New Year, New Research: How to shake up your social psychology research lines in 2021
2021 is here, and many of us are returning from our first break since the summer months (if we took one) with fresh eyes and rekindled motivation… and many of us aren’t. If you’re feeling listless and uninspired by your current research projects, maybe it’s time to...
We’re interdisciplinary (and so can you!)
The importance of establishing the validity of research ideas and eliminating as much bias as possible has long been understood. As social scientists, we are taught the virtues of mixing methodologies early in our careers, often as undergraduates. But what about mixing fields?
Procedural inertia and the unexpected virtue of (some) ignorance in the lab
The problem with procedural inertia is that—when unchecked—it can hinder creative problem-solving and limit the search for optimal solutions. The common way of doing things isn’t always the best way, or at least as time passes, it isn’t always the best way anymore.
How I found my way to Eos BioAnalytics
“If this is driven by differences in stress reactivity, we should measure cortisol after the task!” I blurted out excitedly to the room full of faculty members and graduate students that I had weaseled my way into. As an undergraduate research assistant, I was a bit...
How we got here.
“Standing on the shoulders of giants… leaves me cold”I have always been someone who bristles at being told what to do. And it’s not just a matter of being rebellious (which is also true). My bad attitude when it comes to following directions is also a reflex that’s...