Luc P. Beaudoin’s Home Page at SFU

My Blog at SFU

My Blog at SFU



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Academic web presence


Most of my writing, however, is internal to the organizations for which I work (and have worked), mainly in the form of functional specifications. Whereas, I am not a P.Eng, much of my writing and thinking (including my scientific thinking) is either engineering or reverse-engineering (designer-based).


I strive rigorously to develop theories, new applications of knowledge, and to test the foregoing. I expend significant amounts of my energy in knowledge translation. I collaborate with peers, who lead the collection and analysis of the data, on empirical projects to test my theories. I invite independent researchers to become involved, independently or collaboratively.

I like to address problems in broad cognitive science that involve the interplay of diverse mental mechanisms. I explain what I mean by “broad” cognitive science in my book, Cognitive Productivity — basically: that involve affect and conation. (This is an attempt to broaden cognitive science, for it do more than pay lip service to affect and conation. That has been a theme of my R&D since my Ph.D. thesis, which was a model of breadth. I’ve also worked in an affective science lab.) I have argued that cognition and affect are neither separate, nor merely intertwined, but blended (a theme that was reprised in Pessoa’s (The Cognitive Emotional Brain).

I’m a productivity geek.

Current doings


I am a bilingual Canadian (French/English).








If you still don’t have enough of me, you can read more on CogZest.

Book: Cognitive Productivity: Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective

The framework for my research is described in my new book, Cognitive Productivity: Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective. This book serves many purposes. It describes problems and opportunities adults face in processing knowledge and transforming themselves with it (i.e., “learning”). It presents broad cognitive science that is pertinent to the problem. It also presents very practical solutions to the problems. It describes ways of use information technology to improve cognitive productivity. The book can be used to potentiate bibliotherapy. It can also help psychologists help their clients transfer therapeutic knowledge.

Here is a list of key concepts discussed in that book, the main one of which is meta-effectiveness.

Books in progress.


CogSci Apps Corp., of which I am a founder, has developed several apps pertinent to my R&D.