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New methods of treatment of psychological trauma?

Classical methods of psychological treatment of trauma help many people,but there is always a percentage of the patients those are can’t be healed with classical methods like : Drug interventions,...
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What are some project ideas in computational neuroscience for beginners?

I am a high school senior interested in computational neuroscience (neuroscience in general). I wanted to some projects ideas regarding computational neuroscience and reinforcement learning which can ...
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How does acute tryptophan depletion work?

The literature online about this practice is very poor. The theory goes like this: A mix of amino acids that does not include tryptophan will lower the proportion of tryptophan in the bloodstream. ...
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What is Incestuous Resistances?

The context of the question is given below: As she preferred to follow the hidden presentiments of puberty rather than her duties towards the school and her teacher, she allowed her libido to fall on ...
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Understanding the difference between stress and anxiety with goal directed behaviour

I'm currently writing a paper and one of the points is about cognitive performance being impeded on in general anxiety disorder patients. The issue I have is that I found a great paper: The stressed ...
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Right Attitude toward Reality is Way of Concrete Sexuality

I am reading an old pdf copy of The Theory of Psychoanalysis, By C. G. JUNG and trying to understand the following: This is the misunderstanding fallen into by so many neurotic people, who believe ...
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Personality psychology: stability and change [closed]

What unanwered questions by research can be explored in a master's thesis related to personality psychology, more specifically topics liked to personality stability and change?
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What causes hormonal reactions in new fathers?

(This isn't a request for personal advice; I'm simply offering a personal experience as an example.) The recent baby food shortage in the US reminded me of an incident over 30 years ago when I was a ...
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Is this an example of confirmation bias?

During a night out with some friends one of them said that "Every girl named Tiffany is hot" which I think is an example of confirmation bias: the idea that people seek out information and ...
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How do sensations differ from each other? [closed]

The sensation of tough material and soft material is not the same but in both senses, sensory cells are the same. How do these two sensations differ from each other? Does this information carried like ...
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Term for how anxiety makes people think abnormally?

For a paper I'm writing, I want to make a point about how anxiety changes the way people think - i.e., the same person in the same situation might think differently depending on whether or not they ...
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Why is it so hard to forget an information represented in a procedural memory

It is relatively easy to forget an information in declarative memory but its hard to forget behavioural habits such as driving car, cycling etc. These memories are both long-term memory but why is it ...
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selective memory bias and the ideal self [closed]

Personal theory is that selective memory bias is a component of bias towards the ideal self. A person is more likely to remember those things that promote the ideal self while warping or forgetting ...
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Possibility for immersive experiences to effect into disorder

Is there a mental condition characterized by losing touch with reality (or either a short period of time or permanently), while believing you are a part of a virtual reality that you had been exposed ...
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Reverse engineer psychometric tests as present in Dimensional [closed]

I am from a non-psychology background, and I am interested in reverse-engineering the psychometric tests as being present in the Dimensional app https://www.dimensional.me/ What psychological concepts ...
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How did the very rapid nature of Russian industrialisation/collectivisation affect peoples capacity for abstract thinking?

I am sure I read once about research conducted on villagers who were pushed very very quickly from very basic, premodern agrarian structures into collectivised, quota-driven, management-structure ...
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clarification on warrior archetype [closed]

Psych noob here. I keep hearing about the warrior archetype, but the internet diagrams on Junge's system don't have it Here is an example https://conorneill.com/2018/04/21/understanding-personality-...
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Alternative metrics to assess test validity/reliability

I have two versions of calculating a score for a test (which assesses how well they perform a task). One takes into account the difficulty of the items, the other does not. These tests are ...
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Does the placebo effect diminish with time? Or is it consistent?

I am wondering if an experiment - if run long enough - would automatically rule out the placebo effect. Or do we know that the placebo effect can successfully last, say, years? Or does it tend to only ...
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Do brain cells get replaced/repaired completely?

Okay so this is a claim that you can see made on the internet that the none of the atoms remain in your body forever. This caught my interest cause this could be used to show that consciousness is not ...
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Reducing self-selection bias by controlling for motivation to fill in the survey

The self-selection bias refers to the overrepresentation of people willing to participate in research among studies' participants. The bias could be particularly relevant in surveys relevant to ...
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When was compulsive hoarding first documented?

When was the first documented of behavior we might recognize today as compulsive hoarding? I've found that the diagnosis was added in ICD-10 and DSM5 and was previously categorized as a subset of OCD. ...
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in this attentional blink experiment why is the second letter visible when the lag is low but not when the lag is high

this image is from the book Consciousness and the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene the book describes the image as follows : The attentional blink illustrates the temporal limitations of conscious ...
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How do we know that neurons are the only cells involved in cognitive computation?

I am an undergraduate studying pure mathematics taking a class on computational neuroscience. My default lens for looking at the brain is in terms of universal computation (in the Turing machine sense)...
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Why do antipsychotics bind to D2-like instead of D1-like receptors?

My understanding is that: The dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia states that the positive symptoms are a result of excessive neurotransmission of dopamine in the mesolimbic pathway. D1-like ...
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What motivations exist?

