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I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Deakin University bridging I/O psychology and statistics.

I'm quite active on the Cognitive Sciences and Statistics Stack Exchanges.

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Jan
16
comment Quantify degree to which non-diagnostic features bias category-present response
I just had a couple of queries: (a) Assuming that a feature of an object is perfectly unrelated to being in a category. I.e., probability of category membership is 50%. Then expected number correct would be identical irrespective of the response strategy used (i.e., always say yes, always say no, 70% yes, etc.). Thus, how can you say that responding "yes" 50% of the time is "correct"?
Dec
21
comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
It seems there are two issues: (1) what is the scientific claim implicit in the quote; and (2) what is the support for that claim once disambiguated. I've tweaked the title to perhaps better capture this twofold issue.
Dec
19
comment What is the support for a global personality factor?
I know that when I've used the IPIP measure of the Big 5, I've typically obtained average scale intercorrelations of around r=.20 to r=.30.
Dec
15
comment What is the effect of not sub-vocalizing on reading comprehension?
see this related question: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/1691/…
Dec
8
comment How do graphic objects in data visualisation facilitate ease of interpretation?
Interesting topic. Feel free to also ask the specific question that you mention at the end as a separate question. e.g., How can proportions best be communicated graphically to a general audience in order to communicate risk?
Dec
7
comment Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Limitations
It's an interesting question, but you'll probably need to refine your scope: (a) what kind of therapy are you talking about? (b) what class of symptoms or disorders are you covering?
Dec
6
comment Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research
I just accepted the answer to show appreciation. I'm still open to further suggestions. For now, I'd still use proprietary measures for intelligence testing.
Dec
6
comment Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research
Also see suggestions here to a similar question cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/199/…
Dec
2
comment Are there any cognitive models for visual navigation?
Hi Javier, it's great to have someone who has written a PhD on the topic provide an answer. Would you be able to summarise how your thesis answers the question or alternatively quote any relevant passages (e.g., your abstract)? Also, is the full-text PDF available anywhere on the internet?
Nov
26
comment What reasoning processes underlie the Logima Strictica 36 and Logicaus Strictimanus 24?
It is not the role of this site to provide answers to public IQ tests, especially where such resources could serve to reduce the public value of such tests. I've given the question a tweak to focus on the psychological question. I.e., what reasoning processes underlie the test?
Nov
26
comment Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
Thanks for sharing. Just to clarify, this test looks like an SAT reasoning test and there is a conversion table (but it is from raw to SAT points, thus, an additional conversion to IQ would be required as well as a discussion of the degree to which it is a reasonable proxy for IQ). Is there any documentation about this test (i.e., copyright, explanation of what the scale was intended to measure, explanation of norm development, IQ correlates, etc). Is it the actual SAT test from 2002? or just a practice test that the organisation has developed?
Nov
19
comment What articles use structural equation modelling in a meta-analytic context to model mediation?
+1 Hi Adam, thanks for the detailed answer. I'll start reading through your points.
Nov
14
comment How does appreciation for music change over time for the same person?
I've tweaked the question just a little bit. It's obvious from personal experience that the experience of music can change over time. I think the psychological question is "how" does such experience tend to change over time. I.e., what regularities has empirical research shown exist regarding the experience of music over time.
Nov
9
comment Phenomenon causing people to change their opinion when they are asked to hypothetically defend an opposing viewpoint?
You might want to look at cognitive dissonance theory. If I get a chance, I'll fill this out with a more detailed answer
Nov
7
comment How effective are high audio frequencies in commercials in getting audience attention?
Okay. I've tweaked the title to focus on a scientific question; I wasn't entirely sure about which aspect of the topic your question was focused on: i.e. effectiveness of high frequencies? prevalence of use high frequencies as an attention gaining strategy? conditions where it works or doesn't work? etc.
Nov
7
comment How effective are high audio frequencies in commercials in getting audience attention?
Welcome to the site. I'm wondering whether your question could be refined to focus more on the scientific question. I can see that you're keen to get scientific references, that's fine. Usually on this site, we try to focus on the scientific question and incorporate a request for a reference as a secondary component: e.g., is the question: How effective are high audio frequencies in advertisements in attracting viewer attention?
Nov
7
comment What is the difference between confidence and overconfidence?
To the extent that confidence is accurate, then to some extent confidence is capability. I think in some domains (e.g., leadership, sales, etc.) a little bit of bravado can be beneficial. In other cases, confidence or at least self-efficacy may lead to greater persistence which in turn increases competence. Confidence may also lead people to interpret their competence as greater than it actually is (i.e., a belief confirmation orientation).
Nov
7
comment What contextual links would make full-text journal articles more useful?
Also to clarify, are you talking only about links in the PDF/HTML of the full-text article or are you also talking about side bar links (e.g., options to export bibliographic information links to related articles, view statistics, etc.)
Nov
7
comment What contextual links would make full-text journal articles more useful?
Thanks for asking. I've given this question an edit, but I'm still not sure whether it is a good fit for the site. It is fairly subjective and could potentially vary a lot across disciplines.
Nov
5
comment Is there an open-source / free official Myers-Briggs assessment I can adopt?
Would you recommend any particular measure based on Jung's theory of personality types?