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Check Of Psychological Studies [was: Participation

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:33:01 -0000
Archived: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:46:21 -0500
Subject: Check Of Psychological Studies [was: Participation


Hello List,

Having expressed suspicions about that 'investigation', here's
some ways you can check any finished product for scientific
rigour.

1) the shrinks have selected cohorts of 'believers' and waverers
(both can be united as a 'free-thinkers' group) balanced by
'skeptics' (or conformists). Previous research has established
that free-thinkers tend to be intelligent, stable/optimist, and
readily noticing of unexpected phenomena, whereas conformists
tend to be less intelligent, more nervous - shading to paranoia,
and relatively blind to unexpected phenomena.

Reference Abstracts - warning: some misleading 'political' labels

Neurocognitive correlates of liberalism and conservatism
(Observation of unexpected phenomena)

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v10/n10/abs/nn1979.html

-

Political Attitudes Vary with Physiological Traits (Nervous
reactions to sudden noises/threatening images)

www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/321/5896/1667

-

Evolutionary psychology and intelligence research

(free-thinkers/night-owls intelligent - conformists less so)

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20455621

2) Experiencers - Although not announced by the researchers, a
wider-ranging investigation should detect typical psychological
change after CE experience(s). Previous research has found that
a psychological profile shift often occurs although the final
results differ among individuals. Increases in alertness to
anomalous phenomena, in intuitive responses and in imaginative
facilties have all been noted. [There is speculation whether
this is due to 'strangeness' or exposure to exotic radiation.]

So, if the investigation is wide enough and its results include
some or all of the above, all well and good. If not, the
investigation will have been partial, maybe even rigged to
produce a desired result.


Cheers

Ray D



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