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.

Published by Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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  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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