Questions tagged [cognitive-psychology]

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Paying attention: are we free to do so?

I got confused a bit after watching these two short videos: 1, 2 . In first one it seems author suggests that: we aren't in much control on what to pay attention to? Did I get it correctly? Or maybe ...
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Detailed schedule of World Memory Championship 2019

I would like to get the detailed schedule of the World Memory Championship 2019 event. I am interested particularly at what date/time a player has participated. I don't find that information in the ...
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What are the basis for developing envy and/or resentment?

Why do some people develop envy or resentment toward others, and other people with the same experiences do not? Is there a way to learn to let the envy and/or resentment go. Example would be someone ...
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Is there anything we can salvage and recycle from Learning Styles theory?

We know that the theory of Learning Styles has been debunked by cognitive research for some time now. Nevertheless, if we thought about learning styles not as some sort of sense-specialised teaching ...
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Is Contagious Yawning a Result of Brain Electromagnetic Waves Transmission?

Do there is a possible electromagnetic wave transmission between two individuals' brains that may cause contagious yawning?
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Are psychopaths capable of counterfactual thinking?

Psychopaths are commonly known to have a decreased ability to plan, which lead me to research counterfactual thinking. I believe that psychopaths are impaired in their ability to think ...
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If people recall a specific word earlier among 10 words in free recall, what does it mean?

Lets assume a case of free recall tests that 10 words are presented at the same time" and subjects are asked to recall them later. The words are presented in two different conditions (A and B). If ...
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Do plants feel emotional pain as humans and animals do?

I have a question in mind regarding about plants. I remember there is an experiment where plants raised in good environment with compliments tends to flourish and grows bigger compare to the plants ...
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How do we imagine a mammal? [duplicate]

Say we have a sentence like, "Yesterday, I saw a giant mammal." Or, "The monkey ate a piece of fruit". These things are impossible to visualise. Because, for example, a mammal could be a big yellow ...
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Psychology of guessing number of objects

Someone I know is a pretty good guesser. One day we had a guessing contest, and went around the house guessing how many objects were in different containers. I was surprised that I was outperformed ...
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Operant Conditioning for reducing Rumination

Has operating conditioning been a useful tool for extinguishing rumination? If so, what is a typical training procedure for extinguishing rumination? I'm looking for something like, first train the ...
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To what extent is xenophobia not selective?

I read in the The Economist that in most countries, anti-Semitism rises or falls in concert with nationalism and identity politics. David Feldman of the Pears Institute notes the importance of “...
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Catching a thief in a closed circle of people [closed]

I am trying to investigate the issue with money getting lost form peoples wallets in a shared flat. There are 4 suspects for being a thief of the money. Some of the suspects have been affected as ...
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Relation between disposition personality in emotional response

In "Determinants of Emotion Duration and Underlying Psychological and Neural Mechanisms" by Verduyn et al, the authors discuss various dispositions that account for how long an emotional effect lasts: ...
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image of eyes to brain [duplicate]

If the eyes image is upside down before brain processes it, then do that mean an alzeiheimers patient in end stage see images upside down at all time because of a deteriorating brain?
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Assuming everything has conciousness, can technical hardware have higher level of conciousness than a rock? [closed]

If we assume that everything has conciousness – plants, animals, even rocks, then can we say that technical hardware, like a calculator for example, has a higher level of conciousness than a rock?
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What if we would fill room with face drawings? Would that change us? [closed]

I mean like if there would be a room in which we are spending most of the day working, sleeping etc. This room would be filled with eyes/faces drawing and painting on walls. Treat it like room from ...
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How can we measure the levels of Frustration? [closed]

Any technique or Matrix or Questionnaires, Qualitative or Quantitative Analysis
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Are personality characteristics correlated with certain underlying features of the facial expressions of a person?

For instance is it possible to determine with some degree of accuracy if a person is ranks high in openness to new ideas by some photos of the person?
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What is the term for enjoying seeing bad/unlikable characters die?

I just watched the Purge 3 and noticed that they include characters intentionally there for you to dislike, so they can satisfy you with their misfortunes. In the first movie, it's a very satisfying ...
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How to go about self-diagnosis for a learning disability that was formally diagnosed as related to ADD? [closed]

As a sort of disclaimer, "diagnosis" is a much stronger word than what is meant. ADD seems to be an umbrella term. Where does one start with self-diagnosis? Or what macro-level categories are there (...
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Ignoring someone can be considered aggressive?

On social networks I found many people who don't answer to some polite questions. In real life it would be considered unacceptable. I've read an italian resource where it calls this way of behaving ...
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How to learn how humans behave? [closed]

I have decided to study psychology as a hobby. I want it to understand better people that I am interacting with. Specifically, I want to know: Why humans talk / behave in certain ways? How they think ...
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Can the desire to change a romantic partner ever be satisfied?

Based on the typical relationship advise: "Don't try to change your partner" and such, I would say that many people want to see their romantic partners behaving just a little bit differently. It is a ...
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How would you differentiate “self hate” from “insecurities?” [closed]

Don't insecurities arise from self hate? For example if we are insecure about our face aren't we hating our face - hating ourselves?
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How does Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) work?

There is mounting evidence that EFT, a form of therapy which combines cognitive, exposure therapy along with acupuncture point stimulation is effective - EFT for PTSD question What are the biological ...
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Megalomania versus schizophrenia [closed]

Why is megalomania a part of schizophrenia, the latter having to do with personality splits, as opposed to being a disorder of its own. According to Polya's book, thinking big is one of the thinking ...
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Attitude to judge and avoid efforts [closed]

I've opened a question trying to point out every doubt I had on a language of development: I thought it could be constructive. I'm pretty proud of the formulation of this question since it gives ...
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Do smart drugs (nootropics) make you smarter? [closed]

Do nootropic drugs like modafinil make you smarter? Are they like coffee? Do they improve working memory? Is there a potential for a pill like NZT-48 from the movie Limitless? From the Wikipedia plot ...
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When I smoke my cigarettes why do I feel smart? [closed]

I dunno why I feel smart after getting some smokes in.
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Sleep is God, Go Worship! How? [closed]

Jim Butcher once said that Sleep is God, Go Worship However, Benjamin Franklin once said that there is plenty of time to sleep when you are dead Thomas Edison echoed this when he stated ...
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Could an ethic stating that everyone should care about himself go into justifying exploitment?

Let's assume that one man has the following belief: 1) Everyone has to take care of himself; it's not mandatory for people to be nice and good, it's mandatory to defend ourselves from others and to ...
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Is it hard to change people's beliefs without resorting to marketing techniques? And if so, why?

Background: Dale Carnegie was the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. He was the author of How to Win ...

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