Paul Seli

Paul Seli

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience


Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada) 2015

  • M.A., University of Waterloo (Canada) 2012

Wammes, J. D., et al. “Mind-wandering in educational settings.” The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought: Mind-Wandering, Creativity, and Dreaming, 2018, pp. 259–72. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190464745.013.15. Full Text

Stanley, M. L., et al. “Exposure to opposing reasons reduces negative impressions of ideological opponents.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 91, Nov. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104030. Full Text

Sinclair, Alyssa H., et al. “Closed-minded cognition: Right-wing authoritarianism is negatively related to belief updating following prediction error.Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, July 2020. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13423-020-01767-y. Full Text

Stanley, Matthew L., et al. “Intellectual humility and perceptions of political opponents.Journal of Personality, June 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jopy.12566. Full Text Open Access Copy

Struk, Andriy A., et al. “Rich environments, dull experiences: how environment can exacerbate the effect of constraint on the experience of boredom.Cognition & Emotion, May 2020, pp. 1–7. Epmc, doi:10.1080/02699931.2020.1763919. Full Text

Ralph, Brandon C. W., et al. “Yearning for distraction: Evidence for a trade-off between media multitasking and mind wandering.Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology = Revue Canadienne De Psychologie Experimentale, vol. 74, no. 1, Mar. 2020, pp. 56–72. Epmc, doi:10.1037/cep0000186. Full Text

Ralph, Brandon C. W., et al. “Volitional media multitasking: awareness of performance costs and modulation of media multitasking as a function of task demand.Psychological Research, vol. 84, no. 2, Mar. 2020, pp. 404–23. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-018-1056-x. Full Text Open Access Copy

Seli, Paul, et al. “Mind-wandering across the age gap: Age-related differences in mind-wandering are partially attributable to age-related differences in motivation.The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Feb. 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1093/geronb/gbaa031. Full Text

Forrin, N. D., et al. “TL;DR: longer sections of text increase rates of unintentional mind-wandering.” Journal of Experimental Education, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1080/00220973.2020.1751578. Full Text

Stanley, M. L., et al. “Analytic-thinking predicts hoax beliefs and helping behaviors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Thinking and Reasoning, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1080/13546783.2020.1813806. Full Text

Ralph, Brandon C. W., et al. “The relation between task-unrelated media multitasking and task-related motivation.Psychological Research, Sept. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-019-01246-7. Full Text