Shane Timmons

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How much do you plan to donate?: 
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
For how long?: 
For as long as I can
Selected past donations: 
Donations I've helped influence: 
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Past donations: 

Elsewhere on the web

Views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian (or think that this covers the most important considerations)
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Improving rationality or science
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Reducing the amount of meat I eat
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Effective giving
Global poverty
Prioritization research

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Local chapter of an EA organisation
The online EA community
Giving What We Can
80,000 Hours
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
While conducting a literature review of moral psychology
What can the Effective Altruism community help you with? : 

Any psychological research on EA would be great!

What could you bring to the Effective Altruism community?: 

Writing & editing skills, experimentation design,  & perhaps help develop a society in my university. At the moment, my research is examining how people make greater good decisions, however the focus is on threats to morally protected values; I would like to extend this to greater good decisions as benefits, which may help EA's movement.


Planned career path: 
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
67%-100% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

PhD research student in cognitive psychology, interested in bounded rationality, morality and effective altruism.

Any ways you could help others with their careers: 

Guidance with how effective altruism might be placed within cognitive psychology research, experimental design, data analysis, report writing (incl. copyediting, proofreading, etc.) 

Research/Analysis; Statistics/Data science


Shane Timmons
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Full-time student?: