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Name of cognitive bias where people try to use all given information regardless of quality?

In psych class, I recall learning about a cognitive bias where people are inclined to use all information available to them when making a decision, even if some of the information would be better ...
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Why does one get emotional whenever he sees something humane?

What is the psychology behind such moments were we see something humane and that triggers or arises a strong feelings of sympathy, appreciation, or gratitude?
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In Transactional Analysis, how can one kill or at least voice down the “Critical Parent” ego state?

The Parent ego state is like a tape recorder full of pre- judged, prejudiced, pre-programmed statements. These "taped" statements can get activated while we are in our Adult or Child and then we can ...
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Do we learn to improve our working memory capacity without sitting WM tests?

Do we learn to improve our working memory capacity without sitting WM tests? Working memory capacity can be measured, but I wondered whether the only way to improve it is learning techniques for ...
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Neuroscience - Spikeing due to conductance of Sodium and Potassium

I'm currently working on a project concerning the HH (Hodgkin-Huxley) model. I'm using nest to simulate action potentials. My problem is that I'm supposed to set the conductances as to increase the ...
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How long it would take to form a conceptual framework to justify a belief? [duplicate]

From what I understand, the reason to set 1 week as the time between two therapy sessions is for the clients to do homework, which can be: take notes on recursive thoughts and emotions, remember ...
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Treating people with disabilities extra well [on hold]

I know these are wrong trains of thought and would love for someone to shed some light on the matter. Wouldn't that make them feel truly "disabled" in the sense of they know such extra well behavior ...
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How is illusory superiority reconciled with the false-consensus effect?

On one hand, people often seem to exhibit various forms of illusory [self-]superiority, perhaps the best known example of that being the Dunning–Kruger effect. On the other hand, the false consensus ...
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Is there a name for the experience/ phenomenon of dreaming while being partially awake?

Is there a name for the experience/ phenomenon of dreaming while being partially awake, being able to decide to wake up when dreaming, having control of the self character in a dream, etc?
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Operationalise concentration [on hold]

I need to operationalise the concept of concentration and give a detailed description of how i would measure the phenomenon. Also to reason about the construct validity and reliability of the ...
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Does societal view of epic musician, author's epic work affect mainly any human the way they view them overall or it's their personal life or both?

I am trying to figure out this question. It's just an inquisitive thought. Does a musician, author, novelist, poet's personal life affect a human being's personal view of that epic figure rather than ...
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Data Cleaning - Stroop Test: Trying to find a paper than cleans the stroop test for individual questions

I am looking for papers that did data cleaning on stroop test results in terms of individual questions. For example, for an individual stroop test Q, remove results that took less than 200ms and more ...
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Are there specialized strategies for those with slight math disabilities?

I don't have very strong Dyscalculia, but I still have a generalized math disability, and despite receiving double-time to do quizzes and exams in my Calculus 1 course, I am still struggling to ...
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Difference between Psychology & Neuroscience in lay man terms?

I am electronics engineer by profession But i am confused in difference between Psychology & Neuroscience? Please explain in lay man terms?
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Hypotheses about neural coding and neural correlates of concepts and reasoning - at the level of neurons and synapses

Are there some hypotheses about neural coding of language, concepts and logical reasoning in the brain, about neural correlates of thoughts? When I search the books, then I find lot of books about ...
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What is this type of graph called?

It is common to represent various attributes on a pair of axes as in the examples below. In general, what is this sort of graph called? It is, perhaps, useful to think in these terms and we can ...
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Do any personality factors reduce illusory superiority?

Apparently individuals suffering from schizotypy lack illusory superiority in one particular domain: evaluation of their affect. That is to say, neurotypicals overrate their positive affect (and ...
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What is the psychology behind epiphany?

What are the neural precursors that lead up to the epiphany? How can one, have more creative insights? How this affects our psyche? What's the psychology behind it? The word "epiphany" has a deep, ...
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Models of complete internal world of human cognition? [on hold]

Are there models of complete internal world of human cognition? Allow me to explain this with more details. The artificial intelligence considers the BDI (beliefs-desires-intentions) agents and ...
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How does the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument relate to the Big Five?

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is apparently quite popular in MBA classes and even in conflict negotiation practice: The TKI is popular beyond the confines of negotiation classes....
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“High-conflict people”

While having a look at a recent question here, I ran into some (non-peer reviewed) articles with a description like High-conflict people (HCPs) have high-conflict personalities. This means they ...
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Recovering from loss of group organisation

There are situations where organized cooperation of a group is needed. This organisation can break down. And it may be that the breakdown can not be prevented, and is expected. If there is reason to ...
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Psychoanalysis and its metaphores derived from ancient Greek mythology

Introduction: It's fascinating how many of the basic concepts of psychoanalysis are described by metaphores of the ancient Greek mythology. One might wonder whether the Greek mythology isn't actually ...
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Is there consciouness when a person is sleeping and not dreaming?

According to Consciouness Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness or of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. I suppose dreaming qualifies as "being aware ...
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What is the psychology behind blind spots? Why do we fail to see, what others see so clearly about us?

It’s absolutely imperative to identify our blind spots. I believe that they are impediment for one to reach his full potential. But how does one, see his blind spot - #oxymoron? What is the ...
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Open data for behavioral psychology experiment?

