Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm the sort of person that can have strong feelings about
statistics and scientific methodology.
You use partial Eta² in a mixed model ANOVA when you're trying to
report a main effect? I'll challenge you to a drunken brawl, even
though I never drink alcohol. So probably just a brawl.
You omit the "partial" from "partial Eta²" when reporting your
partial Eta²? I won't even challenge you.
Addition: I've since moved on to methodology in general and getting
mad over questionable research practices. This might have something
to do with my master's thesis being a meta-analysis and reading
shoddy papers gets to you if you do that and are me.
What I’m doing with my life
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Becoming a research psychologist, probably wasting most of it (my
life). (Yes, I got kind of desperate with the name.) Also, all
sorts of media consumption and pen&paper roleplaying. I also
like to read, switching between books (fiction, non-fiction), news,
webcomics, blogs, comments on either and all sorts of stuff that is
organized in a wiki structure. (Some of the worst offenders being
Wikipedia itself and TVTropes. Oh dear, TVTropes. D:)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Statistics (or so I'm told), getting people I work for to think I
am more competent than I think I am (not consciously, though),
being really smart about being a huge idiot, finding problems. (Be
it people's, system's or something else. I seem to have an aura of
trustworthiness and a knack for living in an world where systems
are not always perfect. Sometimes people approached me at train
stations and told me of their children, their alcohol problems or
just asked me if I worked there and could help them.)
The first things people usually notice about me
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Depends on the person and the context. Sometimes it might be my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I've recently finished Ursula K. LeGuin's The Dispossessed and
liked it very much. Before that, there were many books by
Pratchett, Miéville, Gaiman, Gibson (William). I also liked the two
zombie survival books by Max Brooks. I also enjoy reading subject
books, sometimes. (Right now I'm reading Animal Behaviour by
McFarland, I've had a friend gift me a book on microbiology, I
bought the Handbook of Psychopathy..)
As of yet, I'm still unable to verbalize any clear pattern in my
favorite movies. Science Fiction are a yes, so is much fantasy.
Anything where the world is mostly in ruins. Uprisings (be it apes,
robots, zombies or plants) are nice to have.
Shows: Most recent additions to my list of shows I've watched and
enjoyed: Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles; True Blood;
Batman: The Animated Series; My Little Pony - Friendship is
Soon to be added: Life (BBC documentary)
But I've watched many more series in the past and still like them,
so yeah. Anime is also not a no. A friend and I are going to try to
watch Full Metal Alchemist - Brotherhood.
Music: Hot damn. A lot. Diverse. I used to have a preference for
stuff with guitars, but I've branched out heavily. I tend to enjoy
it, though, if there is anything odd about the music. I like to
imagine that I enjoy new and novel impressions. (Addition: Right
now, Cream and Devo are dominating my music listening.)
Food: Cheesy. Spicey. My parents were so kind to plant habanero in
their garden for me. Awesome! :D But it's sort of hard to strike a
balance between "Aaaahh, I am BURNING! I want to die! My senses
start failing because of the pain!" and "What a nice aroma those
fruit have." with habanero. (Also, a lesson I've learned the hard
way: If you handle something like habanero or similarily hot.. WASH
YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY before you go to the toilet or before you for
some other reason come even remotely close to your genitals with
your hands. Same goes for eyes.)
Classy end for this section.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whatever is in front of me. Or behind me. Or in my peripheral
vision. Or farther away.
Also, about how the mind works/might work, why I am still awake at
this hour and how I can help the greatest cooperative effort known
to me (i.e. science).
On the other hand, I don't spend enough time thinking about the
stuff I should think about. Because I usually work for researchers,
what I should think about of course is confidential (Well.. Not "of
course". But now I've worked two times for people on the cutting
edge of a field, where new areas are being developed and once for a
project managed by a federal police. One is very interested in
keeping the things that are done secret because other people could
scoop the research, one because.. I guess because of both
terrorists and confidentiality of personal data of people.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
That changes every three months. Either I don't notice that it's
friday, because the week is too homogenous (between semesters) or
the weekend did already start a day or two or I'm kind of glad that
I don't have to give attendance somewhere for two days.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Sometimes I wish my accent when speaking English was more Peter
Sellers and less Günther Oettinger.
I secretly love humanity as a concept.
You should message me if
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I've read on someone else's profile something along the lines of
"Don't message me if you're only thinking with your
If you read this.. If you ARE thinking only with your genitalia,
PLEASE do contact me. I'm being literal. If you have a nervous
system (or something equivalent, it doesn't have to be a -nervous-
system) in your genitalia capable of complex thought and volition
and control of the rest of your body.. PLEASE, I would very much
like to do some research on that. This would be a scientific
sensation! And a regular one, too.
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