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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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