I know there are a few psychologists out there lurking around. This post is for you. I thought it might be interesting for some of you (all of you? any of you? hello, is this thing on?) to write a little bit about what you do as psychologists. That is, what you're researching, how you study it, perhaps your general perspective on cognition, why you got into cognition and your specific area(s) of research in particular, etc. It wouldn't have to be long (though it can be as long as you like), just a summary that, when combined with those from other psychologists, would give people a sense of what's going on in cognitive psychology these days. So if you're currently working in cognitive psychology, as faculty member, grad student, whatever, and you'd like to do this and have me post it on the blog, drop me an email. I suppose social cognition people, and maybe cognitive neuroscience people can chime in, too. Oh hell, if you're doing anything related to cognition, write me, and we can talk about it.
I am a professor at Oakland University and would be happy to explain some of my research examining creative cognition.
I apologize for posting directly to the blog but I was unable to find your email address on the site. If you send me your address I will send you a description.
My name is Rebecca Pesantez, and I am a graduate student at Queens College. I am currently studying cognitive psychology and neuroscience in conjunction with English narratives in one of my courses.
Anyway, I find your blog entries quite interesting. I have posted a comment to this post answering your request on my own blog: