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Has any research or analysis been done on prisoners who don't want to leave prison?

In the case of a prisoner who, for whatever reason, does not want to leave prison, would this be considered a psychological disorder of some type? If so, where can I learn more about it and any ...
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What is the function of thalamic relaying of information?

There is a theory that one of the functions of the thalamus is to "relay information between brain areas", e.g. to relay visual information to the visual cortex. Just to check that I ...
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α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (αMSH) binding to melanocortin receptor 4 (MC4R)

I came across https://dpcpsi.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2020NutritionStrategicPlan_508.pdf curious after a lecture in nutritional genomics. The 2020–2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research I ...
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who are my friends? what personality types are compatibile? [duplicate]

astrology and socionics have some vague predictions on the compatibility between personality types. but "modern" science seems to systematically fail to answer this simple question: who are ...
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Understanding Post-Breakup Feelings of Revenge [closed]

I recently went through a breakup with my girlfriend. For a few months after the breakup, I was still in love with her. However, I now find myself harboring feelings of revenge and resentment. I’m ...
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Flat channels in EEG data

I recorded EEG data of several subjects and for several sessions per subject. Some of the data looks flat as in figure below. But when I looked into the data, the data appears to be okay.I mean it ...
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Are there any alternatives to threat of deprivation of life or liberty as a means of general deterrence of crimes?

On reddit , there was a detailed comment with citations that there is little evidence that increasing the severity of punishment is more effective at deterrence. Here is the comment https://www.reddit....
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Do neurons with one axon only project to a single target neuron? [duplicate]

Pyramidal neurons (among others) only have one axon. Am I right to assume that this means they only project to one target neuron, or can this axon branch out into multiple sub-axons at some point, and ...
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Why did studies find a within-person correlation between IQ and agreeableness but not between-person?

Bartels, 2012 found a correlation of 0.21 in what I understand to be within-person correlations (when one trait increased throughout life, the other did as well), however the between-person ...
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Do dream characters have their own dreams? If so, could you be a dream character as well? [closed]

I have been doing lots of dream research -as in, randomly looking things up on Google one thing after another for no apparent reason- and this appears to be the thing that most intrigues me: It is ...
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To what extent is the brain self-wiring?

There seem to be these two contradictory ideas about the structure and development of the human brain: that the brain is self wiring - that neurons interconnect with one another automatically (...
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Critical period for learning multiplication tables

As many of you are aware there is a critical period in the visual system. There is also one in the auditory system with the learning of perfect pitch. After working with GED adult learners, it has ...
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Is it possible to modify an EEG cap to accomodate fNIRS 'channels'?

I'm doing a project with several students, and we are trying to record EEG and fNIRS data simultaneously. We do have an EEG device, and are looking around our university for fNIRS devices. We ...
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Why is the method of loci more effective when recalling information in reverse order?

I've had great success with the method of loci for memorizing information over a significant period. Recently, I've discovered that recalling information in reverse order, from end to beginning, ...
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Name of the behavior where kids change the rules so they can win

(I was about to ask this on the English Stack Exchange site as a word request, then thought perhaps it is more suitable here. Apologies if it is not). There is a behavior observed in (I believe mostly)...
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Are there any technologies that can evoke cognitive sensations?

I was wondering if there is any early stage research or theorizarion about being able to electrically stimulate the brain to instantiate a particular cognitive sensation (for example, a particular ...
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The possibility of diversifying parental experiences

I think there’s probably tons of research in how profoundly our relationships with our parents (or similar interpersonal relationships, our caregivers, or authority figures) influences our psychology ...
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What would be a good or standard methodology for generalizing the “36 questions”?

There are these 36 questions from a study which are designed to socially bond people by being increasingly “personal”. I am interested in knowing a standard methodology for trying to generalize those ...
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Can one think in a programming language?

I asked this in the Python StackOverflow, but it got closed. I'm really curious if this is possible, so hopefully this board is a bit more open minded. Some exposition to explain the title: my native ...
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Parental Reflective Functioning: meaning of certain score values in the PDI-RF scale

Regarding the mentalization construct of parental reflective functioning, which can be assessed by coding parental development interview for reflective functioning (PDI-RF), can someone briefly ...
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Looking for a paper: children's reasoning ability development

A man has 3 dogs and 2 cats, how old is the man? I remember seeing a paper stating that children under the fifth grade will try answering it while older children will respond that this is a nonsense ...
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What is this behavior called? [duplicate]

I have a question about what to call a term of behavior. I've seen the movie called Dune Part 2, and saw many examples of similar behaviors I have experienced in my life. In the movie, these people ...
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Is Jung's "Active Imagination" technique scientifically sound?

Just found about this concept, but I'm aware that Carl Jung is outdated (like Freud) in contemporary psychology. Is this technique sound in any way? Is it used, or any modern derivation, nowadays?
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Is one's answer to this question really indicative of being neuro-atypical?

There are videos very similar to this going viral on tiktok over the last couple weeks, and they make a psychological claim I'm skeptical of. The premise is this: You ask someone, "What do 2 and ...
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Can Depression be a Psychosomatic Disorder in some people?

I was reading about Thomas Szasz's critique of psychiatry for my Psychology class and studies on Contagion Depression, such as those involving rats and John Calhoun's Universe 25 experiment, as well ...
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How to stop watching porn?

