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Psychoinformatics

Scientific progress depends on our ability to harness and apply modern information technology. Many advances in the biological and social sciences now emerge directly from advances in the large-scale acquisition, management, and synthesis of scientific data. The application of information technology to science isn't just a happy accident; it's also a field in its own right - one commonly referred to as informatics.

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I found the article from Observer while researching Psychology Informatics.  | The article was written by Tal Yarkoni, who is a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. I visited his own website,... more »I found the article from Observer while researching Psychology Informatics.  | The article was written by Tal Yarkoni, who is a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. I visited his own website, his page on APS (Association for Psychological Science), and his departmental profile in the psychology department at UT Austin. He is the director for the Psychoinformatics Lab at UT Austin. He has written many publications regarding cognitive science, neuroscience, and neuroinformtics. His background and research makes him a very reliable source on this topic | In this article, he introduces the concept of applied technology (Informatics) to psychology and social science. This area has allowed data collection for research to be more accessible. For instance, data from social networks has recently been able to give insight into personality and behavior. Psychological science has also utilized mobile apps where they study everything from daydreaming to visual word recognition. Overall, this article really gave a better idea of how useful informatics is in the field of psychology. I had no idea there were so many applications. | This information relates to my interest in psychology and technology. It is interesting to see all of the projects that can be accomplished the two subjects. 04-14-2015 6:18pm

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