Friday, June 20, 2008

Life of a Psychology Ph.D. student: How to explain "research"

I really enjoyed this post about explaining research to people who aren't doctoral students, particularly in clinical psych programs.

Life of a Psychology Ph.D. student: How to explain "research"

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Still Alive

I'm not around so much now that school is out. Have been traveling quite a bit. Back home now and writing, driving, finding a place to live. Staying very busy, as always, but in different ways.

I finally found an apartment, which was very exciting. I'm pretty sure the application for it is more complicated than my apps to get into grad school, but hopefully there's a higher acceptance rate.

Things should be back up to speed once school starts again. The summer will probably remain fairly slow, but if I come across any research, books, or movies that I particularly like, I'll be back here to share.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Suicide Pre- and Post-Combat

I've been a bit lax in blogging lately as I have been wandering between CA, NY, and Canada. Soon Mexico as well, so probably will be a bit before I'm regularly updating again.

However, I wanted to take the time to share some really interesting and insightful posts written by Lily Casura at Healing Combat Trauma. Lily writes about a variety of military issues, and with the rates of PTSD and suicide in the military lately, there are things she has certainly been talking a lot about. I encourage readers to go check out her blog, particularly the following couple posts:

I hope to have the opportunity soon to work with her on researching these issues further, and if so, am sure we will both be sharing any findings on both of our blogs.