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I am an independent software consultant specializing in the .NET platform and big data (visualizations and nosql). I live and work in the Washington, DC area, primarily working with the government. I recently earned a Master of Science in Human Factors Engineering (part of IMSE) from Iowa State University, and am currently working on a paper about the cognitive effects of Problem-Based Learning on new and experienced learners.


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comment For what kind of concepts do we really need an analogy?
An analogy is simply an example when an example is impractical to present. Can you create more of a distinction, or can you present an example of literature that you are talking about?
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reviewed Close The best “negative motivation” movies (or books, etc.)?
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comment The best “negative motivation” movies (or books, etc.)?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about recommending a movie or a book - this is not a book club.
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reviewed Close Brain-Computer Interface
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reviewed Leave Open Why is it easier to learn something when you have a teacher explain it?
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comment Why is it easier to learn something when you have a teacher explain it?
I agree with @Krysta - there are definitely interesting answers that could be had.
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reviewed Close Concept maps. What exactly they are?
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comment Concept maps. What exactly they are?
Concept mapping as I understand it, is a way to elicit the thought process of a person (or people) in a pseudo-scientific manner. You might want to modify this question to put in a reasonable definition of a concept map.
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reviewed Close Is being “hyper”-offended, no matter the cause, an indicator that someone might be a socio-/psychopath?
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reviewed Close Treating Anxiety caused by physical condition?
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reviewed Leave Open Are any kinds of behavior proved to correlate with testosterone levels?
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reviewed Close Dynamical systems theory as a metaphor in psychology: is it useful or not?
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reviewed Leave Open If I have ADHD, how can I focus on programming task for hours?
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reviewed Close Where to obtain and how to score the Bukowski et al “Friendship Qualities Scale”?
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reviewed Close asymetric bodily development correlating to asym. brain development?
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reviewed Close Are recent affordable EEG devices any good?
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comment What motivates HIV positive people to infect other people?
Welcome to the site- questions here should be about specific topics and should not be of a general or philosophical nature. In this case, your question is akin to asking "why are people evil?" which is not likely to elicit much of a scientific response.
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comment What causes introverts to lose “energy” in social settings and require recovery afterwards?
Interesting question- aside from the fact that social gatherings involve lots of movement, standing on your feet, talking, planning, etc. I wonder if there are two types of draining - physical and psychological going on?
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reviewed Leave Closed How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?