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You are quite astute to have noticed the difference between your stated preferences and actual preferences - most people don't. Yes, there has been a fair bit of research on prediction techniques and their effectiveness. In 2008, in a study by Paul Eastwick and Eli Finkel, participants were asked to predict their romantic preferences - what they found ...


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This is an interesting question, so I'll take a stab at it. Direct evidence for the claim is hard to come by. Generally, religious affiliations, conversions, and loss of faith are self-identified in surveys. The reliance on self-identification makes it difficult to test the claim that people move to some other non-evidence-based reasoning, as they may not ...


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It sounds like rational behaviour (i.e., it is not a cognitive bias). Monitoring generally creates a closer link between behaviour and social consequences (either rewards or punishments). A huge number of theories capture ideas about how the social context influences behaviour (e.g., social norms). In the work context, you could look at ideas around ...


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What I'm looking for is an explanation of Anne's behaviour in terms of psychoanalytic theory. In Freudian psychology this is called Displacement: "an unconscious defense mechanism whereby the mind substitutes either a new aim or a new object for goals felt in their original form to be dangerous or unacceptable." For example: "... a college student may ...


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Obtaining: Yes, the items are listed in Bukowski et al (1994). See Table 1. You could always email the author explaining your research project and ask him whether he would allow you to use the measure. Scoring: A quick look suggests that each item is scored on a 1 to 5 scale. Table 1 suggests that there is a scale-level, and subscale-level of scoring (i.e., ...



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