I am eternally grateful to the National Science Foundation for funding my graduate research. During the hectic, stressful months leading up to the submission date, I made a promise to myself that if I were chosen as a Graduate Research Fellow, I would compile my notes (totaling some 3,600 words) and make them publicly available for future applicants.
Please click here for those notes.
All resources are my own.
A worksheet to help compare aspects of graduate programs, both professional and social. It's helpful to take these factors into account when deciding on the best program fit, from ease of public transit to academic reputation.
A presentation on the application and interview process (e.g., securing letters of recommendation), as well as important factors to consider when applying. For in-depth guidelines for writing a personal statement, click here.
Examples of common questions to expect during grad school interviews, as well as questions to consider asking current grad students. More general interviewing tips (e.g., for a job) can be found below, under Professional Development.
Advice for writing a cover letter for most positions, both academic and non-academic.
A compilation of tips to streamline and perfect the most important ingredient of your application: your resume/CV.
Bullet-point recommendations for general interviewing. For advice specific to Skype and phone interviews, click here.
Advice and suggested readings centered around negotiating salary and promotions as a woman in the workplace.
Below is a list of renowned peer-reviewed journals in Cyberpsychology. The impact factor, number of issues, and journal description is available for each listing below (click Read More).
- Government databases: data.gov
- European Values Survey: europeanvaluesstudy.eu
- World Values Survey: worldvaluessurvey.org/index_html
- World Health Organization: who.int/research/en
- US Census: 2010.census.gov
- CIA World Factbook: cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook (Can also look up other national government websites)
- General Social Survey: www3.norc.org/gss+website
Search engines and social media
- OK Cupid: okcupid.com
- Facebook: facebook.com (With OK Cupid and Facebook, can see profile pictures and (often) location, friends)
- Wolfram Alpha: wolframalpha.com (Can analyze Facebook profile with "analyze my Facebook")
- Google Correlate: google.com/trends/correlate (Words most correlated with that search term)
- Google Trends: google.com/trends (Amount of time (and when) search terms trending)
- Facebook Status Search: openstatussearch.com (Every Facebook status featuring a word or phrase)
- Topsy Twitter Analytics: analytics.topsy.com (Overall Twitter trends)
- Tweet Psych: tweetpsych.com/?q=sectioned_
- UT Face Database: http://agingmind.utdallas.edu/download-stimuli/face-database (All different ages)
- Radbound Face Database: RaFD.nl (About 65 people, all emotions, diverse angles)
- AR Face Database: ece.osu.edu/~aleix/ARdatabase.html (Different angles, with or without sunglasses)
- LIWC Word Analysis: www.liwc.net/tryonline.php
- Touchgraph SEO: www.touchgraph.com/seo (Related companies in map form)
- eHRAF (Human Relations Area Files) World Cultures: access university library webpage and search for hraf
- Mturk research blog: experimentalturk.wordpress.com (Researchers blogging about using Mturk for research; e.g., how to filter)
- Turker Nation: turkernation.com
- Mturk Forum: mturkforum.com (Both Turker Nation and Mturk Forum can only filter by a few things; can ask for worker ID to ensure people aren't using auth code without participating)