# Questions tagged [correlation]

For questions relating to correlational studies involving the exploration of statistical relationships.

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### Correlation between "mechanical aptitude" and IQ

I am an economist working in labour market issues. It is common in my field to divide jobs between those who are intensive in "manual" tasks and those who are intensive in "cognitive" tasks (e.g. here)...
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### Are a lot of highly logical people (such as mathematicians) prone to depression? [closed]

In my mathematics and physics classes, half the students are seeing, or have seen, psychologists because of depression. Based on my experience, I feel that there is a huge correlation between logical ...
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### Choice of statistical analysis for correlational study

Good morning, I am writing a dissertation for my master's degree in psychology. I have to do statistical studies on data that I have collected. I want to proceed with a correlational analysis. ...
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### What is the correlation between the level of education and number of friends?

I have heard, that a study was performed, maybe in Brazil, and it showed that a correlation was found – more educated people have less friends. I was unable to google this work. Maybe somebody here ...
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### Example Nonlinear Relationship Not Detected by Pearson, Kendall, Spearman Correlation

In psychology, we often investigate whether two variables are related. We often investigate this with Pearson's, Kendall's or Spearman's correlation. The obvious drawback of those methods is that they ...
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### Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?

Is there a correlation between high IQ for example over 125 and creativity? Is creativity improved or does its importance simply diminish? Maybe there could also be confounding variables as well? It ...
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### Is there a correlation between long-term memory and academic success in STEM?

There are underlying fundamentals and first principles, especially in STEM that continue to be built upon but can get neglected and forgotten over time without practice. Obviously having a great ...
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### Does sadism correlate with narcissism?

I mean in the general population. I'm aware of proposals/constructs like malignant narcissism but the empirical evidence (in the Wikipedia page at least) is mostly case-based (serial killers and so ...
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### What is the correlation between Grade Point Average (GPA) and intelligence?

What is an authoritative empirical estimate of the correlation between pscyhometric measures of intelligence and Grade Point Average (GPA)? What are the main factors that influence the size of the ...
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### About the relation of the smell and costumers willing to buy (Neuromarketing Field)

I am trying to find some academic paper or the internet posts about The effect of concentration and type of odor (irritating or relaxing) on the willingness of customers for buy. So I searched the ...
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### Correlation between anxiety disorders and PTSD

The mega study on the genetic correlations of psychiatric (and neurological) disorders published in Science this summer has one interesting non-correlation: between anxiety disorders and PTSD. Are ...
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### How strong is the correlation between selfies and narcissism?

We have concluded that posting selfies is correlated with narcissism, but how strong is the correlation? Reference: Correlation between selfie and Narcissism
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### Correlation used as explanatory device in ''The neuroscience of Intelligence'

I am currently reading Dr. Richard Haier's book The Neuroscience of Intelligence. I have a base knowledge of statistics, but I am confused about the following extract from page 80 (chapter 2.4): ...
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### What is the test-retest correlation for HEXACO personality?

I am wanting to get estimates of the test-retest correlation for the six HEXACO domains. I'm curious to obtain estimates of test-retest correlation over various time frames (e.g., 1 month, 1 years, 2 ...
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### Is there a correlation between schemas and social constructs?

While studying Piaget's stages of cognitive development in Educational Psychology, the textbook talks about Piaget using the idea of "schemas" which are mental representations or ideas about what ...
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### What are the correlations between the facets of honesty-humility in HEXACO personality and the Dark Triad?

I was just reading some of the items in the HEXACO measure of personality. It seems to me that the "honesty-humility" factor is actually more naturally expressed in the opposite way. I.e., about three ...
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### Research correlating stress/boredom with eating/comfort-seeking?

Imagine a few common stressful situations that we all go through: Being struck in traffic Having to wait for a bus, train... Going through security/immigration control at an airport Purely an ...
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### Any research on IQ (general) and coping with abstract concepts?

