What is the Forer Effect in Psychology?
By: Drake Tae
The Forer Effect is an phenomenon observed by psychologists. Experiments have revealed a variety of strange tendencies with respect to how human beings reasons. One of these tendencies involves the fact that people are more inclined to accept claims when they believe the claim is...
By: Drake Tae
The bystander effect is a psychological tendency observed by psychologists. Essentially, it's been revealed that the likelihood of a person helping in an emergency decreases as the number of people nearby increases. For instance, someone witnessing a car crash who is walking alone at night...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In an educational setting, assessments will play a vital role in differentiating between the better performers and the poor performers. In order to achieve this, each test instrument should produce a high degree of reliability as well as validity. Many statistical tools as well as...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
We use different methods of assessment in relation to education and one of the challenges that we face would be to assure the test items behave as we expect it to behave in an exam setting. The intended behavior of such test items could be...
By: Kelly Marquize
In 2007, The U.S. Department of Justice (2009) reported that citizens experienced 23 million crimes. Many of these crimes are witnessed by others. The question is how many of these witnesses do anything about the crimes they see. When nothing is done, it is...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Psychometrics can be described as a science that looks in to the development of instruments and theories in relation to educational and psychological assessments aimed at assessing someone’s knowledge, attitude, practices and personality. The practices in relation to psychometrics are driven based on three...
Psychometrics in education: Overview of assessment reliability
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When a test instrument or a set of measures perform consistently in assessments, it can be termed as a reliable test or a test instrument. As the reliability depends on many factors, there can be several classes of reliability in relation to a particular assessment...
What is imprinting?
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Animal behavior is different from human behavior in terms of attachment to the infants. Attachment refers to the emotional bond between the infant and the caregiver. It refers to a relationship between individuals in which the person gives effort in order to have bond as...
By: Scott Hayden
People who complain about everything avoid taking responsibility for their lives, and it's easy to have a long list of excuses why they aren't reaching their goals. Without knowing it, they're focusing energy and attention on things they don't want and probably fail to realize...
What is the bystander effect
By: Ti George
Background and Definition: The term ‘by-stander effect’ (also now known as ‘the Genovese syndrome’ (Gansberg, M, 1964)) has been used widely since the early 1960s to describe a social phenomenon where the more witnesses present at an emergency, the less likely any of...

 

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