MSc, Psychology, Lehigh University (2012)
BA, Mathematics & Psychology, Cleveland State University (2010)
I am a predoctoral researcher studying the intelligence of plants the Minimal Intelligence Lab at Universidad de Murcia, headed by Paco Calvo, and a graduate student in University of Connecticut’s Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action. I have experience in both empirical and theoretical psychology, with an emphasis on the latter and a specialty in ecological psychology and interactivism. Broadly, my interests reside at the intersection of psychology, biology, and thermodynamics. More narrowly, I am concerned with how to model intelligence and the contributions of nervous and nervous-like systems, starting with far from equilibrium thermodynamic principles.
Frazier (2021) Communicating interactivism: An introduction to the Library of Ecological and Interactivist Studies. Talk presented at the Interactivist Summer Institute.
Frazier, Jamone, Althoefer, & Calvo (2020) Plant bioinspired ecological robotics. Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
Fultot, Frazier, Turvey, & Carello (2019) What are nervous systems For? Ecological Psychology.
Frazier (2019) Neural resonance as a source of critical fluctuations. Poster presented at the International Conference for Perception and Action (ICPA) in Groningen, Netherlands.
Frazier (2019) On the cusp: Bistability and attractor strength predict reaction time Hurst exponents. Talk presented at the First Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems, Binghampton, NY.
Frazier, P.A. (2018) The Goal Directed Life as Disruption/Reorganization Problem-Solving Dynamics. Talk presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Frazier, P.A. (2018) What Do (Biological) Complex Systems Want? Talk presented at the First Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems, Binghampton, NY.
Frazier, P.A. (2017). Nervous System Evolution: Come for the Eats, Stay for the Beats. Talk presented at the International Conference for Perception and Action, Seoul, South Korea.
Frazier, P.A. (2017). What We Talk About When We Talk About Goals. Talk presented at the International Conference for Perception and Action, Seoul, South Korea.
Frazier, P.A. (2016). Noise and Poise: The Disruptive Effect of Considering a Contradictory Opinion. Poster presented at the International Society for Ecological Psychology America Conference at Clemson University.
Snow, P. A. (2012). When Motivated To Scrutinize: When and How Do People Use Majority Size in Conformity Decisions? Lehigh University. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
Packer, D. J., Aoki, J. T., & Frazier, P. A. (2012). On the advantages and disadvantages of a low resolution snapshot. [ReviewÂ of Blumberg, H., Kent, M. V., Hare, P. M., & Davies, M. F. (2012). Small group research: Implications of peace psychology and conflict resolution. New York: Springer].Â Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.
Frazier, P. A., Packer, D. J. (2012). Conformity to a Competent Majority Leads to Less Competent Outcomes: Majority Size Serves as a Cue to Competence When Tracked Over Time. Poster presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in San Diego, California.
Frazier, P. A. & Allen, J. P. (2011). In the Pursuit of Goals: An Interactivist Approach. Paper presented at the Interactivist Summer Institute in Syros, Greece.
Snow, P. A. (2008). A brief introduction to inner-product spaces and orthonormal bases. Paper presented at the Pi Mu Epsilon regional conference, Youngstown, OH.