Paul Anderson will be a PhD student and graduate assistant in the experimental psychology doctoral program at the University of Memphis starting in Fall of 2020. Research areas of interest include knowledge, learning, memory, belief change, intelligent systems, and any implementation of computer science in cognitive psychology.
September 2017 - December 2017
RESEARCH ASSISTANT | UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS | SUPERVISOR: DR. NICHOLAS SIMON
Dr. Simon's Risky Decision-Making Lab, responsibilities included monitoring and handling animal subjects, recording and understanding data reflective of decisions pertaining to punishments and rewards.
August 2018 - May 2019
RESEARCH ASSISTANT | UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS | SUPERVISOR: DR. JASON BRAASCH
Dr. Braasch's Knowledge Acquisition Lab, responsibilities included administration of survey-based studies, monitoring of human participants, and coding and understanding open response answers reflecting task-specific knowledge.
August 2019 - April 2020
HONORS SENIOR THESIS | UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS | MENTOR: DR. JASON BRAASCH
Thesis: Predicting Vaccine Belief Change Using Clusters. Responsibilities of the project include transcribing audio recordings from a think-aloud study, analyzing the resulting text using word analysis software, aggregating the data from the analyses using a cluster algorithm, and comparing the resulting clusters.
August 2017 - May 2020 (expected)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
In May of 2020, I will receive a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Psychology and minor in Computer Science. I will graduate Summa Cum Laude with University Honors.