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Why do humans have sex in private?
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Introduction It is interesting and quite under-researched topic in psychology. What has been studied and definied extensively are different abnormal sexual behaviours, and exhibitionism is one of them....

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Is Golden Ratio's association with perceived beauty a myth?
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To add a small neuroscientific point to excellent @JeromyAnglim answer - there has been an interesting study by Rizzolatti group (guy who 'discovered' mirror neurons) published in PLoS ONE. Di Dio, et ...

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Can critical thinking be taught?
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There is a classic paper by Halpern (1998) on the topic. From the abstract: Numerous studies have shown that critical thinking, defined as the deliberate use of skills and strategies that increase ...

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What is a reliable physiological measure (e.g., serotonin levels) of positive affect?
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First - you might want to redefine you search. Are you looking for happiness or rather positive affect? Happiness is fairly ambigious term, and it's much more associated with positive psychology ...

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Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?
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Inheritability of facial features Let's start with the origin of specific facial features. Below is a table which shows averaged heritabilities for a range of facial quantitative traits from a large ...

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Are there any cognitive test (or test suites) available on the iPad?
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I would say there are no such tests/toolboxes, that would allow you to properly conduct any cognitive testing on iPhone, iPad or even using web-based applications. There are some games that attempt to ...

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Sensory Immersion Research?
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6 votes

I will split this answer into two parts - first, about sensory immersion as it is defined and scientifically examined. Second, I will try to address specifically what you asked for regarding the ...

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Can psychosomatic reactions be completely unconcious?
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6 votes

Good question and this is very big topic mate. Short answer is - every psychosomatic disorder is unconscious in the sense that it's coming from psychological tension but reflects itself in some ...

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Web-based tools for documenting studies?
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I like your question. But I have to point out one thing - if you were to use documenting tools for all those tasks that you mentioned, you wouldn't have that much time left for your research. Sharing ...

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How to analyze reaction times and accuracy together?
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Another possible approach is using EZ-diffusion model suggested by Wagenmaker, van der Mass and Grasman (2007). Quoting Brown & Heathcote (2008; p. 4): This model is extremely simple, with ...

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How to analyze reaction times and accuracy together?
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I recently had similar problem and I used inverse efficiency (IE) scores. These scores were derived by dividing the response times by correct response rates separately for each condition, carried out ...

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Longitudinal mobile mood tracking app with random reminders
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There is now a new app available for iOS - Reporter (from Nicholas Feltron) - that pretty much ticks all my boxes. It allows to design any experience sampling questionnaire with different type of ...

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