Family Matters: Measuring Impact Through One's Academic Descendants.

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Journal Article

Scientific contributions take many forms, not all of which result in fame or are captured in traditional metrics of success (e.g., h factor). My focus is on one of the most lasting and important contributions a scientist can make: training scientists who go on to train scientists, who in turn train more scientists, etc. Academic genealogies provide many examples of scientists whose names might not be recognizable today but who trained psychologists that went on to publish very influential work. Of course success results from a combination of many factors (including but not limited to the student's abilities and motivation, luck, institutional resources, mentoring, etc.), but the field should find more ways to acknowledge the role that mentoring does play.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marsh, EJ

Published Date

  • November 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1130 - 1132

PubMed ID

  • 29149581

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29149581

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1745-6924

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1745-6916

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1745691617719759

Language

  • eng