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Last updated: 05/18/2023

Interested in psychology or research in general? Want to learn more about what's going on in the field? Pursuing graduate school but don't know where to start? This page to compiles resources that I've found helpful as both an undergraduate and graduate student. If you have any resources you want to submit to this site, please use the "Submit" button below to let me know!

Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, tells us what makes an original, how parents can nurture originality in their children, and its potential downside.

From with Adam Grant

Also: why is it so satisfying to find a bargain?

From NoStupidQuestions with Stephen J. Dubner and Angela Duckworth

Also - life is good, so why aren't you happy? featuring Laurie Santos

From NoStupidQuestions with Stephen J. Dubner and Angela Duckworth

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Colorful Book Spines

Journal Articles of the Week

Lucy's Top Reads

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Psychology Job Postings

See Dr. Meltem Yucel's website with lots of psychology job posts, updated regularly!


Free, Online Tools


The Cognitive Development Society ListServ

If you are looking for frequent job postings related to psychology and updates on conferences, talks, and journals looking for submissions, this is a very helpful listserv to join!

Join here!

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Learning Statistics with R by Danielle Navarro

Danielle Navarro's comprehensive guide to learning statistics with R includes everything from setting up R to learning Bayesian statistics.

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Data Visualization

From Data to Viz leads you to the most appropriate graph for your data. It links to the code to build it and lists common caveats you should avoid.

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R Workshop

This workshop will help you to learn the fundamentals of R needed to manipulate, visualize, and describe your data.
Workshops here
Online textbook here

Research Interests Mind Map

Google slides template to use when narrowing down research interests and looking at the bigger picture of the questions you are asking.

Template here


Writing Help

Lucy's Guide to Cover Letters

So you need to write a cover letter, but don't know where to start - that's okay! I have created a short guide to break down what is typically found in a cover letter and how to make yours stand out.

PDF here

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Improving your scientific writing: a short guide by Frederic D. Bushman

A book in PDF form that reviews ways to improve your scientific writing, from writing emails to writing grant proposals

PDF here

The write stuff: How to produce a first-class paper that will get published, stand out from the crowd and pull in plenty of readers. article on how to improve your scientific writing

Article here

Writing Workshop

Book written by Dr. Barbara Sarneck, UC Irvine
Sarnecka, B. W. (2019). The writing workshop: Write more, write better, be happier in academia. (n.p.): Author.

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Grants & Scholarships

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NSF Fellowship

Mid-November deadline
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees. Recipients receive a $2,500-per-month stipend, plus $10,500 a year is sent to their educational institution for tuition and fees.
More information here

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The Beinecke Scholarship Program

Deadline: Feb. 14

Sponsored by The Sperry Fund, this program annually provides 20 college juniors in the arts, humanities and social sciences more than $30,000 to attend graduate school.

More information here

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Tax credits and tax deductions

April 15 deadline

The federal government provides several tax incentives to help defray the cost of post-secondary education. Many graduate students are eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which can be claimed for tuition and certain expenses for the first four years of post-secondary education. Students are eligible for the full $2,500 credit if their modified adjusted gross income is $80,000 or less ($160,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return). The credit is phased out for taxpayers with incomes above these levels.

IRS website

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Minority Fellowship Program

Deadlines vary, January - April
The program provides career development and financial support to promising doctoral and pospoctoral students in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services.
Website here

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APA Grants & Scholarships

Many more scholarships and information can be found here

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Thank you

Thank you to my mentors who have helped me immensely along the way, I am eternally grateful:
Kristin Lagattuta, Ph.D., Nadia Chernyak, Ph.D., Peter Blake, Ph.D., Tess Harvey, Ph.D., Ph.D., Elena Piccardi, PhD.

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