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comment Approaches to life coaching
@Krysta & Seanny123 Coaches are often psychologists and psychotherapists. Coaching is a regular topic of academic psychological education.
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answered Approaches to life coaching
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comment Is it possible for humans to conceive of being dead?
Your question is inconsistent. If you think of death as the extinguishing of being, then there is no entity left that could conceive of being dead. You no longer are. If, on the other hand, there is an entitiy that can conceive of being dead, then existence cannot have ended with death.
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asked What is sleeplessness, and how is it different from being awake and being asleep?
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answered Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
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comment So why might people post seemingly excessive concerns regarding the danger in their neighbourhood?
In the documentary mentioned in my comment above, the tv crew visited a US town and found everyone locking their doors and being afraid of being robbed. They then drove across the border and visited a Canadian town. They checked several doors and found them all unlocked. The inhabitants were relaxed, trusting and unafraid. The towns were a few miles apart.
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comment So why might people post seemingly excessive concerns regarding the danger in their neighbourhood?
I think that you need to add the country you are living in to your question. From your description alone, this seems like the US to me. I once saw a documentary about the differences between the USA and Canada. The opinion in the documentary was that the widespread US paranoia is cultural. Part of what they saw as causing it was the US gun craze, fuelled by lobby organizations such as the NRA and GOA. Weapons dealers rely on people being afraid. Owning a weapon increases fear. Also US media are more violent than other media and media violence distorts perception of probability of real crime.
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comment How to collaborate with a university on a consumer psychology study?
You are right, @StrongBad. I edited my qzestion accordingly.
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comment Why dreams can be surprising?
+1. Also, our dreams are of course influenced by external stimuli such as sounds or your limbs moving under gravity when your muscles relax while you drift off into deeper sleep (which causes falling types of dreams).
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comment How to collaborate with a university on a consumer psychology study?
@StrongBad Sure. Not everyone will do anything. But with thousands of researchers working in temporary and underpaid positions, I'm sure that you can find someone for almost any kind of research.
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reviewed Approve How is intelligence correlated to beauty?
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comment How is intelligence correlated to beauty?
Also mate choice takes place over the whole spectrum of the population, so that not all beautiful people procreate with all successful people, but rather in every small social circle the beautiful (waitresses) marry the (more) successful (clerks), so that while the selection of success by beauty (and vice versa) is possibly widespread, its effects are distributed along the whole continuum of beauty and success and result only in a slight overall shift. Statistical analysis would have to take into account factors such as social status or geographic location (i.e. availability of partners).
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comment How is intelligence correlated to beauty?
In other words: beautiful women chose mates that are successful. And while intelligence is one factor in success (hence the mild correlation between IQ and beauty in their offspring), it is not its only cause.
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comment Is the VALS framework still relevant to market segmentation?
As research shows, the psychometric approach of measuring personality (values, attitudes, lifestyle = personality) through self-report scales such as the VALS seems to not be very helpful in targeting your marketing activity because it does not significantly increase your sales. Rather you should observe actual buying behavior (similar to using cookies following online buyers around the web). So, to answer your question, no, the VALS is not longer relevant, and today (40 years later) marketers use completely different methods. The literature that I found from Wikipedia says so ...
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comment Is the VALS framework still relevant to market segmentation?
Did you even read the literature given in that Wikipedia article? From that literature it seems to me that you might want to consider taking a different approach.
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answered How to collaborate with a university on a consumer psychology study?
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comment Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?
There is such a host of unverified assumptions and misunderstood concepts in this question, that I don't even know how to explain what is wrong without writing a textbook. Who communicates? What is consciousness? What is the self? Why is a consciously perceptible dream "unconscious"? Why does the unconscious communicate in images instead of directly influencing other parts of the mind and body through neuronal activity, never becoming consciously apparent at all and in fact being a continuous part of "conscious" thought. etc. Start with understanding the prerequsites of your question.