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Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data

For an open source JavaScript/HTML/CSS solution, check out jsPsych. It can be used for reaction time measurement and interactive designs. An article describing the library was recently published in ...
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Does learning too much useless information weaken my memory?

Current evidence suggests that internet access is not weakening memory, but changing what information is prioritized. This study referenced below suggests that when people expect to have future ...
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Why might a person get widely varying scores on different online IQ tests?

Firmin et al. (2008) tested the validity of a handful of online IQ tests by having college students complete IQ tests at three different websites and also complete a validated lab measure, the ...
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How valid are reaction times collected from online studies?

There are a few factors that could contribute to differences between online versus in-lab reaction time measurement. Hardware variation Participants in an online experiment will use their own ...
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Where can I find online interactive versions of classic experiments in psychology for the purposes of teaching?

List presented alphabetically Cambridge Brain Sciences (cambridgebrainsciences.com) Several "brain-training" type experiments including span tasks, mental rotation, and paired associate memory. Some ...
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Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data

We just released a beta version of Tatool Web based on JavaScript and HTML 5 which allows for running web experiments in the browser and measuring reaction times. You can check it out on www.tatool-...
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Where to post online psychology studies for participant recruitment?

After I had finished writing my master's thesis in 2015, I decided to (try to) tackle the problem of small sample sizes with a new approach. The goal was to develop a website that allows everyone to ...
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Does computer usage (YouTube, Facebook, etc. ) influence social abilities?

Social media usage is still quite new and there have been no major longitudinal study that I know of, that has looked into how usage influences social abilities in the long run. If you limit it to ...
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Any studies as to whether internet groups create even more groups, ideologues and "separation" than pre-internet?

The literature you are looking for is regarding group polarisation in the Internet era (with "polarisation" being the main research keyword here). There are supporters of your idea as well, most ...
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Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data

This is in development within PsychoPy. Porting has begun on the Python lib underlying PsychoPy into a JavaScript lib (PsychoJS) and the Builder graphical interface can now generate the necessary html/...
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What is the psychology behind trolling?

Trolling is a complex subject now under serious study in science fields (e.g. sociology, psychology, social networking, etc.), but arguably it is not new behavior. Something like it has probably ...
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Is there a way to have strangers tag my images?

Amazon Mechanical Turk is perfect for something like this. In fact, tagging content is one of their default project types, so you should be able to just load in your images and use their template for ...
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Why is Internet Addiction Disorder not listed in the DSM-5 manual?

There's debate over whether Internet addiction is it's own disorder or a symptom of an underlying psychosis. See this essay by the first man to publish the term: https://theconversation.com/is-...
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Cognitive (neuro)science and related mailing lists

The Visionlist is indeed extremely helpful. It's not quite the same, but I found the mailing lists of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) and of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) ...
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Manipulating cognitive load in online experiments

Cognitive Load is very subjective, and typical mental interference tasks (like solving problems while working on another task) aren't used in studies involving Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), except to ...
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Why does clickbait use numbers?

Digital Marketing often produces 'content' for users to consume. That content is ment to catch and keep the attention of the user, in an attempt to make the user trust and follow the sender (usually ...
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How valid are reaction times collected from online studies?

We cover a discussion on this in an article we've submitted for peer-review. Here is the preprint. I will cite this stackExchange question/answers in the manuscript (post peer review now) as there ...
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Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything

For an open source JavaScript/HTML/CSS solution, check out jsPsych: http://www.jspsych.org. It can be used for reaction time measurement and interactive designs. An article describing the library was ...
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Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data

To complement the answers, there's also Just Another Tool for Online Studies: JATOS (disclaimer: I'm one of the authors). It's an open source tool that focusses on the server side. It will provide: ...
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Where to post online psychology studies for participant recruitment?

A relatively new site for subject recruitment online is Prolific Academic. It is a Mechanical Turk competitor targeted at the academic market. It offers some features that mturk doesn't that may be ...
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Where to post online psychology studies for participant recruitment?

In my opinion, Psychforums.com is by far the best place to post online studies, but your school/university needs to establish a partnership with them first. Best is to speak with your professor or ...
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Where to post online psychology studies for participant recruitment?

Psych Forums has a section for posting studies to a section of their forum. However, they do require some form of payment for posting. In fact it's not exact. As explained here : http://www....
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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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How to use Mechanical Turk for longer studies (i.e., 30 minutes+)?

You may want to take a look at SurveyComet.com and TurkPrime.com. Both offer a pretty nice set of tools to run externally hosted surveys (like on Qualtrics and SurveyMonkey) and allow you to create ...
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Free online survey and diary software for conducting experience sampling studies

This is probably a bit old but there is a free iOS app called the PIEL Survey. It is in the App store. There is a web site which explains how to set up Experience Sampling surveys.
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Are there third party providers of Mechanical Turk psychology experiment services?

TurkPrime.com offers many features for using MTurk through a web interface. You can exclude and include workers, email them, restart survey and more. You can also create an account with SurveyComet....
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Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything

Also, consider lab.js. It's Javascript-based, so no downloads. lab.js is a tool for constructing browser-based studies built for (but not limited to) the social and cognitive sciences. Studies can ...
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Where can I find online interactive versions of classic experiments in psychology for the purposes of teaching?

Inquisit is a tool for running online psychological experiments. It has a huge task library. A quick look says that they have: 6 different stroop tasks. E.g., http://www.millisecond.com/download/...
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