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Jun
30
comment Why prefer “99% fat free” to “1% fat”?
@CongXu added an answer elaborating on results.
Jun
30
comment Why prefer “99% fat free” to “1% fat”?
There are a few studies here that specifically look at fat statements: Sanford, A. J., Fay, N., Stewart, A., & Moxey, L. (2002). Perspective in statements of quantity, with implications for consumer psychology. Psychological Science, 13(2), 130-134.
Jun
28
comment Why prefer “99% fat free” to “1% fat”?
@chuck Whatever you like. I wasn't sure whether we should have a plain "marketing" tag, but I figured "consumer-psychology" could probably be used on just about any marketing question.
Jun
23
comment What biological processes occur when you love someone romantically?
It sounds like a big topic. I guess this would be a starting point: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love#Biological_basis
Jun
20
comment Does personality imply an inclination to be an expert in one field or average in “all” fields?
Just to clarify, (a) are you asking whether people in general prefer to be experts or generalists? (b) are you asking about the existence of individual differences in this tendency? Also, what do you mean by people being "born" a particular way given that we all grow up in a family and a society that shapes our motivations?
Jun
20
comment How can I prime aversion to conflict?
Meier, B. P., Robinson, M. D., & Wilkowski, B. M. (2006). Turning the Other Cheek Agreeableness and the Regulation of Aggression-Related Primes. Psychological Science, 17(2), 136-142. PDF has some discussion of aggression primes
Jun
20
comment Does a person's brain still contain a record of daily events?
@chuck I want to make a comment about the irony in your comment potentially giving rise to a flag, but I worry that the irony in my comment might also be flagged.
Jun
17
comment How would synapses behave if resting potential was zero?
@ChuckSherrington just letting you know that your comment was flagged as "rude/offensive". :-) I think the joke that jonsca and Chuck are the same person may have been missed.
Jun
15
comment Are there any cognitive test (or test suites) available on the iPad?
On one of the pages, Joggle lists that is has many academic citations. Is this for Joggle's version of the task or for the task in general? Do you know of any academic references that have explicitly validated the Joggle implementation of these tasks?
Jun
15
comment What is the effect of scolding kids
I generally agree with what you say, but what is your evidence to support these claims? The challenge on this site is to provide theoretical or research evidence to support such claims.
Jun
12
comment What makes someone attractive psychologically?
check out this review article The evolutionary psychology of facial beauty
Jun
11
comment How many samples are there when test subjects come through different recruitment strategies?
I think it's an interesting question. I agree that it reads like homework. @what given that it's not homework, then I congratulate you on writing creative questions to learn material. As a side point this site hasn't received a lot of homework questions, so we haven't really developed a policy on the topic. Personally, I think the general problem with homework questions is that they tend to be too specific (i.e., they don't create a general resource for the internet). In contrast, I think this is a general question.
Jun
11
comment Do we need a pre-test to compare the effectiveness of two treatments?
The key thing you mentioned in your question is "random assignment". In general, the choice of dependent variable does not change things. That said, when you get into a specific research context, different issues arise. For example, teaching interventions have their own features related to the mode of delivery in shared class rooms.
Jun
9
comment Is there an accurate online IQ test for measuring 160+ IQs?
Also see this previous question about how to measure very high IQs
Jun
9
comment Is there an accurate online IQ test for measuring 160+ IQs?
Also see this question that asked about a free public domain IQ test with norms
Jun
5
comment Psychometric scale with items in sets where responses imply a rank order of items
Could you further elaborate? What does it mean to give a response of 0, 1,2,3,4 or 5? What does M represent? What do the "x's" represent in your updated example?
May
31
comment Do measures of Big 5 personality have a positive bias towards extraverted, conscientious, emotionally stable, ageeable and open individuals?
Thanks. The article seems to provide standard psychometric information: i.e., the factor structure of the test, gender differences, whether test scores predict relevant criteria including job satisfaction and counter productive work behaviour; it doesn't directly seem to go into whether items have a positivity bias.
May
30
comment Why different responses to target and distractor in three-stimulus oddball procedure?
Just as a small side point, you are welcome to write an answer to your own question, particularly if it is well reasoned.
May
22
comment Does not using the brain erode its power?
What do you mean by (a) "practicing the brain"? and (b) "brain power"?
May
22
comment How does personality moderate or mediate the relationship between stress and burnout?
just deleted the other one