A Psychometrician’s Guide to Popularity


When should you care what other people think of you, if ever? In academia other people’s opinions of you sometimes matter in official ways, like hiring and student evaluations of teaching, as well as in lots informal ways. And in life, let’s face it, we all care. Today we talk about the ways we have coped (or not) with caring what other people think of us. Also: In our letter of the week, we talk about an ambiguous case of who should be a first author. And we definitely do not talk about SIPS.

The Black Goat is hosted by Sanjay Srivastava, Alexa Tullett, and Simine Vazire. Find us on the web at www.theblackgoatpodcast.com, on Twitter at @blackgoatpod, or on Facebook at facebook.com/blackgoatpod/. You can email us at letters@theblackgoatpodcast.com. You can subscribe to us on iTunes.

Our theme music is Peak Beak by Doctor Turtle, available on freemusicarchive.org under a Creative Commons noncommercial attribution license.

This is episode 14. It was recorded August 7, 2017.