Nowadays a lot of people look at pornographic content on the internet. But sometimes it became an addiction and if you google "how to stop watching porn" you'll get a ton of blogs, most of ...
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Paper on PTSD and trauma

I'm looking for a paper on PTSD research. Last year, 2023, I found this paper I'm having trouble finding today. I believe the main author had a masculine name. The paper was a survey of various ...
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How to derive Eq (1.34) based on a circuit as Eq (1.5) does in the book Neuronal Dynamics

In section 1.5 of text Neuronal Dynamics, there is an equation (1.34). I have difficulty understanding how this equation is derived. I can see that this equation looks very similar to equation (1.5) ...
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What psychology is applicable to the advice: do not go to the same cafe every day

I have heard of this advice from older and wiser people on the TV. They told the younger people not to go to the same cafe or bar every day, and I was wondering why. And I tried it once: it turned out ...
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Baseline for sanity?

I'll be honest, I've not been studying psychology seriously, but I've read quite a lot of philosophy. So, I just started reading "Divided Self" by R. D. Laing and right at the very beginning ...
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IQ tests versus Psychological evaluation [duplicate]

If you have been under psychological evaluation by a psychiatrist who says you have high intelligence, but your IQ test has you at 105, is the test the problem? The doctor is evaluating creative ...
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Cant change even after knowing it's harmful

Why is it difficult to change our thinking patterns/belief even after knowing that it is harmful/not helpful/eventually you will regret it ? I don't believe it is brain/mind trying to keep us safe ...
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Why do people seem to think less effectively when being helped or watched?

I've noticed a recurring behavior in various technical settings conducted over Zoom, where screen sharing seems to induce a more passive cognitive state among participants. Whether in debugging ...
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How are the ideas of Karl Weick on sensemaking and George Kelly on the "naive scientist"/Personal Construct Theory regarded currently?

I am looking into ideas on personal sensemaking in relation to the ideas of Karl Weick (originally corporate collective sensemaking in organization theory) and George Kelly's notion of the "naive ...
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Does chronic THC consumption affect sweating or thermoregulation?

I am wondering how regular long term consumption of THC affects sweating and thermoregulation. I can't seem to find any papers studying the connection between CB1 activity and sweating / ...
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Tourette and autism: how common is the combination?

How common is a Tourette/autism combo? Wikipedia didn’t tell me how common the combination is.
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Is there a replication crisis in psychology? How do we know?

I've only been able to find two studies published in Science on this: Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science", Open Science Collaboration (OSC), 2015 Comment on 'Estimating the ...
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Good age to diagnose personality disorders

Is age 18 too young to diagnose personality disorders? Although you are an adult at that age, you are a teenager still. I think the best age to diagnose personality disorders is at least 25 or 23 at ...
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How to give rest to ones brain during the day?

I often work on/think about some kind of complicated problem until I realize my brain doesn’t yield the mental focus/concentration/working memory needed to make progress any more(, which sometimes ...
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I can't request IAPS (International Affective Picture System)

I'm going to run a survey experiment that induces some emotions, To do so, I'd like to put IAPS pictures as manipulations of emotions. These images can induce emotions such as anger, disgust, etc, and ...
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What does need for dominance mean in the DSM?

What does "need for dominance" mean in the DSM? I believe (from wikiepdia) that it is the standin for a psychopathy diagnosis, given someone is APD. Suppose someone were antisocial and ...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Mindfulness meditation

I am currently practicing both CBT and mindfulness meditation. I find that they are definitionally incompatible. CBT teaches one to analyze thoughts rationally, while noting cognitive distortions ...
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Does the music you listen to when you're young condemn you to only like similar music for the rest of your life?

Trying to change my own music preferences, because I've changed as a person and now only feel disgust with all the music I've liked in the past (not relevant here), I've been looking into research on ...
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Alternatives to still-face paradigm for eliciting several levels of emotional stress in infants and their caregivers

I'm designing an experiment for assessing parental verbal utterances to 7 months old infants under emotional stress. Surely, still-face paradigm is the first choice for a stress inducing context. But ...
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Does anyone know if research has been conducted about the Influence of peer presence on object choice? Specifically with elementary school children?

I need to create a two page research proposal for my perception class and it is very important that our research idea has not been used/published before. This is the extremely barebones idea I've come ...
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Is Google's Project Aristotle based on a published study?

Google's Project Aristotle (wayback machine) is relatively well known in the tech world. It emphasizes the important relationship between psychological safety and team productivity. On a few occasions,...
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Question about programming behavioral experiments

Looking to program a behavioral experiment where two people interact via writing done on digitizer pads (like Wacom pads) in real-time. What language would cogsci/compsci people recommend for this? ...
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Question about stimulus-response assocation theories

I am currently reading a review called "Behaviorism, Latent Learning, and Cognitive Maps: Needed Revisions in Introductory Psychology Textbooks". In the review, the author writes: The ...
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Where can I find all the items on the SCTi-MAP?

I want to conduct the test with my friends and gain some insight into psychological analysis, but I can’t find the full list anywhere.
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How would I conduct a sociological study on hair bias?

For my intro to sociology class, I’d like to do a mock study about how strongly people associate specific categories of common hairstyles with economic status and racial identity. My problem is I’m ...
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