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Is there a term for trying to remember a word, but only remembering its first letter?

This happens to me frequently. I'll say, "Oh you know that guy... uhh... I can't remember his name. But he starts with a 'Z'." You can remember part of the word but not the whole word. Is there a ...

memory terminology language  
asked by yep 22 votes
answered by Ben Brocka 24 votes

What is the difference between implicit and explicit attitudes?

Although it is clear that implicit and explicit attitudes are not same, how do they differ is not. I believe establishing the relation between them would surely help deducting it's meaning in context ...

cognitive-psychology social-psychology  
asked by Rehan Sayeed 7 votes
answered by bencrosier 5 votes

Is there a neutral term for people who tend to avoid face-to-face or video/audio communication?

Imagine a person who: Mostly prefers written communication (email, instant messaging) to making phone/video calls or seeing face-to-face Hardly ever watches videos on the internet. Prefers reading ...

social-psychology terminology  
asked by Greendrake 9 votes
answered by user7761803 7 votes

What are the real life applications for Probability Learning?

Probability learning is a principle that states probability of a response tends to match the probability of the reinforcement. How does one achieve such rationality under uncertainty? What are ...

cognitive-psychology cognitive-modeling statistics  
asked by peep 7 votes
answered by BrianH 4 votes

Is the average IQ still 100?

IQ tests have been around since Binet invented them in the early 20th century roughly 100 years ago. The point of the test was to measure your mental against your chronological age (hence the ...

asked by Octopus 12 votes

How is doing a manipulation check different from doing the analysis on the main dependent variable?

How is doing a so-called manipulation check (i.e. checking to see whether the different groups actually differ for different levels of the independent variable) different from doing - as a main ...

methodology experimental-psychology validation  
asked by z8080 3 votes
answered by Jeromy Anglim 3 votes

Is it possible to run multiple thought processes concurrently?

For example, let's say I have a friend sprinting a 50m distance and that friend wants me to time the race, but I don't have a stopwatch so I have to count "manually". Can I count while simultaneously ...

cognitive-psychology philosophy-of-mind consciousness  
asked by pasawaya 17 votes
answered by schultem 12 votes
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