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Eric Charles
Worked at American University
Attended Bucknell University
Lives in Springfield, VA
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The Railway Man - Highlights of Holt's writing
I'm reviewing materials in preparation for an ENSO ( Enactive Seminars Online ) session on 3/3/16. This is one of the most important sections of The Freudian Wish (Holt, 1915). Something well worth meditating upon: Let us consider, then, the higher forms of...
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Political correctness IS curtailing free speech, and that's just fine!
There is much talk about political correctness on college campus This is including, but not limited to, discussion about Halloween costumes, trigger warnings, safe spaces, and issues involving feminism and race relations. I am not going to write here about ...
There is much talk about political correctness on college campus This is including, but not limited to, discussion about Halloween costumes, trigger warnings, safe spaces, and issues involving feminism and race relations. I am not going to write here about my opinions regarding political ...
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Does Nature Versus Nurture Makes Sense?
 My PsycCRITIQUES review is about to release for James Tabery's book " Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture ." Here are some highlights: If, like many people, you think the nature-nurture debate is fascinating and ...
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Stats Help Part 2: Null and Alternative Hypotheses
Many struggle with discussions of null and alternative hypotheses. The logic behind phrasing research questions in that way can be a bit unintuitive. The logical involves what you can or cannot prove given an if-then statement, and I'll put a paragraph abou...
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Stats Help: Dependent vs. Independent Variables - Understanding the Difference
The terms Dependent and Independent can be a bit unintuitive, and many stats students struggle with them. The easier term should be "dependent", and that term is easiest to understand in an experimental context. The dependent variable is what you measure at...
The terms Dependent and Independent can be a bit unintuitive, and many stats students struggle with them. The easier term should be "dependent", and that term is easiest to understand in an experimental context. The dependent variable is what you measure at the end of an experiment.
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Explaining the "Gay Marriage" controversy in the U.S.
Many of my friends and colleagues in other parts of the world are having a really hard time wrapping their head around the continued controversy in the U.S. regarding "gay marriage." And by that, I mean, "marriage" open to same sex couples, not some new mag...
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Why Experiment?... Why Science at All?
A lot of people wonder what the big deal is about experiments. Why do people care if, say, some particular dietary supplement has been supported by randomized experiments or not? If taking two St. John's wort pills a day helps me out, and my friends say it ...
A lot of people wonder what the big deal is about experiments. Why do people care if, say, some particular dietary supplement has been supported by randomized experiments or not? If taking two St. John's wort pills a day helps me out, and my friends say it helps them, why should anyone care what ...
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I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.
I took down 25 zerglings with 157 APM.
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The academic job market has gotten harder, very recently
There have been many stories recently about the "overproduction" of Ph.D. students in science, and about the increasingly competitive job markets. This isn't going to be a comprehensive post about that, but rather a highlight of a short, but significant pap...
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Hey white people, listen up! This is what conversations about "racism" are about
So, after spending a long time in conversations about racism --- some time talking, but mostly listening --- I pressed those involved about on the "now what?" question. In response, I have been informed that it is my duty to go out and educate other white p...
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Alright, let’s get this out of the way in the first sentence: When I say that victim blaming “makes sense” I do not mean that it is right, or morally justified, or anything like that. What I mean is the behaviors associated w...
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Education
  • Bucknell University
    2000
  • UC Davis
    2006
  • American University
    2016
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  • American University
    Lab Manager, 2013 - 2016
  • Penn State, Altoona
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2008 - 2013
  • US Marine Corps - Civilian Employee
    Supervisory Survey Statistician, 2016 - present
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Springfield, VA
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Bethesda, MD - Altoona, PA - Worchester, MA - Davis, CA - Lewisburg, PA - Annapolis, MD - Simi Valley, CA
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