Davood Gozli

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Macau

3 Lessons in 3 Short Films

A few days ago, I sat down and recorded the following 3 videos. My original plan was to have an in-person activity with students at Cheong Kun Lun College (CKLC), in which we watch and discuss these short animations. But because of the current virus crisis, meeting in person wasn’t possible. Since I was already experimenting with YouTube, I decided to use the channel for the discussions of these short.. Read More

Beginning 2020

Let us begin 2020 with attention to a tweet chain by angrybiomed. The tweets pick up an important theme, to which many of us pay lip service. The chain begins by saying that a decent paper has been viewed only twice: Then we get into some diagnostic work. Clarifying the problem further, I believe, clears the way for better forms of scholarly life. And, yes, at least in this case.. Read More

Rilke

To be an artist means: not to calculate and count; to grow and ripen like a tree which does not hurry the flow of its sap and stands at ease in the spring gales without fearing that no summer may follow. Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Cognitive Psychology, Final Lecture (Fall 2019)

Out of the 90 students, these 17 students came to the last lecture (which was an optional make-up session). I admire their choice to attend the lecture despite the absence of any extrinsic incentive, and feel happy to know that at least ~17 students enjoyed my lectures enough to come to this last session. What was unique about the course this semester: We read and discussed the Knowledge Illusion (Sloman.. Read More

Glenn Wallis: For Education

I found this book when I needed it the most, toward the end of a very tiring academic semester. After months of trying new methods of teaching and mostly failing. I found in the book another person for whom education is an issue. A problem. A question. A quest. That, in and of itself, was remedy for my heart and soul. It was refreshing to read Wallis’s words after innumerable.. Read More