‘Operation GTFO’- Tips to plan introduction chapters

While many PhD theses are different, depending on location and area of research, most require at least one introductory chapter. This introductory chapter sets the scene for the thesis by introducing the thesis area and discussing relevant previous research. My thesis is going to have two introduction chapters, the first providing background information about sharks, the conservation challenges shark species […]

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Psychology Students Need To Know About These Things When They Finish Studying

** In Collaboration**  Sometimes as when we are in the midst of studying, we can put all of our focus into the projects we are doing now, and forget all about what we aim to do when we have finally completed our degrees. That is why it’s important to remind ourselves not only about the opportunities that lie ahead but also the possible issues as well. Read on to find out more. You don’t have to become a therapist. Yup, I’m sure you have had that conversation a million times! You know the one where as soon as someone finds out you are studying psychology that they assume you that you will become clinical or counselling psychologists that see patients! Of course, it’s crucial to remember that there are many other options available as well such as forensic psychological, conservation psychology, educational psychology, and you may even choose to work as a psychological consult in the corporate world. All of which roles a quite a lot different than the traditional 45-minute client appointment model. If you do want to be a therapist, you will need a properly fitted out office. That is not to say, however, that becoming a clinical or counseling psychologist isn’t a great choice. Although, if you do plan to do this you will need to find the right premises and kit in out in the correct way. In fact, for those working with patients that are […]

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The Finblog on “The Psychology of Plants”

Indoor plants aren’t just visually pleasing (& great for Instagram pictures) – there’s a few psychological benefits hidden among their leaves too: Stress reduction Are you a fan of red-flowering geraniums? If you would describe yourself as a ‘stressed woman’, then your answer most certainly should be yes. A 2002 study(1) revealed that red-flowering geraniums may promote faster and more […]

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Conservation Psychology 101

I get frequent befuddled looks when I explain to family and friends what my PhD topic is. “How are you studying sharks and dolphins when you do psychology?” they all ask. I am also sure that during these conversations their minds begin to imagine a shark laying down on a couch being psychoanalysed. The first answer to this question is […]

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