Questions tagged [preferences]

Preference is the comparison of alternatives based on the value (or utility) which a decision-maker assigns to them.

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What benefit is responsible for human preference of one food over another?

I like kiwi. I don't like omelettes. I love berry pies, but I'm not a big fan of potato chips or pretzels. Human taste preference is seemingly universal, with even young children able to identify ...
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Does similar writing style tell us the writers are similar with respect to some measure/perspective?

Does similar writing style in small texts such as on Twitter or long texts such as articles/novels tell us anything about similarity between "thinking process" OR "personality" OR "writing ...
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Is there a name for being obsessed with matte surfaces/objects/items?

Apologies in advance if this isn't supposed to be here, I'm new, just let me know where to post it and I'll delete and post elsewhere! I was wondering if there's a condition or name or something ...
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Connection between sociosexual orientation and parental instincts?

According to wikipedia: Sociosexual orientation, or sociosexuality, is the individual difference in the willingness to engage in sexual activity outside of a committed relationship. Individuals ...
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The impact of adverse historical event on individual time preference

I am a Development Economist, I recently get interested in time preference reading several insightful economic papers (Godoy 1998, Godoy 2001, Holden et al 1998, Holden 2013, Galor and Ozak 2015). I ...
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Establishing personality from shape AND color preferences

There are many resources on the web that discuss correlations between the personality of an individual and their preferred shapes or colors. To give just one example of each http://listening2leaders....
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Can a human select truly random numbers if he/she chose to? [duplicate]

It is known that humans are worse than computers at random number generation, and that even computer's random numbers are often imperfect and predictable. What strategies could a human employ to ...
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Is forward associated with right and backwards with left?

The following is an observation I made in an informal sample group of about 10 people. I am looking into understanding the behavior I observed. Here is the setting: On a computer keyboard there are ...
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Are animal instincts and preferences based on some brain micro structures?

I'm thinking about the mechanism by which an animal has built in preferences for some visual objects in the real world. The most well known example is the seagull chicks and pecking at a red dot or ...
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How are our tastes created? [closed]

Is there a scientific explanation of one's aesthetic preferences? Why do they differ from one person to another? Are they the results of one's culture and social interactions? Any reference would be ...
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Are there any studies on correlations between eye movements and personality? [closed]

I'm looking for scientific evidence for or against a notion that eye movements can be used as a cue to personality(traits). This may include notions like high extroversion individuals look more at ...
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Are there any studies on links between clothing style and personality?

Reading about on personality psychology, I have met several vague claims that different personality types prefer different clothing styles. Apparently, people who are more keen to their senses will ...
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What are the main theories that account for why some people like X and others not?

For example, how does psychology account for why some people like peanuts and others hate them? This is a serious question, although perhaps naive. Sure, there can be some physiological explanations ...
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How to test whether a person is Left-Eared or Right-Eared?

It is well-known that the majority of humans have left-right preferences when using their hands or feet. But it is perhaps less well-known that the same can be true for our eyes and ears. I once ...
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Does Big 5 measure preferences for physical activity?

While working on my amateur studies on personality differences, I use both Big 5 and MBTI to map traits. Using the MBTI theories I can fairly easy recognize the "Sensing" personalities, those who ...
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Are introverts more talkative in written form than extroverts?

We all know that extroverts are in general more talkative than introverts in oral form. But how about written communication? After having talked with lots of people on the internet and met several of ...