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I am a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder.


Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
comment Is it possible to objectively measure the amount of pleasure a person is experiencing?
You can get pretty far just by asking people how much fun they're having.
Nov
1
comment Which study design to use: nested case-control or case-cohort?
Just to make sure I understand your descriptions correctly, the only difference is that in the first case we control for age and comorbities as part of the study design by sampling in a particular way, while in the second case we sample randomly and then control for age and comorbidities statistically (as I assume you would)-- correct?
Oct
18
comment What areas of mathematics support the study of cognitive science?
This answer would be even more useful if, for each of the subjects you listed, you could give even just very brief examples of areas in cognitive science that would draw on these mathematical topics to some extent.
Oct
13
answered In SDT, how is an increase in detection sensitivity conceptualised in terms of the movement of the distributions?
Aug
25
awarded  Custodian
Aug
25
reviewed No Action Needed What are the real life applications for Probability Learning?
Aug
22
answered Which R packages have good collections of psychology datasets?
Jul
23
comment Skin conductance responses to emotional stimuli
I can't parse the first sentence in this question. What does it mean?
Jul
10
answered What is the name of the cognitive bias where an expert overestimates the knowledge of others?
Jul
10
comment Illusion of control hardwired in brain?
Stimulus-Organism-Response?
May
17
comment Aesthetic preference for even or odd numbers
I agree with zergylord, the answer to this depends on what you mean by "prefer." My best guess is that you mean that when people give quantitative estimates of various quantities, the stated estimates are more likely to be even numbers or numbers divisible by 5 compared to other numbers. But you need to confirm whether this is what you mean.
May
17
comment When can anchoring backfire?
I am very unclear about how the percentage accuracy rate statistic that you report is being computed. Is each estimate classified as either "accurate" or "inaccurate" and the accurate rate is the proportion of "accurate" estimates across people? What are the criteria for classifying estimates as accurate or inaccurate? Or is this "average accuracy rate" constructed in some entirely different way? If so, how?
May
4
answered Do people estimate combined probabilities differently to uncombined ones?
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
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awarded  Commentator
Nov
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comment Is there a database of emotional stimuli available?
Note to the OP that this lab also a database of "emotional sounds" that you can request (International Affective Digital Sounds; IADS). I have used IAPS extensively but have never really looked at the IADS and so can't make any comments about how useful it is.
Nov
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awarded  Enthusiast
Oct
27
comment What stimulus features determine the psychophysical power law exponent?
I am moving this discussion over to the Cognitive Sciences chat room ("The Axon Terminal").
Oct
27
awarded  Scholar