My name is Simon Dennis and I am a husband, a father, a mentor and friend. I am also the Director of the Complex Human Data Hub within the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and CEO of Unforgettable Research Services. The Complex Human Data Hub‘s primary aim is to develop Computational Behavioural Science – bringing […]Read More Welcome
Each instance of the Private shell provides a variable called Events that contains the data that is available in this context. Events is a list of event instances of different types. One of the main kinds of events is the App event. These events are generated when a participant is using the Unforgettable Research Services’ […]Read More App Events in Private
There has never been a better time to be a psychological scientist In the history of psychology there have been three really major methodological developments. The first was to realise that psychology could be thought of as a science (as opposed to a philosophical endeavour). The scientific method was relevant to the study of human […]Read More Personal analytics and the future of psychological research
Simon Dennis, Josh White, Paul Garrett, Daniel Little, Amy Perfors, Yoshi Kashima, Nic Geard, Lewis Mitchell#, Stephan Lewandowsky* University of MelbourneUniversity of Adelaide#University of Bristol* 79% of Australians think it is acceptable for the government to work with telecommunication companies to track who has been in contact with people who have tested positive to COVID-19. […]Read More ARE AUSTRALIANS WILLING TO ACCEPT TECHNOLOGIES TO TRACK THE CONTACTS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE TO COVID19?
by Michael Diamond, Courtney O’Brien, Hyungwook Yim and Simon Dennis Experience sampling methodologies are set to revolutionise psychological science, as these techniques overcome some of the major limitations of laboratory experiments. This blog post explains how we utilised experience sampling techniques in a memory experiment investigating the Word Frequency Effect in recognition memory. The Word […]Read More Understanding the impact of pre-experimental experience on recognition memory using people’s emails
In 1984, Ronald Cotton was convicted for rape and burglary. He was sentenced to life + 50 years. In 1995, he was released having served over 10 years in prison, when DNA evidence demonstrated that Booby Poole was guilty of the crime (Ronald Cotton, n.d.). The Innocence Project estimates that between 2% and 5% of […]Read More Understanding eyewitness memory
Emotions are the motive forces of much of human behaviour and are therefore important to understand. But studying emotion is hard. In the laboratory, researchers show participants pictures of angry faces or fluffy bunnies to try to induce emotions, but one always has a lurking doubt that the emotions evoked this way are really the […]Read More Understanding the Impact of Emotion on Memory
Below are a set of examples of plotting in Private. I will update this post later with more explanation, but in the meantime these should provide some insight into how to construct plots. Note the Private plotting functions are based on the seaborn plotting library. Acknowledgement: The plotting functionality and examples have been developed by […]Read More Plotting in Private