Graduate Student Resources.
Graduate students are the future scientist-practitioners of our field. At The Journal Editor's Corner, we're committed to gathering and sharing resources specific to the professional development of our graduate students. This page organizes these resources based on a typical PhD student's journey through the program.
Earning the PhD
- What Predicts Grad School Success? (Swaminathan, 2012): https://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2012/09/cover-success
- 12 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Grad School (Tartakovsky, 2016): https://psychcentral.com/lib/12-tips-for-surviving-and-thriving-in-grad-school#1
- What I Wish I Knew in Grad School: Current and Former Students Share 16 Tips (Tartakovsky, 2016): https://psychcentral.com/lib/what-i-wish-i-knew-in-grad-school-current-and-former-students-share-16-tips#1
- gradPSYCH Blog: APA's Food for Thought for Psychology Students: http://www.gradpsychblog.org/
The Student–Faculty Relationship
- On being an excellent protégé: What graduate students need to know (Huwe & Johnson, 2003): https://doi.org/10.1300/J035v17n03_04
- Rhythms of Academic Life: Personal Accounts of Careers in Academia: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/rhythms-of-academic-life/book5635
- Working With Doctoral Students section
The Research Process
- Starting the dissertation: Experts offer tips on picking a topic, conducting a lit review and narrowing your focus (Dittmann, 2005): https://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2005/01/starting
- Dissertation Procrastination (El-Ghoroury, 2013): https://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2013/09/matters
Presenting Your Work
- The Perfect Poster: Experts reveal the art behind displaying your science (Price, 2011): https://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2011/01/poster
- Rethinking the Science Poster (Shilling & Ballard, 2020): https://convention.apa.org/blog/rethinking-the-science-poster
Publishing Your Work
See author, reviewer, and methodological resources.
Career Development and Management
- I-O Career Paths (SIOP): https://www.siop.org/Career-Center/I-O-Career-Paths
- The Path Less Traveled: Starting a Career in Your Specialty Area (TIP-Topics for Students, April 2015, Volume 52, Number 4): https://www.siop.org/Research-Publications/TIP/TIP-Back-Issues