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Suicide is always a complex issue with many factors combining to put a person in a position whereby they feel that they have no alternative. It is dangerous to simplify this and say "she killed herself because she was being bullied online" because the majority of young people who are affected so severely by online bullying have underlying vulnerabilities ...


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For an open source JavaScript/HTML/CSS solution, check out jsPsych: http://www.jspsych.org. It can be used for reaction time measurement and interactive designs. An article describing the library was recently published in Behavior Research Methods. de Leeuw, J. R. (2014). jsPsych: A JavaScript library for creating behavioral experiments in a Web browser. ...


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Vittorio Gallese, discoverer of the mirror neurons, says in an interview in the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit, that in virtual, indirect communication (as opposed to personal, face-to-face communication) there is less empathy because the mirror neurons don't get triggered as easily if we cannot witness the emotions of our conversational partners. ...


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Background on strategy selection We could categorise using tabs as a strategy for using a browser. There is a lot of research on the acquisition and use of strategies. My thesis (see repository page with pdf link) has an extensive literature review (see page 21 onwards). To quote myself: Another line of research has examined how people use computer ...


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Because a majority of the people are just too plain stupid. In an international study by the OECD on adult competencies (PIAAC) that evaluated literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments, it was found that only every third adult (in Germany: 36%) between 16 and 64 was able "to master more complex tasks such as navigating the ...


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rant, n. 1. a. An extravagant, bombastic, or declamatory speech or utterance; (now esp.) a long, angry, or impassioned speech; a tirade. (OED) Why do people make rants on Meta SE? translates to What makes people get emotionally upset in a social situation and then express their emotions? I'm not going to go into this, because the answer is at the same ...


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For an open source JavaScript/HTML/CSS solution, check out jsPsych: http://www.jspsych.org. It can be used for reaction time measurement and interactive designs. An article describing the library was recently published in Behavior Research Methods. de Leeuw, J. R. (2014). jsPsych: A JavaScript library for creating behavioral experiments in a Web browser. ...


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I found Cognilab. At time of posting they are in beta. It appears to be specifically marketed at academic social and behavioural scientists. They appear to aim to handle participant recruitment: Crowdsource your research experiment using Amazon Mechanical Turk: Cognilab uses an online crowdsourcing marketplace to recruit from over 500,000 ...


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I've been developing an online platform to run HTML5/Javascript experiments, recruit participants via email, Facebook, or Twitter, and collect and evaluate results in real time. Neither you nor your participants require anything but a web browser. I agree with @vizzero that timing behavior is a challenge. I optimized timing by preloading all assets and ...


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Trolling is a complex subject now under serious study in science fields (e.g. sociology, psychology, social networking, etc.), but arguably it is not new behavior. Something like it has probably existed as long as humans have, even though the term "trolling" seems to originate in cyberspace. Wikipedia etymology indicates it significantly predates cyberspace. ...



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