Data: Dr. Emily Hofstetter (Linköping University) will provide some video data recorded during a psychological memory experiment, to be examined as a social interaction. Particularly, some attention will be given to the assessments that are given by experimenters at the close of each trial. The extracts are very short, so a collection will be available. Data are in British English.
Data: Eva Maria Martika (University of Toronto) will provide data from her ongoing research on parent-child interactions among Albanian immigrants in Greece. We will focus on practices Albanian parents use to address their children. The practices of interest are address term inversions and (idiomatic Albanian) endearment expressions. The data are mainly in Albanian with some instances of code-switching in Greek.
Reference: de Beer, C., Carragher, M., van Nispen, K., Hogrefe, K., De Ruiter, J. P., & Rose, M. L. (2017). How much information do people with aphasia convey via gesture? American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26(2), 483-497.
Purpose: People with aphasia (PWA) face significant challenges in verbally expressing their communicative intentions. Different types of gestures are produced spontaneously by PWA, and a potentially compensatory function of these gestures has been discussed. The current study aimed to investigate how much information PWA communicate through 3 types of gesture and the communicative effectiveness of such gestures.
Method: Listeners without language impairment rated the information content of short video clips taken from PWA in conversation. Listeners were asked to rate communication within a speech-only condition and a gesture + speech condition.
Results: The results revealed that the participants’ interpretations of the communicative intentions expressed in the clips of PWA were significantly more accurate in the gesture + speech condition for all tested gesture types.
Conclusion: It was concluded that all 3 gesture types under investigation contributed to the expression of semantic meaning communicated by PWA. Gestures are an important communicative means for PWA and should be regarded as such by their interlocutors. Gestures have been shown to enhance listeners’ interpretation of PWA’s overall communication.
Carola de Beer was funded by a short-term PhD scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Katharina Hogrefe was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG GO 968/3-3). Karin van Nispen was funded by the Jo Kolk Study Fund. Further acknowledgments go to Dr. Kazuki Sekine and Dr. Annett Jorschick for supporting the statistical analysis, to Dr. Abby Foster and Dr. Lucy Knox for their support in the preparatory phase of the experiment, and to the lecturers of the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University who helped with participant recruitment.
In this sixth episode Alex interviews two early career psychological researchers, Michèle Nuijten and John Sakaluk. Michèle is an assistant professor in the department of methodology and statistics at Tilburg University, and John is an assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Victoria. They discuss their experiences organizing and attending the SIPS meetings, the ways they practice the open science they preach, and how they teach research methods in the current reproducibility climate.
Data:Yusuke Arano from Chiba University, Japan provides data of ordinary, face-to-face, social interactions where the interactants share various linguistic repertoires. Particularly we will be looking at “Writing/drawing moments” in interactions which the interactants deal with intersubjective problems in situ. English is mainly spoken in the data.
In this fifth episode, Alex and JP interview Don van Ravenzwaaij. They discuss Don’s experience teaching undergraduate students about current statistical controversies, the FDA’s “two significant p-values” policy, and JP and Don debate the merits of the p<.005 proposal.
Data: We will be looking at some transcripts and video data from Adrian Kerrison’s research on the co-production of cheering. This session will focus on video data from inside a college ice hockey Student Section of participants working together to make sense of an in-game event and organize collective responses.
In this fourth episode Alex interviews two prominent journal editors in psychology, Dan Simons and Steve Lindsay. Dan is professor of Psychology at the university of Illinois and chief editor of Advances in Methods and Practices in psychological science. Steve is professor of psychology at university of Victoria and chief editor at Psychological Science. They discuss their academic histories, the reproducibility crisis from the perspective of journal editors, and their optimism about new initiatives to reform psychological science.
The Human Interaction Laboratory data session will meet on the 14th December 2017 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155 from 3-5pm. There is parking outside the building, please meet outside the lab on the second floor (follow the numbers around the corridor from on the second floor until you arrive at 2580.
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Data: For this session we will be looking at video data collected by Dr. Kristen Bottema-Beutel during a team building workshop that was part of a counselor-in- training program at a sports summer camp in the Western United States. In this workshop, there are five teenagers participating, two of whom have disabilities and three of whom are typically developing. The group is engaging in an activity involving a ‘photo challenge’ where the group is presented with two laminated pages of photos taken in different locations throughout the camp. The challenge is to guess where at camp each photo was taken.
In general, our data session look at a variety of data from everyday conversations and interaction in more constrained and institutional contexts. If you have some data you’d like to bring to the session – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.