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Doctoral Candidate in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science at Indiana University (Bloomington)


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comment What is the status of evolutionary psychology in academia today?
All I can say is that we DID read Nowak in my social psych class, and not Pinker, though to be fair, I'm not a social psychologist and this was a class specifically about agent-based modeling in social psych, so it might be a special interest thing.
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comment Does correcting responses after feedback lead to better learning?
@ Izhaki, I've added some details as requested. However, I'm hoping for general comments on the method proposed rather than comments about my particular experiment.
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comment Does correcting responses after feedback lead to better learning?
@what - because it is a binary forced choice task, no experimentation is needed to find the right answer if you already know that a particular one of the answers is wrong.
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comment Can we increase our higher order thinking (HOT) skills by practicing inductive reasoning?
The field in general is currently skeptical about general-purpose thinking skills. People who appear to reason competently in familiar domains often act like noobs in unfamiliar ones. Even if such skills exist, I doubt that they can be demonstrably improved via any sort of short-term, well-controlled training amenable to experimental manipulation, so I'd be surprised if there were experimental evidence demonstrating the kind of thing you're asking about. But ready to be proven wrong.
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comment What is the status of evolutionary psychology in academia today?
The Axelrod work is foundational for the Nowak stuff and the latter is fairly recent as far as I know.
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answered Is there a learning style that involves learning best by teaching others?
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answered Does associating a color with numbers improve math learning?
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comment What is a test called that involves indicating whether a line has the same slope as a previous image?
I believe that match-to-sample, also called XAB, does not necessarily refer to tasks in which the probe items are presented simultaneously. See e.g. link, which uses these terms in the context of auditory stimuli which would necessarily be presented sequentially. I don't think it would be correct to refer to it as a recognition memory task - I've more often seen it used as a measure of perceptual discrimination.
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comment Does associating a color with numbers improve math learning?
Needs clarification as to what you mean by "learn math". This could mean a variety of things, such as "learn the sequence of number names", "learn the association of numerals with number names", "learn how to use counting to assess the cardinality of a set", "memorize arithmetic facts", ... I see no particular reason to think that the effects would be the same for all these skills, so better to focus on what you want her to learn at this moment.