When leaving a comment on mefi, does looking at that "live preview" window below the edit box make you a better writer too? What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird
on Jun 10, 2012 -
Dad gift filter: Hive mind, what are your favorite books I can get as a gift for my father that are easy-to-digest-in-snippets kind of book? Topics such as self-help, wisdom, psychology, philosophy, biography, and creativity are all great. [more inside]
posted by parma
on Nov 29, 2010 -
What are some interesting pop-psychology or pop-sociology books that I could read this summer? [more inside]
posted by kylej
on Jul 6, 2010 -
Does anyone have any experience with psychology in graduate school? We recently started reading journal articles in one of our classes and it's quite a bit of work to understand what the articles are all about. I'm not sure whether I'm a little slow or whether I just feel intimidated, but really understanding what I'm reading is quite difficult.
The method I've used for now, is to read the article a couple of times, highlighting what I think is important. Then I take notes on the article and it slowly comes to me.
I'm not sure whether it's significant that I wasn't a psychology major in my undergraduate program.
If anyone has any tips or tricks or other advice for understanding what we're reading, I'd greatly appreciate the help.
posted by Garden
on Jan 16, 2010 -
What have been the most influential articles and books in psychology (esp. articles)? Any amazing reading lists, or anthologies? I'm talking the whole gamut -- social, developmental, clinical, physiological, cognitive, etc. -- and only the most universally acknowledged important works. Thanks!
posted by shivohum
on Nov 20, 2008 -
I used to be able to read for hours. Now I'm lucky if I can read for ten minutes before checking my e-mail. What to do? [more inside]
posted by trey
on Mar 11, 2005 -