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1st first PhD student in Psychology at Stanford under Professor Jay McClelland. All neural network modeling, all of the time.


Jan
23
accepted What is the difference between solving a problem and acquiring a skill?
Jan
23
comment Is procrastination greater when skill is low and rewards offer low status boost and does this lead to efficient task allocation in groups?
I think your hypothesis with regards to why we procrastinate probably has some flaws (working on an answer to this now), but I'm very happy to see questions of this sort. Preliminary hypothesis falsification seems like a good use of this site.
Jan
23
awarded  Scholar
Jan
23
accepted Are there any cognitive models for visual navigation?
Jan
23
accepted Are there any modern mechanistic theories of motivation?
Jan
23
accepted Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Jan
23
comment What is the difference between solving a problem and acquiring a skill?
Its a good start, but I'd really prefer if any answers to this question had citations backing them up, since I'm concerning with misinterpreting existing research.
Jan
23
comment Motivation vs Goal Oriented Behavior
That is a good way of looking at it, and one I hadn't thought of. However, I'm really looking for confirmation within the existing research. If you could find citations backing up your definition, I'd happily accept it then.
Jan
23
awarded  Commentator
Jan
23
comment What is the difference between solving a problem and acquiring a skill?
True, that is one way of looking at it. My concern is whether or not cognitive psychologists are making that particular distinction, since I'm afraid of misinterpreting such work.
Jan
23
asked What is the difference between solving a problem and acquiring a skill?
Jan
23
asked Motivation vs Goal Oriented Behavior
Jan
22
awarded  Promoter
Jan
19
asked What is the psychology behind trolling?
Jan
19
comment Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
This is one of the rare cases where I'm more interested in the methodological possibilities than any specific effects per se. I figured the small domain warranted a broad question.
Jan
19
comment Is there a practical limit to the amount of knowledge a human can learn?
@nico the real question is very very broad then. nice answer!
Jan
19
awarded  Organizer
Jan
19
revised Is there a practical limit to the amount of knowledge a human can learn?
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Jan
19
awarded  Quorum
Jan
19
awarded  Critic