At the age of eight, I hatched a plan to learn every language in the world. At the age of seventeen, I had the epiphany that I would become a scientist like a physicist, but developing a science of people instead of atoms. I have failed at both goals. My career is at the intersection of the two doomed efforts.
By night, I’m now running for the Ames Community School Board — deadline November 2, 2021! For more information, see www.VoteAmyErica.com.
Social Media: You can follow me on Twitter, but I warn that I tweet about lots of stuff besides my research.
Current Favorite Author: N.K. Jemisin — but also enjoying Brandon Sanderson’s epic fiction, which I’m reading with two young family members
Your life may get very slightly better if you click on any of the following links:
- “Your human subjects are awful.“
- The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of Writer’s Block
- The Clickbait-Corrected P-Value
- Consequences of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity
- Quantum Political Scientists Hypothesize Country is Headed in Both Right and Wrong Directions Simultaneously
- Learning to Love Rejection
- CV of Failures. I’m proud to say my own Shadow CV is much longer, but I’m not ready to publish it yet. Sigh.
- On moral complexity and incontinent toads
- Credo of a ‘Reasonable Choice’ Modeler. I’m not a game theorist, but I endorse this Wuffle’s waffling. Most people are rational a lot of the time, except when they’re not. What’s rational in each set of circumstances often looks a lot different from what the homo economicus strawman would do.
- “Sit by a Lake?”