News tagged with psychological research

Apply Magic Sauce: What you like is fleshed out

The Psychometrics Center of the University of Cambridge has a message: A Prediction API by Apply Magic Sauce. It can translate a digital footprint into a detailed psychological profile. The AMS could be used to predict psycho-demographic ...

dateSep 07, 2015 in Internet weblog
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Video: The basics of reproducibility

The scientific community is constantly working to improve the robustness and reliability of published research. Brain Nosek, president and director of the Center for Open Science, has dedicated his career to asking—and ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Other
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Touch screens help monkeys relax

Zoos are great places to study animals. The non-human primates among them get the most attention from researchers. Some of them are trained to interact with computers for psychological research. In a new study, we show that ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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School starting age: The evidence

Earlier this month the "Too Much, Too Soon" campaign made headlines with a letter calling for a change to the start age for formal learning in schools. Here, one of the signatories, Cambridge researcher David Whitebread, ...

dateSep 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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The intoxication of power

Why are so many companies brought down by an excess of self-confidence, and rash decision-making by out-of-control egos at the top? A Cambridge conference aims to explain why power corrupts, and whether corporate leaders ...

dateSep 18, 2013 in Economics & Business
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