Day 3 of the @ucu #FourFights strike. I wish it wasn’t necessary. I am striking because I’m fed up of a culture of overwork and exploitation that relies on our care for students and passion for research to keep things going.
I love how today has been reclaimed as a day of celebration :) Thank you all for your support. I'm gonna write a thread right after this talk at @WomeninAIEthics
This is what I plan to be working on for a while: http://dair-institute.org/, which you can also follow @DAIRInstitute
I'm so psyched to announce that @brandenwithanE joined the Reasoning Lab at @USNRL as our newest postdoc! Welcome aboard, Branden!
My first paper--with @sami_r_yousif & @xphilosopher--is now really, actually real! We find that people think about objects' *purposes* in ways that are distinct from thinking about what *explains* them. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/mila.12393
(also at https://sehrangjoo.github.io/research.html) https://twitter.com/SehrangJoo/status/1404515965472317440
We know that teleological thinking influences other sorts of judgments, i.e. what something is *for* helps answer questions like what category it belongs to or when it changes into something new. But what does it ordinarily mean to attribute teleology to an object? (2/3)
In the 2020-2021 academic year, I had set myself a rejection goal of 15.
Happy to report that I've doubled that goal with 30 rejections! 🔥💃
Why do I set myself rejection goals? A small 🧵
@cogsci_soc @cassens @rebekahwegener @SangeetKhemlani The great @Molly_S_Quinn will be leading us off today, as convenor of this Symposium. Looking forward to some great papers from co-presenters from across the globe. @scienceirel @UCDCompSci @ucddublin @insight_centre @VistaMilk (n.b., 14.20h irish time).
I love this tribute. Losing Jim is losing so many people. There is the intellectual giant who loomed so large in mind years before I ever met him. There is my colleague, WJH 14th floor hallmate, and co-author (made possible by @Sakiera_Hudson), who was ALWAYS in his office... https://twitter.com/ChrisPolPsych/status/1410761471819145216
Still trying to process the passing of my advisor, Prof. Jim Sidanius. I wrote a large part of his obituary for ISPP today (with others), but I thought I'd use this space to share ten Fun Sidanius Anecdotes. (1/n)
Many of our assumptions about the origins of urban civilization reflect what happened in the Near East &, to a lesser extent, China. But I'm reading up on the Harappan Civilization & am struck by how much it differed from other Bronze Age civilizations. [thread]
As I hear from more psych folk considering industry, thought I'd share a few tips I'd missed:
(1) Big tech UX and data science aren't the only research jobs! There are jobs in 'research science', 'people analytics', more. Consider small startups/companies too. 1/n
Happy to share the latest from the lab: "Memory and Counterfactual Simulations of Past Wrongdoings Foster Moral Learning and Improvement", now published in Cognitive Science. This awesome work, spearheaded by (now!) Dr. Matt Stanley, and in collaboration with @RobertoECabeza(1/n)