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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.
Dec
17
comment Where to find images of the same faces with and without glasses for experiment?
Just curious, have you asked the authors of the original study whether they would allow you to use their materials?
Dec
4
comment Are there some tools to get human brain Brodmann areas from X,Y,Z coordinates?
@linello if you think that's the answer, perhaps post as an answer
Dec
3
comment What is the difference between feeling sad and feeling unhappy?
Spearman-brown prophecy provides some guidance about the expected increase in reliability. You can also perform an item analysis on the scale to check features like "alpha if item deleted".
Nov
22
comment Is there any scientific basis to different learning styles?
@IllegalImmigrant Perhaps ask a separate question specifically about that article. i.e., a question of the form. The following article claims X. Does their evidence support that claim? etc. It would be great to see more questions of that type on this site.
Nov
8
comment Where to obtain and how to score the Bukowski et al “Friendship Qualities Scale”?
Question has now been edited to focus on how to obtain and how to score. Obviously as the previous comments noted, this is not a site for requesting pdfs.
Oct
17
comment So why might people post seemingly excessive concerns regarding the danger in their neighbourhood?
I've attempted to make the question a little more general; I.e., the aim is to move such questions away from your specific circumstances to ask a more general question. Feel free to further refine to capture the general point.