Rodrigo Dal Ben, PhD
I am a Psychology researcher broadly interested in learning and language. I am passionate about parsimonious explanations and inventive methods. I am constantly working with empirical research and data science (wrangling, visualization, analyses...the whole package). I strive to do so following open science best practices. Whenever possible, I use open software and version controlled repositories that allows me to share my work in a transparent and reproducible way (R, Python, GitHub, OSF).
My teaching philosophy is centered around active learners and problem solving. I believe that we are more eager to learn things that resonate with our personal history and values. Being trained with teams from Brazil, USA, and Canada, gives me a unique perspective of how cultural backgrounds permeate each and every step of research and teaching. I strive to welcome and recognize the diversity of experiences and values that each student brings to the classroom or to the lab.