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Realism in Psychology

Like in any science there are two ways to learn: You can build a theory about something, then test it out on some relevant sample. You can select some sample based on certain criteria and and analyze ...
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Auto proclamed coachers vs pscycology

I am an enthusiast of psychology, the part that I like most is the statistics that involve the psychometric test, OCEAN and the studies of the different classifications of approach and traits that ...
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Do other forms of bias have their own terminologies, similar to “Stockholm Syndrome”?

Three examples would be: Someone who makes an expensive purchase, and even when they are met with objective facts stating why it was a inferior purchase, they continue to sing it's praise. Someone ...
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Are there some logical rules as to how people select their mates? Like what preferences they select?

Are there some logical rules as to how people select their mates? Like what preferences they select? And what are they based on? Or what should they rationally be based on (since there's also ...
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psychology today is increasingly creating awareness among everyone [on hold]

Today psychology is the only logy which communicates with the world and also convinces everyone on personal feelings.But psychology is a mind related activity and how to extract the specific bone ...
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Reading “Anxiety” Problem [on hold]

Firstly, I hope this question is posted in the right section, or at least in the right website. If not, I apologize. This problem has been bothering me for months. As my school has reopened for the ...
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Speaking before (without) thinking? [on hold]

Is it neurologically possible to speak before or without thinking? My guess, which may be completely obvious, is that no, of course not, but I am seeking validation for my guess.
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Personal question [on hold]

So I've been diagnosed so many things since I was 12. I just moved to idaho, and I come to realize their mental health system is in need of serious help. Im un treated because they won't help me. ...
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Always Follow Other's Way [on hold]

When I do something with others (one or more) I always used to follow their ideas or their ways, because I always used to think if I ignore their ideas it will hurt them or they will lose me. I always ...
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Why do views make you happy?

Why does having a nice view from your window make you happy? (As in people ask for a hotel room with a nice view). Could this be replicated by simply having a large TV screen showing a view? What ...
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If out there is located inside our brains how does nature engineer this deception?

If outside there is located inside our brains and our brains are the ones that see and feel everything, why is it when someone talks to me it seems he is looking towards me, too? How does nature ...
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What are some books that go through the theories of different psychoanalysts? [on hold]

Over the past year, I've been interested in Freud and Lacan, and have a read a good amount of both of them. I want to learn about other related people (Adler, Klein, Jung, etc.) to see what they ...
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Study on the learning of programming concepts in pre-university students

I want to investigate the ability of a group of students to learn programming concepts in one hour. The students are grouped by ages: 6 - 17. The tasks are divided into concept and type. Each concept ...
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Why do teenagers take so many selfies?

I know that there is a similar question about this But my question is different. In fact I'm talking about teenagers and I'm asking the causes of this fact, not if there is a correlation with ...
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What happens if you lie to a child during language acquisition?

During language acquisition a child can learn 20 words a day. What would happen if the parent decided to lie to the child during this time so that whenever the child said "what that?" the parent made ...
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Converting human's memory into digital data

I am wondering whether converting someone's memory into digital data is possible or not. It may sound ridiculous. However, if chance is not 0 then what kind of studies might be used? What kind of ...
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DISC correlation with Big Five personality

Apparently DISC (dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance) is a kind of personality test. When/where is it used and how does it correlate with Big Five?
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DISC vs MBTI personality types research

I Wanted to know whether there has been any research on mbti and disc personalty mapping and the correlations between them.If so can anyone link to some research papers
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Study purportedly proving psychedelics induce a “heightened state of consciousness”

The Guardian headlines on 28 Nov 2017: "Psychedelic drugs induce 'heightened state of consciousness', brain scans show". Healthy volunteers who received LSD, ketamine or psilocybin, a compound ...
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Could we develop a notion of conceivability that would allow us to imagine impossible/inconsistent/illogical things?

There are things that we cannot imagine because they are impossible (like a solution to Russell's set theory, since it is impossible to reach that solution because it is illogical.) Some months ago, ...
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Is the placebo effect a form of cognitive bias?

Recently I’ve been trying to get a better understanding for the cause and mechanism of the placebo effect. A friend suggested that the placebo effect is a form of cognitive bias, but I’ve had trouble ...
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How do I interpret an effect of electrode position in ERP research?

The example I have in my research is that both conditions show greater amplitude and latency in the parietal electrode sites than in the occipital ones. I'm not sure how meaningful this is for my ...
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Does anyone know the name of this phenomenom? (Consciously changing your subconscious dislike of something.) [on hold]

I'm a layman in psychology; and lately I've been experiencing some changes in my way of thinking which happened cyclically throughout my life. Many times in my life, it happened that a concept in my ...
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Can we generalise from loss of ability at arithemtic to pre morbid iq?

If a patient scores say 2 standard deviations less than expected at arithmetic, then how reliably can we claim the same of WM or FSIQ? It seems that the mean score for arithmetic, for the population (...
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How is the brain cooled?

