Pyrrho on selfishness

I was looking for something else.. and found this instead… From here: http://able2know.org/topic/151812-1 – LittleMathYou I think a 9 year old killing himself is a good representation of suicide as a whole. Selfish,short-sighted, and always looking for an escape. Although it seems insensitive for me to say this, I think we just need to realize…

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Porn stars and escorts

had to repost these! the most interesting thing ive read in a while about these interesting creatures. Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Their Careers Dirty Words: A Probing Analysis of 5,000 Call Girl Reviews   also:

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Useless lie detectors and wasted money: the cost of irrationality

Eriksson, Anders, and Francisco Lacerda. “Charlatanry in forensic speech science: A problem to be taken seriously.” International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 14.2 (2007): 169-193.   I came across this study while doing research on false rape accusations… yes i get around. :P   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie_detection#General_accuracy_and_limitations_of_assessments   In the peer-reviewed academic article “Charlatanry in…

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Paper: Retaking ability tests in a selection setting implications for practice effects, training performance, and turnover

Retaking ability tests in a selection setting implications for practice effects, training performance, and turnover Found via http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/High_IQ_society   –   Abstract This field study investigated the effect of retaking identical selection tests on subsequent test scores of 4,726 candidates for law enforcement positions. For both cognitive ability and oral communication ability selection tests, candidates…

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Educational psychologist 41(4), the issue that is about multiple intelligence ‘theories’

Waterhouse, Lynn. “Multiple intelligences, the Mozart effect, and emotional intelligence: A critical review.” Educational Psychologist 41.4 (2006): 207-225. Gardner, Howard, and Seana Moran. “The science of multiple intelligences theory: A response to Lynn Waterhouse.” Educational psychologist 41.4 (2006): 227-232. Rauscher, Frances H., and Sean C. Hinton. “The Mozart effect: Music listening is not music instruction.”…

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Paper: Men and Women Are From Earth: Examining the Latent Structure of Gender

Men and women are from Earth Examining the latent structure of gender. Understanding Dimensions and Taxa One reason why the underlying nature of gender differences has been difficult to address is that although biological sex is clearly a categorical variable, the variables commonly of interest to re- searchers and laypersons alike tend to be dimensional…

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