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Questions pertaining to the evaluation of performance through formal or informal means, as well as the scoring of such evaluations.

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Is there an accurate online IQ test for measuring 160+ IQs?

Is there some (preferably free) online and accurate IQ test? One which does not give me an genius IQ and then tries to sell me a diploma. I need one which measures upto 160 sd15 (or higher). Such a ...
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3x2 Mixed ANOVA, but 3 DVs, one of which is a yes/no - what statistical test?

I have a research design where I have a 3x2 mixed ANOVA, focussing on attitudes towards a drug. The between participants part has 3 levels, with 2 different methods of communicating about risks of ...
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Are there easy ways to measure own cognitive fitness daily? [closed]

I noticed I have been having quite intense ups and downs in my ability to stay focused and to solve various brain-involving tasks. It seems like these fluctuations have some time-of-day cycle (I hope ...
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What differences are between testable theories and falsifiable hypotheses?

Psychology: the Core Concepts says Psychology differs from the pseudosciences in that it employs the scientific method to test its ideas empirically. The scientific method relies on ...
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Which statistical analysis test to perform to find the difference in connectivity between regions of Default Mode Network?

I have three groups each with 30 participants. I have 30 binary adjacency/connectivity matrix for each group which represents the connectivity between regions of Default Mode Network . I want to find ...
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Are Rorschach (inkblot) tests still used as a diagnostic tool?

Are Rorschach tests still used as a diagnostic tool today, or are they just a relic from the 60's? If they are still in use, what sort of information do they provide?
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Does studying formal logic improve logical reasoning?

I am looking to see if there is any good empirical evidence or study that shows or suggests that studying formal logic, or maybe informal logic, would actually improve skills at logical reasoning (...
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Why do men have greater variance than women in mental test scores?

Hedges and Nowell (1995) write that Sex differences in central tendency, variability, and numbers of high scores on mental tests have been extensively studied. Research has not always seemed ...
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Recomendations for an intelligence test

Is there any culture-fair intelligence test, that is not of public knowledge (that is, the answers can be easily viewed online, or has been used extensively to the point it lacks validity), that doesn'...
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Validity of CliftonStrengths

Trying to find information about the validity of CliftonStrengths. For a commercial, restricted test (which perhaps is not classified as test by the owner) it can be hard to find independent ...
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How should one interpret the codes for this Rorschach test? [closed]

In the short story "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keys, the main character performs a Rorschach test and sees the evaluator code his results as follows: ...
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Is there a standardised test for focus?

Not affiliated with psychology in any way, so my knowledge is essentially zero. I am looking for a way to measure change in my ability to focus during a fast. This is simply for a personal experiment. ...
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How are Raven's Matrices scores converted into age-adjusted IQ?

There are IQ tests based only on Raven's matrices. I wonder how a raw score on such a test is "scaled" to an IQ result. As we all know, IQ results depend on the age of individual tested. So ...
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How to find the upper and lower quartiles of the Ryff scale?

I received this question via email and thought the answer might be sufficiently general to be worth posting here. I have used the Ryff scale in my research . Actually I am confused about the ...
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Are unannounced tests unexpected by participants?

I was looking into whether unannounced (memory) tests were actually unexpected by participants, and if the benefits accredited to unannounced tests are well-founded. Considering that students are ...
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Choosing Standardized Reading Comprehension Tests to Generalize Results on Active Reading Techniques

We have been designing a series of experiments on comparing different active reading techniques for college students. In most of the studies we found in the literature, the passages are arbitrarily ...
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Randomized pair assignment for testing

Scenario Take a group of students. During the school/academic year, they will be assigned several tests (ideally one less than the number of students). Usually, students are tested and graded ...
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What empirical research methods are usually applied to testing evolutionary psychology concepts? [closed]

Evolutionary psychology often brings forward elegant and easily grasped explanations, but just the fact that they sound logical is not a proof on its own. Moreover, evolutionary psychology seems to be ...
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What is verbal memory useful for?

A friend of mine did the Verbal Memory Test at http://humanbenchmark.com/ and got an extremely high score (almost 300 words). English is not his first language and he knew the meaning of only about ...
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Alternative metrics to assess test validity/reliability

I have two versions of calculating a score for a test (which assesses how well they perform a task). One takes into account the difficulty of the items, the other does not. These tests are ...
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'Describe this object to me' - To work out what type of thought process you have. What is this test called?

A friend learned heard about a test while on a Myers Briggs course and described it to me. I thought it was interesting, but I can't find anything about it since I don't know what to search for. The ...
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Waffles or pancakes?

