March 2007 | Vol. 5 No. 2

March 2007 gradPSYCH Magazine cover

COVER PACKAGE: Four departments that truly foster diversity.


A passion for compassion

Newly minted psychoimmunologist Steve Kinsey crosses disciplines and takes his love of animals with him.

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Best (or worst) course ever

A well-designed evaluation process gives students constructive criticism skills and helps instructors improve teaching.

Five things your adviser wants you to know

An adviser can be your entry into the professional world, but he or she can't do it alone. Find out what you can contribute to the advising process.

Lecture hall love

What you should know before dating a fellow graduate student.

Protect yourself onlineReligion in AmericaSpiritual lessons

Few psychology programs train students to consider clients' religious beliefs. There are ways students can close that knowledge gap.

Take your writing to the next levelToo Much information

Cautiously post content to your personal Web site or blog, faculty and students advise.

Why your evaluation countsWriting well

Good writing begins with knowing your audience.

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Where's the funding?

As teaching and research pay increases for doctoral psychology students, so do tuition and debt.