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Jan
4
comment Crossing the leg, what does it mean?
Did you do any research? What did you find? Where was what you found lacking?
Jan
4
comment What is the psychological cause and meaning of “common sense”?
This entire question is based on the assumption that "common sense" has a specific definition. I do not think this question is answerable in its current form, because the concept of common sense itself is vaguely defined.
Jan
4
comment Why do people blame others rather than take responsibility?
@caseyr547 Its funny you should ask. I was reminded of this paradox after I read your question. However, after giving it some thought I am not entirely certain it applies in the specific context you were asking about. The scapegoat is usually an underling in the team, while the person whose decision everybody follows/respects in the case of the Abilene paradox is usually one of the senior members or bosses or respected members. From my limited knowledge and reading of sociology texts, I cannot be certain whether the paradox applies in the case of "scapegoats".
Nov
21
comment How to interpret the meaning of “crossed arms”?
Just a suggestion. You should look for other indicators like the muscles around the eye, the mouth, posture like if the person is leaning in or away from you and even feet placement if seated. Some of this is dependent on culture so you should be aware of cultural markers and not get them mixed up. Interpreting body language or micro expressions is fairly complex.
Nov
14
comment How can we determine an appropriate rate of decay for our scoring algorithms?
@Lohoris They have gone through multiple major versions of the rating system. Most of the information here is about an older iteration.
Nov
6
comment How can you gamify the recruitment of new employees?
@kdzia Without reference to the actual study, its just an opinion, not an answer. If I find the study I had read, I will surely post it as an answer.
Nov
5
comment How can you gamify the recruitment of new employees?
I have read one study about this in the past. The results were not promising, since the game mechanics in recruitment have to account for abstract qualities in individuals which is hard to do, with any degree of accuracy to be able to rank potential hires. Moreover, the qualities vary with position making it an extremely complicated process.
Oct
28
comment Are points still a relevant mechanic?
@RyanElkins From the evidence that I see around me, points + social sharing are what drives most casual games and gamers to play. This might be a cultural difference since I see and hear about scores both on Facebook feeds and sometimes during commutes, which is when most people play such games.
Oct
28
comment Are points still a relevant mechanic?
@RyanElkins One of the reasons for the success of gamified systems at present is the familiarity with game mechanics that the 80s and 90s generation had. To be specific, points systems, since they were the only comparable game mechanic in that era of games along with levels. This familiarity is what makes adoption of gamified systems easy for most audiences, and hence, they serve as more than just a performance metric.
Sep
1
comment What causes fear of failure to lead to lack of effort and actual failure?
@StevenJeuris I have found the 45 second intervals + spotty internet connection to make drafts highly unreliable.
Aug
30
comment How important is eye contact for attraction between a man and woman?
...which can be seen in the statement itself. @Krysta ;-)
Aug
28
comment What causes fear of failure to lead to lack of effort and actual failure?
Its called self-handicapping. You built up your self esteem based on initial results which later regressed to the mean. This demotivated you (as you say). I am not trying to say that you are not a good student, just that the self-esteem you probably have is detrimental to your growth. I experienced something similar after my first year.
Aug
23
comment What were the long-term effects on the participants of the Stanford Prison Experiment?
I am aware of this. I was asking specifically about long term effects not limited to negative effects (harm). Moreover, this is exactly what is mentioned in Quiet Rage. In fact, IIRC the Quora answer has changed the wording of the statement.
Aug
22
comment What are effective strategies for increasing concentration and motivation when doing seemingly passive activities such as reading journal articles?
@JeromyAnglim This is better suited to Personal Productivity. In fact, I think this has been answered there before.
Aug
22
comment Why do people overestimate future happiness when they imagine acquiring something like a house or winning the lottery?
Hedonic treadmill
Aug
21
comment How can experimental compliance (willingness of participants to participate) be measured?
Thanks for the feedback @Robert. I am pretty much an amateur to the field but am very interested. I only recently started learning it (somewhat formally). Any positive feedback here makes me feel I am on the right track :) cc /Skippy
Aug
21
comment Would the Milgram Experiment results be replicated in Eastern cultures?
Thanks for the response! However, I am not sure how to interpret this with respect to my question. If I understand correctly, this essentially says that collectivistic cultures tend to have higher group conformity than western cultures.
Jun
29
comment Is there a correlation between online and offline vandalism?
@what So there will probably be zero correlation between the two. Why dont you write that up as an answer?
Jun
24
comment What is the difference between drug withdrawal and sleep deprivation effects?
Sleep state is different from simply lying down, as I understand it.
Jun
22
comment What is the difference between drug withdrawal and sleep deprivation effects?
What about muscle and tissue repair/regeneration? Most of it happens during periods of minimal activity which is almost always sleep. Drugs may (not) create the same degree of rest/inactivity in our body.