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How to get started runnning experiments online? [closed]

I would like to start running experiments online. I'm generally doing RT studies like the attentional blink. I've heard that labs have started running experiments on Mechanical turk. But I don't have ...
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Does the need of feeling important take over logic?

If someone were to argue and the argument would hurt the other person's ego, would the other person become defensive and use statements that dont pertain to facts or logic, so as to protect their face?...
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how dopamine levels are related with psychosis and schizophrenia?

can someone explain me what is the role of dopamine in psychosis and schizophrenia. somewhere on the internet i read that low dopamine is associated with diseases like psychosis and schizophrenia. And ...
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Does the increase (i.e. more positive) of an equilibrium potential always cause the membrane potential to increase (i.e. the cell depolarizes)?

I am a little bit confused. I know that for potassium, when less ions are going down the concentration gradient, Ek increases and the neuron becomes depolarized. However, I am also aware that if Ena ...
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What is it called [closed]

My husband thinks that when I have my baby I'm going to treat him like his other kids mother does his what do you call a person like that
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What Does The World Actually Look Like? [closed]

I'm not sure if im on the correct stackexchange for this (I apologize if im not), nor if im even asking this question correctly. However, it's been driving me crazy. Perception as I understand is ...
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Is anger and defensiveness to criticism innate or acquired?

Criticism is defined, according to the lexico.com dictionary, as The expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes. In general, there can be two ...
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Viability of low THC cannabis for C-PTSD with past dissociation episodes

Passie, et al. (2012) says cannabis helps against post-traumatic-stress disorder. In the case of C-PTSD (complex post traumatic stress disorder) combined with past dissociation episodes, is low THC ...
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What measure or criteria wording can be used to track trends in p factor?

Background: you can use factor analysis on mental illness to get a general psychopathology factor, like the g factor in intelligence but instead a general mental illness factor. https://www.ncbi.nlm....
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How does social interaction affect the decrease in performance when multitasking?

A well known effect of multitasking is that if you have to switch to do another one, then your performance of both will decrease, in compared to the performance when you do them separately. FYI: ...
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Are there any literary sources for the claim that light from below evokes fear in the viewer?

It is sometimes stated that light from below or 'underlighting' can be used in movies to evoke fear in the viewer. I'm curious, are there any written sources for that claim? In filmmaking or film ...
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What defines a psychological identity? Can we consciously choose our psychological identities when we haven't experienced its aspects?

The key phrase is 'not having experienced them.' For instance, I have never been to New Zealand. I have never interacted with people from New Zealand. I have lived all my life in another country, but ...
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Does seeing adults nude have an adverse effect on children, and should it be considered sexualization of a minor? If not why? [closed]

I was in an argument about this subject. However I hesitate to call it child porn since the child in this situation isn't engaging in any sexual acts. In addition studies into the naturist movement ...
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What makes it funny when someone is making an absurd lie?

As stated, why is it sometimes funny when someone is making an obvious lie, but they really want you to believe it? They are not saying it in a humors purpose, however, a lot of people find it very ...
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About the Challenges ahead of women psychologist in the Workplace and society [closed]

I have asked one question via my country question site (here), and I get some answer like below: One of the problems is that psychologists speak kindly to people, and unfortunately men feel that ...
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Does our subconscious retain more than our conscious mind does?

Such as If you read a book, yet can't recite/directly recall most of it. Is what you read stored in your subconscious or do you forget it right after you read it, or did you not retain it in the first ...
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Does Brain Damage Lead to changes in Subconscious Thoughts?

We all know that brain damage can alter personality. The common example is Phineas Gage. I tried researching the effects of brain damage on subconscious thought processing on Google, but I couldn't ...
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Am I multitasking? [duplicate]

When copying notes, Quite often I start to daydream all the while copying the notes word for word. Is this multitasking ? I have been told that multitasking is not possible. And when copying notes my ...
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What are the values of the absolute intracellular and absolute extracellular potentials in a neuron?

Most texts on neurons give the value of the membrane potential and do not state the absolute values of the intracellular and extracellular potentials in a neuron. I understand that this is because the ...
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What is the current (2021) state-of-the-art theory of emotions?

Human emotions, from a scientific perspective, is still quite a blurry topic. There is no clear distinction between feelings, emotions, affects. Even in scientific context most of the time we are ...
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Anxiety-induced itch: what is the mechanism?

Some people when get anxious become itchy. I wonder how that itch is triggered and works. Does it start as a reaction of the peripheral nervous system to stress-related chemicals like cortisol? Or it ...
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Is long term memory less a matter of "pure meaning" than short term stores usually are?

Fernyhough (2004) proposed that inner speech should take two distinct forms: expanded inner speech, in which internal dialogue retains many of the phonological properties and turn-taking qualities of ...
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What is the meanning of an x-expressing neuron, with x = some protein?

I'm studying a neuroscientific paper, and in it the authors state that "defensive behaviors are mediated by a BLA population of magnocellular R-spondin 2-expressing (RSPO2⁺) neurons". I know ...
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How would a human baby's brain develop if born in a sensory deprivation chamber?

