline

The federal government provides several tax incentives to help defray the cost of post-secondary education. Many graduate students are eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which can be claimed for tuition and certain expenses for the first four years of post-secondary education. Students are eligible for the full $2,500 credit if their modified adjusted gross income is $80,000 or less ($160,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return). The credit is phased out for taxpayers with incomes above these levels.

IRS website

 

Minority Fellowship Program

Deadlines vary, January - April
The program provides career development and financial support to promising doctoral and pospoctoral students in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services.
Website here

 

APA Grants & Scholarships

Many more scholarships and information can be found here

 
 
 
 

Thank you

Thank you to my mentors who have helped me immensely along the way, I am eternally grateful:
Peter Blake, Ph.D., Tess Harvey, Ph.D.,  Nadia Chernyak, Ph.D., Elena Piccardi, PhD.