Stephan Lewandowsky, Ph.D., is a Winthrop Professor in the School of Psychology, at the University of Western Australia in Perth.
He has published nearly 140 papers, chapters, and scholarly books on how people remember and think. His latest book on “computational modeling in cognition” draws together strands from philosophy of science, mathematics, and computer science to illustrate how cognitive scientists can best learn to understand how a complex system such as the mind operates.
He received a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council in 2011.
He is also an award-winning teacher of statistics.
More biographical detail can be found on his academic homepage.
Stephan has regularly contributed to national debate and links to his pieces in the Australian and international media can be found here.
We are living in a period of considerable global change. From climate change to peak oil we are facing multiple challenging problems that need to be managed carefully and wisely. Cognitive science has much to say about how people are likely to view those problems and how they will respond to them. This blog sheds some light on those cognitive processes and the problems we are facing as a species.