Study: Simpler writing associated with judged intelligence and quality

Consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity: problems with using long words needlessly, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 139–156, March 2006 Abstract: Most texts on writing style encourage authors to avoid overly-complex words. However, a majority of undergraduates admit to deliberately increasing the complexity of their vocabulary so as to give…

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Personality psychology, five factor model and online tests

Since hearing about the five factor model (FFM), i have had an interest in personality psychology. I’m very happy that someone has invented a proper test so that we can finally stop hearing about pseudoscientific tests such as those based on psychoanalytic rubbish, most commonly the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator tests. I was re-reading the Wikipedia…

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Some Wikipedia links and remarks to them

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaedeutic_value_of_Esperanto It is somewhat depressive that we do not have EO (esperanto) taught as a foreign language in all european countries. The evidence cited in this article in undeniable and overwhelming. We shud immediately put EO on the school curriculum. The good thing about it is that we don’t even need to sacrifice any time,…

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