Dr Burman decided to write several dozen haiku about the History of Psychology. For fun. As part of his Christmas vacation. Here, he also used the challenge of navigating the poetic constraints of its formalism to reflect on writing and creativity.
“So, what do you actually do in your PhD?” Casual questions like this can be surprisingly hard to answer for PhD students. This is because we are trained to write for scientific journals and give conference talks, not to explain our ideas at family reunions or over drinks and loud music. But they are good […]
I decided to write this blog about writing and citing after stumbling upon a phantom article – a cited article on how to write that does not actually exist, but nonetheless has been cited hundreds of times.
How to deal with the numbers game in academia? After defending her PhD in December 2017, Mandy reflects on why numbers (of publications, grants) are so important in academia, and gives concrete advise for (starting) academics who need to deal with this issue.