PhD Studentship

Originally posted on Reasoning and Imagination Lab:
PhD Studentship in Moral Reasoning A PhD studentship is available to carry out research on cognitive processes in moral judgments supervised by Ruth Byrne. The PhD studentship is funded from a grant awarded by the John Templeton Foundation. It will provide the successful candidate with €16,000 per annum…

What use are PhD’s? What future do they have?

 A picture attached to a tweet I received from Where will a biology PhD take you? Probably not academia: <8% of new PhDs will get tenure. via @jameswilsdon — Mo Costandi (@mocost) April 15, 2014 @mocost (and others) is profoundly depressing. It plots the number of biology PhD students in the US (86,000) against the… Read More

This is how stigma works

Originally posted on Mind Hacks:
Sussex Police issue a statement about ‘Concern for missing Chichester man’, ITN News report it as ‘Police warn public over missing mental health patient’. Sussex police: Police are appealing for information about missing 43-year old Jason Merriman, who left The Oaklands Centre for Acute Care in Chichester on unescorted leave…

John Waters (not the other one) on depression: ‘Not even wrong’

John Waters (the columnist, not the other one – don’t confuse them!) is quoted in today’s Sunday Independent as follows: “I don’t believe in depression. There’s no such thing. It’s an invention. It’s bullshit,” he said, “it’s a cop out.” To which I can only say ‘wow’! There are at least two possibilities here. The first is that he… Read More