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What is the difference between 'upstream' and 'downstream' processes?

I hear these terms being used all the time in social science literature but do not have a clear understanding of what they mean in every context. Are they at all connected to the idea of 'top-down' vs ...
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Any couples therapy methods which address the togetherness vs independence conflict?

Would love if you could share the method's names (and their jargon for "togetherness" and "independence"). Is there a reference to that in mainstream psychology?
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How do I counter the argument that since each person is different, there can't ever be a general scientific theory to blanket the minds?

I am interested in psychology and psychiatry but often a counter argument given by others when I bring up this topic is that since each person is different mentally, there can't be a general all ...
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What is the inverse of anthropomorphism?

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities. However, one often can observe the inverse happening as well. Namely the attribution of non-human ...
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Is perceived task complexity correlated with any mistakes made by the executor? [closed]

I am looking for studies exploring the relationship between people’s perceived difficulty/complexity of a task, and the mistakes they make while executing it. Any reference would be much appreciated. ...
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Gender stereotypes

Guys i am new in gender studies, but somethings is really puzzeling to me. In Gender, nature, and Nurture from Richard A. Lippa there are comment about role of gender stereotypes in making "...
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Making a risk assessment type scale using existing scales

I am trying to make a risk assessment type scale that measures the likelihood/risk of someone experiencing a psychological disorder in a setting. There are about 10 factors (e.g., gender, sleep ...
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At what point do dopamine/serotonin receptors become downregulated/upregulated?

It's well known that behaviors like pornography viewing lead to dopamine receptor downregulation to compensate for the extreme stimulation. Obviously, drugs like methamphetamine would lead to an even ...
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Why humans tend to bias themselves in self serving way?

Recently, I have started to notice people who think they are smarter than other people. Actually, they really look like smart people - they do their intellectual work fast and good, they talk smart ...
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is hypnosis a sub part of meditation? [duplicate]

Hypnosis and Meditation both sound very similar, they are both techniques that involve self attention and use of imagination, is one the sub part of each?
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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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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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what are some careers in psychology where you dont have to interact with people

I am a psychology student, just finished my BA. I like the subject psychology, but i just don't like interacting with people. I would prefer to work alone. I wouldn't mind once in a while interactions ...
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R. Beech's Frustration tolerance questionnaire - anyone knows it?

This questionnaire should be for assessing frustration tolerance, author should be " an Americam psychologist R. Beech". My 13 y/o daughter´s civics teacher gave to all pupils in her class ...
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How to make phrases in experimental conditions as similar as possible?

In behavioral economics and psychology, there are many experiments where participants receive variations of a piece of text depending on the experimental condition they are assigned to. For example, ...
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The "Triune brain" model is obsolete, what is the name of the model that replaces it?

The Triune brain model suggests our brains evolved adding more layers, a lizard brain, then a mammal brain, then a new human brain. As that's false, and the same structures have become modified in ...
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Are we different or same?

I don't know if this is the right site to ask this, if not sorry for that I am new here...... I am wondering if two childs from different parents from different regions are kept in a completely empty ...
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Are the personality tests (specifically, the big five test) in open source psychometric project reliable?

Are the personality tests (specifically, the big five test) in open source psychometric project reliable? Link : https://openpsychometrics.org/
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Where can i find old archived patient records from 19th century psychiatric hospitals?

I do not have university access and do not want to spend money on protected documents. I am looking for free access. (Possibly I would spend money for original documents which should then be sent to ...
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Should I define each and every term while writing an article for a psychology journal?

I am writing a review article on dialectical behavioral therapy. If in the article, there are technical terms related to behavioral therapy, so, should I define each of the terms while writing the ...
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Why do some individuals enjoy watching scary videos?

Does watching scary videos affect mental health? Are some individuals more/less prone to feeling scared than others?
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Can I still get involved in psychology/neuroscience with a computer science degree from several years ago? [closed]

In the three years since getting my B.S. in Computer Science I have become more interested in biology again (my original major) and also in psychology and neuroscience. My current job -- which is more ...
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy's Biosocial Theory - Social Environment Validates Patients' Maladaptive Behavior - As Defined By Who/What?

In Wikipedia's article about DBT, in the overview section it says: In DBT's biosocial theory of BPD, clients have a biological predisposition for emotional dysregulation, and their social environment ...
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Sublimation & Cathexis

I was aware about a term called Sublimation. Recently, I came along a word called Cathexis. After looking for its meaning in the dictionary, I realised, that it is not the synonym of Sublimation ...
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Excitement level in OCEAN model

So, I would like to know what facet regulates these behaviours / cahracteristics of a person: How loud and fast-talking they are (on average). Their excitement level (on average). Excitement seeking ...
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Where can I find open data for psychology research on meditation?

