Episodes

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Recovery in academia – are we too busy to recover?

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Recovery in academia – are we too busy to recover?
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The academic environment challenges recovery in many ways. Always being available, the “publish or perish” culture, and being passionate about one’s work, makes it more difficult to find time (or permission) for recovery. However, recovery is critical for a sustainable, healthy and successful work life. In this podcast episode Maria Törnroos and Maija Taka present …

Maria Törnroos’s Audio column 6/Research highlight: Impostor syndrome, belongingness and wellbeing in academia

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Maria Törnroos’s Audio column 6/Research highlight: Impostor syndrome, belongingness and wellbeing in academia
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Studies show that impostor syndrome is common, especially among highly educated and high-achieving individuals, such as doctoral students. Doctoral students who suffer from impostor syndrome avoid new and challenging opportunities because they are afraid of failure and of being exposed. What a waste of intelligent minds. But how does impostor syndrome develop and what does …

Academic workload – no time to manage energy and no energy to manage time

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Academic workload – no time to manage energy and no energy to manage time
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In this episode Maria and Maija talk about academic workload. Academics are constantly bombarded with tasks and duties on top of their regular work – sometimes even tasks that are not in any way related to their work. The increasing workload has led to an increase in exhaustion, especially among doctoral students. How could we …

Academic supervision – a superpower or just common sense?

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Academic supervision – a superpower or just common sense?
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. A supervisor is supposed to be a unicorn but at the same time, is not being rewarded or incentivised to do the job well. Supervision is considered to be the most essential factor influencing doctoral student wellbeing, motivation and completion.

Maria Törnroos’s Audio Column 4: “I’ll Do It Tomorrow”

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Maria Törnroos’s Audio Column 4: “I’ll Do It Tomorrow”
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Procrastination in Doctoral Studies. Everyone postpones their duties or chores at some point. But when does postponing turn into procrastination? Based on the blog PhD Pathfinder by Maria Törnroos.

Maria Törnroos’s audio column 3: Find Your Superpower!

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Maria Törnroos’s audio column 3: Find Your Superpower!
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What are your strengths and your weaknesses? This is a question most often heard from a recruiter’s mouth. But it’s a question that everyone should think about once in a while. The answer to this question is not as straightforward as you might think. In this audio column you’ll learn how to find your superpower …

Maria Törnroos’s Audio column 2/Research highlight: Phases of doctoral studies

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Maria Törnroos’s Audio column 2/Research highlight: Phases of doctoral studies
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Audio column by Maria Törnroos, the psychologist for doctoral students at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. The audio columns in the Best Thing Today podcast series are based on the blog PhD Pathfinder by Maria Törnroos.

Maria Törnroos’s Audio column 1: How to help your brain survive virtual work.

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Maria Törnroos’s Audio column 1: How to help your brain survive virtual work.
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Audio column by Maria Törnroos, the psychologist for doctoral students at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. The audio columns in the Best Thing Today podcast series are based on the blog PhD Pathfinder by Maria Törnroos.

Remote Work: Are We Thriving or Barely Surviving? Part 1 of 2.

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Remote Work: Are We Thriving or Barely Surviving? Part 1 of 2.
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It’s been one year, are we thriving or barely surviving? The host, Maria Törnroos, is the psychologist for doctoral students at Aalto University, Espoo. Her guest is Maija Taka, a postdoc & project manager in doctoral education project Majakka in the Water and Development research group at Aalto. In the first part of the two-episode …

Remote Work: Are We Thriving or Barely Surviving? Part 2 of 2.

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Remote Work: Are We Thriving or Barely Surviving? Part 2 of 2.
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The topic of this episode is remote work. In this second part of the two-part podcast, your host Maria Törnroos and Maija Taka discuss how to manage remote work and give some advice – low-hanging fruits to try! Maria Törnroos, is the psychologist for doctoral students at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. Maija Taka is a …