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comment How to ethically research the effect of expert lies on lay people
This doesn't answer the question of What would you tell your participants to allay their doubts over the absence of negative prognoses? And how would you explain that often you do not give a prognosis, without invalidating the prognoses you give?, can you add to this answer to make it complete?
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comment What makes us look into camera lens when we're being filmed?
For what it's worth I often take photographs of animals, specifically birds. I have noticed the same behavior. They seem to understand that the camera lens is like a giant eye and will consistently look at it/ keep watching it. It's likely that it's foreign to them and they feel threatened by it but they act differently towards a lens than any other object I have seen them react to...
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Unfortunetly I have had to close this question because shopping type questions aren't on topic for us here on Stack Exchange. If you'd like further recommendations, consider joining us in chat where book questions like this are permitted, even encouraged: we have a whole room for them
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