Jenny Sloane

Jenny Sloane

PhD Student in Cognitive Psychology

University of New South Wales

Biography

I’m a PhD student studying cognitive psychology at UNSW. I received my BA in psychology from the University of Maryland and my Masters of Science in experimental psychology from Syracuse University. My research interests include studying the effects of interruptions and time-pressure on decision-making. I have several years of experience as a teaching assistant for a range of psychology courses. I am also a member of the UNSW Women in Maths and Science Champions Program, where I participate in outreach activities to encourage and inspire women to pursue careers in math and science.

Download my academic CV and resumé.

Interests
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Decision-making and memory
  • Data science
  • Data analysis/statistics
  • Teaching and mentoring
  • RLadies
Education
  • Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology, 2017

    Syracuse University

  • BA in Psychology, 2014

    University of Maryland

Skills

R

I have been using R since the start of my graduate studies in 2015. I essentially use R for all my data analysis, modeling, and visualization. This year, I designed my first Shiny App (an interactive website to explore a dataset on baby names in Australia) in R.

Overleaf

I have recently started using Overleaf and learning LaTeX in 2018 for writing papers and other documents, such as my CV. I also believe it is a great tool for collaborations.

JavaScript

I began learning JavaScript this past year, specifically using jspsych to run some of my computer-based experiments online.

Python

In addition to JavaScript, I often use Python to code my psychology experiments. I have a couple of years of experience using Python.

Open Science Framework

I am an avid supporter of open science and greatly value their mission to “increase the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research.”

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Student
University of New South Wales
Jan 2018 – Present Sydney

Responsibilities include:

 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Student
Syracuse University
Aug 2015 – Dec 2017 New York

Responsibilities include:

  • Successfully defended Master’s Thesis on “Effects of Item Relatedness on Output Interference in Recognition Memory”
  • Instructor for “Cognitive Psychology”
  • Teaching assistant and coordinator for “Introduction to Psychology”
  • Teaching Mentor for incoming international and domestic teaching assistants
 
 
 
 
 
Part-Time Research Assistant
University of Maryland College Park
Jan 2015 – Aug 2015 Maryland

Responsibilities include:

  • Researcher on a project titled “Hippocampal Memory Network”
  • Recruited and tested dozens of children 6-8 years old using fMRI, EEG, and behavioral methodologies
 
 
 
 
 
Undergraduate Student
University of Maryland College Park
Aug 2011 – Dec 2014 Maryland

Responsibilities include:

  • Research assistant in the Neurocognitive Development Lab
  • Research assistant in the Decision, Attention, and Memory Lab
  • Teaching assistant for Developmental Psychology
  • Math tutor for Division I student athletes

Blogs

Introduction to R

Introduction to R

This blog is for those of you who are just beginning your R journey

My First API: Which NFL games should I watch?

My First API: Which NFL games should I watch?

In this blog, I share my experience using an API for the first time

R blogdown

R blogdown

This blog is a step-by-step guide to building websites in R using blogdown

SciX

SciX

This is my blog on my experience as a PhD mentor for UNSW’s SciX program

Math Psych

Math Psych

This is a blog about my life as a mathematical psychologist (written by Emily Vohralik).

\#dataHackEd

#dataHackEd

This is a blog I wrote on Resources Hack Day to support Data Science Education.

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