I'm a software engineer and in one of my interviews they asked me this question : Do you prefer waffles or pancakes? I don't know whether they asked this question to reduce my stress level, or to ...
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Types of Research for comparing two Groups [closed]

i am planning to do an empirical research for my Thesis, which is about the influence of exercise on the psychological and subjective well-being of individuals (60-90 years of age). hypothesis: ...
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Updated list of the most used and reliable quantitative tests in Psychology

I studied Psychology some years ago and ended up as a programmer. Now, I'm working on a personal side project to build an API to serve correction for different psychology tests. Since I moved out of ...
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About the growing path of every mechanism on the psychology defense system

About the growing path of every mechanism on the psychology defense systemI Have seen the below video which is about the Freud’s 5 Stages of Psychosexual Development: Also i have seen the psychology ...
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Searching for remote job offer for psychologies expertise

I am curious about finding some site or forum for remote job offer or volunteer job opportunities for people with a Master in Psychology From middle east countries (For example Iran country). I have ...
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Best tests or questionnaires to measure person's ability to love

What are the best methods (questionnaires/tests/etc) to measure ability to love? So far I see those Light Triad Test (described in Scientific American) Big Five personality traits (OCEAN model) - ...
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How Really Effective are the Measures of Psychological Tests in Jobs Interviews and Worker Performance After Inside the Workplace

Hello I work doing smalls gig with datasets and also sometimes I create for myself some infographics and data-visualizations of interesting topics for me. for example football, cryptos, virus, etc. I ...
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Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?

I am looking for a general intelligence test which meets the following requirements: available online for free there is a table which translates "points" to IQ (I don't want a hidden online ...
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Is a cognitive test invalid if self-administered?

Im talking about tests not designed for self-administration like the moca,wais etc. Could the scored potentially be deflated or inflated and misadministered thus making them invalid?
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Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research

The IPIP is an example of a public domain scientific personality inventory that can be used for research. Are there any good public domain scientific measures of intelligence? Requirements Do not ...
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Retest-Reliability of index "Working Memory" in Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)

I am desperately researching the retest-reliability of the index "working memory" in the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). Unfortunately, I don't have the original manual at hand ...
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Raven Progressive Matrix: why's my chosen square wrong?

Source: Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count (2009). pp. 7-8.   The example that the problem-solver must follow is set up by the two figures in the top row of the left panel....
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Short form of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory questionnaire

Recently I have been reviewing several articles related to psychopathy outside the forensic area and I have observed that a very popular questionnaire in a college setting is the Psychopathic ...
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To what extent does AFQT correlate with IQ?

Wikipedia has a pretty non-informative page as to the nature of the (US) Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) as it mostly talks of results ranges etc. What I could descipher from there is it that ...
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Are the raw scores of the NEO-PI-R normally distributed?

Scoring the NEO-PI-R test results, as done for example in this document, involves converting an absolute score to a t-score. However, the conversion from absolute score to t-score (as can be seen in ...
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Predicting cognitive decline on RBANS test

The RBANS (Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)) is used to evaluate cognitive function in patients with cognitive impairment, stroke or traumatic brain injury. ...
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Any good research on observer effect and personality tests?

I'm looking for some research on how / whether the 'observer effect' and 'observer bias' affects personality questionnaires. I recently completed the 16Personalities test, a series of questions that ...
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Why are the Big Five factors of personality correlated?

One of main characteristics of Five Factor Model is that factors are not orthogonal as in some other personality models. Why it is tolerated that those factors are not independent? Is it possible to ...
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What is the notation about group differences in terms standard deviations?

I am just getting into watching psych lectures and things online and am taking notes but I have been wondering what the proper/standard way of writing in note form about standard deviations is. For ...
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Are there any standard tests to measure psychopathy?

While looking into another question on how to measure the adoption of norms, I came to wonder whether there are any standard tests to measure psychopathy. What are the accepted standard tests to ...
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Does knowledge of tests like Iowa Gambling and Wisconsin Card-Sorting task enable a person to fake the test?

I am interested in tests like the Iowa gambling test and the Wisconsin card-sorting test. If a patient understands how such a test works and the goals of the test, does this bias the measure obtained? ...
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Is NERIS Type Explorer unscientific?

Why do people call the NERIS Type Explorer of www.16personalities.com unscientific? According to https://www.16personalities.com/articles/reliability-and-validity it provides good test-re-testing ...
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What is the name of the survey question style that forces a choice between non-opposite pairs of items, and why is it used?

I've seen personality tests and industrial / organizational psychology tests that force one to choose between non-opposing concepts. What is the name of this question style, and what are the reasons ...
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Is AFQT geared towards estimating crystallized intelligence?

In a few papers I have read claims that AFQT is geared largely (mostly?) towards measuring crystallized intelligence. However, https://study.com/academy/popular/difference-between-the-asvab-afqt....
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Finding percentile ranks for questionnaires and psychometric tests

I am using a Levenson's Self-Report Psychopathy Scale to divide participants into two groups (high v low scores). I have selected participants based on them scoring in the top or bottom 25% of ...
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N-Back implementation?

I'm a programmer writing a small n-Back test/game app,and certain things are still ambiguous to me: 1-is there a standard implementation used in research(for example displaying a sequence of pictures ...
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Why is the WCST a test of task switching rather than cognitive shifting?

Why is the WCST a test of task switching rather than cognitive shifting? Task switching allows a person to rapidly and efficiently adapt to different situations. It is often studied by cognitive ...
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Criterion versus Convergent Validity

I have some difficulties distinguishing criterion and convergent validity. According to Wikipedia, the difference is that criterion validity really focuses on predicting scores on another test, whilst ...
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Scoring of the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability

How is the global test score supposed to be computed based on the individual scores in the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability? Let's say the sub-test scores are A, B, C, and D. From there: how do ...