Places to work and eat in Merced.

Core lab reading

Papers framing our theoretical and methodological approach:

Dale, R., Fusaroli, R., Duran, N. D., & Richardson, D. C. (2013). The self-organization of human interaction. In B. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation (pp. 43-95). Academic Press.

Coco, M. I., & Dale, R. (2014). Cross-recurrence quantification analysis of categorical and continuous time series: an R package. Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, 5.

Despite the lenses above, our lab is theoretically ecumenical:

Dale, R., Dietrich, E., & Chemero, A. (2009). Explanatory pluralism in cognitive science. Cognitive Science, 33, 739-742.

Dale, R., & Duran, N. D. (2013). Dealing with complexity differently: from interaction-dominant dynamics to theoretical plurality. Ecological Psychology, 25, 248-255.


Sentgen. A (quasi-)ANSI-C program that is a generalized phrase-structure grammar interpreter (written by Rick Dale). Doug Rohde provides a great piece of related software called SLG. While sentgen may be quick to setup for simple purposes, Rohde’s program is much more powerful if you have a complex project in mind.

Mouse-movement analysis software (written by Darren Hearn). This archive contains example data files and analysis programs for MATLAB. I also have lots of little scripts analyzing mouse movements for MATLAB. Feel free to request them.

Rick's GitHub page.

Papers with code/data (posting in progress).

Favorite resources

R (crqa, lme4, ggplot2, igraph, tm, lda)
Python (nltk, sklearn, numpy), ffmpeg
GitHub, Mode Analytics, MATLAB, TeXShop