After some wonderful conversations with Drs. Ian Deary (Univ. of Edinburgh) and Lawrence Barsalou (Univ. of Glasgow) we made our way south to Wales and caught the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. Below are photos from Scotland and the beautiful southwest of Ireland. Back in Dublin now preparing to meet a scholar at Trinity College … Continue reading Photo Journey: Scotland to Ireland
Dr. Norbert Schwarz co-directs the Dornsife Center for Mind and Society at the University of Southern California (with Dr. Daphna Oyserman) where he is a Provost's Professor of Psychology. He has worked expansively: with big ideas that cut across the disciplines of the Social Sciences and across institutions in Germany and the United States. While … Continue reading An Integrated Framework to Dr. Norbert Schwarz
In 1967 renowned Psychology professor Ulric Neisser published a book entitled Cognitive Psychology. Prior to to 1967 certainly there was a trove language and philosophy of mind research dating from ancient Greek philosophers, biologists, and religious scholars. By the late 1950's Simon and Newell had developed the early AI programs investigating computational simulations and understanding of human … Continue reading The Mythical Fathers of Psychology
Does culture influence how we think? Dr. Daphna Oyserman has been researching culture, identity and the interaction of these constructs as they impact social and psychological development of children and families across three continents during her career. While she is currently the Dean’s Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Dornsife Center for Mind and … Continue reading The Possible Selves of Dr. Daphna Oyserman
We have spent the last couple of weeks journeying through England. From our arrival in Heathrow we traveled up to Cambridge, to York, and back down to Oxford and London. England has much storied universities, incredible scholars, and in the weeks ahead I will be posting on my conversations with Drs. Dorothy Bishop (Oxford), Susan … Continue reading Side note: A very different journey
Psychology has but a few superstars whose research is widely known across all of our sub-disciplines, and whose findings, books, and talks are influential for people not involved in Psychology. This level of renown is rare because to be known in the public requires an influence that directly affects our social mores and activities; because Psychology … Continue reading Dr. Elizabeth Loftus for the People
Happy May the 4th, aka Star Wars day! Our journey now has reached a distance of 0.000000002086 parsecs and we are celebrating the combination of bank holiday weekend, May Day, Free Comic Book Day, and Star Wars Day on the outskirts of London! I can only assume that Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars … Continue reading Side note: May the fourth be with you!