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thatsnotevenreal asked: I just reread Scene of the Crime (again) and I absolutely love how you're writing Allison. I was just wondering if you've had experience with profiling while working on your doctorate. Profiling seems like it's usually portrayed as a fairly specialized field in TV and movies, and since you went into a lot of detail with those sections, I got curious. Is it on its own track within the field, or is it a skill that comes with studying psychology in general?
Glad you’re enjoying it! I really like her in that role too. Can’t wait to get back to working on it.
Yes and no. My doctorate is in the science side of psychology, not the applied side (counseling and profiling are applied). So none of my coursework would directly overlap with someone learning to become a profiler. However, part of my education did include research methodologies used to gather the sort of data profilers use, and how that data gets used and interpreted. That, combined with my time spent with statistics and probability help me understand the fundamentals of profiling, even without any direct training.
What you do get with studying psychology in general is a foundation that would help you be a better profiler in some ways. The data, the understandings about human nature that scientific psychologists like me gather, gets applied to real-world situations using probability by profilers, so anything you learn as a psychologist gives you more information to make inferences about people.
But the real pros are the most up-to-date on data specific to their domain, leaving someone like me in the dust. They’re also, more importantly, the people who have the experience to know which facts and features are more or less important compared to other pieces of information. They know which clues to search out, how not to miss important things. So while I understand profiling, and can write about it in a believable manner since I control the universe there, I’d probably suck at it in real life without further training :D
triggertinks asked: Hello. I love No Way Out. Today I wrote a drabble based on it. It's only wee (450words) but there is no way to send it unless I send it in wee pieces or post it as a post and tag you in it. Would you like to see it? If so how would you like to see it? (Also I'm of the school of lets jump into the middle of things like conversations and notwhat so sorry if I am abrupt)(and I love no way out so much omgee and sometimes I follow you then unfollow because I fickle and mad and choosey etc) BYE <3<3<3
in media res is my favorite way to exist, tbqh.
I think you should post it and tag me, that way I can reblog it :D how exciting.
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