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The origin of the term "construct" in the cognitive sciences

The term "construct" means: In a scientific theory, particularly within psychology, a hypothetical construct is an explanatory variable which is not directly observable. For example, the concepts ...
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Does this recent twin study contradict Anders Erricson's view on the hereditary basis of talent?

While both Ericsson's work and the twin study feed into the nature-nurture debate, the twin study does not contradict Ericsson's assertions. The misconception is in the following quote: a recent twin ...
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How can we determine the authenticity of an online psychologist's credentials?

To my knowledge, every psychologist who sees online patients will either be working independently or working for a company that provides online therapy. In either case, you can ask the psychologist, ...
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Method and sample size to test validity and reliability of a scale/ survey

The first step is translation. Some projects have used a three-step process including 1) forward translation, 2) back translation, and 3) cultural adjustment. Two translators would complete step one, ...
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Does studying formal logic improve logical reasoning?

Though the quality of available evidence is not great, several reviews of deductive and inductive logic training programs do concur that studying logic can translate to improved logical reasoning (...
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Study on the learning of programming concepts in pre-university students

If you want to report the dispersion, add some error bars, or better do a box plot, or even violin plot, but the latter require understanding of less introductory concepts (for tuning purposes). For a ...
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