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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.
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.