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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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Jul
28
comment Is the decline of fluid IQ with age less severe for professors and scientists than it is for other people?
@icanfeelt I posted a separate question to capture this: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/3977/…
Jul
26
comment Correct measure of central tendency for reaction times analysis
I think it is on topic here and would be on topic on CrossValidated. Therefore it should stay here based on the general principle that where a question is on topic on multiple sites it is up to the asker to decide where they want to ask the question. There was a metapost about the issue of statistics questions on cogsci.
Jul
24
comment Aesthetic preference for even or odd numbers
There's a discussion of cultural differences in odd and even numbers
Jul
17
comment How effective are multiphasic sleep schedules?
see also this very similar question on medium-term effects on performance of polyphasic sleep
Jul
16
comment Is dominance a hypothetical construct or is it based in neurobiology?
To clarify, is this question about (a) dominance as a personality trait (i.e., "tendency or desire to exert power over other people") or (b) dominant functions (i.e., a particular trait or type which is used in a more confident or certain way)?
Jul
16
comment How is sample size determined in animal research?
@Pavel I tweaked the question in line with what you are expecting.
Jul
16
comment Are motivation and efficiency inversely correlated?
To my mind, if you are motivated to complete a task, then concentrated effort dedicated either to doing the task or planning the task is on-task behaviour. So I don't consider time planning the task as a sign of lack of motivation. Doing behaviour unrelated to the task is more a sign of lack of motivation. So I wonder whether you are actually asking whether there is a trade-off between effort spent planning a strategy versus effort spent implementing a strategy?
Jul
12
comment Can motivation for sex be transformed into productive motivation?
@What thanks for that. I guess I was seeking to make this question more operationalised. e.g., "What is the effect of sexual abstinence of work motivation?" The concept of transferring energies just seems a little harder to talk meaningfully about. That said, I think gradually this question is becoming answerable.
Jul
12
comment Can motivation for sex be transformed into productive motivation?
Can you clarify the link between hunger and sexual desire in your question? I thought you were going to ask whether abstaining from sex leads to greater eating or some such. Also, how do you define sexual energy and productive energy?
Jul
11
comment How to conduct surveys using facebook?
I'm keen to hear what works. Hopefully others have more to say.
Jun
30
comment Why prefer “99% fat free” to “1% fat”?
@CongXu added an answer elaborating on results.
Jun
30
comment Why prefer “99% fat free” to “1% fat”?
There are a few studies here that specifically look at fat statements: Sanford, A. J., Fay, N., Stewart, A., & Moxey, L. (2002). Perspective in statements of quantity, with implications for consumer psychology. Psychological Science, 13(2), 130-134.
Jun
28
comment Why prefer “99% fat free” to “1% fat”?
@chuck Whatever you like. I wasn't sure whether we should have a plain "marketing" tag, but I figured "consumer-psychology" could probably be used on just about any marketing question.
Jun
23
comment What biological processes occur when you love someone romantically?
It sounds like a big topic. I guess this would be a starting point: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love#Biological_basis
Jun
20
comment Does personality imply an inclination to be an expert in one field or average in “all” fields?
Just to clarify, (a) are you asking whether people in general prefer to be experts or generalists? (b) are you asking about the existence of individual differences in this tendency? Also, what do you mean by people being "born" a particular way given that we all grow up in a family and a society that shapes our motivations?
Jun
20
comment How can I prime aversion to conflict?
Meier, B. P., Robinson, M. D., & Wilkowski, B. M. (2006). Turning the Other Cheek Agreeableness and the Regulation of Aggression-Related Primes. Psychological Science, 17(2), 136-142. PDF has some discussion of aggression primes
Jun
20
comment Does a person's brain still contain a record of daily events?
@chuck I want to make a comment about the irony in your comment potentially giving rise to a flag, but I worry that the irony in my comment might also be flagged.
Jun
17
comment How would synapses behave if resting potential was zero?
@ChuckSherrington just letting you know that your comment was flagged as "rude/offensive". :-) I think the joke that jonsca and Chuck are the same person may have been missed.
Jun
15
comment Are there any cognitive test (or test suites) available on the iPad?
On one of the pages, Joggle lists that is has many academic citations. Is this for Joggle's version of the task or for the task in general? Do you know of any academic references that have explicitly validated the Joggle implementation of these tasks?
Jun
15
comment What is the effect of scolding kids
I generally agree with what you say, but what is your evidence to support these claims? The challenge on this site is to provide theoretical or research evidence to support such claims.