This blog is a place to discuss psychology research while casually theorizing about ways it may connect to politics and public policy (and discuss politics and public policy while casually theorizing about ways it may connect to psychology research.)

It’s also a blog about social science, and anything related to social science.  I’m interested in how people learn, how people think, how people are motivated, and how people form beliefs. Most of the posts tend to focus on learning, decision making, judgments, emotion, politics, economics, the media, and sports.

Ok, now for a brief Q &A:

Q:Who are you?

A: I’m a former sportswriter, economics researcher, Peruvian school teacher, and education policy analyst.  At the moment I’m a phd students in social psychology at the University of Southern California.

Q: What’s the deal with the blog’s name?

A: “Peer-reviwed by my neurons” was my attempt to pay homage to whatever complex process in our brains filters out the millions of potential thoughts we could have at any moment and approves a select few. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Of course as I’ve started to write more about peer-reviewed research, it just sounds like I’m arrogantly saying “Here’s the important thing my brain thinks about your paper.” Not so! What’s being “peer-reviewed” are my own thoughts, not whatever I happen to be writing about.



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