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I believe one aspect of this "need to appear in danger" is to justify toy purchases. I have arrived at this conclusion after speaking with some residents. Many of the residents have security systems, that are outside the norm, and some have taken security into their own hands through gun ownership. Despite being a very middle class neighborhood residents ...


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Too long for a comment. The real question here, in my opinion, is: Why do "same inventions by different people" not happen more often? The answer is: Because most people working on a specific problem follow the advances in that field and stop working on their solution once a solution has been found (and they believe they cannot do better [without ...


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The word "love" in this sense represents an addiction to strong emotional stimulation. As the provider of that stimulation the abuser is "loved". Continued abuse brings with it familiarity with the feelings and intensity generated, which may be interpreted as love. Love is not necessarily a healthy thing as evidenced by cases of abuse.


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this is a great question on a highly fascinating topic for which evidence seemingly abounds amongst many species. from the standpoint of an evolutionary approach, the fight or flight stress response would be informed based on eye contact and movement - gauging the level of activity present in a potential predator's facial attributes. here is a cool link on ...


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Very interesting! on a very basic level, you'd want to start in exploring reward mechanisms- according to the stimuli, there would be a planned reaction associated to the stimuli conditioned over time. i don't see locus of control as a perrsonal characteristic inherent to the inner-workings of one's thought on selfhood, but rather as a trained pattern ...


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There are many benefits to attending peoples faces and eyes. It can stimulate many social cognitions which has to do with social behaviours, and emotional functioning. It also provides humans with information about other peoples emotional states which increases our likelihood of behaving appropriately. That being said, in the context of learning and memory ...


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Slayton, D'Archer, and Kaplan (2010) review 35 studies conducted from 1999-2007 about the efficacy of Art Therapy. Their review covers a variety of quantitative designs, as well as a few qualitative approaches. There are some serious limitations to the research that they reviewed. There is little consensus about appropriate control groups, some studies ...


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Hey, Alexandro. Nice to see you over here :-) As far as I know, there are only single-case studies showing the application of art therapy, but its efficacy for psychotherapy has not yet been the subject of an empirical study. One reason for this is that creativity and creative processes are as yet not well understood by psychology, and that measuring them ...


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Information and signal detection theory are commonly applied to cognitive situations. Examples include TSA agents searching for weapons among carry-on bags and sonar operators attempting to discern ships from fish. In addition, information theory itself is highly general, and has been proven to apply across disciplines. So I do think the premise is valid. ...


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There are some mentions of Evolutionary Game Theory in this Behavior & Brain Sciences (BBS) article by Andrew Colman (2003). The main article itself only has a brief section on EGT. However, like all BBS articles, there are short commentary articles after the main article. A few of these deal directly with EGT. I was able to find the relevant articles ...


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The Yahoo Lifestyle website gives a popular description of the following study: Fox & Rooney. The Dark Triad and trait self-objectification as predictors of men’s use and self-presentation behaviors on social networking sites. Personality and Individual Differences 76 (2015) 161–165 The study basically concludes that in a population of males (and I ...


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While the impact of the first love experience can be very deep, many patterns start long before that. There are so many emotions we pick up from our parents and from the environment that, quite often, our perception of love is not even the result of our personal love experience.Often, it is not even our own pain, but perhaps our parents', that we've ...


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This is called the Einstellung effect: ...Einstellung refers to a person's predisposition to solve a given problem in a specific manner even though "better" or more appropriate methods of solving the problem exist It is related to the idea of functional fixedness: Functional fixedness is a cognitive bias that limits a person to using an object only ...


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There's data in this reddit post that points to about 14 being the age girls are at their most attractive to men (exactly as biology predicts). http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2nh1nb/science_ama_series_we_are_alan_sanders_michael/cmds0hy



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