Peter Whitehead

Peter Whitehead

Cognitive Psychologist

I specialize in using an interdisciplinary approach to deliver actionable insights into human behavior and decision making. As a PhD researcher, I primarily focused on the basic processes of human performance, attention, and memory. As a Post-Doctoral Associate, my current work focuses on (1) how to help people make better choices when they are learning new information or skills, and (2) topics in belief revision, especially as it relates to combating misinformation.

I am highly proficient in different methodologies for experimental design and collection (individual differences, online behavioral assessment, EEG, eye tracking) and the creation of custom pipelines for the analysis and interpretation of data using various techniques (hierarchical modeling, multivariate decoding, signal processing).

My work has been featured in top-tier academic journals such as Cognition, Psychonomic Bulletin & Report, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Journal of Consumer Psychology.

Education

  • PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience, 2021

    Duke University

  • MA in Psychology, 2019

    Duke University

  • BS in Psychology; BMus in Bassoon Performance, 2016

    Arizona State University