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Research isn’t all elegant study designs, accurate data collection, and sophisticated equations. Researchers must also communicate their ideas and findings with scholarly audiences, and do so effectively. These audiences are no different from those found at your local theater: They understand each paper you write or talk you deliver insofar as it tells a compelling story. Yet, your storytelling doesn’t stop with a single paper or talk. Scholarly records span years and multiple pieces of work. Successful researchers learn to synthesize their records to tell a larger story: a research program. In this book, Andres De Los Reyes describes how narrative tools commonly used in film help you build a research program. Tailored to the lives of early career researchers, these tools reveal keen insights into working with mentors, navigating peer review, and nailing the job talk that launches your career.

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Author Bio:

Andres De Los Reyes received his Ph.D. in 2008 from Yale University. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. Within 10 years, he was promoted up the ranks to Full Professor with tenure. He serves as Director of the Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (, where he has provided research training to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. De Los Reyes has over 100 publications, many in career-defining peer review journals in Psychology such as the Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Review, Psychological Assessment, and Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. He has received over $1.5 million in research funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health. His service record reveals his passion for education and professional development. In 2019, Dr. De Los Reyes served as Chair of the Board of Educational Affairs ( of the American Psychological Association, Psychology’s largest organization with over 100,000 members. He serves as Editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2017-2025), a top-tier journal with subscriptions at institutions in over 30 countries. Over the last decade, Dr. De Los Reyes has delivered innovative, high-quality professional development training to students and early career professionals across the country. He also founded and serves as Program Chair for the Future Directions Forum ( This annual event includes a full day of professional development workshops and small-group and one-on-one consultations on all aspects of scholarly work. He has received a number of honors, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, and Fellow status at the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science.

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