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### Does sleep-talking typically happen during NREM or REM sleep?

I have observed some of my mother sleep-talking and have even attempted to reply / speak to her during such episodes. In my experience, I have found sleep-talking to be a part of her dream. In some ...
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### what causes an action potential to propagate exactly and why should it propagate?

Hello I am taking a neurophysiology course and learned about the action potential and that it propagates in one direction from axon hillock down along the axon. I understand that action potential is ...
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### Is it possible for a person to deliberately gain a sexual attraction to something?

The context of this question is the following. I am a gay male who is probably a 6 on the Kinsey scale, I do not experience attraction to women at all. However I would like to have a wife and children ...
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### Is psychology an art or work?

Some are born psychologists and they have passion towards it unlike some people who just work to earn money on it. The people who just do the same as work, will they satisfy the people with the care ...
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### Are children who are raised by strict authoritarian parents prone to become permissive parents in the future and vice versa?

I remember reading many years ago that parents that are more permissive have had a more rigid authoritarian childhood themselves, and vice versa. I can't seem to find any article about that, neither ...
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### What is the mechanism behind the pain of cognitive dissonance?

How can the brain tell when two beliefs contradict each other?
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### How to become a philosophical zombie? [on hold]

I was wondering if the following mental state was possible and if so, if it was documented. The concept would be not to be conscious for a while, to be in some way in automatic mode. And because of ...
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### An example from Health Psychology

Is bolded "less" right? Shouldn't it be more? Now, let's suppose we did our cross-sectional study and found that the cholesterol content of adults' diets decreased with age. We would then like to ...
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### If ‘trans’ in ‘transgender’ refers to changing (one’s gender) why is ‘trans’ used as a static category? [on hold]

If the ‘trans’ in ‘transgendered’ refers to the process of changing (i.e., transitioning) from some gender category to another, does that not imply (or entail) that (at some future time) the subject ...
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### Has sharing non peer reviewed sources decreased or increased beliefs in pseudoscience?

I haven't found a detailed study of this, but here would be an example. If people shared a site that talked about the dangers of global warming, but wasn't peer reviewed, does this increase awareness, ...
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### How do I handle contradicting study results?

A foundation of my psychological work is the body. Simply put, I work on a big part with embodiment to diagnose, as well as to intervene and to integrate. One illustration, or rather one important ...
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### Mechanism for deleting old memories

Do we have any mechanism for deleting neuronal connections? That is, if I learn a better version for doing something, I assume the brain will create a new neuronal connection, and we will use this ...
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### Do we still not know whether violent video games negatively affect players?

As per the answer to the 2018 question on this site about the same topic, we did not know whether there was a causal link between exposure to violent video games and aggressive behavior because the ...
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### I can't understand the comparison made by Kahneman [on hold]

The chapter "Risk Policies", in Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow", opens with this example, which makes vivid the pitfalls of relying on our intuitions in choosing between bets: Imagine that you ...
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### How effective is mental health treatment in the community (CTO's)?

I am a Masters student studying Psychology at UCL currently doing a research project for the NHS on patients experiences with the Community Treatment Order (CTO) also known as Assisted Outpatient ...
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### How to explain individual ignorance towards people wanting to help?

Please allow me to introduce the context of the situation first before asking my questions. This week I was taking part in a non-violent occupation of a public place (in Paris) within the context of ...
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### How to deal with APA in-text citations in long texts?

In APA referencing style, the first in-text citation of a work by three to five authors must include all the authors, while the subsequent citations should only mention the first author followed by ...
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### Assertiveness - should I have feeling that someone need to do something for me

I have seen a assertiveness training videos and there is said that the person should show assertiveness with "I" statements. For example : I feel seed due to the way you just spoke to me. My problem ...
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### Tuckman's model dissonance [on hold]

During our university studies, our lecturer set up a group of people to perform a task. It was obviously supposed to follow the Tuckman's model of the group forming [Forming – Storming – Norming – ...
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### How are the scores of the AIQ-IV interpreted?

I found this pdf of the Aspects of Identity Questionnaire-IV which mentions the scoring for the dimensions of the scale. I am unsure as to what the scores mean once they've been totalled. Is this ...
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### Psychological name of underground communication in dialogue based on respect and scientific references

I am familiar with some of Jung theories like collective unconscious, shadows, synchronicity and some theories of freud like the inner child and become more sencetive about my around connections and ...
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### Left and right eye contact and lying [on hold]

Why is it that looking to the left means you remember an image, but looking to the right is constructing (lying)? What brain areas are involved in this? Is it correlated to the creative vs. Logical ...
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### Differences in reaction time onsets of vocal and manual responses

I'm currently working on a study and incidentally found that reaction timings were slower for vocal responses compared to manual responses (i.e. 600ms for the manual response vs. 700ms for the vocal ...
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### I am 37 - Behind in Career - Possibilities have ended to live a fulfilling life? [closed]

I am 37 years old. Is the possibility in my life ended to find a wonderful young woman and life a happier and fulfilling sex life? Or it is too old. I must pack my bag and head towards the ashram or ...
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### Matrix of commonalities for BPD and Narcissistic personality

OK so it seems to me that Borderline and Narcissistic personalities have some things in common. I mean in terms of a checklist. Perhaps something that could be compared in a table, or maybe if not to ...
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### How many axons and dendrites are entering and exiting human male internal urethral sphincter?

