Dan Navarro

Dan Navarro

Associate Professor

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 3526
Email: Dan Navarro
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews, Room 1001

Research Summary

Research Areas: My research investigates the mathematical laws underpinning cognition and spans a variety of topics in psychology and cognitive science. The core topics in my research are categorisation, similarity, inductive reasoning and decision making, but my research program also covers topics in language evolution, epistemic trust in children, hypothesis testing, word association, reaction time modelling, and others. I rely on a variety of experimental approaches, with an emphasis on using computational methods to obtain a sharper insight into psychological problems than is possible by empirical methods alone. I typically adopt a Bayesian perspective but I also use connectionist models, sequential sampling models, information theoretic models and reinforcement learning models as appropriate.

Current Research Projects:
Project: How Do People Learn and Reason About the World?
Project: Decision Making in an Uncertain World
Project: Statistical and Computational Models in Psychological Science

Publications

You can find a complete list of my publications on my lab website. The following papers are pretty representative of my research in reasoning, categorization and decision making:

Although the line between methodological work and substantive psychology is always a bit blurry, the papers listed below are much more methodological, and are again intended to be representative of my interests: