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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?
People may not concentrate for transient reasons that presumably could be readily fixed. So no. Low scores for lack of attention suggest a problem with test administration and don't really reflect an individual's latent intelligence. I'm not referring to deeper issues with attentional processes that we might associate with neurocognitive disorders.
Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
To evaluate practice effects, you'd want to examine changes in performance for a large number of individuals. When looking at an individual case, it may be difficult to tease out practice effects from random variation.
Jun
14
comment Where in the Big5 does shyness belong?
@what I agree with all your points.
Jun
9
comment How to test whether a person is Left-Eared or Right-Eared?
@ekhumoro That sounds like a good synopsis. I imagine there's more research out there. Perhaps check out scholar.google.com/scholar?q=earedness
Jun
1
comment Where can I find decent descriptions for each Big5 facet?
Are you only interested in the NEO PI Big 5 facet structure? It is worth noting that there are other many other factor-facet models of personality, some of which are also based on the Big 5.
May
22
comment I am trying to flip .nii images using pm_flip but it isn't working
If it's about software specifically related to cognitive sciences then I'm inclined to see it as appropriate for this site. i.e., if the question was how do you flip an image that just happens to be of a brain, then perhaps it would belong on a different site; but if it is about how you use specific software for working with brain images, then I think it's appropriate for this site.
May
14
comment Does knowledge of tests like Iowa Gambling and Wisconsin Card-Sorting task enable a person to fake the test?
Why do you want to do a test on neuroscience students? What is your broader goal?
May
14
comment Why might mindfulness and meditation lead to anger and anxiety?
@anon As Christian pointed out, we don't answer self-help questions that apply to one person's specific circumstances on this site. I gave your question an edit to try to frame it as a general question that might be suitable to the site and still be relevant to you. But others may feel that it is not general enough.
May
14
comment Does knowledge of tests like Iowa Gambling and Wisconsin Card-Sorting task enable a person to fake the test?
Interesting question. In your context, (a) what construct are you aiming to measure? and (b) in what way are participants motivated to fake? (i.e., do they want to appear to have more functioning or less functioning?)
May
14
comment Is there an R implementation of the linear ballistic accumulator model or Ratcliff's diffusion model for measuring response time and accuracy?
@crash thanks I've added it to the answer.
May
13
comment How does the group that is not stressed and not reactivated act as a control for time in Schwabe & Wolf 2010?
@Zelda I have given the question an edit. This is a starting point for an acceptable question. You should further edit the question to make it a stand-alone question. I.e., (a) give a basic summary of the study as relevant to your question and (b) clearly define your question about the study.
May
10
comment How to efficiently get a sense of the meaning of a score on a non-aptitude test that you encounter in a journal article?
@ChristianHummeluhr Yep :-)
May
10
comment How to efficiently get a sense of the meaning of a score on a non-aptitude test that you encounter in a journal article?
Thanks for coming back to this question. To clarify, I didn't mean to imply in the question that item information was not available anywhere. I guess the question is referring to the general situation where there probably are previous uses of the measure in the literature, and there might be a key article that describes the measure somewhere. I guess I'm thinking of a good general strategy for securing relevant information and then using it to form an understanding of the scale properties.
May
8
comment What is the difference between behavioral science and cognitive science?
See this very similar question: Is cognitive science a concentration of psychology
May
2
comment In the theory of planned behaviour, what is the general term that captures attitudes, norms and perceived behavioural control?
+1 I think this is a good sentiment.
Apr
30
comment What is understood about interactions between personality types or traits?
See also Do Big 5 or BIS/BAS personality theories propose that combinations of personality traits are meaningful?
Apr
28
comment Are mentally ill people more violent?
Just to clarify, is your question: (a) Why do people think that people with a mental illness are more violent? or (b) Are people with a mental illness more violent? And if you mean (b), then could you clarify what the comparison group is. I.e., more violent than who?
Apr
27
comment How are the questions in IQ tests formulated?
@Christian I can see that you feel that iq tag would be useful. Please discuss issue in meta before engaging in mass retagging. If the community approves of this, only then do it. There is an argument that the iq tag is not required. i.e., many questions tagged intelligence are about iq; having both tags will mean that many people using the iq tag will fail to apply the broader discipline tag.
Apr
22
comment What is the state of the art in computerised coding of Thematic Apperception Tests (TATs)?
@ChristianHummeluhr I haven't looked into it myself. Many years back, I helped out coding a whole pile of responses to TATs. It was quite resource intensive. You also have all sorts of challenges with inter-rater reliability, and so forth. So I was curious whether anyone has looked into computerised scoring.
Apr
10
comment How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?
@StevenJeuris I assume if Artem edited it subsequently that it is fine now and these comments can be deleted.