Questions tagged [cognitive-psychology]

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What underlying psychological mechanisms could cause a person or a group to experience the bandwagon effect?

People in a target audience are likely to experience the bandwagon effect [1] because they rely on others' assessment of information. Overall, taking advantage of the bandwagon effect can be ...
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Do different ethnic groups have the same standard deviation of the IQ distribution?

There is a lot of research suggesting that different ethnic groups either within US or worldwide if all plotted together would have distributions of IQ with different averages. The reasons for that ...
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What are some criticisms of the systemising empathising quotient [closed]

I am wondering if someone has ideas and limitations and criticism of the systemising empathising quotient.
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Is there a theoretical maximum for IQ?

In "Eugenics: A Reassessment" Richard Lynn writes: The intelligence level of the population would be expected to stabilize at its theoretical maximum of around 200 after six or seven ...
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A good book on the fundamentals of psychology [duplicate]

I'm studying in a field that relates a lot to Psychology but I don't know anything about psychology. So, I face some challenges. I would like to read a book written in simple phrases explaining the ...
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Psychological theory behind Daniel M. Oppenheimer's experiment

I am currently new to Psychology and I have read an interesting article by Oppenheimer, D. M. (2006) and understood that having less complex writings have more positive impacts on the author's ...
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"Polysemous heuristics": people trusts Tesla Inc more if they already trusted Nikola Tesla, even though those two are unrelated

For example, because of massive number of films and online short videos, the population is convinced that Tesla is a great inventor. The population is more likely to give a positive opinion (or ...
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What are standardized and scalable methods to assess free recall?

In cognitive psychology and education literature, free recall test is usually compared with recognition test (through multiple-choice questions) and the former is favored as a more reliable measure of ...
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Viability of low THC cannabis for C-PTSD with past dissociation episodes [closed]

Passie, et al. (2012) says cannabis helps against post-traumatic-stress disorder. In the case of C-PTSD (complex post traumatic stress disorder) combined with past dissociation episodes, is low THC ...
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Does Brain Damage Lead to changes in Subconscious Thoughts?

We all know that brain damage can alter personality. The common example is Phineas Gage. I tried researching the effects of brain damage on subconscious thought processing on Google, but I couldn't ...
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Learn Cognitive Empathy

I recently stumbled upon some psychology sites and learned more about the 3 types of empathy. Since I want to understand everyone better, I want to improve my skills at empathy. I found a lot of ...
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What is 4 circular question technique or questions of it to keep conversation going from psychology or psychiatry research papers?

Once i found some profesional questions, that i tried just for talking with friends. I found them in research paper when looking, googling maybe for ADHD but i think i was googling PTSD coping ...
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What is an affective cue?

I've looked across google and checked if the question was already asked on this site (it wasn't). So, What is an affective cue?
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Is there any evidence for a link between religiosity and belief in conspiracy theories?

I've heard claims made that more religious individuals were more likely to fall for various conspiracy theories. I've personally been able to find studies linking religiosity to belief in qanon ...
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Why is it that some people can visualize images in their minds and some cannot? [duplicate]

Recently I learned that a couple of my friends cannot visualize images in their minds. One friend mentioned that it takes effort for him to visualize something you've told him to think about. He also ...
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What's the exact definition of a cognitive mechanism?

I've been trying to get to a specific definition of a cognitive mechanism, but googling it surprisingly didn't give me anything. The only things I've found out are : How to know if something can be ...
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reaction time beween congruent and incongruent tasks using audio and vsiual modality

I am writing an experimental report in cognitive psychology, where I am finding the reaction time between congruent and incongruent tasks when I am using two different modalities- auditory and visual. ...
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How would you describe someone who has 1001 rules?

I’m looking for a good clinical definition of someone who has 1001 rules that s/he is convinced must be followed. A DSM-like diagnosis would be great. I have come across people with this trait and ...
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Does the cohesion of groups stem from the need to be observed?

Morpheus is a fictional AI prototype appearing in the videogame Deus Ex. Interestingly, during in-game conversations, Morpheus says: "The need to be observed and understood was once satisfied by ...
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Studies on how art affects people

Are there more specific studies on how and why art affects people? I think art is very subjective. I would like an answer that can encompass, if possible, both music, games and paintings when it comes ...
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PhD in research psychology: Can I only do research and NOT teach at a university?

I have a master's and am now interested in getting my PhD in psychology with a concentration in cognitive science. Only, I don't want to teach or become a professor after graduation. I just want to ...
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Similarities and differences among Internal Family Systems, Shadow Work, and Schema Therapy

I'm interested in knowing more about Internal Family Systems, Shadow Work, and Schema Therapy, in relation to each other. All 3 appear to provide a way to become a more integrated person. I have 4 ...
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What is archetype by jung? [duplicate]

I am currently reading man and his symbols < So i just want to understand what is archetype with example
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What are the differences between inferential task and preferential choice tasks?

Context effects are studied with the help of a variety of experimental setups. Often they use preferential choice tasks, but sometimes, also inference tasks are used. How do these differ from each ...
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Any ways to guesstimate IQ?

Is there any way to roughly approximate someone’s IQ simply based off of observing their behavior, mannerisms, speech, social interactions, etc? In other words, are their certain patterns of behavior ...
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Whats the term used to describe a situation where one does not finish the work as he is always looking for a better solution?