Is there any good research on how general IQ correlates with levels of abstractions people can easily handle? I understand, that abstractions are different, but here it's probably enough to cover ...
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### Research on Distribution of Enneagram Types in a Given Profession

I was in a conversation with an Enneagram scholar who claimed that certain Enneagram types are more likely to hold certain specific positions or have certain professions. Is there any data or has ...
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### How are attachment styles linked to personality disorders

There are three different patterns of behavior in the so called strange situation in which the caregiver leaves the infant for a while and a stranger comes in the room. These behavioral patterns are ...
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### How to filter noise in EEG data

I am a computer science student and I'm doing something for a psychology professor. We have EEG data from an experiment where a person was shown 140 images for 2 seconds each. We placed 64 electrodes ...
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### What type of data can we get from fMRI to calculate correlations?

Lets say we want to compare the correlation between the activation one part of the brain and rise in value of other variable. The design would be within subjects. What is the data that we can receive ...
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### Is there a correlation or cause-effect relationship between attractiveness and feet?

My psychology professor is very hard to understand and can't speak English well. She was saying something about a study was done that found the best indicator of a physical attractiveness is feet, and ...
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### Correlation of g and Honesty, Rationality, etc?

Are there any meta-analyses reporting the correlations of g (IQ, general mental ability) with: Honesty-Humility (e.g. in HEXACO model). I know Conscientiousness (of Big Five) generally has zero ...
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### Questions on Interpreting Factor Analysis Results and Scores

I am trying to learn factor analysis and I thought it would be a good idea to try and very poorly "mimic" the computation for IQ scores with a dataset of dummy values as a way to "learn by example". ...
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### How is the g-factor of intelligence calculated?

I am currently reading Dr. Richard Haier's book The Neuroscience of Intelligence and I am a little confused about the g-factor. Note that I have no education in psychology outside of general ed ...
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### Is there any research which compares the bond between biological siblings vs. non-biological siblings or half-siblings? [closed]

A research like: “of 100 families that we studied we found: biological siblings had stronger/weaker bond vs. half-siblings vs non-biological and 40 years later their relationship was found stronger/...
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### Which personality traits are proved to correlate with any facial features?

I pretty certain I have read somewhere about certain personality traits that correlate with certain facial features, but I can't remember just what or where I read. I think the personality traits may ...
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### Are any kinds of behavior proved to correlate with estrogen levels?

Are any kinds of behavior proved to correlate with estrogen levels? Any studies done on this? Any indications of such correlations? Various research has shown correlations with testosterone and ...
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### Model of human estimation of correlation tasks

I am looking for a model (bayesian or not) on how people would estimate the correlation between two variables from a given scatter plot. Any one knows of such model?
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### Islam and participation in acts of political violence

This is currently a hot political topic, but what does the science say? I was thinking that a good experiment would take groups of people, and match them for alternate explanations: Age, gender, ...
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### What are the IQ correlations between relatives?

Bouchard and McGue (1981) wrote a review article (linked here) that summarized the correlations between relatives. McGue asserted in a recent talk (that I'm not able to link) that he's not aware of ...
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### Are any kinds of behavior proved to correlate with testosterone levels?

Are any kinds of behavior proved to correlate with testosterone levels? Any studies done on this? Any indications of such correlations?
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### Correlation between BIS and BAS responses

As a part of my lab experiment, participants had to answer questions for BIS and BAS (BAS reward, drive and fun) scales. The correlation matrix shows that BIS is significantly positively correlated ...
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### What personality traits does sexy and revealing clothing correlate with?

Is there some unifying characteristic that distinguishes women who wear form-fitting, lowcut, see-through and other kinds of revealing outfits? Are they more extroverted, do they rate higher in (...
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### Does Stroop test performance correlate with any personal characteristics or abilities?

Have there been any studies that found that an extremely high (or low) Stroop test score correlates with certain personal characteristics, abilities or aptitudes, or would all such conclusions be ...
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### Are motivation and efficiency inversely correlated?

Observation: Motivation and efficiency seem appear to me to be inversely correlated for most people. That is, I know some people who tend to get very excited about a goal and take large amounts of ...