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Citation-Based Indices of Scholarly Impact: Databases and Norms

Scholarly impact has long been an intriguing research topic as well as a crucial factor in making consequential decisions. As decision makers ramp up their reliance on objective measures, quantifying scholarly impact effectively has never been more important. ... More>


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Stepping Into the Mentor Role

Mentoring an undergraduate student may be a valuable professional experience for graduate students. ... More>


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Future.com

One of the great things about being in academia is that you never know for sure what each day is going to bring. Just recently I opened a letter from […]... More>


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Department-ism: More Than Just Space Wars

The university is a great place to learn about prejudice — first­hand. The prejudice that I'm talking about is so deeply ingrained in the nature of universities and other large organizations that it is not recognized as a near kin of racism, sexism, ageism, or the other "isms" that can be found in the appendix of most general psychology texts. Perhaps it is not surprising that academic psychologists have avoided even naming the prejudice that is openly practiced on our own campuses and within our own discipline. What I am talking about is department-ism. ... More>


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Isolation, Interdisciplinarity, Inspiration

Establishing a research career at a small liberal arts college can be challenging, but small colleges can also provide unique opportunities. ... More>