Author Archives: Anita Blanchard

About Anita Blanchard

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Spring Break Study Abroad to Prague: Part 2

Yesterday, in Part 1, I talked about some the intellectual benefits of our Spring Break Study abroad program.   Today, I want to talk about what I perceive as the personal benefits of this sort of trip. It actually surprised … Continue reading

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Spring Break Study Abroad to Prague: Part 1

We just returned from Prague for a Spring Break Study abroad program focusing on successful international employees, teams, and leaders.  I’m dividing this debriefing blog into two parts. Today, I’m talking about what we learned and did.  Tomorrow, I’m talking … Continue reading

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Academic Life As the Winter Olympics

SO, yeah.  I figured out this lesson in Grad School, when I was near the end of my dissertation.  I was working my booty off, scared I wasn’t going to finish, and, generally, overwhelmed by next sunrise. A friend/peer from … Continue reading

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When should you have a baby in academia?

Why the hell do they not ask men this question?  It’s a rigged system until academia figures out that half the population gives birth.  And that, actually, birthing babies takes a moment.  

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Should You Go To Grad School?

No.  No, you should not. Let me tell you why.  

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Writing The Truth

We all think we write the truth, right?  We all hope we are.  But what I’ve found is that when I know I’ve found a problem in my writing–that there’s something that doesn’t make sense or isn’t logical–the problem is … Continue reading

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Behold the field…..

One piece of advice (or assvice, as it actually is) that I give my students is to not be beholden to others’ opinions about your work.  We all need to listen to feedback about how to make our work better, … Continue reading

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The Totality

My family and I went to Winnsboro, SC to watch the totality last Monday.  We had originally planned to stay in Charlotte because at 98%, that seems pretty “total” to me.  But a tweeting conversation with the local weather god, … Continue reading

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Career Ambitions and Family

So, I’ve got about 30 minutes before I take my twin son to the pulminologist.  You can read about what is going on with pneumonia in our family here, here, here, and here.  My personal blog is where I focus on my … Continue reading

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Front Porch Behavior Settings

I’ve been debating about whether to put this on my personal blog or my professional one.  The professional one won out! So, as some of my other blog posts have talked about, I am interested in how the environment, particularly physical … Continue reading

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