June: Full of Lit Reviews and Statistical Blues

My Honors Fellowship project has been off to a roaring start so far! Well, as “roaring” as nascent research can be. I hit the pages running in the beginning of the month, reading as much about resilience to mental illness, grit as a construct, emotional psychopathology, long distance running, and the benefits of mindfulness as possible. My job is reading- how lucky am I?!

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Wrapping Up with only Minor Hiccups: Part Four

Hello Charles Center blog patrons! As my time spent researching this summer comes to a close, I am grateful to have this space to reflect on all that I’ve learned, and all the ways that I’ve grown this summer. I am so grateful to the Charles Center for allowing me to truly embrace my passion for mental health and gender differences. This opportunity is definitely a rarity, even in the realm of academia. It has been such an honor to seize this fortune every single day.

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Analysis Win & Genuine Grin: Part Three

Whoooaaa, we’re halfway there… using the software! This post marks the (just past) halfway point of my summer research. My time in Williamsburg is flying by! While psychology research is by no means the most glamorous or dynamic of activities, it has been incredibly rewarding and such a valuable learning experience for me.

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Settling In & Analyzing: Part Two

Hello again followers! Welcome back to the (kind of) weekly installment of updates about my research project. The past few days have been pretty sweltering here in the ‘Burg, so I’ve really embraced a permanent habitation inside of Swem Library.

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Starting New & My Literature Review: Part One

Hello world, and welcome to my hypothetical, cyberspace crib! I’ve been back in Williamsburg for one week now, and my research has been flowing without a hitch so far. My main focuses have been establishing a daily routine for myself, generating momentum for my literature review, and learning how to manage, and ultimately analyze, the psychophysiological data I have collected in the past year.

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