Writers Needed For Science!

As some of you might know, I’m an exper­i­mental psy­cho­lo­gist. I’m cur­rently run­ning an online exper­i­ment for which I need writers. It takes just over half an hour — I’m afraid I can’t pay you, but you might find the exper­i­ment fun, and you’ll be doing your bit for science!

If you’re inter­ested, do read on:

The exper­i­ment will ask you to con­tinue writ­ing a scene after a brief genre-based prompt to get you going. You’ll do this three times. There’s also a brief pre-experiment ques­tion­naire and post-experiment ques­tion­naire. Your par­ti­cip­a­tion is entirely vol­un­tary and you can stop at any time.

There’s more detailed inform­a­tion on the exper­i­ment page itself, which you can get to via this link:


Merlin Mann on creativity

Merlin Mann will be well known to the Mac-using read­ers of this blog. For those who don’t recog­nise his name, Merlin has long been asso­ci­ated with pro­ductiv­ity and cre­ativ­ity. I’ve just fin­ished watch­ing his Macworld 2009 talk. He exam­ines the dicho­tomy between being cre­at­ive and want­ing to be.
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