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You might find Self Determination Theory interesting, which takes a detailed look the concept of motivation. Even if you don't explicitely mention it in your question, you seem to be refering to the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, which is a distinction that is traditionally made with respect to motivation. In SDT this is taken a ...


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This is a weird one! Looks like your professor's on to something. Holmes' (2010) New Scientist article, "Why men are attracted to women with small feet" gives an interesting intro based on Atkinson and Rowe (2010), which was a rather hard-to-track-down poster (not that I've retrieved the original). They produced facial composites of eight women each based on ...


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Diener et al's (1999) review in Psychological Bulletin provides an excellent entry point into the well-being literature. It reviews the literature with regards to the many causes and correlates of well-being. Individual Differences First, individual differences explain a lot of variance in well-being. This is often seen in terms of personality traits such ...


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Let me take the liberty of rephrasing some of the things you have mentioned. To be highly motivated , as per you, is starting a lot of things (more work), more excitement about new stuff and more efforts put in, but less follow through to completion maybe because a plan was not followed (more open ended stuff) ; efficiency, as per you is, doing less, but ...


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Removal of noise can be done in various ways: Conventional filters: You could create a digital low-pass filter, such as a Chebyshev or Butterworth filter with a cut-off frequency at 30 Hz (filt or filtfilt function in Matlab). FFT-based filtering: FIR filters remove frequencies in the frequency domain. So first a Fourier transform is done and then the ...


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People who are entitled tend to have a slower perception of time. In any given situation, a person can feel some level of entitlement. If a person is waiting in line for 10 minutes to check out groceries, he would experience that 10 minutes as passing by very slowly. On the other hand, if that same person was waiting 10 minutes to meet the President, he ...


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The Stroop test also correlates with age and education level (Van der Elst et al. 2006). When emotionally charged words are presented (Emo-Stroop), the Stroop task was found to correalte with high state anxiety.(Dresler et al 2009) You can find a review in "Secondary Influences on Neuropsychological Test Performance", edited by Peter Arnett. (Its on google ...


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N.B.: There are many varieties of "Stroop-like" tasks, which as a class are often called implicit association tests or IATs. Since those are likely to test attributes related to their specific construction, I have excluded them from this answer. There have been a variety of papers studying correlations of Stroop performance with other characteristics. ...


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This is an illness, not a behavior, but schizophrenia is known to be correlated with high testosterone levels. Of course, as the article I linked to itself states: “However, as with most endocrine and mental illnesses, schizophrenia is multifaceted (genetic, environmental etc.)...” Of course this is just one example, but I always thought the ...



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