I am sure that you, like me, have said to multiple people during your thesis experience that “My PhD is a job” or “I am going to work”. As PhD students we are so quick to defensively argue that our PhD is a job, but many of us are much less likely to actually treat it like one. We will […]
Hi, I’m Stormy Sweitzer, a second-year PhD student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Though my degree is in organizational behavior, my primary research interest is in the phenomenon of wonder and its implications for organizational life. I also study how the complex virtual and in-real-life social dynamics of activity-centric communities foster inclusion, organization, and interpersonal connection. My […]
6.25am- Early wake up this morning. My morning schedule varies depending on what I’m doing, but I always feel productive if I get up before 7. 7.33am- watering my plant babies! My chillies are doing so well (apart from the dead one you can spot). I also got spring onions over the weekend, so hopefully they go well too! 8.38am- […]
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). […]
I am Connie from @life_of_learning. Currently in my last year of my PhD program studying obesity and diabetes. I’m at the thesis editing stage and hoping to graduate soon! At 06:30, I wake up. Depending on when I have to get into the office, I wake up at different times. This is a typical Monday for me. At 08:15, I arrive at […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Bianca, PhD student researching evolutionary and clinical psychology.
Hi! My name is Bianca, and I am a third year psychology PhD student from South Australia. My research is in evolutionary and clinical psychology, looking at how early life environment and childhood experiences affect our development, and how this is related to experiences of mental health concerns. To be more specific, I am looking at a life history explanation […]
Hi! My name is Tayler (Click here for Instagram) and I’m a PhD student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University. My PhD is in reproductive biochemistry, and my research focuses on oxidative stress and chromatin damage in ram sperm cells. I also teach in a few undergrad classes, so am kept pretty busy most of the time. […]