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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.
Apr
8
comment What kind of Psychometric test is this
Do you want to know what the name of the test is or how would categorised in relation to other similar tests?
Mar
31
comment Is teacher guidance always necessary to become an expert?
@ChristianHummeluhr I see. I wonder if expert tuition should be part of the definition or just a common feature. I tend to define, perhaps circuitously, deliberate practice as "a form of practice that is designed to maximise learning".
Mar
31
comment Is teacher guidance always necessary to become an expert?
@ChristianHummeluhr I agree that expert feedback accelerates learning and will often increase asymptotic skill attainment. I just don't think it is "necessary" in the sense that it is possible to attain a reasonable level a skill in many domains without expert feedback.
Mar
31
comment Is teacher guidance always necessary to become an expert?
Of course it is possible to teach yourself many things; and there are often a wide range of self-help resources available. I guess the issue is how much benefit would you get from having a person assist you in your learning process? And what kinds of skills can you more readily acquire using self-study? And what background, motivation, and so on does a person need to effectively self-teach?
Mar
31
comment Research on the van Norden percept
@Wanderlust I searched the document you mentioned and added the only text that seemed relevant to van Norden. Please check and feel free to edit further.
Mar
25
comment How can I prime aversion to conflict?
I've updated the link
Mar
24
comment How can I prime aversion to conflict?
@ChristianHummeluhr Okay. I've made it answer.
Mar
16
comment Does pessimism lead to greater happiness because low expectations lead to less disappointment?
I've edited the question a bit to hopefully clarify a few things.
Mar
1
comment What causes someone to frequently see particular patterns of digits when they look at a clock?
@Chris. Yes. It's a bit annoying that when a moderator re-opens after making edits, then the vote to close button seems to disappear. As such, it then becomes difficult to have the usual threshold of votes for re-closing. Perhaps as a workaround, if others think it should be re-closed after the changes, they could upvote your comment, and if it gets a few upvotes, we should close it?
Mar
1
comment A good place to start learning Behaviorism for a Newbie?
Could you elaborate on why it's good?
Mar
1
comment What causes someone to frequently see particular patterns of digits when they look at a clock?
Okay. I've given this a big edit into hopefully a question that is on topic for the site. Of course, if others think it is still off topic. Please indicate so.
Feb
19
comment Cause and cure of silly behavior in children
I basically agree with Chris. There could be a way of asking this question in a scientific way that would be suited to this site. At the very least, you would need to more explicitly define things like an age range and what behaviours are and are not included in the construct "silly behaviour". It's okay to motivate your question by your specific experience with your nephew, but ultimately you should bring to a more general question.
Feb
9
comment Sleep deprivation effect on brain
As a starting point, you may want to look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_debt
Feb
2
comment Do female victims of rape have an increased risk of becoming a sex offender?
It is problematic to put in the same category (a) criminal behaviour and (b) forms of clothing which you find objectionable.
Jan
21
comment How effective are online providers of paid participants for psychological experiments?
A user recently also mentioned SurveyComet.com and TurkPrime.com. However, it sounds like they are more for online survey software and may not allow inquisit installation.
Jan
21
comment How effective are online providers of paid participants for psychological experiments?
I tweaked a little to try to move the question from "experiences" to something more concrete like "effectiveness". I share your interest in the question, but it might be good to define what more explicitly you want to know about such services. e.g., what proportion of participants are conscientious? Do they allow use of Inquisit or plug-in based programs? Cost effectiveness?etc.
Jan
14
comment How to use Mechanical Turk for longer studies (i.e., 30 minutes+)?
A quick look suggests the pricing seems reasonable. I'd be curious to know: (a) what proportion of participants tend to complete longer surveys conscientiously - i.e., not skipping questions or responding randomly; (b) whether you can use external tools that require installation of a plugin - in particular, Inquisit is a powerful tool for running online psych experiments, but it does require the user to install a plugin.
Jan
7
comment What is Intelligence? Is it based on prediction capability of an agent?
Welcome. I agree with Chris, it would be good if you could clarify what specifically you want to know. Also with the "what is x"? type questions, it's generally good to be clear about why say a site like wikipedia does not meet your needs. I.e., what specifically do you want to know about intelligence or what about the many definitions that have been offered do you seek clarification on?
Dec
22
comment Why do some people stutter only when they are nervous?
Welcome to the site. In order to make this not a "self-help" question, I've tried to reframe it around the more general research question.