Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
Phone: +49 341 3550314
E-mail: han_tran@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
My doctoral research, under the supervision of Bret A. Beheim, Timothy Waring and Richard McElreath, focuses on processes of social information transmission and learning that underlie material culture repertoire and evolution. I am interested in how patterns in material culture may reflect individual differences and underlying social structures as well as how various constraints might operate on material culture productions. Furthermore, given the importance of the skill-intensive, socially learned foraging niche in human evolution, I am interested in understanding the human pattern of skill ontogeny and senescence. I mostly use computational and (Bayesian) statistical modeling approaches to disentangle transmission processes and understand skill ontogeny in material culture.
Tran, N.-H. and Beheim, B. A. (submitted) Differential skill ontogeny in two knowledge-intensive strategy games.
Tran, N.-H., Waring, T., Atmaca, S. and Beheim, B. A. (submitted) Entropy trade-offs in artistic design: A case study of Tamil kolam.
Kucharský, Š., Tran, N.-H., Veldkamp, K., Raijmakers, M. and Visser, I. (submitted) Hidden Markov Models of Evidence Accumulation in Speeded Decision Tasks.
Tran, N.-H., van Maanen, L., Heathcote, A., Matzke, D. (accepted) Systematic Parameter Reviews in Cognitive Modeling: Towards a Robust and Cumulative Characterization of Psychological Processes in the Diffusion Decision Model.
Derks, K., Burger, J., van Doorn, J., Kossakowski, J. J., Matzke, D., … , Tran, N.-H.,…, Wagenmakers, E.-J. (2018). Network Models to Organize a Dispersed Literature: The Case of Misunderstanding Analysis of Covariance. Journal of European Psychology Students, 9(1), 48–57.