Personale docente

Peter Kramer

Ricercatore universitario confermato

M-PSI/01

Indirizzo: VIA VENEZIA, 8 - PADOVA . . .

Telefono: 0498276417

E-mail: peter.kramer@unipd.it

  • Il Lunedi' dalle 16:30 alle 18:30
    presso Via Venezia 8, piano 6, studio 018 - floor 6, office 018.
    Il ricevimento in studio è sospeso, ma mi potete contattare per un incontro Zoom che può essere fissato in qualsiasi giorno della settimana comodo per voi (incluso il weekend).

EDUCATION IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University (USA), 1994-1997
M.A. Johns Hopkins University (USA), 1992-1994
Internship University of California at San Diego (USA), 1992-1992
M.A. Leiden University (Netherlands), 1986-1992

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Marie Curie researcher, Università di Padova, Italia, 2007
Marie Curie researcher, Università di Padova, Italia, 2006
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2004-2005
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medical School, USA, 1997-1998

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS A PROGRAMMER

Consultant and programmer Oracle database, Sociale Dienst Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2003-2004
Consultant and programmer Oracle database, Mosaic-BDLS, Netherlands, 2000-2003
Consultant and programmer Oracle database, Randstad Automatisering, Netherlands, 1999-2000
Internal training (with salary) Oracle database, Randstad Automatisering, Netherlands, 1998

KNOWLEDGE OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND MATHEMATICS

C, Java, Pascal, Fortran, Matlab, Systat, S-Plus, SPSS, JavaScript, FrontPage, (D)HTML, Oracle database (including work experience with all these programming languages, 1998-2004)

Mathematical modeling (of attentional and memory processes), calculus, multivariate calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, partial differential equations, probability, mathematical statistics, multivariate statistics (including teaching experience).

DISSERTATION

Kramer P (1998, Johns Hopkins University). Linking correspondence matching in stereopsis and apparent motion. UMI Dissertation Services, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

PUBLICATIONS

My articles are mostly in the area of perception (apparent motion, motion-induced blindness, lightness, and stereopsis) and cognition (number representation and the relationship between attention and cognition). My articles have been cited in international journals 231 times (ISI Web of Knowledge).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In English: innovative ideas in psychology, scientific presentation, multivariate statistics (including linear algebra), scientific writing, English, lectures in social and cultural psychology.
In Italian: stereoscopic illusions: theory and practice.

My two favorite articles:

KRAMER P & BRESSAN P (2015). Humans as superorganisms: how microbes, viruses, imprinted genes and other selfish entities shape our behavior. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 464-481. doi: 10.1177/1745691615583131

BRESSAN P & KRAMER P (2016). Bread and other edible agents of mental disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:130. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00130

For a complete list, see http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Kramer/

Research topics for students:
visual perception and attention, mathematical cognition, and psychological research that crosses scientific disciplines--in particular how mental health is affected by brain and gut microbes, viruses, cells of other humans, imprinted genes, and food.


Research topics for PhD students:
psychological research that crosses scientific disciplines--in particular how mental health is affected by brain and gut microbes, viruses, cells of other humans, imprinted genes, and food.

Argomenti per tesi bibliografiche: agency, fisiognomica, logica e matematica usando icone, e--solo per quelli con una forte conoscenza della biologia--effetti di microbi e virus sul comportamento umano.

HOW TO WRITE YOUR THESIS
Dr. Peter Kramer
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Kramer/

In this interactive online seminar, I provide advice on how to write an English text in general and a thesis (“triennale” or “magistrale”) in particular. Examples of topics discussed:
- How to build and structure the thesis around one central message.
- How to use the right tense (present, past) for each section.
- How to create smooth transitions between sentences, paragraphs, and sections.
- Where to place a sentence’s most important information.
- How to render one’s writing clearer, more concise, more concrete, and as a result, more convincing.

You can also receive direct feedback on your own writing via email and, if desired, Zoom or Skype. Relevant material, including a PowerPoint presentation and articles on academic writing, is made available via Dropbox.

There is no need to sign up. Simply contact me via email: peter.kramer@unipd.it. Let me know whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student and whether the thesis you are writing or planning to write is “bibliographical” or “experimental”.