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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2011. I currently work for UTC Aerospace Systems in Massachusetts. My full CV is available on StackOverflow Careers and LinkedIn.

My professional interests include software project management, software engineering process, software measurements and metrics, leadership, and professionalism in software engineering. I'm also a casual student of psychology and sociology, especially as they apply to a business context. Personally, I have taken up photography as a hobby. I'm also a casual gamer.


Jul
11
comment Can critical thinking be taught?
Something relevant might be the idea of progressive education. Those who support progressive education typically emphasize problem solving skills and critical thinking. I wonder if there is work in this topic to support how you can teach or convey critical thinking to students.
Jun
16
comment Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
@GregMcNulty Can you expand that into an answer, perhaps including citations?
Apr
29
comment Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
@ArtemKaznatcheev I'll try to rephrase, after I do some searching for the idea you described. Perhaps I can come across some more ideas to help refine my question, if I don't come across the answer. It'll be a day or two, but hopefully I can come up with some kind of improvement or more information on my own.
Apr
29
comment Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
@ArtemKaznatcheev I'm not interested in a particular group A, though. I'm thinking more of a more generic situation and if a strong level of identification with any arbitrary group can be used to determine characteristics or traits that can be applied to a second arbitrary group of size n >= 2.
Apr
24
revised Is Decision-Making Emotionally Based, with Rationalization as the only Conscious Component?
Removed a tagline style ending.
Apr
24
suggested approved edit on Is Decision-Making Emotionally Based, with Rationalization as the only Conscious Component?
Apr
19
asked What psychological or sociological concepts form the basis of Principled Negotiation?
Apr
2
comment Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
If anyone has any keywords that might be relevant as well, please feel free to share. I'd be more than willing to continue my own research, but I'm running out of things to search for in various databases and search engines that might bring up what I'm looking for.
Apr
1
awarded  Editor
Apr
1
revised Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
added 20 characters in body; edited title
Mar
31
asked Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
Feb
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
3
awarded  Student
Feb
3
asked What are the considerations for using wide-reaching messages and training over individual-focused efforts for changing behavior?
Jan
21
comment Do people have a tendency to stick to one opinion after they formed it?
Is this related to the concept of maximizers (people who obsess over a decision) and satisficers? It sounds similar to me.
Jan
20
awarded  Quorum
Jan
20
awarded  Organizer
Jan
20
revised Why do higher incentives lead to lower performance for non-rudimentary tasks?
edited tags
Jan
18
awarded  Supporter