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Introduction [Aug. 26th, 2006|12:25 pm]
Doctoral Psych Students' Dissertation Community
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Hi and thanks to </a></font></strong></a>iswari for starting this community. It would be nice to have a place to vent, get support, and motivation for my dissertation. I'm 38, married and have a young child. I'm in a PsyD program and have everything finished except for my dissertation and internship. I am in the process of applying for internship right now. I just defended my dissertation proposal a few weeks ago. So I still have a ways to go. Fortunately, I am working with an existing data set so there's no reason why I shouldn't be able to finish it before I go in internship, right? Right?

I have come to the realization that I need to leave the house in order to get anything done on my dissertation. I have to treat it like a job or it's just too eaasy to procrastinate. I am in the proces of trying to line up childcare two days a week so I can do that. Not an easy task! Especially since we are on one income and babies ain't cheap!

My dissertation is in the area of Irving Kirsch's expectancy theory and menopause.

Anyway, glad to be here.
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[User Picture]From: iswari
2006-08-26 05:52 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, I am working with an existing data set so there's no reason why I shouldn't be able to finish it before I go in internship, right? Right?

I have complete confidence in your ability to get it done. What completely screwed me up, though, was my chair's never responding to my messages, taking months to schedule each meeting and then not showing up to the meetings he, himself, scheduled with me (despite my email and voicemail reminders!). What I mean is...some of it is outside of your control. But be vigilant in stalking whomever you need to get done what you need to get done! I'm worried about getting even further behind, since I won't be able to stalk anyone or even meet with anyone during the day for the entire year that I'm on internship! Anyway, if you're working consistently and your chair gets back to you in a timely manner, you can definitely do it!
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