I have a model I'd like to compare to the Drift Diffusion model, which is commonly used to model response times and error rates in two-alternative forced-choice tasks. Lots of publications use the ...
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Getting upset from the creation of your own imagination [closed]

Lets say I got angry at someone who did/said something wrong. Even after this angry interaction with this person is finished, I noticed I continue to express my negative reaction in my head creating ...
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Tutorials on how to use Linger software

I am planning to use Linger to run a self-paced reading experiment. However, I do not know how to use it. Where can I find any tutorials on how to use it? Or a tutor that offer some lessons? Thank ...
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Which role does memorization play in mathematics?

What is the scientific consensus on the role of memorization in subjects like mathematics? I'm not interested in calculation based mathematics but rather proof based mathematics here. How does a ...
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Word grid associations

I see a lot of word grids on Facebook posts lately, what carries headlines like "The first two words define who you are ..." etc. These grids are e.g. 10x10 matrixes, that carry isolated letters. On ...
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Which neurodevelopmental disorders constitute learning disabilities?

I am actually looking at DSM-5 but I cannot find any exhaustive or otherwise comprehensive list or explicit association of which neurodevelopmental disorders are also learning disabilities.
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How are desires explained by molecular biology? [closed]

This question is mainly about neurochemistry and molecular neuroscience! Clarification supposedly suggested by Arnon Weinberg. I thoroughly and extensively read Philosophy, Neuroscience, Psychology, ...
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Looking for a paper: Fear response in a computer generated VR environment

I am writing a paper on why people ascribe certain qualities to certain places. I seem to recall an experiment where the subjects used a virtual reality system to navigate a completely fictional ...
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Does studying multiples subjects in parallel effect performance?

Researches shown that multitasking is really bad. But, does studying multiple subjects in parallel comes under it? Is it okay to switch between the subjects (mathematics, physics, biology, ....) In ...
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What is the difference between experience and knowledge and how could we make use of that in machine learning and AI applications?

Let's suppose that i am a blind person whom never had any experience with sight before. I will also suppose that i have started some courses to learn about the eyes and the way it function with ...
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Is there any empirical support to “chemical imbalance theory” for mental illness?

Has it been proved by measurement of chemicals in the brain that psychiatric disorders have either their origin or continuance due to chemical imbalance in the brain? I saw the documentary Diagnostic &...
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Can the human brain track an accelerating object? [on hold]

Can the human brain track an accelerating object? By track I mean change your focus in real-time such that the accelerating object appears in focus. Is the answer 'no' because accelerating objects ...
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Where to get psychology assessment resources to put into my website?

I'm not a psychologist and would like to know how to get a psychological assessment to put into my website? Is there a public assessment with question data and scoring logic? I'm sorry if the ...
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Is “Incremental learning” pseudo-science?

I've recently come across the following article: http://www.super-memory.com/help/il_full.htm The author makes the claim that "Incremental learning" is the best way of learning and goes as far as to ...
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When does the brain stem appear in humans?

When does the brain stem appear in humans? The following article states: Once the neural tube closes, at around week 6 or week 7 of pregnancy, it curves and bulges into three sections, commonly ...
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Why is median motor nerve conduction velocity about 50 m/s?

I recently started reading Fitzgerald's clinical neuroanatomy and neuroscience (Mtui, et al. 2015) and reached chapter 12, electrodiagnostic examination, yesterday. The chapter deals, i.a., with nerve ...
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What does White guilt feel like, how does it socially manifest itself & is it treatable?

White guilt would appear to be a genuine phenomenon which only White people can ever experience - and yet many people deny that it exists, at all, or that it is a form of phoney Liberalism or, worse, "...
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Is the visual cortex of a newborn baby immediately capable of object detection or is this skill learned over time, and if so, how?

Is the visual cortex of newborn babies right off the bat capable of making sense of raw visual data, for instance, converting the constant stream of raw RGB images perceived by the eyes into a ...
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Simulating Hudgkin Huxley neural network

I'm starting work on a computational neuroscience project where I want to create my own model of a spiking Hodgkin-Huxley neuron and connect many instances (about 400) of this model through synapses. ...
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How long does it takes for the feeling of vengeance to fade away by time?

Psychologically, how long does it take for a person to forget the feeling of vengeance over other person or community? For example, imagine this scenario: There was a city which was sacked by army ...
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How does the brain manage to find its own training examples to train itself to see? [closed]

In computer vision is very common to use supervised tasks, where datasets have to be manually annotated by humans. Some examples are object classification (class labels), detection (bounding boxes) ...
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Is The Chimp Model really a thing?

I've come across 'The Chimp Model' that sports psychologist Steve Peters advocates for understanding human motivations. While this seems intuitive does it have much credibility in neuroscience? If ...
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What is a validated online tool to administer Stroop and N-back test?

I'm trying to conduct a study in the field of cognitive experimental psychiatry. I need an online tool on a PC-based setup to administer Stroop, N-back, and choice reaction time tests. I found ...
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What is the matrix of self and the outside world, evil and good?

I remember that there is a matrix in my textbook when I studied the basic psychology in colleage. The four 4 quadrants are 1) self is good and the outside world is also good; 2) self is evil but the ...
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What is the definition of cognitive behavioral therapy? [duplicate]

I have been trying to understand Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and I felt the best way to start was by understanding what it is. However, I cannot seem to find an agreed upon definition of cognitive ...

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