I would like to know how I can get free access to data obtained from psychological experiments conducted to study the effects of meditation on the brain. Ex : FMRI data and the like
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Recent Peer Review Studies on How Many Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Are there any peer-reviewed studies that show what percent of the population are believed to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder that have been published within the past ten years? I have read ...
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Short form of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory questionnaire

Recently I have been reviewing several articles related to psychopathy outside the forensic area and I have observed that a very popular questionnaire in a college setting is the Psychopathic ...
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How can humans tell when something diverges from the norm

With this I mean the notion of humans being able to, for example, look at a painting and tell that something doesn't belong in there. For example sun glasses on the Mona Lisa, without prior knowledge ...
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Out of body experience tests. How to contact scientists? [closed]

I am 30 year-old man with cerebral palsy. Somehow that and one antispastic drug (baclofen) turned me into a vivid dreamer and out of body experiencer. I am not a believer, quite the opposite because ...
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Why does Jung suggest that we need to defend our psyche from original religious experience?

I am reading "Psychology and Religion" which is a transcribed lecture by Carl Jung. In this lecture he mentions several times how the psyche uses dogma and ritual to defend again original religious ...
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Why some people feel afraid to ask questions?

Suppose, someone wants to know something about a topic. To know better me must ask questions to others about the topic. But, there are some people who have a great curiosity for the knowledge but ...
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Understanding Carl Rogers' Concepts. What are inconsistent experiences? what is self-structure?

Long story short, I am a psychology student interesting in counselling. I've been reading all the major psychotherapy theories and Carl Roger's person centered approach intrigues me. I am one of those ...
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Psychological Diagnostic Test

Can a person sway the results of their Psychiatric diagnosis test? Say a person has a mental illness that is more serious that they want to accept, if they know enough about Psychology, can they gear ...
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Is it known in human psychology that when you comment on something negatively but objectively, people may associate the negativity with YOU?

I just heard that when you criticize something objectively and even when other people agree that it is true, the people that heard your criticism may actually associate this negativity with YOU. What ...
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What is the current view of which emotions exist? [duplicate]

I had previously drawn a map of which emotions exists based on this paper: https://www.pnas.org/content/114/38/E7900. But now that I opened my college textbook 'understanding motivation and emotion' ...
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Is psychology an art or work?

Some are born psychologists and they have passion towards it unlike some people who just work to earn money on it. The people who just do the same as work, will they satisfy the people with the care ...
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Can Emotional Detachment Disorder lead to Sociopathy?

Both are "learned" (non-genetic) disorders with a small set of overlapping traits/symptoms, usually starting early in life. Are they connected in any way?
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Did research in psychology lead to any useful technology?

Research in physics allowed us to build bridges, computers, put people in space. Research in chemistry led to the discovery of all sorts of new materials which we use everyday. Research in biology led ...
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Would you classify confusion as an emotion?

I'm writing a short essay on emotions and I stumbled upon a few references of confusion being an emotion but no solid exclusive research results focusing on confusion as an emotion. If it isn't, what ...
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Publicly accessible database for the Autistic brain under MRI and/or fMRI

American neuroscientist James H. Fallon released many of the images of MRIs from diagnosed psychopaths and was able to identify a pattern when compared to the average individual. Is there a database ...
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Cases of psychopathy

According to this Learning-Mind website, the 3 basic behaviors of a person which indicate likely psychopathy are Unhealthy obsession around arson Cruelty to animals Bed wetting after the age of ...
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William James "Principles of Psychology" and Brain Plasticity

I am reading William James' "Principles of Psychology". It is clear in his research that he was acutely aware of brain plasticity and the limited capacity for a precise "schema" (ie. static brain map)...
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Typing hear instead of here [duplicate]

Is there a technical term to denote when a person types here instead of hear or any other wrong word of a homonym pair--there for they're,etc.
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Why are we generating wrong ideas in the first place?

In CBT they tell you to challenge automatic thoughts. So say someone doesn't say hello to you, then you think he doesn't like me. CBT says to challenge this and maybe you realize that he didn't see ...
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Does learning to compose music change our perceptions? Even without playing or singing

I am aware that the music and IQ question has already been asked. But I am not focused on IQ or intelligence here. Let me explain. Four years ago I taught myself music from scratch; I didn't know what ...
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Are emotions rational? [closed]

The issue of whether emotions are rational (or intelligent) is at the center of philosophical and psychological discussions. What is the mainstream take on the logic and nature of emotions? Or where ...
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Could endowment effect be explained by unsurity about the object? [closed]

I'm reading about Endowment Effect on Wikipedia. One of the ways of stating it seems to be People's maximum willingness to pay (WTP) to acquire an object is typically lower than the least amount ...
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Why do some people not remember their dreams?

Why does the ability to recall dreams varies greatly from person to person? Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't https://www.livescience.com/38856-why-people-recall-dreams.html I decided to ask ...
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Effects of subliminal messaging

From what I've read up thus far, subliminal messages do have some sort of 'influence' over our decisions or atleast our thought process, to some extent. To what extent if any is the human mind or ...