I experience that everything that I do or think can be traced back to a few, basic motivations. I have tried to list them, but I think my perspective is just not wide enough to find them all. ...
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What is the "reverse-averaging" technique used in Electroencephalography (EEG)?

Im reading about the Bereitschaftspotential or Readiness-potential "discovery" and I see it was done by "reverse-averaging" the ressults of using EEG to measure certain voltage ...
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How do scientists/psychologists deal with conflicting experiment results?

I'm currently writing a paper and one of the points is about how overprotective parenting can cause anxiety in children. The results seem pretty clear cut in favour of the assertion (1). https://www....
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"You wouldn't say bad about a team you belong, would you?" [closed]

Is the phrase "you wouldn't say bad about a team you belong, would you?" a form of manipulation? Does this type of manipulation have a specific name/term?
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Seminal Books of fMRI

I would like to know what books about fMRI do people consider as key or seminal. I am very familiar with a great amonut of MRI techniques, but I am sort of looking for a book in fMRI that really ...
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Is there any relation between the object of projective identification and the projected aspect?

As there might be a relation between the selected location for establishing a building and the building itself, is there any relation between the object of projective identification and the projected ...
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The essential difference of savant syndrome?

What is the essential difference between a person with savant syndrome and a person without it?
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Where should I ask this question? [migrated]

I have read the tour and understand from it that I will not be able to ask the question I joined the site for... I want to describe behaviour that an individual is exhibiting in the hopes of ...
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Could the Mirror Test results simply be a product of "itching" caused by mirror neurons?

Most of the critiques of the Mirror Self-Recognition (MSR) test are aimed at false negatives - animals might still be self aware even if they do not pass the test for a wide number of reasons. However,...
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Is there a name for the gap between speaker's intention and listener's interpretation?

I apologise if this as been asked before, but I couldn't find anything online. Whenever there is an exchange of information from one person to another - such as if someone is speaking to someone else ...
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Long-term effects of looking at restricted color gamuts

Computer screens are very bad at representing pure colors, in particular green (note the large uniformly green area on the charts that wouldn't be uniform if your screen could render highly saturated ...
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How to care less about other people's income?

If we know that our colleagues earn more money, we feel worse (see also A study about preference for making relatively vs. absolute more money?). We would be unhappy to get a higher salary if other ...
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What can be the independent variable in this experiment? [duplicate]

List 1 will consist of 15 words ( Ex: TOWEL, PAPER, CAMERA, etc) and List B consists of 15 words ( different from list A. Ex: FLOWER, BLANKET, etc) Each word from LIST A is shown for 5 sec each. The ...
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Does projection identification defense mechanism apply only for bad aspects?

Does projection identification defense mechanism apply only for bad aspects, or the subject could project good qualities?
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How does intelligence differ from predictive ability?

Is intelligence merely a predictive tool? We conceptualize situations using a predictive-based statistical framework since every fact/factor cannot be accounted for. This framework is reinforced when ...
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Can somnambulism be self-induced?

Can somnambulism be self-induced? By "self-induced" I mean when a person starts in the waking state, induces sleep, and then takes themselves down into a deep sleep where somnambulism occurs,...
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In pyramidal neurons, are there any differences (morphological or otherwise) between the basal synapses and proximal synapses on the apical tuft?

In pyramidal neurons, are there any differences (morphological or otherwise) between the basal synapses and proximal synapses on the apical tuft ? As far as I know, they both have dendritic spines, ...
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Do spinal and peripheral nerves associate with hebbian learning?

For instance, if a musician frequently makes a series of actions, neurons that are involved in such sequence should also associate inside the spine - according to "neurons that fire together wire ...
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Are narrow definitions of masculine & feminine responsible for gender confusion?

I am an enthusiast trying to get a better understanding of gender identity, gender stereotypes and their affect on society today. I have done a lot of research mainly on various social platforms (no ...
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Is there any attempt at a rigorous diagnostic of “gullibility”?

As far as I know, there are no limits on what psychosocial concepts modern psychologists are not willing to metrize (develop a quantitative metric for). Perhaps there are validation methods for a ...
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What makes a behaviour or substance highly addictive?

Why are some things addictive, while others that are also "fun" are not? For example gambling is addictive, but player football obviously less so. Ive never come across somebody that had to ...
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World Value Survey, trust, and China

The World Values Survey includes information on trust. My question is thus: how the heck is China measured that high? Experts on China view China as a low-trust society, people are always suspicious ...
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Is the lack of eagerness to contribute to the group's goal a cause for diffustion of responsibility?

From Wikipedia: Diffusion of responsibility is a sociopsychological phenomenon whereby a person is less likely to take responsibility for action or inaction when other bystanders or witnesses are ...
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Is there an explanation why some people panic in a crisis and others do not? [duplicate]

Is there an explanation why some people panic in a crisis and others do not? I have been in crisis situations a few times during my life (violent car accidents, etc) and have observed that some people ...
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How many stories can the human brain discern? [closed]

Perhaps the question will seem strange and not clearly formulated, for which I apologize in advance. Are there estimates of how many stories the human mind can discern? For example, let each story be ...
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