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My self-summary
Contemplative and ever-curious: Quiet by nature, often loud by choice with a fondness for doing slightly stupid, taboo, and/or different things.

I spend a lot of time thinking about the human mind and behavior, but I always enjoy learning things, no matter the subject. As a consequence, people with a passionate love of knowledge for a given subject tend to attract my attention.

I'm also fond of the outdoors, with a particular fondness for hiking and mountains. Really, anything that gives me a chance to escape into nature.
What I’m doing with my life
Having obtained a Master's in Social Psychology, I'm currently enrolled in the Quantitative Psychology Ph.D. program at OSU, with hopes of becoming a professor on one pipe-dream fulfilling day far off into the future. I'm in my fourth year, and doing all those wonderful teaching and researchy things that come as part and parcel of the program.
I’m really good at
...something. Really, I don't mean to be a pain, but I've never placed much stock in caring about that - I have work to do. Maybe I'm just good at being a stubborn ass when it comes to my goals.
The first things people usually notice about me
In terms of physical attributes (and so, the actual first. Speed of light and all that) it'd be my height I imagine - statistically not that tall, but sufficient to get attention. In terms of my personality, I'm not so sure: Perhaps my friendly nature that is oft-obscured by my thinking scowl?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Pretty fond of punk and ska in general, as well as a great deal of alternative music. I sometimes listen to a bit of techno or classical to get some kinds of work done. Most other kinds of music depend on how much I'm drinking.

I typically read nonfiction, so it's hard to come up with a favorite: it all gives me thought-fodder. Depends on the month's fancy.

In terms of fiction, when I rarely find the time for it I opt for sci-fi.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whatever books I'm reading at the time, and applying them to human nature in general. I'm a research psychologist, after all.

More specifically, I spend a lot of time thinking about meaning. Language, information, life - all fall under that heading, and I like to think about how it relates to how the mind works, and what it's for.

Lately questions of causality have been on my mind, what with it being completely and utterly impossible to prove.
On a typical Friday night I am
either working, or drinking and arguing with friends about science and philosophy. Preferably the latter - the best conversations are those fueled by a couple drinks and that are armed with good points.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can't tell if my sparse profile is a product of my limited desire to spout off nonsense that lacks any real contextual meaning, or because I'm - perhaps, and without my knowledge - boring. Hell if I know.
You should message me if
you think meeting might be fun and worthwhile - why else?
The two of us