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revised Fitting a psychometric function when data does not lend itself to a sigmoidal fit [pypsignifit]
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Apr
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comment Inducing Auditory-to-Visual Synesthesia
I have edited this question because I don't believe this qualifies as synesthesia. Let me know if you think I've altered the meaning of your question.
Apr
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revised Inducing Auditory-to-Visual Synesthesia
this isn't synesthesia
Apr
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comment Training for the corpus callosum?
@draks... I've edited your post to be a little more explicit. please feel free to rollback the changes if you feel they are inappropriate, or make changes yourself.
Apr
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revised Training for the corpus callosum?
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Apr
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Apr
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revised What are the current suggested models for Primacy Effect in memory recall or personality impression?
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revised What are the current suggested models for Primacy Effect in memory recall or personality impression?
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revised What are the current suggested models for Primacy Effect in memory recall or personality impression?
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comment Should questions in psychology always be objective questions?
@Xurtio nice analogy...
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
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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
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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
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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.