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9/27/05 3:19 PM
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i am currently taking stat/methods for social sciences and personality. any psych majors have any helpful websites/ tips to do really good in these classes????
9/29/05 12:46 AM
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It depends on who you have as a prof. Mine was more concerned with concepts and how to tell a good research model from a shitty one. The actual stats came second in importance.
10/12/05 10:08 AM
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*opens self up for trouble* :-P I have a Ph.D. in clinical psych, and I actually taught stats for 2 semesters as a grad student. Anything in particular you're struggling with?
10/12/05 4:44 PM
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Ted, Out of curiousity, did you do a crossover program in neuropsych as part of your clinical graduate training, or did you do post-grad training to score your current position? -Greg L.
10/12/05 6:05 PM
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i want to get good grades on the personality tests, my teacher gives really hard tests. would like a website that explains personality good.
10/12/05 6:06 PM
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Not sure what you mean by cross-over, but my Ph.D. was at a program that could best be described as a generalist training model (e.g., therapy, assessment, research, etc.). However, I specifically sought out practicum experience that emphasized assessment and neuropsych, since I knew early on that's what I liked most. From there I scored an internship and then later a 2 year post-doc that both specialized in neuro. There are Ph.D. programs that emphasize neuro, yes, but I'm nothing special IMO, and I was always competitive with folks from those types of programs (when applying for internship, etc.). Matter of fact, I used that as my selling point - I sought out and constructed my own experience, so of course that showed I was a go-getter and really interested in the field, blah-blah-blah :-)
10/13/05 10:00 AM
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Web - what are you having trouble with? What theorists are you covering?
10/14/05 3:19 PM
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we are working on the biological chapters now. the twin studies. i forgot the theorists name.
10/14/05 3:30 PM
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Ooo, my favorite stuff :-P I'm assuming you're talking about the twins reared apart studied and by extenson behavior genetics?
10/14/05 3:41 PM
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LOL - as opposed to cornholed together :-P In all seriousness, those studies are among the few in scientific research that almost anybody can read and learn something useful from. The basic gist is that when folks studied twins who were raised in very different environments (the most extreme example was one where one boy was raised in a military Nazi family, the other was raised in a pacifist Jewish farning village), they found that the kids still turned out *extremely* similar in terms of personality and intelligence, which (A) argues very strongly against environmental effects on those areas, and (B) absolutely enrages anyone who thinks that environment/culture is everything :-/ Sadly, it's only been the last 10-20 years people have studied that stuff, since for the longest time anyone who tried to study biological bases or personality and intelligence was automatically labeled a Nazi....
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cool-have anymore info on the nazi/jewish one? twin studies are interesting.
10/15/05 5:30 PM
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LOL @ cajones.

WEB - look up anything by Scarr or Rowe (I've read books by both that mention that particular set of twins), or heck, just go to Amazon.com and look up what they have under the subject of behavior genetics.

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il check it out.

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