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Do people "subvocalize" during thinking or "internal monologue"?

Short answer Sub-vocalization can also be detected during cognitive demanding tasks other than reading. Background As far as I can see, most literature acknowledges sub-vocalizing as being only ...
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How to use a QUEST staircase in 2-AFC?

There is a lot going on in your question. QUEST, as well as many other adaptive procedures, is well suited for a task like estimating morph distance in a 2-AFC paradigm. There are, however, a couple ...
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How do you call a study in which subjects were deceived about the real purpose?

The relevant section 8.03 in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct does not employ a proper term. In the literature, »deception/deceptive study/experiment/method(s)« are ...
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What are the advantages of 2AFC in a psychophysical discrimination task?

What makes a task a two alternative forced choice task? I am beginning my answer with this question because there is a general misconception about what 2AFC really means. Many people believe that ...
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In the digit span test, why do some strategies work and others don't?

Chunking leverages long-term memory for the chunks, i.e. we recognize and remember much easier the familiar chunks, sometimes algorithmically. This is much easier explained in the domain of letters/...
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Social loafing vs. Free riding

You are correct in that these terms are very close in definition, but terminology is not just about identifying a concept. Terminology is also about identifying the perspective from which you will ...
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Where are scientific references for the claims made in "Thinking Fast and Slow"

Just found the book I used to study decision making. It's called Judgement and Decision Making and is written by Daniel and David Hardman. It is a perfect introductory book on the topic with ...
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Do children inherit intelligence from their mothers and not their fathers?

The psychology-spot article mostly links to researches done on mice. Only three links are about human genetics. One is philosophical in nature, other two deal with mental retardation. This study says ...
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John Calhoun's Mouse Utopia and Genetic Diversity

Quick (short answer) No, Calhoon did not account for genetic diversity in his experiments outlined in your question. Full answer Reading the article you mentioned, Calhoun (1962) started with wild ...
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What variables allow one to empirically and scientifically quantify trends for learning curves?

Short answer In psychophysical tests, often %correct rates are determined. Hence, training effects are often measured by determining correct rates. The ultimate outcome measures can be wildly variable,...
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Should I look at the data of an experiment before the dataset is complete?

Short answer From an ethical standpoint, not including interim evaluations may be bad practice. Background I will start off with a more extreme case than in your question example, just for ...
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Should I look at the data of an experiment before the dataset is complete?

gjacob is correct that optional stopping is a common research degree of freedom, and one that has a considerable and unfortunate intuitive basis. Yet, depending on the context of your research, AliceD'...
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In general, how does one resolve two competing theories in Psychology?

Almost every pair of theories on that list sets up a false dichotomy. It is not an issue of one theory over another; at issue is how much different explanations apply to different circumstances. ...
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Experiments demonstrating irreligious people spontaneously developing superstitious rituals?

Short answer In accordance with @ArnonWeinberg's comment, I think superstition is the term you are after. Background Superstition (e.g., Skinner (1948)) is: [A]ny belief or practice that is ...
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How to use a QUEST staircase in 2-AFC?

Start here: Adaptive Psychophysical Procedures (Treutwein, 1995) [PDF] If you want to get fancy, I suggest a more contemporary approach for the staircase called accelerated stochastic approximation. ...
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How to use a QUEST staircase in 2-AFC?

There are numerous studies that reveal contradictory data about face-to-face in autism. Continues the research paradigm that contrasts faces and objects. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/...
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What is the consequences to be a person who works in theory of science?

Quoting from "Cognitive Reflection and Decision Making" Many researchers have emphasized the distinction between two types of cognitive processes: those executed quickly with little conscious ...
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How does this experiment prove a causal relation between coherence and good feelings?

This excerpt refers to an experiment described in Topolinski & Strack (2009) and Topolinski & Strack (2009), and is part of a series of experiments that used a variety of different methods to ...
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How do psychologists measure malicious behaviour?

The Dark Triad maybe what you are seeking. You have described the behaviours as "malicious", where as the Dark Triad uses the word "malevolent". The Oxford Dictionary advises that ...
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Is there a research on correlation between honesty and success?

No provocative experiment needed. Some of the major taxonomies within personality psychology have well-validated measures for honesty, and have been used in massive samples that could already address ...
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Where can I obtain a button box for reaction-time measurements under a Windows OS?

Short answer You can try a Cedrus response pad. They are reasonably priced and my personal experiences with these boxes are good. Background Response latency (RT) measurements using standard USB ...
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Categorization studies with a procedure similar to Shepard et al (1961) and Medin & Schaffer (1978)

Of course, the type of data you use depends lot on what your model purports to explain. The way i take your question, you are looking for straight up artificial classification learning experiments. ...
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Is there an R implementation of the linear ballistic accumulator model or Ratcliff's diffusion model for measuring response time and accuracy?

In the subheading you also mention that you're interested in matlab / python implementations: I've personally used DMAT in matlab at that's a nice package. However, the python based HDDM package may ...
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What is the reason behind terrorist attacks?

As others have mentioned, different individuals and groups can have broad (and conflicting) motivations for specific actions. I found this post on the Politics SE while looking up a similar question, ...
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What is the reason behind terrorist attacks?

The question is superbly broad and largely off-topic here, as it crosses to the realms of Anthropology, Sociology and Religion Studies.Secondly, terrorist attacks may be executed by different groups ...
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What are the benefits of giving feedback to subjects during a discrimination task?

Short answer Giving subjects feedback may affect their performance over time because of learning effects. The choice of giving feedback may be far less trivial than subjects getting bored yes or no. ...
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Platforms to make online experiments with counterbalancing

You could try www.gorilla.sc It's cloud based software specifically designed for running cognitive psychology experiments online without needing to code. It's not free, but it is affordable - £0.75 ...
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