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Mar
23
comment Which political system stimulates individuals the most to strive for the greater good?
That the first thing that comes to your mind when you read "greater good" is dystopia is quite discouraging.
Mar
23
comment Which political system stimulates individuals the most to strive for the greater good?
@ChristianHummeluhr My question makes it quite clear that I am concerned with how to discourage avarice and selfish greed. The "greater good", in the context of my question, means not to work into one's own pocket but to be concerned with making life better for everyone. That people might not agree on how this can be achieved is not a part ofmy question and irrelevant here.
Mar
22
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Feb
25
comment The belief becoming the self
"People of belief" implies religious belief. When it comes to self-concept, everyone is a person of belief, becoause no one does not have a self-concept or identity and that is made up from beliefs, which, when questioned ("attacked") cause an identity crisis. Religious beliefs are part of the self-concept. etc.
Feb
25
comment The belief becoming the self
Google "self-concept". Once you understand what that is it will becime clear why an attack on it leads to a crisis.
Feb
25
answered How many hours of speech do kids hear before learning a language?
Feb
25
comment The belief becoming the self
Which aspect are you asking about? "Identity" or "self-concept" are terms that refer to what is under attack here, "verbal aggression" is the behavior of attacking someone's self-concept. Or are you asking specifically about religious belief? They are no different from believing you are a competent student or loved by your parents, and if someone questions those beliefs it will certainly lead you into a crisis or rage not unlike the reaction of a religous fanatic under verbal attack.
Feb
25
comment Is there a database of disgusting images for stimuli for experimental study of disgust?
Make sure you explain to your subjects what they are going to see and get their written consent. You don't want to get sued for shocking people with images they cannot handle.
Feb
25
comment Is there a downside to using more than the typical 20/40 trials in an IAT?
Loss of attention caused by boredom and fatigue.
Feb
25
comment Why do men have greater variance than women in mental test scores?
Theories are similar to those explaining differences in intelligence between African American and Caucasian American samples, namely that socio-economic factors such as education, health, peer stimulation etc. play a role. (Feminist) theories hold that women are disadvantaged and that lower performance of women in certain areas is caused by this. Male children are less stimulated by their (mostly female) guardians in social and verbal areas and therefore score lower there. Wether you want to believe this is up to you. There is no experimental evidence, only conclusions drawn from observation.
Feb
23
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Feb
22
revised How can you forgive (and not only forget) evildoers without any remorse?
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Feb
22
answered How can you forgive (and not only forget) evildoers without any remorse?
Feb
21
answered Cause and cure of silly behavior in children
Feb
20
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20
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Feb
19
comment Does masturbation affect brain in long term?
Thank you, @Archimedix, I worked that info into my answer.
Feb
19
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