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Jul
26
comment Lifelong avoidance coping style
Genes: "Three of 19 more specific coping styles showed shared environmental effects as well as genetic influences, 14 were solely under genetic influences, and two showed only shared environment effects." ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10443755
Jul
26
comment Thinking consciously or unconsciously
There are examples of people whose automatic control of walking and other movements is destroyed, but who are consciously able to move their limbs. They stumble around quite a bit, because such a simple thing as walking is in fact so complex that the conscious mind is overtaxed by it. Conscious thinking is very uncomplex and linear compared to the complexities and multi-tasking of uncounscious "thinking". This becomes apparent also when you look at how people learn to drive a car: only when they no longer have to think about what they do, do they stop becoming a danger ...
Jul
26
comment Is there evidence to suggest that people are naturally predisposed toward thinking about either 'objects' or 'people'?
The general consensus in our society seems to be that women are more socially oriented (that is, they "think more about people"), while men are more task oriented (that is, they "think more about objects" and procedures). If this is true, I wouldn't know ;-)
Jul
22
answered Which intervention improves the ability remember names the most?
Jul
22
comment Where to find recent most important studies and researches?
Different fields of psychology have their own publications. There is no single source for "the most important" in all of psychology.
Jul
15
revised Can a person be brilliant even though slow at resolving problems?
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Jul
15
comment Is homosexuality a psychological illness or a natural disposition of a person's sexual orientation?
I arranged my answer in chronological order, as is the convention in scientific overviews. Many of Freud's contributions still stand today, such as the unconscious, which neuropsychologists study today, or many of the psychological defense mechanisms, which have been shown to exist, or transference and countertransference, a concept that even cognitive behavioral therapists work with nowadays. You shouldn't blindly repeat the opinions of the ignorant, but actually study the reception of psychoanalysis today.
Jul
7
comment In what areas is kindergarten most effective developmentally?
@Seanny123 You didn't explain what your question is about. Is it about day care versus parental care? Schooling toddlers versus letting them play? (Both can happen at home or in kindergartens.) Please explain.
Jul
7
comment In what areas is kindergarten most effective developmentally?
Some child day care in the US is funded by churches and other for-profit organizations. These are (sometimes?) accredited by the state, but they are not necessarily state-funded.
Jul
7
comment Are there gender differences in the ability to identify shades of colors by name?
Yes. scholar.google.com/…;
Jul
7
comment In what areas is kindergarten most effective developmentally?
A kindergarten, as I undertand it, is not by definition not funded by the state. So are you asking about state-funded versus privately funded kindergartens? Or about kindergarten versus kids staying home with a parent? Or about different educational methods in different kindergartens? Or about what? Please clarify!
Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
@Jim That's actually what I implied with "boredom". Some people don't like to be tested. Some don't like this particular test, or the test administrator, or the room they are in, or the time of day, or whatever. None of this has anything to do with intelligence. There is a difference between not wanting to and not being able to perform. There are masterful musicians who are afraid of performing on stage so they only play for themselves and their familiy. Does that make them less gifted? No. The same goes for intelligence. There's a lot on confounding factors in books on diagnostics or testing.
Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
Edited, because some IQ tests offer parallel froms that can be taken in immediate succession.
Jun
30
revised How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
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Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
Fatigue, drugs, distraction, boredom, diurnal cycle etc. can all lead to lack of concentration, but are not symptoms of low intelligence.
Jun
30
comment Is there any connection between visual processing ability and social skills?
Yes. Can you access this paper? greenlab.npih.ucla.edu/Publications/… Read the introduction which summarizes findings. Also try scholar.google.com/…;
Jun
30
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Jun
29
comment IQ and Performance in Different Fields
+1, but what's a "header" ;-)
Jun
29
comment Paradox or contradiction?
You might want to look into phobias and their causes. What your logic tells you ("That spider is totally harmless.") and what evolution or upbringing have taught you (fear conditioning) are two things.
Jun
29
comment Are results of various cognitive tests meaningless if the subject has achieved them through training?
No, I don't know. But that seems irrelevant, because instead of training IQ tests to be better at math or whatever, you'd just train doing math.