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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
Jun
7
comment Does pain reduce cognitive abilities?
I would say there is no doubt it does. But I have no studies to back me up here.
Jun
7
asked What is the term for human beings' tendency to obey without thinking?
Jun
6
revised reference-request wiki excerpt
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revised reference-request wiki description
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Jun
6
revised Using natural language processing for traffic monitoring from video
edited tags
Jun
6
revised Using natural language processing for traffic monitoring from video
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Jun
6
comment Study on commitment and follow-through
FYI I tried to fix your broken link. Please improve my edit if I didn't link to the proper place. Thanks!
Jun
6
revised Study on commitment and follow-through
Fixed broken link
Jun
6
comment Neural networks with biologically plausible accounts of neurogenesis
FYI your link was broken, I removed it. Feel free to add in a better link if you so choose!
Jun
6
revised Neural networks with biologically plausible accounts of neurogenesis
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Jun
6
revised What causes systematic under- or over-estimation of general knowledge quantities?
Fixed broken link
Jun
5
revised The feeling a person gets when they finish a series
Removed self help parts to make the question on-topic
Jun
4
revised What are the minimal requirements for successful gamification?
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Jun
4
reviewed Approve abnormal-psychology tag wiki excerpt
Jun
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reviewed Approve abnormal-psychology tag wiki
Jun
4
reviewed Approve neurology tag wiki excerpt