The truth about academic research is a lot less clear than you think.
At least, that’s according to the most recent report from the Association for Psychological Science, a professional association for psychologists, psychologists, and social psychologists.
The APSS report, published in December 2017, found that, in 2017, the majority of researchers in the field didn’t believe they had the authority to make decisions on whether or not to publish or grant grants.
“The research community’s reliance on a few authors and a narrow set of criteria for publication has allowed research to stagnate for many years, especially for women,” the report states.
“Many researchers are also not using peer review, because they are unwilling to accept the burden of risk associated with that process.”
The study looked at all published research papers between 2012 and 2017, and it found that just 1.6 percent of the total total research published in the United States that year was done by women.
Only 5 percent of all published psychology research was done through an institution of higher education.
The authors also found that the average number of papers published by the average university in the US was 6, while for the average journal it was 13.
In other words, just 1 in 10 papers published in 2017 were done by female researchers.
That’s a lot of work to put into a paper.
In order to get any sort of scientific publication, researchers need to submit to a journal or two, then receive a grant from a university, and then, ultimately, publish a paper in the scientific literature.
For the researchers who work on the frontlines of research, that process is very, very hard.
“Research on the effects of sexual harassment is a very difficult and stressful experience, and many are unwilling or unable to take on the burden,” says Jennifer Lasko, who researches gender and power at the University of New Hampshire, and co-authored the APSP report.
“It is difficult to get funding and time to do research, and for a lot people the research is not even worth it.”
In addition to the fear of being publicly shamed, there’s also the issue of funding.
Research is so expensive that many scientists do not have the funds to make their work available to their colleagues and students.
According to the report, in 2016, the average salary of a research scientist was $160,000.
That is not a lot for a guy who works in a lab that is usually staffed by ten men, who, in turn, have no support system.
Laskos says that in order to make money, women scientists have to be able to “get away with anything.”
“They are in denial about the amount of work that goes into their work, they are too busy with their studies, they’re too busy worrying about their family and they’re not focusing on what they’re doing,” she says.
“We don’t want to see them lose their jobs because of these kinds of issues.”
It’s also not clear how much funding universities are providing to their female faculty, since there is no federal funding for higher education in the country.
“There’s really no data on that,” Laskow says.
There are, however, some indications that universities are beginning to address this issue, and the AASP report suggests that more funding will be forthcoming.
“This is a real issue, a real challenge,” Lachowski says.
Lachow says that universities have long considered the issue one of equity.
“As a result of all the pressure that they’re under, many universities have been very proactive and are doing things to make sure that they are welcoming and accommodating to students of color,” she explains.
“That’s a big thing that I think they’ve been working on.”
As of January 2018, only 9 percent of faculty in the U.S. were women, according to AASS.
A large majority of these women are not researchers in a field of their own.
For many, that means that they have little in the way of experience working in the lab or in a teaching environment.
And in some fields, such as social psychology, there are only a handful of women.
As a result, Laskows research focuses on research on women in science.
She has also started an online class called “The Truth About Science,” in which she teaches students about the history of the field of psychology.
“For me, the goal is to give people a sense of what’s going on in the science world today,” she said.
“My goal is not just to be an academic, but also to teach people about the reality of the research that’s going to be done in the future.”