Productivity and Time Management

These resources cover topics such as maintaining a work/life balance, how to be productive, and tips for time management. 


The key ingredient to genius is productivity  -- large in volume, extraordinary in longevity, more or less unpredictable in content (Albert, 1975, p. 144)

Bridgwater, C. A., Walsh, J. A., & Walkenbach, J. (1982).  Pretenure and posttenure productivity trends of academic psychologists.  American Psychologist, 37, 236-238.

Cacioppo, J. T. (2008, January). Metrics of Science. APS Observer, 21.

Carleton, R. N., Parkerson, H. A., & Horswill, S. C. (2012). Assessing the publication productivity of clinical psychology professors in Canadian Psychological Association-accredited Canadian psychology departments. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 53(3), 226-237. doi:10.1037/a0027731

Carleton, R. N., Peluso, D. L., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2010). Assessing the research activity of Canadian psychology departments with graduate programmes. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 51(3), 164-176. doi:10.1037/a0020193

Cole, J.R., & Cole, S.  (1972). The Ortega hypothesis.  Science, 178, 368-375.

Endler, N.S., Rushton, J.P., & Roediger, H.L.  (1978).  Productivity and scholarly impact (citations) of British, Canadian, and U.S. departments of psychology (1975).  American Psychologist, 33, 1064-1082.

Gallagher, K. (2012). Managing Deadlines in Grad School.

Helmreich, R.L., Spence, J.T., Beane, W.E., Lucker, W.G., & Matthews, K.A.  (1980).  Making it in academic psychology:  Demographic and personality correlates of attainment.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 896-908.

Helmreich, R.L., Spence, J.T., & Thorbecke, W.L.  (1981).  On the stability of productivity and recognition.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 7, 516-522.

Hirsch, J.E. (2005) An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output, Current Issue, 46, 16569-16572.

Joy, S. (2006). What should I be doing, and where are they doing it? Scholarly productivity of academic psychologists.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1, 246-264.

Lupton, D. 30 tips for successful academic research and writing. The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Matthews, K.A., Helmreich, R.L., Beane, W.E., & Lucker, G.W.  (1980).  Pattern A, achievement striving, and scientific merit:  Does Pattern A help or hinder?  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 962-967.

Myers, C.R.  (1970).  Journal citations and scientific eminence in contemporary psychology.  American Psychologist, 25, 1041-1048.

Nisbett, R. E. (1990).  The anticreativity letters:  Advice from a senior tempter to a junior tempter.  American Psychologist, 45, 1078- 1082.

Over, R.  (1982).  Research productivity and impact of male and female psychologists.  American Psychologist, 37, 24-31.

Over, R.  (1989).  Age and scholarly impact.  Psychology and Aging, 4, 222-225.

Perlman, D.  (1984).  Recent developments in personality and social psychology:  A citation analysis.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 10, 493-501.

Turla, P., & Hawkins, K.L.  (1983).  Time management made easy.  New York:  E.P. Dutton. 

Webb, S. A. (2008). Liberal arts college faculty: Finding the sweet spot.

Wispe, L.G.  (1963).  Traits of eminent American psychologists.  Science, 141, 1256-1261.

Zuckerman, H., Cole, J. R., & Bruer, J.T. (Eds.). (1991).  The outer circle: Women in the scientific community.  New York: Norton.


Maintaining a Positive Work/Life Balance

Badali, M.A., & Habra, M.E. (2003). Self-care for psychology students: Strategies for staying healthy & avoiding. Psynopsis, 25, 14.

Contois, E. (2014). Graduate School Will Kill You and Other 18th Century Health Advice for the Studious.

Groysberg, B. & Abrahams, R. (2014). Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life.

Keeley, J. Afful, S. E., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., Good, J. J., & Leder, S. So you landed a job-What’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists.

Mama PhD: Mothers attempting to balance parenthood and academics blog. Inside Higher Ed.

Philipsen, M. I. (2008). Challenges of the faculty career for women: Success and sacrifice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Philipsen, M. I. (2010). Balancing personal and professional lives: Experiences of female faculty across the career span. Vitae Scholasticae, 27, 9-29.

Shives, K.D. (2013). How to Cope When Work Follows You Home. GradHacker.

Uscher, J. 5 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance. WebMD.