If you look at my CV, you'll see that I have 3 published peer-reviewed papers. Let's not dwell on how small that number seems in terms of the academic job market. Instead, let's do dwell on how small that number seems in terms of substantial contribution to scientific knowledge, an outcome I care about at a much more lofty, less … Continue reading Why Open Data is Awesome – A Completely Self-Interested Explanation
When I was about 12 or 13, I made myself an "Achievements Book". It had things in it like "managed to flip a pancake by throwing it in the air" (trying to emulate my dad, I eventually got pretty good at this trick), and "got to the end of the street on my unicycle, and turned around … Continue reading Achievements
There's a new kid on the blogging block - The 100% CI - and I 100% recommend you check them out and invite them to your birthday party. As for me; I arrived a little late to the party today - specifically, to the party happening on PsychMAP around Julia Rohrer's 100% CI post on (mild) optimism … Continue reading Optimism, and some answers.
This post reports on two pieces of writing about women in research, and one piece of original, exploratory, research. --- The first piece of writing is by Alice Eagly and grad student David Miller; called Where Are the Women?; in a special section of Perspectives on "Scholarly Eminence"; the only article by a woman in this 9-article special section. It … Continue reading Where are the women (going)?
"Ah, Paul Rozin is sort of orthogonal to this whole debate." I can't remember who said it, but I do remember the tone: awestruck, almost reverential, but with a touch of uncertainty as well. Where does Paul Rozin fit in? Let's take a step back. "This whole debate" was referring to the debate about replicability … Continue reading Orthogonal
Ah, love, let us be true To one another! For the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams So various, so beautiful, so new - Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain - And we are here as on a darkling plain … Continue reading Future Thinking, I
Just a quick note on (responses to) Fiske, now that her pre-publication peer(?) reviewed opinion piece has hit the web. Much has been said about various aspects of it; I just wanted to highlight this clever post because it captured my feelings so well: Sometimes (according to Fiske), people talk about giving up psychological research because they are … Continue reading Mess, Broom
I think we were walking to Aldi for some cheap crackers and cheese; for whatever reason we started talking about the colour of money. In Australia, the $5 note is pink, the $10 blue, the $20 red; the $50 is nicknamed “a pineapple” and only the $100 note is green. Bright bright green. Ivan asked … Continue reading Ghosts in the movie machine
A little while ago, someone argued on PsychMAP that going to conferences is a waste of time, money, and environmental resources - that your time would be better spent making connections and disseminating your research on social media.* In theory, I agree. In practice, I love conferences. I'd rant about how much fun I have at them, … Continue reading How I Got My Job
I seem to have developed a strange habit of reading Australian books in the US. The first day I was here (this time around) I read Romulus, My Father, by Raimond Gaita; and then Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. Last year, it was The Great World, by David Malouf - and come to think of … Continue reading Australia…na?