I remember[ed] reading a story on a brain-inspired integrated mechanism for energy-delivery and cooling in (experimental) new computer chips: The human brain packs phenomenal computing power into a ...
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What element or chemical in the human brain works as the most important catalyst to make impossible possible during the time of distress? [closed]

Napoleon said impossible is the word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. Arthur C. Clarke said the only way to go beyond the limits of the possible is to stride into impossibility. ...
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Performance of a damaged brain

I have heard stories/reports that if a certain part of the brain (taking care of certain functions) is damaged other parts take over the function of the damaged part. Intuitively this could mean 2 ...
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My Mind Shows Me My Future

When I sleep, I can see some phenomenon as a dream. After some days or months or years that phenomenon happens in my life and forthwith my mind reminds me of that earlier dream that I saw. There are ...
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Why this thought makes me suddenly cried? [closed]

First, I want to apologize if it's not appropriate to ask personal question in this platform. The reason is because I trusted this site more than any QnA platform. I'll explain what situation that ...
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Generating a factor score for additional data using R and factanal

Using this simple R code, I have performed a factor analysis on my dataset: factanal(df, factors = 6, scores = "regression", rotation = "varimax") I have now ...
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Where is hatred born inside our brains?

I don't think anyone is born to hate. I believe people learn to hate by the direct effect of the environment. I want to know where exactly inside one's brain this hatred emerges and affects a person?...
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Any academic research/term for (some) men's preference for muscular female bodies?

While I was searching for articles on the correlates of attraction to female "feminine" faces I ran into some non-academic discussions on the attraction that some men apparently have for muscular ...
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Brain Waves and Psilocybin Mushroom

Is there any research on brain waves when on Psilocybin Mushrooms or LSD ? Thanks
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Does male preference for feminine women faces vary with bisexual orientantion and/or (BDSM) submisiveness?

I found some papers on the variance of male preference for "feminine" women faces: "Men report stronger attraction to femininity in women's faces when their testosterone levels are high" "Men’s ...
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Why are some of us attracted to certain women while others are not

Earlier, I was having a discussion with my co-worker. We were talking about the hottest women in Hollywood and we had some different opinions. My co-worker thought that Angelina Jolie was one of the ...
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What is a good career for people with a high intelligence? [on hold]

What is a good career for people with a high intelligence (> 130)? I ask because, I often had trouble with my bosses but I am also not sure what the real reason was. One boss told me that I am to ...
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Why is a cross-dominant/ambidextrous brain more susceptible to mental illness?

The left and right hemispheres of the brain are connected by a bundle of fibers called the corpus collosum. Ambidextrous, left handers and cross-dominant people have symmetrical brains as opposed to ...
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Survey questions to test competitiveness

I'm running an experiment and am suspecting that competitive people may respond differently to experimental treatments compared to non-competitive people. To determine whether a person has a ...
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Why does SCID call itself “Structured” when by many accounts it's semi-structured?

The "S" in SCID officially stands for "Structured" as in Structured Clinical Interview for DSM. But as far as I can tell for the last three editions (5, IV and III), non-official sources (research ...
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Gifted level of IQ belongs to? [closed]

Gifted level of IQ belongs to (i) 120 and above, (ii) 130 and above (iii) 140 and above (iv) 160 and above?
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What does “dimensionality of power distance” mean?

The BBC's article Cracking India's mystifying nod code is an interesting read and contains the paragraph: However, there is more to the Indian head wobble than just a cultural quirk passed through ...
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What are the standard mental health tests that are available online?

Are there standard mental health tests available online with score interpretations? For example, if someone was interested in getting a grasp on their mental condition before seeing a psychologist/...
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“Give me a child…” Quote from Skinner?

B.F. Skinner has been quoted all over the place on the internet (e.g. PsychologyDegreeGuide) to say Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything I am starting to think he didn't as I am yet to ...
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What tasks is Spaun 2.0 able to perform?

According to "A Large-Scale Model of the Functioning Brain" by Eliasmith et al., Spaun 1.0 was able to perform 8 distinct cognitive tasks: Copy Drawing: Given a randomly chosen handwritten digit, ...
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Is there any neuroscience research on the emotion of feeling nothing?

When people entering anechoic chambers, logically there is a sensation of silence because relatively speaking, the sound levels are much lower compared to some normal baseline Likewise, when there is ...
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How to ask in a survey for emotional vs. rational personality

In a survey I would like to find out the correlation between different factors based on the personal dimension "being more emotional vs. rational". Are there any known studies with items that could be ...
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Cognitive activation in terms of affective-motivational variables

Cognitive activation might be defined as follows: In German (Lipowsky, 2015 - Unterricht): Aus einer kognitiv-konstruktivistischen Sicht verspricht Unterricht dann erfolgreich – im Sinne der ...
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Is it possible, on an individual level, that someones fluid intelligence can “spike” in ones early twenties?

I think IQ and fluid intelligence are interrelated enough that I can use them interchangeably. I was wondering if on an individual level, if it was possible that ones IQ can jump a certain amount of ...
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Saying things to shock others [closed]

Is it strange or categorically bad to say things that shock others knowingly, and enjoy their reaction? I have a close friend who partakes in such behavior, and I want to understand his motivation a ...

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