This site arose out the merging of three area-51 proposals:
- Cognitive science
- Psychology and psychiatry
From the initial beta period, the site clearly has many questions that could be classified as
- psychology and cognitive science
- just psychology
- just cognitive science
I remember on stats.stackexchange.com that the site was meant to encompass machine learning, visualisation, statistics, data analysis, etc., although over the while in my opinion it has tended to focus more on statistics, data analysis, etc. but not so much the machine learning. I wonder whether this was partially due to the branding of the site "Statistical Analysis Stack Exchange" and the word in the url "
stats" as in "
I'd really like to see cosci.se maintain its inclusive focus on both cognitive science and the broad science of psychology. I quite like the title "Cognitive Sciences" (plural) and I don't mind the url prefix
cogsci. However, I think there is a risk that it may be more inviting to researchers involved with cognitive science and cognitive psychology.
Thus, assuming you agree with the premise of my question (feel free to disagree, of course).
- What branding strategies can we use to maintain the inclusive focus of the site?