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Frequently Asked Questions:
  • How can I contact you?

    Before you call or email, please consider that I am a full-time administrator now, and questions about psychology courses and research are best directed to the pscyhology department. You can find my contact information here.

  • Where can I download a Microsoft Word template for an APA-formatted (6th edition) paper?

    Here is a popular template for APA-formatted papers.

  • How can I best prepare for graduate study in psychology?

    Take Careers in Psychology (PSYC 200) as early as possible. Then study the material found on this psychology graduate school FAQ page and these links on Dr. Joel Nadler's web site.

  • Where can I find questionnaire items that assess excessive, impulsive, or compulsive buying tendencies?

    Here is a searchable catalog of excessive buying items. Use at your own risk.

  • Why are professors so busy? What do they do?

    The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides a good description of professors' work. It's well-known that university professors teach classes, mentor students, submit grants, and publish research, but not as well-known that professors are required to acquire new knowledge, generate new ideas, and evaluate other people's work and ideas. But that's only part of the job. Thousands of decisions are made at universities every day, and professors participate in much of this decision-making through committee work and other university service. Many professors also lend their expertise to professional and community organizations. As they complete this work, professors must also spend a lot of time documenting what they do (e.g., completing request forms, compiling evidence of accomplishments, reporting on student problems and learning).