Author Archives: Anita Blanchard

About Anita Blanchard

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

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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The Op-Ed Project

Once, a bazillion years ago, when I worked for Citicorp POS, I had a life changing experience.  The executives took the entire company down to Florida from Connecticut for a three day ropes team building course.  It was amazing, but not … Continue reading

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Paying for Online “Gifts”

This is one of those blog posts where I’m not sure I’m supposed to post it on my personal blog or my professional one.  This topic is one that I’m using in my personal life, but I can’t stop analyzing from … Continue reading

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Productivity Hints

It is ironic that I am writing this blog entry today.  My 5 year old twin son is home sick with a tummy bug and my “productivity” is suffering as I hear the strains of “NinjaaaaGO!”  And “Go! Go! Samurai!” … Continue reading

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Working Mom

In conjunction with my personal blog, I’m posting about my summer  work schedule.  This entry focuses on the “Working” aspect of being a professor who is also  a mother (i.e., a MoFessor). Academics know that the summer is supposed to be … Continue reading

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