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Doing This and That: Are You a 'Precrastinator'?

Doing This and That: Are You a 'Precrastinator'?

Commented May 8, 2014 at 05:42:53 in Science

“I don't think the research addresses this, but speaking from personal experience: I like to check tasks off my mental list, so I set a lot of doable sub-goals that I get done early -- precrastination -- while still delaying on larger goals that require more cognitive power. In the end I just will myself over that hump and do what I must.”
Diagnosis, Decisions, and Disorders of the Mind

Diagnosis, Decisions, and Disorders of the Mind

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 14:06:19 in Science

“Clinical experience, DSM -- the idea was to look for cognitive impairments underlying traditional illness categories.”

Manuel Coichy on Apr 25, 2014 at 15:13:25

“I see - Subjects were traditionally diagnosed, but in an effort to substantiate their mental illness - a computational method based on "maximizing gain" was employed to extract patterns of cognitive impairment because the first law of psychodynamics dictates that a healthy psyche is one that stacks chips.”
The Psychology of a Memorable Lunch

The Psychology of a Memorable Lunch

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 08:06:56 in Science

“You missed the point. Whether we brown-bad our lunch or buy it out, we still must make a decision about what and where to eat.”
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Read This Blog Post in Less Than a Minute!

Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 11:31:37 in Science

“You don't.”
Shortstop Psychology: The Mystery of the Yips

Shortstop Psychology: The Mystery of the Yips

Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 06:31:07 in Science

“Precisely the point -- and when we try to think through the act, we fail, because it is too complex to execute thoughtfully.”
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Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking

Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 11:31:33 in College

“Precisely right.”
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Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking

Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 11:31:17 in College

“Good point. The researchers did, in one study, ask the typists to deliberately avoid rote transcription, but they failed, with the same harmful effect on learning.”
Know Thy Avatar: Good and Evil in the Gaming World

Know Thy Avatar: Good and Evil in the Gaming World

Commented Jan 24, 2014 at 04:49:39 in Science

“It was a randomized, double-blind study.”
Know Thy Avatar: Good and Evil in the Gaming World

Know Thy Avatar: Good and Evil in the Gaming World

Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 04:12:34 in Science

“Perhaps so, but that doesn't change the basic and startling finding--that just five minutes of play acting an evil character can cause one to be mean to strangers.”

stciappelletto on Jan 23, 2014 at 16:35:46

“I do have one question about that, did they chose the character they would play or were the characters assigned, and were the assignments randomized.

Also was it double blind in the sense that the people dealing with them later with the taste test didn't know which character the person had been playing in the video game.

There may be subtle and unintended ways of affecting the outcome if the person going in is aware of the other part of the experiment.”
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Why Do Giraffes Have Long Necks?

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 04:55:05 in Science

“Thank you. One person's heavenly plan is another's cognitive bias.”
When Praise Hurts: The Psychology of Gushing

When Praise Hurts: The Psychology of Gushing

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 11:58:16 in Science

“Good plan.”
When Praise Hurts: The Psychology of Gushing

When Praise Hurts: The Psychology of Gushing

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 08:26:38 in Science

“Nice work.”
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'If You Get Too Cold, I'll Tax The Heat'

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 12:11:55 in Science

“Good to hear. I've heard that the IRS has been trying to change its draconian image to more user-friendly -- though not as much as some European countries.”
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Are You Okay? You Smell Like Cytokines.

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 13:17:36 in Science

“I've heard of that. In fact, I think that phenomenon was depicted on the TV show The Big C.”
The Face(s) of the GOP. Who Do You See?

The Face(s) of the GOP. Who Do You See?

Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 09:25:24 in Science

“They weren't asked anything, other than their party affiliation and vote. That's the point really -- that the study bypassed conscious processing and tapped into basic automatic perception of trust etc.”
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An Honest Wage: Dollars, Hours, And Ethics

Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 15:36:55 in Science

“1968 -- that was the year the federal minimum wage reached $1.60, which if my math is correct, is just a few pennies below today's $7.25. Your point still holds, of course. This is not progress.”

Robert SF on Sep 20, 2013 at 13:18:00

KrustySanchez on Sep 18, 2013 at 17:32:10

“And yet the quality of living of a poor person today is much higher than in 1968.”
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Infused With Faith: Ritual and Conflict

Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 14:10:26 in Science

“Final status issue don't include the nature of the deity or the existence of heaven or even dietary laws, as far as I know.”
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Infused With Faith: Ritual and Conflict

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 15:35:56 in Science

“Do you know that he didn't? I just listed a few examples out of the 200 he studied.”

pssdov on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:52:10

“No sir, I don't. Do you? I would be seriously interested.”
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Misdemeanors and Crimes: Is There a Slippery Slope?

Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 14:56:52 in Science

“Right. That's what I was trying to get at in the last couple sentences. Thanks for reading.”
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Heat Wave Psychology: Long Past, Green Future?

Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 09:56:50 in Science

“If you're 59 now, yes, that's correct.”
The Psychology of Exile

The Psychology of Exile

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 10:21:54 in Science

“"Virtual" ain't no substitute for real human connection.”

Jeremy Bursac on Jul 18, 2013 at 10:48:22

“Nevertheless his virtual activities have obviously been a key part of his life. And they are transportable regardless of geographic obstacles.”
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So Damn Superior: Parsing Partisan Politics

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 16:10:46 in Science

“It wouldn't be the first time.”
The New (Malevolent) Ageism

The New (Malevolent) Ageism

Commented May 22, 2013 at 09:28:41 in Science

“It's a good point. Even couples with one Medicare-eligible person -- quite common -- have a financial incentive to keep working for the employer-supplied medical coverage.”

Anne Rutherford on May 22, 2013 at 13:56:08

“I am there. Husband has MS - on Medicaire, one medication has an $1800 co-pay per month, doughnut hole or not. Since that is the medication that stops the progression of his disease (MS), I will stay working to keep that covered. We are already evaluating any suggested treatments for all the other things against quality vs. quantity. This is the medication that keeps him mentally altert and able to enjoy the small quality of life he now has. Did I mention that his SSDI is less than that one co-pay? I'll be working as long as he needs the meds and I am able to do so.”

Randy M Still on May 22, 2013 at 10:28:05

“Perhaps the number 1 reason people continue working - for their own or a spouses health care. Solve this problem and most seniors would not consider working more than part time.”
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Cognitive Earthquake: Who's Really in Need?

Commented May 3, 2013 at 08:52:46 in Science

“Not necessarily -- as I say, there is no correlation between deaths and those in need of help. That's really the whole point.”
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For Obesity, the Future Is Now

Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 10:45:36 in Science

“I believe this is exactly the kind of futuristic exercise the researcher here is describing. You are doing it intuitively, but the idea is that we can all use deliberate cues to accomplish the same perspective--and live more healthy lives. Congratulations.”
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