When to be a fox? When to be a hedgehog?

I wrote a blog post for the Graduate Student Teaching Association of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (aka, “Division 2” of the American Psychological Association). I somehow convinced them that a review of David Epstein’s book, Range, which is neither about graduate school nor teaching, would be a great fit.

Are you a graduate student who wonders if your work will ever reach beyond the eyes of the small number of experts in your field? Or have you been told teaching is a waste of your time? Are you an undergraduate who is having a hard time determining a career path because too many things are interesting to you? You don’t have to be a hedgehog (someone who digs deep into one field), you can be a fox (someone with a wide range of skills and interests). Read more here:



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