Happy November. I hope autumn in New York is treating you gently.
I have wanted a way to be in touch with all of you more regularly. From this point forward, I will send monthly newsletters to our MA program community to communicate key program information, share interesting articles, spotlight student and alumni accomplishments, and the like. Feel free to let me know if there is anything you want highlighted in upcoming newsletters.
For now, I wanted to share some advice I gave at our MA Program Orientation this past September (text below). My habit is that I tend to start out the academic year with a positive attitude and a list of things I will do "differently" (e.g. procrastinate less, be more patient, get more sleep, etc.) But, by this time of year I feel like I am hanging on by my fingernails to the bullet train that is our semester and just trying not to fall onto the tracks! So I am resending this advice to myself, as well as to you, in hopes it reminds all of us to cherish our community and to add to it as best we can. I will try to do the same. The terror attack in our beloved city last week only strengthens my gratitude for all of you and for our collective work.
Wishing you all a good month,
Sarah Brazaitis, PhD
Current Student Profile
SCAPEGOATING IN THE ACADEMY?
See link for a fascinating, albeit painful, account of one social psychology professor's story: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/magazine/when-the-revolution-came-for-amy-cuddy.html
(Article recommendation courtesy of Org Psych MA student, Elyce Cole).