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Apr
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comment What are the current suggested models for Primacy Effect in memory recall or personality impression?
Note these models do not directly address attitude formation (ala Asch). I suspect that is an aftereffect of these models though; e.g. perhaps attitudes are formed by integrating personality attributes weighted by their availability. Though perhaps someone more familiar with the personality literature should handle that part of the question...
Apr
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answered What are the current suggested models for Primacy Effect in memory recall or personality impression?
Apr
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revised Is procrastination greater when skill is low and rewards offer low status boost and does this lead to efficient task allocation in groups?
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Apr
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answered Do children follow parents' phobias genetically or by learning?
Mar
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comment Should questions in psychology always be objective questions?
@NickRosencrantz i think you're fighting a straw man argument here. No one is claiming that asking people what their favorite color is qualifies as science.
Mar
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comment Should questions in psychology always be objective questions?
@NickRosencrantz verify what? if they're telling the truth? i'm not really sure what you're asking here... no one is publishing scientific articles titled 'what is your favorite color?'
Mar
31
comment Should questions in psychology always be objective questions?
@NickRosencrantz There is an objective answer to the question of what my favorite color is (blue, thanks for asking). This attribute is 'subjective' across the population (each person has their own). However it's not a very interesting question as is-- unless, perhaps, favorite color correlated with intelligence, or everyone had the same favorite color (which begs the question of why). It's possible to ask uninteresting questions in any domain, not just psychology.
Mar
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comment Should questions in psychology always be objective questions?
The only real requirement is that the answer must be derived through the scientific method. It's okay to talk about subjective perceptions, etc. because they are in fact 'real' phenomenon that may differ from person to person.
Mar
31
comment What happens neurobiologically when people “think fast”?
@ChristianHummeluhr no worries, i wasn't taking offense, just clarifying! i think it's good practice to assume very little on here, for the sake of future readers
Mar
31
comment What happens neurobiologically when people “think fast”?
@ChristianHummeluhr I'm very familiar with dual-process theory, but a) it's not clear that OP is using this definition, rather than more generically "doing the same task faster" without engaging in system 2 processing. b) You can apply the sys1/sys2 dichotomy to innumerable tasks that involve various brain areas and neurotransmitters. I'm not sure why you'd expect a particular neurotransmitter to always be associated with System 2 processing. I think this may be a good question, but it needs more clarification and prior research.
Mar
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reviewed Reviewed Does an exceptional working memory inhibit intelligence?
Mar
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reviewed Reviewed Devices that detect when someone is falling asleep
Mar
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revised Training for the corpus callosum?
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Mar
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comment Training for the corpus callosum?
@draks... can you elaborate on what you mean by 'train' the corpus callosum? the purpose of the CC is to transfer information between the two hemispheres. so that's a little like asking "can you train a pipe by having the water flow down one way?" i'm not exactly sure what that would mean.
Mar
30
comment Does associating a color with numbers improve math learning?
@draks... yes, i suspect so-- that is very similar to what Mills et al. (2009) is doing. There are also several standardized methods for diagnosing synesthesia though, so if that's your goal I would start there. I don't recall exactly what those tests ask offhand...
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awarded  Convention
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awarded  Revival
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revised Is human Central Nervous System arousal related to choice of activity?
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comment Is human Central Nervous System arousal related to choice of activity?
This question is not very clear, and OP hasn't addressed comments. Without further edits, I am voting to close. Also, the image appears unrelated to the question, so I have removed it.
Mar
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comment Bias towards purchasing tangible vs virtual goods
One thing to consider is that it's the norm to pay for coffee, whereas it is the norm for virtual services to be free. So it may not be a matter of virtual vs physical goods, but of what people think is a "fair" price for something based on previous experience.