Another implication: Don't expect that work done in a master's program at one school will transfer to another school. You may get a master's degree at Schmedly University and then get into a Ph.D. program at Generic U. There's a good chance that the folks at Generic U will not allow your master's thesis and/or your prior classes to count toward their Ph.D. These decisions are likely done on a case-by-case basis – and their resolutions are often less student-friendly than students realize. The transfer process at this level is much trickier than the transferring of classes from one undergraduate degree to another. Don't enter one graduate program with plans to transfer credits or work from that program to another program. It probably won't work out! … [Read more...] about Guidance on the Graduate School Application Process
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All of the above may really appeal to you, but then the question is, how do you become a sports psychologist? It all begins with an undergraduate degree. This degree is typically in Psychology. However, there are an increasing number of colleges that offer an undergraduate Sports Psychology major — check out the Association for Applied Sports Psychology for information. This major combines courses in Psychology with those in Physical Education/Kinesiology. Finally, if you want to become a sports psychologist, it is possible to start with a degree in Physical Education/Kinesiology. … [Read more...] about Sports Psychology: Mind and Body
However, when I say “I want psychology without atrocity,” I mean the phrase in its simple, literal form, not necessarily with all the reasonably-inferred implications. I do not mean to fundamentally impugn psychology as an area of knowledge work, or imply that intimate familiarity with psychological knowledge is a risk factor for committing atrocities. If anything, I imagine that the opposite is the case. I do not experience surprise whenever I see psychology without atrocity. I see it all the time. That, in fact, is what makes seeing psychology with atrocity so distressing. Psychology with atrocity is as expectation-confounding as table tennis with atrocity--worse in fact, since table tennis players do not wear the special ethical halo that health professionals generally do. … [Read more...] about Ideology Without Atrocity in Kerala
Perhaps you’ve been motivated to work because you’re afraid that if you’re not working hard enough, you won’t be able to provide for your family. If this is the case, you’ve been relying on controlled regulation. In fact, fear has been a critical factor in driving your work. Try shifting your motivation from fear to love for your family. The energy motivating your work will be more positive and generative, leading to more significant gains over time. … [Read more...] about How to Get (and Stay) Motivated All Year Long
To determine whether emotions are felt different across different cultures, the researchers asked a large group of participants from 105 countries to read an emotion word and then color in the areas on two body contours (Fig. 1A). The instructions asked them to base their coloring on how they feel when they experience the emotion in question, indicating increased activity on the left and decreased activity on the right (Fig 1B). … [Read more...] about Do Emotions Feel the Same Across Different Cultures?