ECP's Professor Nathan Hall is Sh#t Academics Say - Read his article about his Twitter account
Dr. Nathan Hall, professor with the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology and director of the Achievement Motivation and Emotion (AME) Research Group, has written an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about his parody Twitter account, Shit Academics Say. With over 124,000 followers and counting, what began as a social experiment has become a viable tool for furthering his research.
"Over the past six months, @AcademicsSay has allowed me to recruit over 6,800 faculty and graduate students from over 60 countries to participate in three online studies on topics ranging from procrastination and impostor syndrome to work-life balance and burnout, resulting in one of the most comprehensive and international investigations of psychological well-being in academia to date. So beyond the account making my academic life maybe a bit less boring, perhaps the most important part of this experience for me has been the sobering realization of how deeply and widely these psychological challenges resonate with other academics and that I am in a unique position do something about it."