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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
8
comment How can the mind be trained to accept ongoing mental or emotional suffering?
I imagine a general question around the psychology of "acceptance" would potentially be on topic, perhaps contextualised within the context of marriage. Perhaps give a few edits a go and see what other sites users think.
Oct
3
comment If time travel were possible, would travelling back in time result in memory loss?
My first instinct was to vote to close this question, but part of me finds it quite interesting to ponder the implications of changing one aspect of reality but holding psychological theory broadly constant. Anyway, I posted a meta question to discuss these types of questions and whether they are on topic. I also think the scientific nature of the answers supports keeping the question open.
Oct
2
comment How to get out of the habit of eating junk food?
In its original form the question was "self-help"; I have edited it to make it general and thus hopefully fit the format of this site.
Oct
2
comment How has psychology categorised different types of love?
Just to make this an answerable question, I've removed the separate question about how to make a relationship work. Feel free to ask that question else where or edit this one to more clearly show the connection between the "types of love" question.
Oct
1
comment What is the difference between having a crush on someone and loving someone?
Bob likes Jane. Jane does not like Bob. see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocity_(social_psychology)
Sep
27
comment Why do women feel odd when males stare at them?
@ShivamPatel I agree much more could be said about staring. Hopefully, others will provide answers picking up on other aspects of your question.
Sep
27
comment What is the neurological basis for 'daredevil' behaviour?
+1 from me. The literature on sensation seeking might be relevant.
Sep
27
comment Why is my Gabor patch not resizing as a function of the bounding box?
I assume this question is about programming a psychophysics experiment. There are varying views about when a question about programming a psychological experiment is on topic. This meta question discusses the topic: meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/471/… Thus, I'd like to think that such questions wouldn't be closed as off topic. That said, I think the OP would get better answers on stack overflow.
Sep
23
comment How to design ballot papers with a large number of candidates in a preferential system?
Yep. I can also see an argument for maintaining the status quo, as any changes could readily be manipulated to advantage one party over another.
Sep
23
comment How to design ballot papers with a large number of candidates in a preferential system?
+1 Great answer. I quite like the optional preferential approach, but perhaps marks below the line could override implied preferences above the line.
Sep
18
comment Research software for conducting a task between card sorting and sketch map drawing
It sounds like this would work well for usability testing. For cognitive psych tasks, I imagine you'd want a means of recording response latencies and user actions in some automated and precise way.
Sep
18
comment Does individual work performance follow a Paretian distribution?
Thanks the Beck, Beatty, & Sackett article looks like an interesting critical complement to O'Boyle and Aguinis' article.
Sep
12
comment Why do I type “it's” when I know it should be “its”
@Steven Just my opinion, but I wonder whether this question is a duplicate. I guess it is an instance where a general question has been asked, but here we have a more specific question. The specific question comes under the umbrella of the broader question, but I also think that the more specific question will get a more specific answer. I'd be happy to add an answer to this question.
Sep
12
comment Why do people make rants on Meta Stack Exchange sites?
Interesting question. I'm just wondering to what extent the labelling of internet communication as a rant is subjective. How are you defining "rants"? And what is the difference between a non-immature rant and a mature expression of dissatisfaction? Eventhough we think we know the different, it might still be useful to first define this distinction
Sep
12
comment Does winning the Fields medal decrease subsequent research achievement?
yep good point. That said, if there was no sampling error, I think the difference observed at five years is practically important.
Sep
12
comment Does winning the Fields medal decrease subsequent research achievement?
@homeland I think that 3 versus 5 widgets of anything per year would be practically important. I.e., almost double the productivity. I agree that the question has statistical elements (and I'm quite active on Stats.SE), but that also, much theoretical judgement would be required to determine whether the comparison group is meaningful. The importance of theory is what motivates me to ask the question here.
Sep
3
comment How to calculate IQ score based on raw score and adjust for age?
I've added your question about speed and IQ scores separately here: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/4491/…
Sep
3
comment How are Raven's Matrices scores converted into age adjusted IQ?
See also this general question about how to create age adjusted IQ scores
Sep
2
comment What are the groundbreaking papers on “Perception Learning” within Cognitive Science?
The other option is just to frame it as a regular question (i.e., no one-paper per answer rule) and let someone post a single answer that is somehow comprehensive (possibly with links to further lists) and leave it as non-community wiki. That's what we've tended to do on this site. That said, I guess this will be an interesting experiment. And there is this meta post to discuss this general class of questions.
Aug
30
comment How long should I work before taking a break?
I agree with taal. It is good to have a link to an equivalent question on productivity.SE, however that question largely focuses on suggestions (but I did see one reference). On cogsci it's more about the scientific theories and empirical evidence for why a particular method works.