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Funding the Sciences

While I typically use these posts as a forum for what is going on with my research, I’m going to post something different today and give an update on my brother’s research. My brother, Thomas Stoughton, is a Alpine Botanist completing his PhD at Claremont Graduate University. His research revolves around Claytonia; more information can be found on his website Claytonia.org. Recently, he posted his latest research project on Microryza a funding tool for researchers much like Kickstarter. Check-out his project and see if funding the Sciences is for you.

SIOP Conference 2014

The dust has settled on the SIOP submission deadline (5:00pm, 11 SEPT 13) and I’ve had some time to take stock of how it went this year. I was on three submissions, two first author and one second author submission. This year the theme of my submissions seemed to be research methodology: one scale development, one surveys manuscript, and one training evaluation paper. Overall, it was an exciting deadline; I got to see the papers come together over the summer and get sewn up as the deadline approached. Now it becomes a waiting game. Reviews are supposed to come back in December to find-out if a trip to Hawaii is in the future, looking forward to seeing what reviewers have to say.

More Coverage for Big Five Article

My recent paper, “Big Five Personality Traits Reflected in Job Applicants’ Social Media Postings,” has generated some discussion at ars technica. Jon Gitlin, author of the ars technica piece, takes away a slightly different message than Slate writer Matthew Yglesias, who urges companies be cautious when examining Facebook.

Facebook Research Featured on NPR

My recent article, “Big Five Personality Traits Reflected in Job Applicants’ Social Media Postings,” coauthored by Drs. Lori Foster Thompson and Adam Meade, was featured on American Public Media’s Marketplace Tech. American Public Media’s Marketplace, a daily news source on business and economics, airs on NPR. Lori delivers the take-home message of “employers beware,” the attractiveness of Facebook as a pre-employment screening tool needs to be approached with caution; good applicants are likely being weeded out by this screening tactic.

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