8

A hierarchical IRT model for identifying group-level aberrant growth to detect cheating

As cheating on high-stakes tests continues to threaten the validity of score interpretations, approaches for detecting cheating proliferate. Most research focuses on individual scores, but recent events show group-level cheating is also occurring. …

Creating an R package for a reproducible workflow in educational assessment

The assessment of individual’s knowledge, skills or abilities is a fundamental aspect of any educational system or program. Without some form of assessment, it is impossible to know whether or not an individual has gained the necessary skills for the …

Pitavastatin lowers plasma levels of COQ10 less than equipotent doses of rosuvastatin or atorvastatin

Pitavastatin lowers plasma levels of COQ10 less than equipotent doses of rosuvastatin or atorvastatin

Dissociating cognitive and affective empathy

One aspect of higher order social cognition is empathy, a psychological construct comprising a cognitive (i.e., recognizing emotions) and an affective (i.e., responding to emotions) component. Empathy deficits have been linked to executive and …

Dissociating cognitive and affective empathy: Implications for mood disorders

Empathy is a psychological construct comprising a cognitive (i.e., recognizing emotions) and an affective (i.e., responding to emotions) component, each associated with activity in ventromedial and dorsolateral prefrontal cortical regions, …

Getting into a character's head: The role of reading fiction vs. non-fiction in empathy

Why does one read? Research in the psychology of fiction suggests that one function could be to encounter complex social situations and scenarios under relatively-speaking safe conditions. That is, one reads because it affords opportunities to …

Transcranial direct current stimulation as a possible intervention tool for emotion regulation in depression