Emerging Scholars: Wait, I’m Making Progress?

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Frank DeryckHello all! Now that the preliminary results have been found, the pressure of the research is starting to lessen. At this point, I’m able to start focusing on just expanding the scope of my analysis, and soon I’ll be able to start writing up the results of the past few months of work.

A few weeks back, I was actually able to attend the Western Psychological Association conference to disseminate the preliminary results. For the first time, I delivered a “big boy talk” (not a poster, but an actual talk with an audience and all). It was an interesting experience as my first conference talk, one that turned out to be a little surprising. Continue Reading

Emerging Scholars: Finally, some results!

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Frank DeryckIn a previous blog post, I mentioned that I’d practically be best friends with the Add Health data set, since we’d be spending so much time together. After hours upon hours of recoding data, contemplating variables, and running regressions, I have finally attained some preliminary data, and have made Add Health my BFF. (I’m not sure what that says about my human relationships, but who needs friends when you have data?)

 

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Emerging Scholars: Resilient Factors and Lifetime Outcome Links

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Frank Deryck

“Everything that kills me makes me feel alive. Everything that drowns me makes me want to fly.”

-Counting Stars, OneRepublic.

Resilience is a topic that has wildly fascinated me ever since a conversation with my advisor, Roxy Silver, back in July. The idea that people can bounce back from adversity, to face down their demons and hardships to still succeed, was captivating to me. Since then, I’ve buried myself in the literature on resilience, reading many studies, opinions, findings, and even books (yes, books!). Of course, with any field, questions do arise about missing links, and that’s where my research hopes to contribute. With all that we know about resilience, there’s still questions left unanswered, which I am to tackle.

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Emerging Scholars: Well Hello There! Let’s Talk Resilience

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Frank DeryckGreetings! My name is Frank Deryck, and I welcome you to my blog. I am excited and humbled to have been selected as an Emerging Scholar, and I’m eager to get underway with my research. I finished my B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Portland in 2013, and have been at the University of California, Irvine ever since, working towards my Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior. I plan to complete a major emphasis in Social Psychology with minor emphasis in the areas of Developmental, Health, and Quantitative Psychology.

 

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