Sometimes I find myself reading thirteenth century papal bulls at three in the morning. And to be perfectly honest, I’m okay with this. Maybe I’m just suffering from exhaustion, or maybe I’m just enjoying this brief respite from working on my thesis to write an additional twenty page paper. I don’t know, but I’m somehow enjoying this. By the way, it’s called Parens scientiarum and it was written by Pope Gregory IX to settle a dispute at the still young University of Paris. I’m writing my paper on the interplay between the papacy and the founding of universities, and this is one of my primary sources. Pretty neat!
In other news, I should be getting the contact information of everyone else in my PhD cohort soon. I’m really exciting to meet these people that I will be learning with for the next 5 or so years of my life.
I’ll probably go to bed soon and finish my rough draft of this paper some time tomorrow. It’s definitely going to be rough, especially since Chicago Style is not my citation of choice (APA all the way!). Also, I’m planning on switching gears to a blog about my experiences in Alaska, so maybe that is something to look forward to - you know - the musings of a clinical psychology PhD student who just moved to Alaska. It could be interesting. It could be an adventure.
Good news: I found significance in my data set today!! Yay!!
Bad news: It’s the exact opposite of my hypothesis…
Interesting news: So people felt more loving and sympathetic and kind but did not give away more resources in the dictator game. Human Beings are weird. Also might have caught an order effect that could account for some things.
More data processing tomorrow, methinks!