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PhD Survival Guide: Use Operant Conditioning to get S%^t done

Being a psychology PhD student, I wanted to discuss one of my favourite psychology theoretical frameworks that I use to motivate myself. Operant Conditioning is a learning theory identified by Skinner (for more info click here) which in basic terms says that being rewarded encourages behaviour to continue (or increase) and receiving consequences encourages behaviour to stop (or decrease). It […]

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Day in the Life of an Early Career Academic

I have shared many ‘day in the life of’ posts previously, however this is my first as an Early Career Academic! 6.36am- A slightly earlier start than usual today. Up, showered and dressed! 7.21am- Waiting at the train station! I am still getting used to this whole ‘going into the office thing’ and ‘having to catch the train’ thing (although […]

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Favourites; DIY Earring Holder

If you are not new to my blog you are probably aware that I enjoy home decor! The latest little addition to the bedroom is my DIY earring holder. I am a fan of long earrings and don’t have a dresser or  shelf in the bathroom to place an earring holder. So I decided to make my own. I purchased […]

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My PhD Story Part 2

Click here to read part 1 Second year arrived quickly, and I had settled into the groove of being a PhD student. I was busy, but I had come to accept my busyness. In fact my busyness had become a defining part of me, for better or worse. I was chipping away at my data collection for my first study […]

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