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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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Apr
23
comment What exactly is the neurobiological mechanism behind the functioning of the human muscle?
It was suggested that this question might be better suited to biology.stakcexchange.com . What do others think?
Apr
23
comment Self-reflection? Mindfulness?
It's probably worth distinguishing between the cognitive process and the trait possessed by people who tend to engage in the cognitive process more than others (e.g., introspection (process) versus introspective (trait))
Apr
22
comment Database of IQ Test Questions & Answers
see also cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/15/…
Mar
24
comment 12 percent of our dreams are in black and white?
I hope you don't mind, but I removed the bit about it taking effort to laugh. I don't see how that has any connection with whether and to what extend dreams are in black and white. If you're still interested in that aspect, I'd ask it as a separate question.
Mar
12
comment How does motivation and performance vary from day to day between mathematical and artistic activity?
Your initial post seemed to be an observation about yourself. And I wasn't quite sure what your question was. I've edited to try to capture this, but feel free to further edit.
Mar
7
comment How is music preference related to personality traits or particular qualities?
It looks like a good starting point; hopefully either the author of this answer or someone else can edit this answer to incorporate something of what was found in the article to make this self-contained.
Mar
5
comment Can we explain the tendency of investors dollar cost averaging in terms of loss aversion?
Just curious, if you have \$100,000 to invest and you are putting \$1000 into the market each week, where does a DCA investor put the remainder of their money (i.e., the \$99,000 in week 1, the \$98,000 in week 2, etc.). Surely the performance of that implicit investment is particularly relevant to evaluating the DCA strategy.
Mar
5
comment Does everyone have some degree of Aspergers?
You might want to do a search for "taxometrics and asperger". Taxometrics is a discipline that examines the question of whether something is categorical or continuous. It has been particularly applied to psychology.
Mar
3
comment Are perceptions of beauty and the ideal partner mostly determined by mass media?
Question seemed to be asking two questions at very different levels of generality. Given there were no answers, I've edited to focus on just one. Feel free to ask the more general question as a separate question if you wish.
Mar
1
comment Prevalence of psychological “problems”
You are interested in prevalence statistics on "bad thinking, cognitive distortion, and other strong, dysfunctional personality traits". I guess the issue is that these don't map that well on to scientific terminology. For example everyone sometimes engages in what might be labelled bad thinking; and everyone sometimes engages in cognitive distortion. Is there a particular trait or disorder that you want prevalence information on?
Feb
28
comment Why isn't psychotherapy more direct with patients?
changed the wording a little bit to make clear that the views are the OP's opinions.
Feb
27
comment Does mental satisfaction lead to physical satisfaction?
How do you define "physical satisfaction"? Personal satisfaction with your physical health? Satisfaction with your body? Objective health?
Feb
23
comment What delay between two audio sources is seen as “noticeable” to most people?
It's not my area, but I imagine some form of search for "signal detection theory" and "audio synchrony" would be a good start (e.g., see this google scholar search).
Feb
6
comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
I think the previous question was focussed on reading sentences and this one tended to have an emphasis on words, which I think is a small but relevant difference. I've tweaked both to hopefully prevent this one being closed as a duplicate.
Feb
2
comment What are “linear spatial weightings” and “specific temporal windows” in Philiastides & Sajda (2006)?
Welcome to the site; these are the kinds of questions that I love to see on this site.
Jan
31
comment What is the scientific term for compulsive documenting of life experiences?
OP requested flushing of revision history; creating a new question and merging old answers in is one way to do that.
Jan
30
comment Is it possible for non-BDSM relationships to learn anything from slave-master relationships?
No worries. I think the edit makes your position a lot clearer. I imagine some people who practice BDSM would take offence at the implicit claim that they need to be treated. Are you not concerned that you may be imposing your own frame of reference on what is normal on to others?
Jan
30
comment Is paraphilia related to BDSM on the rise?
Would you be able to clarify exactly what phenomena you want to obtain historical prevalence data on: Is it any form of BDSM? If so how do you define BDSM? If you refer only to destructive/deviant/problematic or what might be labelled "paraphilic", what would be your definition of the distinction between paraphilic and non-paraphilic?
Jan
30
comment Is it possible for non-BDSM relationships to learn anything from slave-master relationships?
How would you see that your description of BDSM as a paraphilia relates to whether individuals who do not practice BDSM can learn anything from those who do?
Jan
30
comment Does the scarcity of female programmers, suggest that men are more intelligent than women?
I hope the question doesn't get closed. I think the question embodies a view held in the community, and I hope that well reasoned answers can help separate stereotypes and misconceptions from the scientific evidence.