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Jun
15
comment What was the experiment where you pour liquid from a tall container to a short one and ask a child which has more?
Actually I like this related video even better. The kid is so sure he's right, even when the woman conducting the experiment presses him to explain himself. It shows that he can't just figure it out on his own...
Jun
15
comment What was the experiment where you pour liquid from a tall container to a short one and ask a child which has more?
That's a great example @ArtemKaznatcheev, thanks! I never get tired of watching these, they fascinate me. Like how the girl counts the quarters when they're together but is so sure there's more when they're spread out.
Jun
14
comment How can I use gamification to encourage people to complete workplace training?
Related question
Jun
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on perceptual-learning tag wiki excerpt
Jun
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on perceptual-learning tag wiki
Jun
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on internet tag wiki excerpt
Jun
11
comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
@user568458 I have reopened this question now. Thanks for your edits.
Jun
10
revised Does not consistently providing a reward strengthen operant conditioning?
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Jun
10
asked Does not consistently providing a reward strengthen operant conditioning?
Jun
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on cognitive-psychology tag wiki
Jun
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on cognitive-psychology tag wiki excerpt
Jun
8
revised Are spaced flashcards effective for learning?
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Jun
8
revised Are spaced flashcards effective for learning?
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Jun
8
revised The feeling a person gets when they finish a series
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Jun
8
comment What science or psychology is behind the Landmark Forum's coursework?
This quote pretty much sums it up for me: "What we do is personal and professional growth training and development. It's not therapy, it's not psychology, it's not psychological in nature"
Jun
8
comment Does pain reduce cognitive abilities?
I'm not a researcher in pain but this doesn't make sense to me. One's perception of pain is very often much stronger than other perceptions, and thus I think it's more detrimental to cognitive abilities than, say, needing to eat or needing to urinate.
Jun
8
comment What is the term for human beings' tendency to obey without thinking?
Hmmmm... Obedience has far too positive a connotation to it in my mind, but technically it is what I am asking about. Maybe "Blind Obedience" is a better term for what I am describing. That paper looks interesting, I'll read it and comment back!
Jun
8
asked What science or psychology is behind the Landmark Forum's coursework?
Jun
8
comment The feeling a person gets when they finish a series
I would actually be interested to learn more about what science is behind the Landmark Forum's courses. I'll ask a separate question on that. I can say that a psychologist suggested I attend when I was a teenager, and I personally was able to change the way I looked at the world afterwards. May of the other participants had very difficulty things they were dealing with, like the loss of loved ones, and they did report the work helping them... but I'd like to know what science (if any) it's based on.
Jun
7
answered The feeling a person gets when they finish a series