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I would not consider David Hawkins to be a credible source. His PhD was from a degree mill that was shut down by court order. He has been flagged by the Cult Education Institute and Quackwatch. Emotional energy is not quantifiable in a physical sense. Most studies on the subject use a proxy for physical well-being such as vagal tone (Kok et al., 2013) or ...


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The question you link to has an answer which says: "narcissism in US men" which is quite a different category than what you ask here. Selfie-ism or Selfitis is not a disorder, or by default narcissistic. Why do [female] teenagers take so many selfies? Statista, on their webpage "Selfies Are All About Appearance", reports on a Georgia ...


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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 youtube only, then I don't know of any study at all that looked at youtube usage only and social skills. One of the reasons it's difficult to study this, is ...


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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 notably Eli Pariser (2011) and Cass Sunstein (2001, 2009, 2017) and studies that show polarisation on the Internet. That being said: However, when comparisons ...


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Existing Papers I found three papers in the same vein with considerably more empirical evidence. 1. Modeling the Size of Wars In the paper, provinces and conflicts are modeled to justify Richardson's observation that the proportion of conflict severity in relation to their frequency is described by a power law. In other words, the more space there is between ...


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I think you phrased this well, but you are correct that it is a hard question which could be answered in many different ways which, perhaps, may not satisfy you. It is a "why" question so let me give some speculative answers: -an evolutionary psychologist might say that we have evolved to seek social interactions because humans in groups are more successful ...


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You could obtain paid participants from https://www.prolific.ac/ That site allows you filter by country. The prices are reasonable, especially if your survey is short and you don't need too many participants.


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Social segregation and group polarization are different concepts. Social segregation, (i.e. racial segregation, residential segregation, sex segregation) is defined as "the separation or isolation of people or other entities so that there is a minimum of interaction between them" Group polarization refers to when an individual's attitude or opinion ...


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Check out Networks, Crowds, and Markets (David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, 2010), esp. chapters 16 and 19.


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Short answer Acquaintance at the start of a new study can help to build a network of friends. Friends can offer mental support in difficult times, they can stimulate you in your studies, you can discuss homework with them and you can just spend your free time with them to (re-)charge before the new semester. Friends are not only fun to have, they are a ...


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I've been fascinated by this question for years, but unfortunately don't have a conclusive answer. So instead, I'll make an ad-hoc list of the things I've found/explored about this topic and hopefully this will give you a starting point until someone else can create a better answer with better references. My current approach to this is MindMaps, which is ...


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Here's a nice paper that explores the question in depth: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4626528/. The authors measure the emotional closeness as frequency of contact and number of different activities done together for a group of 25 people over the period of 18 months. As far as I can tell from the charts, the decay curve is closer to an ...


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The paper "Can robots make good models of biological behaviour" by Barbara Webb comes from a slightly different area, i.e. modeling biological organisms with robotics, making artificial cockroaches for example. It has a brilliant theoretical examination of modeling in terms of epistemology and philosophy of science. For your question it is possible that ...


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As highlighted in the comments, not all observations necessarily need a term in psychology, but there is a term for this. Therapy plans will often involve getting the client to try to look at their situation (past or present) in a different context. Some people would call this "wearing other peoples shoes", or in other words they might say "if I were in ...


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A homophilic relationship is: "the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others" I'd re-write "the rich get richer" in this context (or vice-versa) as: "those with weak homophilic relationships get more homophilic relationships" in the context of this paper. Basically, because this structure of ...


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Questionnaires and measurement scales typically take a lot of revision and validation. Otherwise, it is very common that you measure things you don't intend to measure, are missing relevant options, or omit critical factors entirely. I'd recommend some piloting and to use existing and validated measures whenever possible. Some of your items sound ...


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