The Myth Of The PhD Expert: Am I Smart Enough To Do A PhD? Scarica

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  • 11 dic 2019

  • When I was going through school, I thought, If only I got this particular degree I would be that much smarter. After accomplishing a Bachelor's in engineering, a master's degree, and a Ph.D in Strategic Management, and became a Professor, I can tell you that I'm not much smarter than when I started. When I was growing up, my aunt would always say that those particular people put on one pant leg like everybody else. I really did not understand what that meant, until now. Experts are just like everyone else. We are all dealing with the same struggles as human beings. We all make mistakes. I still sing, dance, and make silly noises when nobody is watching. There are few differences between us. What changes when you obtain more information as an expert? 1. You have wrote and read a bit more in a specific area than other people. Note that it does not have to be much more than others. 2. Your recall and transactive memory is a bit more sharper about specific ideas. 3. You can combine ideas a bit quicker because you had the opportunity to read about that idea. 4. Your expertise does not stay with you. You quickly forget what you wrote and thought about in the past month. 5. People perceive you a bit differently. 6. You get access to resources because people trust you a bit more. Check out: How To Look For Academic Jobs - Is The Grass Always Greener? How To Sell Yourself As A PhD?: Theory Vs Methods Vs Context? Loosing Hope During Your PhD: Finding Motivation With Your Research What Do Professors Expect of Their Students? Can You Create Your Own PhD Program? 10 Myths About Doing Your Doctorate How To Get Unlimited Data For Your PhD Research? Feeling Like Your PhD Supervisor Thinks Your Stupid: What To Do About It Research Vs Consulting: What Should You Choose As An Academic or A PhD? How Do You Work On A Project That Takes A Long time During Your PhD? (How To Do PhD Research) Difference Between A Doctorate Of Education (EdD), PhD, And A Doctorate In Business (DBA)? What To Do When Your PhD / Graduate Student Wants To Quit? (Doctoral Student Coaching) Does Life Get Better After A PhD? (Life After Getting Your Doctorate) *** David Maslach is a research professor of entrepreneurship, innovation, and business strategy, I discuss topics, such as behavioral science, strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and apply these to my new peer proofreading and editing platform. Topics include the sharing economy, altruism, investing in technology, starting a business, and bounded rationality. My favorite videos pertain to incentives, goal setting, and learning from failure to drive behaviors such as weight loss, stopping telemarketers, creating novel technologies, and creating new movements. Peer proofreading and editing platform A new platform where you can earn credits by editing other people's documents. Use these credits to have your own work edited. If you do a good enough job, you can convert these credits to money. The goal of the platform is to get people to 'pay it forward' and help other people out by creating incentives for people to give back. Check out Please subscribe to the Youtube channel:


  • louis martin labrecque harbour

    Yes definitely!

  • CantCifUdontopenuri's
    CantCifUdontopenuri's 9 mesi fa (modificato)

    I always thought of myself as below average intelligence; living in neighborhoods where everyday was a struggle for survival. Joined (and retired from) the military right after high school. Nonetheless, I always had an appetite for knowledge (always reading and researching). After retirement, I went back to school and earned a bachelor's degree (which I didn't think I was intelligent enough to do). I've always said, "if I earn a bachelor's degree, I will go back to school and earn a master's degree; and, if I earn a master's degree, I would go for a doctorate degree." Right this minute, I'm in the master's degree program, working on my homework and listening to ALL your videos. I do this because, I am doing everything that I can to "somewhat" prepare myself for the last and final step of my journey. Thank you for the information that you've been putting out, keep up the good work! On a separate note, after I earned my bachelor's degree I didn't feel any different (i.e., I didn't feel any smarter, go figure). Reminds of the "Wizard of Oz" when Scarecrow earns a brain.

  • amber banoVLOGGER
    amber banoVLOGGER 8 mesi fa

    Hello Dr. David Maslach i am currently enrolled into Ph. D. these kind of myths use to surround in my mind. things you have mentioned are have answered a lot of odd questions. thanks.

  • upik desy 28
    upik desy 28 9 mesi fa

    Thank you. It's been on my mind lately. 🙂

  • Maritime Man
    Maritime Man 7 mesi fa

    I appreciate your authenticity

  • Matthew Sandoval
    Matthew Sandoval 2 settimane fa

    It wasn't until halfway through my senior year of university that I realized how 'human' my professors were. Previously, I viewed them exactly as you described, with a certain amount of awe. I earned my bachelor's degree this past May and, after conducting thorough research, ultimately decided against a Ph.D. I appreciated this video and your candor in addressing some common misconceptions of academia/Ph.D. programs! Thank you.