Carly Smith

Carly Smith


Published on Apr 02, 2015

We've got a dissertation. Of unusual size.

Well, perhaps not unusual size, but perhaps of unusual...strength.I've been off the grid for a bit (one bit = 5 months), but I promise I've been hard at work. I wrote a dissertation...

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Published on Oct 20, 2014

Mechanical Turk is the future

Everyone knows - books, gadgets, Halloween wigs, books on trauma, gift ideas fornephews (okay, those last few might just be my personalizedrecommendations).  But there's ...

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Published on Oct 18, 2014

Here we go!

It's time to start a dissertation!Thank you everyone for donating. The range of supporters is wonderful - family (including relatives who mailed me checks, old-school style), friend...

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Published on Oct 17, 2014

A brief update and a cougar

What is this cougar doing here, you might ask? I asked the same thing when I saw it in the lobby of the Department of Public Safety Standards & Training in Salem, Oregon. I was ...

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Published on Sep 19, 2014

​So what's my beef with The Man? Or, why I study institutions.

As a resident ofOregon and long time X-Files fan, I am no stranger to rebelling againstoppressive systems or conspiracy theories. But as a trauma researcher, I wasdrawn to understan...

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Published on Sep 02, 2014

Trauma & Health: It's not just the sticks and stones that hurt

Trauma & Health: It's not just the sticks and stones that hurt One of the mainpredictions of my study is that having certain experiences in a healthcaresystem will be bad for peo...

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Reply to:Linda SmithLinda Smith
Thanks Linda! That finding was my favorite for two reasons: first, because it was just so neatly testable - I could look at the difference in forgetting between these two groups of people who I knew had and had not experienced institutional betrayal. The second reason it was my favorite is becaus...more
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Hi Spam Girl, Lab note fixed to remove erroneous reference to mTurkers :) I also changed the part about the built in rating system. I hadn't realized that the ratings of requesters were an organic thing, you are taking a risk in agreeing to tasks that may be carelessly rejected and hurt you...more