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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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Oct
4
comment Why is white on black considered higher contrast than black on white?
These articles and related references might be relevant: The Impact of Web Page Text-Background Color Combinations on Readability, Retention, Aesthetics, and Behavioral Intention Text – background polarity affects performance irrespective of ambient illumination and colour contrast
Sep
27
comment Is there a cognitive psychology theory for social curiosity?
Just to clarify, are you drawing a distinction between number of shared friends and number of shared friends who are interacting with a particular person? Also, in what sense is $p_2$ focal? Are there particular contexts of this that you are considering?
Sep
21
comment What explains habitual or even occasional incidences of self-talk?
I think you will need to more clearly define "self-talk" in order to have an answerable question. Do you mean talking out aloud or also internal thoughts? At one extreme, the entire internal monologue could be seen as self-talk.
Sep
21
comment What is the threshold where actions are perceived as “instant”?
Welcome to the site. Is there any chance that you could summarise the relevant findings from Ulrich?
Sep
16
comment Is there a correlation between EQ (EI) and IQ?
Just my opinion, but I like the question. I agree there's no prior research indicated, but I find the question interesting and answerable. And I think that the question-answer combo would be a useful contribution to the Internet. I'd welcome more such questions.
Sep
10
comment Why do humans prefer symmetrical arrangement of objects?
@Artem Good points. I added a meta question about the "beauty" tag: meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/436. I added the evolution tag because I figured that people following the tag might be interested in it and linking with other related questions might be useful and there was only one tag originally. But I'm not fussed if you or OP wants to remove it or add another tag.
Sep
10
comment Why do humans prefer symmetrical arrangement of objects?
see also this question on preference for alignment: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/1250/…
Sep
3
comment Does breastfeeding lead to increased intelligence?
@ArtemKaznatcheev I really like the question in general. So I've edited the questions to focus on the general question of the causal link between breastfeeding and intelligence increases, and removed what appeared to be the "assignment-like" qualities of the previous question that focused on reviewing a single study.
Sep
3
comment Does breastfeeding lead to increased intelligence?
Welcome to the site. It's an interesting question. I'm just curious, but (a) is this an assignment? Also, (b) are you interested in the general question of whether breast feeding is linked to intelligence gains or are you more concerned with a critical reading of Lucas et al 1992?
Aug
17
comment Do the Jungian Cognitive Functions/ Processes really exist?
Thanks for splitting up your question. It would make it easier to answer if you could summarise the relevant evidence presented in the video.
Aug
13
comment What conditions are associated with more intense feelings and stronger reactions to stimuli?
@ChuckSherrington I've attempted to edit the question to make it plural "conditions" and prevent the question being concerned with a specific person's situation. I did this rather large edit, as it was either that or the question would be closed. Do you think it should still be closed? and Rob, is the modified question still of any value to you?
Aug
13
comment What conditions are associated with more intense feelings and stronger reactions to stimuli?
Thanks for thinking of asking your question here. However, another aspect of what we call "self-help" questions is that they tend to be specific to a particular person's situation. It might be possible to edit your question so that it is not embedded in your friend's circumstances. I.e., you could ask about the general phenomena. In essence, questions tend to be closed when they appear to request diagnoses to a particular person's situation.
Aug
10
comment Technical model of how babies and young children learn suited to a parent with an engineering background?
I can see that this question is related to the earlier one on computational models of early learning, but I imagine some theories might be of more practical use to technically minded parents whereas others might be more suited to researchers.
Aug
9
comment What is a source of case studies of personality disorders?
Given that Liz has added more detail and Ofri has voted to re-open, I've clicked re-open. Of course, feel free to make an argument for why it should remain closed.
Aug
8
comment What is a source of case studies of personality disorders?
@Steven I'm guessing that given liz is a writer and not a psychologist that she may not know where to start. Liz, any chance, you could elaborate on your motivation for wanting to read case studies?
Aug
8
comment Problem understanding the calculation of normative (Bayesian) base rates
@eykanal I think it would be on topic on both sites. Questions at the interface of quantitative methods and psychology/cognitive science are most welcome here as seen by the upvotes.
Aug
8
comment What is a source of case studies of personality disorders?
@StevenJeuris I think this question could probably be made into something reasonable. I've edited it to make it slightly more polished. But I'll leave it to you or others to say whether you think it's good enough to re-open. The question asks specifically about where to find case studies of personality disorders. One answer would be the journal "Clinical Case Studies".I could elaborate in an answer. scholar.google.com.au/…
Aug
8
comment Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?
I've given the question a little bit of an edit to remove the component about the brain. I would not normally be so proactive in editing, but I know that a few of your questions have been closed recently, and I think that talking about the brain, personality and facial features all in one question would be too broad.
Aug
8
comment How many times can someone listen to a song before he/she stops enjoying it?
Perhaps have a read through: Pachet, F. Hit Song Science. In Tao, Tzanetakis & Ogihara, editor, Music Data Mining, pages 305-326, Chapman & Hall / CRC Press. 2011.
Jul
29
comment Reducing adverse impact, discrimination and unfairness when using psychological assessments for selection purposes
Welcome to the site. Sounds interesting. Feel free to ask other questions about psych testing in selection contexts on the site.