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I am an independent software consultant specializing in the .NET platform and big data (visualizations and nosql). I live and work in the Washington, DC area, primarily working with the government. I recently earned a Master of Science in Human Factors Engineering (part of IMSE) from Iowa State University, and am currently working on a paper about the cognitive effects of Problem-Based Learning on new and experienced learners.


Nov
12
comment What causes introverts to lose “energy” in social settings and require recovery afterwards?
Interesting question- aside from the fact that social gatherings involve lots of movement, standing on your feet, talking, planning, etc. I wonder if there are two types of draining - physical and psychological going on?
Oct
29
awarded  Custodian
Oct
29
reviewed Leave Closed How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?
Oct
29
reviewed Reviewed Is reading from the screen more difficult than reading from paper and how can screen reading be made easier?
Oct
29
comment Is reading from the screen more difficult than reading from paper and how can screen reading be made easier?
This is anecdotal evidence only - the OP asked for scientific evidence. Not that any of these things are bad, just wondering if you could possibly add to it?
Oct
29
reviewed Close About the Turing test and a Robot's psychology
Oct
29
reviewed Close What are the worst toxics for mental performance?
Oct
29
reviewed Leave Open Why do we see unknown people and places in dreams?
Oct
29
reviewed Leave Open Why is it easier to learn something when you have a teacher explain it?
Oct
29
reviewed Close What more important to an authoritative person, to be liked or respected?
Oct
29
reviewed Close Playing a money experiment with rich people
Oct
14
comment Why do people try to make themselves feel better by treating others poorly?
Sounds like bullying to me.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
24
comment .Do students learn better when challenged (specifically, in math education)?
@user4549 - Many theorists in the realm of learning attribute the increased effort on the part of the student as the main reason PBL is effective. In other words, that's precisely the point!
Apr
23
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
comment Advantages accessing information at “specific places” vs “anywhere”
My thinking is that recording notes (aka "knowledge in the world") has little value if you have to be in a certain location to recall. Perhaps the act of recording the note could reinforce the memory enough to make the note unnecessary afterward. It would make for an interesting study, one which I'm sure has not been done before.
Mar
20
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
The best thing I can suggest is delete and start over. I'm sorry if my criticism is not specific enough, there really is no way I can tell you how to shorten it any more specifically. There's just too much to read, it's overwhelming.
Mar
20
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
My point is that your answer is not clear. It takes a lot more work to write a short answer than a long one. Higher quality answers are what we strive for, regardless of how many points a user has.
Mar
18
comment Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?
Honestly, this is a very detailed, but really long and rambling answer. Can you shorten it up at all???
Mar
18
comment Modern name for the two kind of ethics proposed by Nietzche
Does not seem to address psychology - what psychological point of view would one be looking for?