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I got my first degree as a musician (jazz guitar) and returned to school a couple of years ago as a psychology major. As of now I am a graduate student. I have a strong interest in methodology and statistics.

In my bachelor thesis I compared the Variability Effect from Cognitive Load Theory with the phenomenon of Interleaved Learning from a connectionist point of view. Currently I am trying to build on this work. I am working on a proposal of how hierarchically structured learning material can be analysed to make predictions about the order in which the underlying concepts might be distinguished from another.


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answered Are motivation and efficiency inversely correlated?
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revised How is sample size determined in animal research?
Corrected a couple of spelling errors and clarified the meaning of the sentence (hopefully).
Jul
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comment Are motivation and efficiency inversely correlated?
It seems that you are using anecdotal evidence to back up the claim that motivation and efficiency are inversely related and then ask for the reasons. But it's not that clear that the claim is true in the first place. Before one can look for reasons there must be some confidence in the relationship which I don't think there is.
Jul
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answered How is sample size determined in animal research?
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Jun
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comment Fitting a psychometric function when data does not lend itself to a sigmoidal fit [pypsignifit]
What exactly is the plot showing? Is it data from a single participant or data for an item? Since there are no lables for the axes, what is plotted on the x- and y-axis? It looks like the y-axis could be the probability for getting the right answer since it goes from 0 to 1. Is that correct?
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Jun
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comment Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
This is interesting. Can you give some insights into your experiments?
Jun
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answered What makes someone attractive psychologically?
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answered Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
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Jun
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comment Do we need a pre-test to compare the effectiveness of two treatments?
I would emphasize that while random assignment is in theory sufficient (as Jeromy already noted), in reality it is very hard to obtain random samples. E.G. you can't randomly assign students to a class. And even if you did, from that point on they are all in the same class and measures are not independent anymore. Hierarchical models were developed with this application in mind, but they are suited for a variety of contexts. So maybe this might be an option.
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Jun
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revised Are different types of long term memories stored in different parts of the brain?
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answered Are different types of long term memories stored in different parts of the brain?
Jun
20
comment What constructs help explain limited cognitive processing and the cognitive effects of rules that limit decision making choices?
Intrinsic load is defined as the the number of elements to be processed simultaneously, whereas extrinisic load is caused by the presentation of the elements. The additional rules simply add to the number of elements. Your wife could present the basic task on one sheet of paper and the additional rules on another one, thereby introducing extraneous loud. I do agree with you, that Cognitive Load Theory is probably not the best theory for a problem like this. The main focus of CLT is the aquisition and construction of schemata, and I wouldn't put your problem in that category.
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