For researchers working with children
- PowerPoint autocoding for automatically coding participant responses from PowerPoint stimuli to an Excel spreadsheet
- Demos for computational cognitive science (Suhas Arehalli, Tom McCoy, Hongru Zhu, and Tal Linzen)
- For Stanford graduate students: get feedback on your teaching through the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)
For graduate students
- Modest advice for new graduate students (Dorsa Amir)
For prospective psychology graduate students
Academia involves an endless transmission of knowledge. Unfortunately, too much about how to approach and navigate academia is left as implicit knowledge and remains mysterious to those who have been historically marginalized from academia.
Here is some advice I've found helpful from others, and from what I've learned in my particular experience and positionality, in the hopes it's useful to you too. I hope publicizing this information can make academia more transparent and inclusive.
Be determined in the face of difficulty, ask questions that you don't know the answer to, and seek out people who will help and support you. No one would be where they are without asking lots of questions and getting help from others!
- Is graduate school right for you? / Are you ready to apply? (coming soon)
- Free online info sessions about graduate school in psychology (e.g. Paths to PhD run by Stanford Psychology, PPREP run by Harvard Psychology)
- Applying to graduate school
- How applying to graduate school works (Sokol-Hessner Lab)
- Writing a personal statement (see also: Acing Your Application, SPSP; MIT EECS Communication Lab's Graduate School Personal Statement guide)
- Application Statement Feedback Program for psych PhD applications
- Sample inquiry emails, personal statements, CVs, interview questions (from NYU psychology graduate students)
- Look into financial aid for application fees and GRE fees (if you're taking it) early: e.g. application fee waivers from specific programs, Big Ten FreeApp program if you are applying to a Big Ten school, Queer in AI grad app funding
- Project SHORT mentoring for applying to medical school and a variety of PhD programs
- Free online info sessions or fully-funded visit days about specific schools' programs, especially for those from underrepresented groups (e.g. Northwestern Sneak Peak, search for a specific school + "diversity visit day")
- MIT Brain & Cognitive Sciences application assistance program for those applying to MIT BCS
For undergraduates interested in psychology research
- List of paid summer research internships in psychology (Meltem Yucel)
- Get involved in your institution's psychology department! Take classes, go to talks/seminars, learn about what faculty work on, talk to older psychology majors, talk to undergraduate-facing department members about getting invovled in research (e.g. undergraduate student services officer, director of undergraduate studies, research placement director)
- Read and consume omnivorously. Read newspapers, magazines, academic articles, fiction, and nonfiction. Watch videos, movies, and free online recorded classes. Listen to radio and podcasts.