Writers! I need YOU

My day job has the title ‘psy­cho­logy lec­turer’, which means dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent people. Part of my time is spent con­duct­ing research. I’m involved in quite dis­par­ate top­ics: one minute I’m help­ing prove dogs can be a bit thick; the next I’m try­ing to fig­ure out fun­da­ment­als of the lan­guage pro­cessing sys­tem.

Since September, I’ve been look­ing into the psy­cho­logy of fic­tion. It’s a vast top­ic. From the per­spect­ive of the writer, one small part involves the cre­at­ive act of get­ting words on paper. What pro­cesses are involved?

Writers! I need YOU.

Are you inter­ested in con­trib­ut­ing to the wobbly, baroque edi­fice that is sci­ence? I’d like to run a study look­ing into cre­ativ­ity and writ­ing. I can’t say much more at this stage. But if you’re inter­ested, please let me know. This won’t involve any great time invest­ment, and there’s no need to vis­it my lab.

Small print: You’ll need to be over eight­een, have nor­mal or cor­rec­ted-to-nor­mal vis­ion, and be a nat­ive English speak­er.

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

10 thoughts on “Writers! I need YOU”

  1. Hi Vicki

    Basically, I need writers who are able to pro­duce a little bit of prose for me under cer­tain con­di­tions…


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