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Factor analysis - Healing an ailing model

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ISBN: 9783863951337 Year: Pages: 160 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Psychology
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Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is a statistical tool for digging out hidden factors which give rise to the diversity of manifest objectives in psychology, medicine and other sciences. EFA had its heyday as psychologist Leon Thurstone (1935 and 1948) based EFA on what he called the “principle of simple structure” (SS). This principle, however, was erroneous from the beginning what remained unrecognized despite subsequent inventions of more sophisticated statistical tools such as confirmatory analysis and structural equation modeling. These methods are highly recommended today as tolerable routes to model complexities of observation. But they did not remove the harmful errors that SS had left behind. Five chapters in this book demonstrate and explain the trouble. In chapter 2 the ailment of SS is healed by introducing an unconventional factor rotation, called Varimin. Varimin gives variables of an analysis an optimal opportunity to manifest functional interrelations underlying correlational observations. Ten applications of Varimin (in chapter 2) show that its results are superior to results obtained by the conventional Varimax procedure. Further applications are presented for sports achievements (chapter 3), intelligence (chapter 4), and personality (chapter 5). If Varimin keeps on standing the tests new theoretical building blocks will arise together with conceptual networks promoting a better understanding of the domains under study. Readers may check this prognosis by themselves using the statistical tool (Varimin) which is provided by open access in the internet.

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

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Book Series: OPEL (Open Paths to Enriched Learning) ISSN: 22912614 ISBN: 9781927356173 9781927356180 9781927356197 Year: Pages: 506 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the fieldÕs immediate origins in cybernetics, as well as to the foundational assumption that cognition is information processing, cognitive science initially seemed more unified than psychology. However, as a result of differing interpretations of the foundational assumption and dramatically divergent views of the meaning of the term information processing, three separate schools emerged: classical cognitive science, connectionist cognitive science, and embodied cognitive science.

Understanding Body Movement

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ISBN: 9783653042085 9783631582497 9783653042085 Year: DOI: 10.3726/9783653042085 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103078
Subject: Psychology
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Understanding Body Movement is an interdisciplinary guide to empirical research on nonverbal behaviour. It focuses on tools and procedures to investigate body movement and gesture and the relation to cognitive, emotional, and interactive processes: NEUROGES, ELAN, interrater agreement, etc.

Nikolaus II. Esterházy und die Kunst

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ISBN: 9783205789222 Year: Pages: 397 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_440352 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 16
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Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy (1765–1833) is known as one of the greatest collectors and patrons of the arts of his time. Based on an ideological, historical and psychological framework, the biography fully illustrates his lifetime achievement with regard to the visual and performing arts. Against the backdrop of political and social changes in Europe between the French Revolution and the Year Of Revolutions 1848, this book discusses to what extent art served as a medium and strategy in the aristocracy’s effort to preserve its leading role in society, despite a loss of power as the Estates-based society was gradually replaced by one based on social classes.

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