First generation student and psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon interested in open and applied science. I use methods such as neuroimaging, psychometrics, and machine learning to study how to develop behavioral interventions to help people achieve their goals.

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Why grad students benefit from open science practices

Tags: advice, open science, grad school
We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in psychology. In 2015, the results of the 'Reproducibility Project' revealed that only 39% of original reported effects were reproduced, leading many to conclude that psychology is in the midst of a replication crisis. Reproducible science has become a movement in its own right within psychology, and its proponents believe that the values of open materials, pre-registration, and multilab collaboration are the keys to ending the crisis. But during any paradigm shift the group that has the most at risk are those with the least power. In this post I discuss concerns expressed by graduate students experiencing this shift, and argue that despite the risks, open science practices are beneficial to grads' professional development..

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Neurohackademy - Intro to the Languages We Used

Tags: tutorials, workshops, first steps
This year I was lucky enough to be one of the attendees of Neurohackademy, a two-week workshop focused on reproducible and shareable neuroscience. The first week of this workshop featured a dazzling array of speakers from a variety of research backgrounds, including psychology, computer science, and biomedical engineering, who led demonstrations on data science tools and methods. The second week was spent putting these tools to use in groups, hacking on different projects that were then shared with everyone on the last day of the workshop. In this post I share not just my experience at Neurohackademy, but also tutorials working through the first baby steps to getting started with the languages that we used during the workshop.

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The Planfulness Scale measures the tendency for people to exhibit patterns of thoughts about goals that have been shown to encourage goal achievement in laboratory research. This 30-item scale takes roughly seven minutes to complete. See Ludwig, Srivastava, & Berkman (2018) for scale development and initial validation.