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This is way outside of my area, but reducing identity expression definitely can increase group conformity. This is the basic idea underlying e.g. school uniforms and cultural restrictions in totalitarian regimes. It might be important to keep in mind that identity expression could promote many positive outcomes (greater creativity, more flexible approaches ...


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Plenty. The elaboration likelihood model compares the efficacy of persuasive argument under various conditions – this wouldn't be worthwhile if its efficacy were zero. Attention plays an important role: if an audience is inattentive, the semantic content of an argument may matter less than other factors involved in persuasion. Reactance is also relevant in ...


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Yes. Clare W. Graves was a contemporary of Maslow. He and Maslow used to go back and forth – as Graves thought Maslow's theory was incomplete (too closed). At the end, Maslow agreed with Graves. Graves died before much of his work was really accepted. Cowan and Beck carried on his work. It is, in my humble opinion, the most brilliant explanation for ...


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If any one want to be treated as genius then they should roam around fools. It totally depends upon third persons mentality more over IQ alone is not enough for determining a person as clever,Smart and intelligent. EQ also to be taken in account.


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There is a large and diverse literature on this topic which paints a complex picture of the relationship between trauma and empathy. Some studies have found significant trauma symptoms to be related to less empathy. A study of Israeli children who had experienced the trauma of Arab missile attacks found that 66% of children with very negative attitudes ...


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Waist to hip ratio seems to be a strong indicator of mate choice, even more than facial beauty (which was alluded to above). Google scholar will point you to hundreds of articles concerning the subject. Hence the age group with the 'optimum' waist to hip ratio (~0.7) will tend to be favored by men.


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Does the MBTI have a fundamental background? Yes. It is based on Jung's work, later published as Psychological Types (Collected Works, Book 6). Katherine Briggs, Isabel Myer's mother, did the initial work via communication with Jung. Like Jung, she had different theories at first, but dropped them when she heard of Jung's research on the subject. She ...


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Glamorization of a criminal is no different than glamorization of a non-criminal, except for the added excitement of doing something wrong. Not that glamorizing something wrong is the impetus for the glamorization itself, but it does add to its excitement. The more the excitement, the more the interest, and hence, what the media covers. In some cases, the ...


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Q: What is the reason for people to implicitly trust their peers in extreme (or not) situations? Reliance is basically the dependence or trust in someone, to each lies a limited capability of being relied on due to our limited capacity as human beings. What I'm trying to imply is that your friend might have been able to consciously lead you across the ...


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It is said that American society up to around 1950 came in three flavors, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. That America was intolerant of interracial marriage, which was against the law in many states. An ice-cream metaphor for modern American society is Baskin-Robbins' 31 flavors. That society puts a premium on "diversity," including in dating and ...


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In poker, this is called a "protected pot." That is, if you are alone with an opponent who bets, you may "call" his bet with a weak hand, because there is a very good chance he is bluffing. On the other hand, if it is "three way," the opponent bets, a second person calls, you can "fold" a weak hand with a lot more assurance that the bettor is not bluffing. ...


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I might be wrong but it might have something associated with the numerical goals we acheive as children, young adults and grown up. For example, becoming 10 years of age is a sign of maturity, mainly due to the double digits it contains. This leads us (as children) to believe that we are that much closer to becoming adults. When people turn 40 or 50 they put ...


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Because round numbers are easier than full numbers. For instance, $$10^9=1000000000$$ saves a lot, instead of $$997843863678632762767267863$$ I do not know how to give you a short description of this number.


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There are many harding / flocking dynamics that reinforce this behavior: in birds, fish, cattle, and more. These dynamics reinforce safety. Seeing animal precedent may influence human decisions. Study of these group utility functions has been studied: S Morgan, Michael McBeath. What's the point? Determining the group's center-of-attention. Journal of ...


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One human-being reliance on other(s) awareness is defined by the level of trust between the humans. The idea is that the reliance has differents degrees and is dependent of the level of trust established with their peers. In your example your talking about a friend and so the level of trust - and so the degree to follow his instructions - is higher than ...


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This is in reply to your first question. Taste – in food, music, and sex – is in part a result of imprinting. You find women or men attractive that are like your parents or the community you grew up in because of sexual imprinting (e.g. Aronsson, 2011). Aronsson writes of a sensitive period where this imprinting happens, but I am not so sure that the ...


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I think you have three core questions: What is true intelligence and how can it be measured? To what extent does school performance correlate with true intelligence? To what extent does school performance cause true intelligence to change? Intelligence tests provide the best known means to measure general cognitive ability. There is a huge literature on ...


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Not an expert but here would be my suggestions: We may play up to an expected persona for acceptance or not to offend the person who got it wrong. Like when people sometimes get our name wrong and we don't correct them initially as we don't want to offend or to save us embarrassment. If my handle was "car expert" and you then replied with something ...



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