The scientific answers are out there!
Social Psychology, PhDJake is one year from receiving his PhD and already has chapters published in psychology handbooks as well as original research in peer-reviewed journals
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Having taught undergraduates and thousands of online students, the weekly blog is dually designed for education and entertainment
Science Jargon Translated
Scientific articles are often written in complicated language, but don't expect any of that confusion here
Jake believes the knowledge of psychology should be free, so you'll find no ads anywhere on the site.
Exchanging ideas is one of Jake's favorite activities! If you start a conversation, you'll surely get a response
Take a Fiction Break
In addition to being a scholar, Jake also loves to write fiction. Check out some of his twenty or so stories published in literary journals around the world
What people are saying…
Best professor I’ve had so far. He is one of the friendliest teachers one could have, and I think even those who sign up for his class without a special interest in psychology would learn a great deal from him. I have enjoyed every class.
Jake is an outstanding teacher and overall person. I looked forward to his class every week as he made the material easy to understand and interesting. His strong enthusiasm about the subject matter was contagious and I’d take the class again with him if I could. Definitely my favorite instructor I’ve had at OSU so far, keep up the good work, Jake!
I loved this course–it offered research-based ways to improve the art and science of building friendships. The author did an incredible job understanding some of the awkwardness of social interactions and normalized them, using tools to guide the reader to improve their skills that will lead of awesome friendship. I’ll definitely be taking more courses from this author, as I loved his voice and content!!
Meet the Psychologist
Hi, I'm Jake. Since the 6th grade, I've been nearly mad-scientist in love with psychology. That was the year my science fair project about "why my neighbors were so weird" got banned from the competition.
Today, I'm now in my final year of graduate school at one of the top schools in the nation for social psychology, and I still can't get enough of it. To learn more about my research, credentials, free eBooks, or short stories (I love both truth and fiction) check out the site--and be sure to let me know what you think!
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