Hi everyone! My name is Jordan Rogers and I’m a PhD Candidate at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. My degree is in Human Factors which is a blend of psychology and engineering and centers around informing product and system design through understanding human limitations and capabilities. My research and career interests involve optimizing medical device design and healthcare […]
If you are a regular to my blog and/or Instagram page you may know that I started working in the industry as a project manager for a marketing and social research company. Recently when I meet people and tell them what I am doing now people jokingly say “oh you sold your soul and went into marketing”. This doesn’t offend […]
Abigail is a PhD student in Psychology researching statistics anxiety. Click here for for instagram. See what a typical day looks like below.
Hey! My name is Natasha and I’m a T32 postdoc fellow in psychology and neuroscience. My research examines social and psychological factors related to teenagers’ decision making, particularly in risky contexts! I’m most excited about my emerging line of work on positive risk taking in teens! These photos are a general highlight of what it’s like to be a postdoc […]
I am so proud (& a little relieved) that after a long time, I have my first, first author publication. My first research project from my PhD is up for the world to read (is expecting the entire world to read it a little much??? probably). The research explores how sharks are portrayed by the Australian Media on Facebook and […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Jessica, final year PhD student researching endocrine links between disordered eating, weight gain and depression.
Hi everyone! My name is Jessica, and I’m a final year PhD student at the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia. My research aims to identify endocrine links between disordered eating, weight gain and depression. In particular, I’m looking at how the hormones leptin and ghrelin, and the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, are related to emotional eating, food addiction and […]
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 […]
** 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 […]
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 […]
1) Being passionate about a cause can be exhausting sometimes- I care a great deal about ocean conservation and in particular shark conservation. I have researched a lot and understand the facts and statistics about sharks, however obviously a lot of people don’t understand or even care. I knew this, but whilst researching the public’s views of sharks for my […]