According to Scientific American, people who are blind can learn to use their sense of hearing more efficiently. Similarly, deaf people, may learn to utilize their vision more effectively. While the 5 ...
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Would you still be addicted to something if you lost your memory of being addicted to it? [duplicate]

If someone was addicted to something, it could be substances/gambling/sex etc... and then they lost their memory. It could be just losing the memory of the addiction or full blown global amnesia ...
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What is the minimum sample size for establishing the construct and especially concurrent validity of an intelligence test?

For example, the Shipley has a sample size of 263 for concurrent validity and I'm wondering if this is enough. Also, this is a stretch, but does anyone know the concurrent validity of the Figure ...
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What is a good beginner-friendly overview of the current state of Psychology/Neuroscience/CogSci research?

I thought a similar question would exist already but it looks like there isn't many even though this is one of the places beginners would come for reading suggestions. So I was trying to find a book ...
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Learn Cognitive Empathy

I recently stumbled upon some psychology sites and learned more about the 3 types of empathy. Since I want to understand everyone better, I want to improve my skills at empathy. I found a lot of ...
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Precisely, what does it mean for a person to overcome psychological trauma?

It is often said that therapy or meeting a psychologist allows one to overcome trauma and let go of hidden pains. It is not clear to me exactly what the process of therapy entails—how would one know ...
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what are the most common experimental tasks in fMRI?

Without entering into specific hypothesis parameters, what are the most common experimental tasks across fMRI studies that you know or that you continuously encounter in the literature?
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Mapping from Schaefer 400-node parcellation to AAL

In my lab, we have cortical surface reconstructions, made from human patient MRIs (with Freesurfer), with approximately 192k vertices per hemisphere. We also have a mapping from vertex to ...
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What percentage of people think there is nothing wrong with them?

This question is vague, but I came across the idea of "being normal" and it always seems to be presented like most people think they are "normal", but is this actually true? I'm ...
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Is restlessness while studying a psychological phenomenon to address?

I observe the phenomenon of restlessness in some students only while studying textbooks. The restlessness starts after few minutes when they start to read and understand from textbooks. They can do ...
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Psychometric scales of gender

I have never read any study that has used a psychometric scale to find out the respondent's gender identity, sexual orientation or both. This makes me wonder if there are such scales or not, or if ...
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is hypnosis a sub part of meditation? [duplicate]

Hypnosis and Meditation both sound very similar, they are both techniques that involve self attention and use of imagination, is one the sub part of each?
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What is 4 circular question technique or questions of it to keep conversation going from psychology or psychiatry research papers?

Once i found some profesional questions, that i tried just for talking with friends. I found them in research paper when looking, googling maybe for ADHD but i think i was googling PTSD coping ...
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Can you use harmful addictions to build good habits?

I am reading the Pavlov's dog experiments, from it I learn that associating a dopamine high event with a neutral event will lead to later that neutral event triggering the same receptors in absence of ...
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Why actual happy experiences don't have some side effects like stimulant drugs?

Science says that the mental side effects of stimulant drugs, like depression, are caused due to the overload of dopaminergic activity in the brain, but when people experience actual great things the ...
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Integrated Information Theory: research about concrete mechanisms, their emergence and specialization?

I am reading articles about IIT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_information_theory) and many accompanying articles, but they talk essentially nothing about the 1) concrete mechanisms; 2) ...
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Where to begin with Political Psychology literature?

I am a law and public policy scholar, and I'm currently developing a civics curriculum for YouTube. As a phd, I'm (perhaps to an unhealthy degree) concerned with being able to cite good science ...
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What is an affective cue?

I've looked across google and checked if the question was already asked on this site (it wasn't). So, What is an affective cue?
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Is there any evidence for a link between religiosity and belief in conspiracy theories?

I've heard claims made that more religious individuals were more likely to fall for various conspiracy theories. I've personally been able to find studies linking religiosity to belief in qanon ...
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How to Schedule Two Consecutive Interview Sessions with X Days in Between?

We need to schedule two consecutive interview sessions with four days in between. We have previously used Google Calendar appointment slots to let the participants choose their preferred time slot ...
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How is the mean for the Cattell IQ tests calculated?

British Mensa uses Cattell Culture Fair and Cattell III B tests. The Cattell Culture Fair Test has a mean and SD of 100 and 16 respectively. The Cattell III B has a mean and SD of 100 and 24 ...
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Searching for finding the graph connection of different mental disorders

We are searching for finding the graph connection of different mental disorder. So I googled the graph flowchart of mental disorder slideshare and find the below ...
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searching for finding the Cognitive Cycle of psychological defence mechanism for bipolar disorders

I am searching for finding some pattern for bipolar disorder and online tracking the psychological defense mechanisms and its cycles . So I need some chart or flowchart like below (source): Also, I ...
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Which items of the NEO-FFI are a subset of the NEO-PI-R?

I am currently working on a NEO-PI-R dataset that is freely available online. To my knowledge the NEO-FFI is a subset of the NEO-PI-R. I would like to run a factor analysis on the NEO-FFI. ...
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What are the most often used questionnaires in psychology?

As the title says, I am wondering which questionnaires are most often used in psychology. My guess is that NEO-PI-R should be in the Top-10. One of the accompanying papers has been cited 38k times (...
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Does anyone claim that the weaker the affect, the stronger the emotion?

I think of affect as the building blocks of emotions and feelings, what gets consciously processes into a mental state that makes us; this is from reading the philosophy, rather than the psychology, ...

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