I read somewhere about a psychological phenomenon where one is not able to finish a task in time as the entire time is spent in looking for a better or optimum version of a solution - but can't ...
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Correlation between sexual repression in adolescents and sexual deviancy later in life?

Is there a correlation between sexual repression and sexual deviancy? Now we all have heard stories of people growing up in incredibly strict households that become some of the most exploratory and ...
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How move Working Memory (WM) span task into a VR?

How a classic Working Memory Capacity task that can be translated into a VR Task? I want to study the effect of WM Load into resource allocation in a VR Environment. To do so I would like to move a WM ...
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Is cognition a zero-sum phenomenon?

In other words, are cognitive resources finite? Let's say, hypothetically, our mind is only processing 2 tasks: word retrieval and executive decision-making. If I have to dedicate cognitive resources ...
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What happens when we put attention on something for longer time

I have noticed and it must be a common experience for many of people that when they put attention for extended period of time which could be as little as 15 minutes or could span over days something ...
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Are there established psychological reasons why many see the world from a “dualism” perspective? [duplicate]

By dualism, I’m referring to the tendency of seeing two sides of an issue that appears to be connected yet different. This has been described as dualism, dialectic, etc, by various sources. For ...
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Cognitive overtraining syndrome

Since at least the late 80's, overtraining syndrome has been extensively studied and discussed in the field of sport medicine. It is know considered as an established entity, yet its pathophysiology ...
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Influence of social relations defined in the cognitive science on the development of social media

Doing my research I found only the influence of social media on psychological behavior [Umar2018Influence]. However, I'm curious about the other way, e.g. how cognitive science shaped social networks.
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What is the Reason Behind This Individuals Variability in Raven's 2 Clinical Edition Scores?

The Raven's 2 Clinical Edition developed by Pearson features an item bank comprised of questions numbering in the hundreds. Because of this each test differs from the other with possible combinations ...
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Does performance in management simulation games (SMS-like) generally correlate poorly with WAIS? Does it correlate highly with any other tests?

In a 2006 paper on Strategic Management Simulation (SMS) it is stated that: SMS performance data are collected via a simulated real-world equivalent task where the participant is able to engage in ...
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Psychology of betting against a desired outcome as “compensation”

I’m a pretty rational person. Maybe that’s why I don’t bet often (I can count my bets on one hand...) But whenever I have bet, I usually bet against what I want to happen (e.g. my favourite football ...
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Is there a word/phrase to describe instances when you meant to write one thing, but write another but read back as what you initially meant to write? [duplicate]

Is there a word/phrase to describe instances when you meant to write one thing, but write another but when you read it back you interpret it as what you initially meant to write? I often find that ...
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Is there scientific evidence that IQ tests measure intelligence? [duplicate]

IQ tests are quite popular, but they seem to be lacking a scientific proof confirming their accuracy of measuring ones intelligence. No matter how hard I've searched I haven't been able to find a ...
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Why is the mirror self-recognition test associated with self-awareness?

Test involves putting a paint mark on a subject of any species, and seeing if it tries to clean the mark when in front of a mirror as a mark of self-awareness. Except the reasoning behind this seems a ...
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Is it possible to have bipolar and aphantasia?

I've recently read this study An investigation of mental imagery in bipolar disorder: Exploring “the mind's eye” . One interesting thing in it is that "the BD group performed worse on the verbal ...
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What can be done against secretive eating

Secretive eating is characterized by eating furtively and concealing the act and evidence of eating. It is recommended to follow up what is eaten in order to prevent eating. However, people hide what ...
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Why is rumination bad for purely obsessional OCD?

If ruminating eventually leads to someone systematically being able to explain to him/herself (to a reasonable degree) how every scenario may turn out if the intrusive thought happens / is true to the ...
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What could measuring the N400 response to stimuli of inconsistent stereotypes tell us?

I'm working on a project proposal for a class on intergroup relations and thought this might be interesting to observe. Participants would be shown consistent stereotypical video clips (e.g. Asian's ...
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In an experiment with animated stimuli, should I accept answers during Animation Time and count it into the Response Time?

In an experimental task where the response time is an important variable to compare two groups with different conditions, and there are animated stimuli (movement), should the response be accepted ...
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Effect of having false confidence because of confusion of familiarity and knowledge

What is the name of the effect which causes one to skip information that feel familiar during learning due to the confusion of familiarity and knowledge?
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Does nostalgia contribute to overrating past experiences?

We all have something in our lives that we are sentimental about, and even a glimpse of that object/idea can bring back happy memories. And nostalgia makes the remembrances of those experiences feel ...
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Is a neurocongitive test invalid if self administered

Assuming the test was not designed to be self administered, could bias be introduced in such a way as to make the results invalid? Would the results be biased upwards or downwards or simply impossible ...
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Do people promote conditionals to counterfactuals if they disbelieve the premises?

This is a claim from philosophy/logic intro textbook, but it is making factual statements about how people process conditionals when the premises contradict their beliefs: ‘It’s not the case that, if ...
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Can we comprehensively know other humans purely from internet and book?

When we were kids, even a fellow kid from next neighborhood seemed to be mysterious and awe inspiring to us, especially if we had some hunch that he or she was rich. But as we grew up, we learnt so ...

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