5. Why “The Impact Team” Shouldn’t Release Hacked Ashley Madison User Data

In case you haven’t been following the news, the next big online privacy scandal is upon us: hackers calling themselves the “Impact Team” are threatening to release user records (including their real names and addresses) for the sites Ashley Madison and Established Men, unless these sites are taken down. Continue reading

4. Should Social Psychologists Boycott APA Journals to Protest APA’s Torture Involvement?

It’s been a long time since I’ve wrote a blog post; I guess moving between countries will do that to your free time. With the recent torture-related scandal surrounding the APA, however, I figure it’s an apt time to rejoin the psychology blogosphere. Continue reading

3. Peer-to-Peer Learning: Using the OSF as a Program-Based Graduate Training Repository

I’m defending my dissertation in a few days, and as a result, I have found myself reflecting on my experiences in graduate school over the last few weeks. Like many grad students, when not attending to my own work, I spent a lot of my time trying help other graduate students with theirs. Continue reading

2. The ggplot2 package: Your Gateway Drug to Becoming an R User

I am a frequent R user, but this wasn’t always the case. Though I have had R installed on my computer for about four years now, it has only been in the last year and a half that I turned a corner and began to use R on the near-daily. The ggplot2 package was a huge reason why, and I think if you are looking to become a more regular R user too, ggplot2 is a fantastic place to start. Continue reading