As I know, this information is not available yet. If indeed it is not available, this question may wait for future answers. I have known out that some parts of human connectome are already mapped, so ...
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### How to forget faster? To free up neural real estate

How to speed up the unlearning process? In regard to a specific cluster of skills, environments and other types of memories, all relating to a specific thing (a competitive game I played too long) ...
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### Is the “Spend it All” psychology a known traits of human?

Whenever I have a paycheck or when I have a \$0 balance of a credit card with$8000 of limit, I found myself wanting to "spend some" or even "spend it all". With the paycheck, at least it is better ...
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### Waffles or Pancakes?

if this is not the right place of my question please let me know , I remove or move my question into another stack. I'm a software engineer and in one of my interviews they asked me this question : ...
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### Auditory Processing Speed

Why do I find myself lost when; for example, Sheldon (from the Big Bang Theory) talks fast about complex physics. I try to comprehend what he's saying but I guess my brain isn't fast enough. Also is ...
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### Neurostimulation DBS-ECoG

How many cortical and subcortical areas can be stimulated during one operation, using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and ECoG (Electrocorticogram)? I understand it depends on the disorder and the ...
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### Strange question in a job-interview

I would like to ask you the reasoning behind a question they asked me during a job interview (with a psychologist) a few years ago. He basically handed me a bunch of colored cards (fifteen at least), ...
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### Are people better at interpreting CNF or DNF?

We have a development in our application in which our users can create a report based on different parameters, say ($x_1,...,x_n$), with each $x_i$ taking values in a set $X_i$. The report can take ...
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### Research shows that doing anything in bed other than sleeping can disrupt sleep. What if these other things are done on another bed?

I read this and some other articles stating that you should not do anything in bed except sleep. This includes studying, eating, and watching T.V, because your brain will have a difficult time ...
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### Reading list for character defects

Could you recommend books/articles about character defects (e.g. envy, laziness, hate, etc.). I am particularly interested in: A comprehensive list of character defects Description of possible ...
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### Can Emotional Detachment Disorder lead to Sociopathy?

Both are "learned" (non-genetic) disorders with a small set of overlapping traits/symptoms, usually starting early in life. Are they connected in any way?
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### What exactly happens to brain during anesthesia

While anesthesia is given to a patient what changes in the chemistry of brain happens. Which part of the brain is affected by the medicine which causes anesthetic effects. Can anesthesia be ...
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### Memory Retention : isolated information vs emphasized information in a heap

I have observed that when learning new words (vocabulary building), if we are presented with, say, 5 new words in these 2 manners: only 5 words presented in isolation 40 words presented, with 5 words ...
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### Perception Cardinality

While reading a science fiction book, Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer, I came across the following lines: “Well, if I showed you one object - one rock, say - you would not have to count it. You ...
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### Are there any studies regarding elderly people and learning resiliance?

On Parenting, issues regarding emotional resilience are often discussed as something of great value, a lifelong gift to give to one's child, and I cite studies and articles to help parents learn what ...
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### Analyze a IPIP Survey with semantic differential and a spider web modal

I conducted an IPIP survey with 20 groups of 100 participants. Now I have to analyze the survey. The website https://ipip.ori.org/newScoringInstructions.htm says: Once numbers are assigned for all ...
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### Are psychopaths capable of counterfactual thinking?

Psychopaths are commonly known to have a decreased ability to plan, which lead me to research counterfactual thinking. I believe that psychopaths are impaired in their ability to think ...
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### Becoming an expert with accumulative hours of practice much less than the average expert?

Anders Ericsson's work is famous for creating the idea of "deliberate practice" and its creation of experts, but Anders also talks about how long hours are inevitable in becoming an expert. Let's ...
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### Inability to associate a face with a name

I know there is a medical condition called "Prosopagnosia" that is described as: a cognitive disorder of face perception in which the ability to recognize familiar faces, including one's own face (...
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### How do I make the difference between defensive denial and it being true?

A person, who tries to hide something from himself due to him not being able to cope with that thing, will try to deny it. This is what is called defensive denial. For example, if I say to myself I ...
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### Did research in psychology lead to any useful technology?

Research in physics allowed us to build bridges, computers, put people in space. Research in chemistry led to the discovery of all sorts of new materials which we use everyday. Research in biology led ...
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### Choice of Occupation and Negative Childhood Experiences

Is there any evidence to suggest that individuals that were bullied in school as children select occupations that are a means of making people obligated to respect them? For example people that join ...
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### Decussation of Cranial Nerves

Which cranial nerves decussate apart from the few nerve fibers of the optic nerve that do and how to easilly remember the cranial nerves that do? Here is a paper for the Trochlear Nerve But I have ...