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Is the placebo effect a form of cognitive bias? [closed]

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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Need to define observation/phenomenon in order to study it, same replies to same political topics, different individuals

I was wondering if anyone could help me define my observation, in order to read some literature on the subject. I have some Cog. Psych. background but have never encountered this during my studies. It ...
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How can I manipulate (decrease) cognitive load in an online survey?

I am looking for ways to decrease cognitive load (or increase cognitive capacity) in an online survey. The subjects in the survey need to make an investment decision. They will see an innovative ...
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Unknown [and maybe non-existent] bias

I'm looking for the name of what I'd guess it's a cognitive bias. But maybe it doesn't exist. Let's imagine a topic in which there's traditionally only one point of view. Now, someone challenges this ...
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What is (or is there) a clear distinction between cognitive and motivational explanations for a hypothesis?

For example, I see there is even a cognitive theory of motivation. I closest I can find is that cognitive explanations are more about the thought process of an individual which led to certain ...
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Psychology literature on present bias

Does anyone know some good psychology papers on present bias that discusses the psychological mechanisms underlying this bias? I can only seem to find papers by economist and they tend to give a ...
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How does the human brain store motor skills for long term?

The way I understand it, memory goes through calcium influx induced LTP (Long Term potentiation) for short term storage. Long term storage requires protein synthesis. (#1). However, a meta-analysis (#...
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Does Contextual switching Boost Motivation?

Does contextual switching (or its derivatives thereof such as multitasking) increase one's motivation to further continue with the original activity? An example: I see people at the gym who listen ...
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Nobel Prize in Cognitive Science [closed]

What is the highest award for rewarding someone in cognitive sciences research/applications?