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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
23
comment How does belief in souls or the afterlife influence emotions related to the death of others?
@Singh I tried to frame this as a specific question.
Jan
22
comment Why do people get syllables mixed up when trying to recall words?
Aphasia sounds like a good explanation for extreme cases, but the question seems to be focussing on normal adults confusing syllables, particularly for two less common words. Even if fatigue, etc increases the prevalence, what are your thoughts on why particular pairs of words are confused by normal adults more often than other pairs of words?
Jan
22
comment Do humans only dream of things they have actually witnessed/seen?
@Nick Yes. I guess my answer is just a basic common sense answer. I also take for granted an information processing model of cognition that denies the existence of psychic power in dreams. But yes, more deeply, it would be interesting to see another answer that discussed the kinds of creative imagination exhibited in dreams relative to creative imagination while awake.
Jan
21
comment Frequency in Human sexuality bisexual polyandry and polygamy and others?
So to paraphrase, are you asking: To what extent are bisexuals in monogamous long term relationships? And to what extent do bisexuals engage in longer term relationships with more than one partner or either sex?
Jan
16
comment How would a sociopath experience being abused or raped?
@Nick yes, I think users should feel free to apply the "I assume" edit to debatable assumptions.
Jan
9
comment Where to recruit paid participants for online Inquisit experiments?
I'm very interested in any answer to this question. Also see this discussion of running longer studies on mturk and in particular this question on where to post studies online to get participants
Dec
23
comment Why do people blame others rather than take responsibility?
@user3106040 This question could be improved, but social psych is definitely on topic for this site. "cognitive sciences" is just a name but the site is quite inclusive and includes psychology, cognitive science, psychiatry and neurosciences.
Dec
18
comment Psychological explanation for perceptions of the Loch Ness monster
Okay. I've edited your question a little to be more self-contained, feel free to further edit if I haven't got the right emphasis.
Dec
17
comment What is the scientific definition of “brain training”?
I take your point. We discussed it a little bit here in meta. The rationale for such a tag is that we get quite a few questions here on this site given the bridging role the site plays between cognitive science and general interest. So it's good to have a way of cross-referencing all such questions. The tag also tries to make the scepticism clear.
Dec
6
comment Does Andler's (2012) article on 'Mathematics in Cognitive Science' provide an accurate picture of mathematics in cognitive science?
edited question to what is presumably the intended article
Dec
2
comment Everybody thinks everyone's doing it, so they do it, and everyone ends up doing it
When you get a computer can you please elaborate?
Nov
28
comment What is it called when a person seeks to compare themselves to others?
Your answer emphasises bias. I think that is one way of viewing the OP's question. However, I interpreted the question as a little more neutral regarding the purpose of the comparison. For example, one purpose could be for self-esteem issues, competitiveness. However, equally a person might just want to compare themselves to others as a means of understanding themselves or others in general. Or it could just be an interpretative lens.
Nov
27
comment What is it called when a person seeks to compare themselves to others?
Perhaps see social comparison theory
Nov
23
comment Psychology of a student
This is an interesting question, but it is a bit too specific for our site (hence several people are voting to close). Can you reframe it as a general question about teaching or students?
Nov
20
comment How to gamify a mentoring activity?
Can you elaborate on what you mean on peer training? What are the goals of the application? What kin of things did you have in mind?
Nov
20
comment What is the optimal exercise regime for improving cognitive functioning?
so to clarify, you're not asking about what is optimal for physical health and fitness, you are asking about optimal for cognitive functioning?
Nov
19
comment Is it possible to gain strength by imagining working out?
I'm pretty certain this is a duplicate, but let me know if there is any major difference.
Nov
8
comment How much overlap should I expect between Medline and PsycINFO?
Personally, I think issues relating to searching for psychological literature is on topic.
Oct
30
comment Optimal learning time per day
Do you mean time of day or amount of time per day? What kind of learning are you considering?
Oct
19
comment “Please enter alphanumeric characters” or “Please enter letters and numbers”?
I think this is probably more a question for ux.stackexchange.com ; do you want me to migrate?