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comment How do laypeople form a judgement that another person is smart or intelligent?
I don't have a reference because I heard it in class long ago, but the professor of the course on intelligence told us that people are fairly accurate (whatever that means) in assessing other people's intelligence - if it's lower or similar to theirs. But they can't make fine grained judgments about people who are more intelligent.
Jul
19
revised What factors affect the g factor?
added 'interpersonal differences' to highlight that these factors are linked to variations in intelligence.
Jun
13
comment How to get more involved with personality psychology as a hobby?
Also, social psychology has a lot to say on why people behave the way they do. The difference is that it talks about general tendencies in behaviour, while personality psychology goes into the differences between individuals, as well as how they self-reflect.
Jun
13
comment How to get more involved with personality psychology as a hobby?
Just a small tip for searching for literature: personality psych also goes under the name of psychology of individual differences, as well as (less often) differential psychology.
Jun
2
comment Difficulty of having profound scientific discussions with more than 2 or 3 people?
I love this question. I've been thinking about the same thing lately (how to get the best discussions out of a large, diverse group of students) and my intuition is also that a small group of people on a similar level works best.
Jun
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does the fusiform face area in patients with Prosopagnosia (face blindness) show lower activity under an fMRI?
May
29
answered Getting analysis of changes in MY brain upon cannabis consumption
May
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can a person's susceptibility to hypnosis be altered?
May
8
comment How fast is the visual system?
Although, now that I think about it, the MLR wouldn't be coming from A1, even though it would be measured on the scalp.
May
8
comment How fast is the visual system?
"the potential over V1 is more like 100 ms after stimulus." Wait, what? I get a peak of activity over V1 after about 100 ms in my MEG study. I've also seen reports of A1 effects at 15 ms or less after tone onset (early MLR response).
Apr
26
comment Can dreams be memorised?
I think this can be easily answered. I will find my course notes one of these days to give the details, but it is known that some neurotransmitter necessary for translating short-term into long-term menory is inactive during sleep.
Apr
26
revised Two different values for criterion in signal detection theory?
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Apr
26
asked Two different values for criterion in signal detection theory?
Apr
14
comment How does the brain read rotated text?
This is a very nice answer. I'd like to add that we probably first need to learn that the orientation of a letter matters in the first place (i.e. it can be a different letter if seen from a different orientation, like p and d). With all other objects, their identity remains the same no matter from what angle we see them from.
Apr
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Mar
27
comment Which are the most accredited tests for measuring personality traits?
I think this is an OK question! I even had a similar exam question as a student for my personality psychology course: "Why big 5 instead of big 3 or small 16?" (i.e. Costa&McCrae vs. Eysenck vs. Spearman).
Mar
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Mar
20
comment What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
@caseyr547 - that's weird, I never saw your answer.
Mar
19
comment What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
To add to what I wrote above: I think the key issue is where the question is most likely to get the most or the best responses.
Mar
19
comment What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
@caseyr547 - I really don't mind where it ends up. It looked like a familiar problem to me because of my educational background, which is in psych / cogsci, that's all. We certainly learn a whole bunch about experimental designs and stats, models with multiple levels of dependence on each other, etc.