A. "How to Be a Generous Professor in Precarious Times" (post) surveys the too-frequent "cruel tactics," "enmity," and "tendency toward malevolence" that often seem to characterize academia and argues that, "[i]n such dire times, ...simple gestures of support and collegiality have become radical unto themselves."
A. "Shut Up and Write" (post) addresses challenges faced by many "graduate students, post-docs and new faculty" when trying to get necessary writing done.
1. We may "need community, support, and accountability, and ... [we should] embrace the[se], create mechanisms to meet them, and find that participating in these types of supportive systems brings [us] increased productivity."
"How to Start Off Right in Your New Job" (post) lists specific suggestions for "prepar[ing] to start work in [a new] department" and outlines "a few things ... [to] spen[d] the summer doing that might ... hel[p] [you] feel less behind before [your] job even start[s]."
A. The Basics
1. Life in General
"Doing Despite Disliking: Self-Regulatory Strategies in Everyday Aversive Activities" (article) lists 19 "self-regulatory strategies people spontaneously use in their everyday lives to regulate their persistence during aversive activities."