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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 ...
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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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What is mental process?

Wikiquote has defined it as "the things that an individual can do with their mind". It defines mind as "collective aspects of consciousness".But according to Wikipedia"consciousness is one of the ...
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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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How to create a realisitc character?

I am a writer and I want to learn how to create a realistic characters for my books. I have learned The Big 5 Model, but I don't think that's enough to fully describe someone's character. What models ...
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Measuring attention/concentration

I'm currently writing a study about the correlation of listening to music and levels of concentration/attention. I've looked everywhere for an online way to conduct some sort of sustained attention ...
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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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Is the “Spend it All” psychology a known traits of human?

Whenever I have a paycheck or when I have a \$0 balance of a credit card with $8000 of limit, I found myself wanting to "spend some" or even "spend it all". With the paycheck, at least it is better ...
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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

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 ...
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Measuring originality of a person on a sentence completion task

I conducted an experiment where I had 20 people complete 100 sentences with only one word. They had to come up with their completion independently of others and could give any answer they thought was ...
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Does the autistic child have a “theory of mind”?

Theory of Mind involves understanding another person's knowledge, beliefs, emotions, and intentions and applying that knowledge to navigate the social world.
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Are orgnizations like European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) or European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) genuine? [closed]

My sibling mentioned me about her idea of pursuing a additional post-university training for obtaining an EAP and EFTA compliant certificate for psychotherapy. I raised a question regarding the ...
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CBT approach and why we generate unrealistic thoughts

On reading about Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) I encounter But, if you feel sad after a friend cancels your lunch plans and you begin to think there’s obviously something seriously wrong ...
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Has ordering people along a Ape to Human diagram, as a measure of dehumanization for people in general, been validated in any way?

Has ordering people along a Ape to Human diagram, as a measure of dehumanization for people in general, been validated in any way? Because it seems, if confronted with such a diagram and asking people ...
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Are there ways to accelerate the recovery from depression via novel pharmacological antidepressants?

Are there any scientists making substantial progress in the development of far more effective antidepressants? Are there any groups of people interested in developing antidepressants based on genetic ...
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What constitutes an emotional disorder?

Watson, et al. (2008) states that a superclass of mood and anxiety disorders should be given a nonspecific label, such as ‘emotional disorders’. They stated that this superclass can be decomposed ...
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How to pursue a Psychology career in academia from non-Psychology background?

I don't have a Psychology degree but would like to pursue it. I'm interested in academic related work, teaching and research. Is there any way I could make a career change without taking another ...
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Are there any career(s)/career fields that are advantageous for people with Asperger's in “theory”?

What is the psychology/cognitive validity of this post reply for this question on Quora? "Most certainly, professions involving creating automation for processes that seem random. Hence, ...
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Is Elizabeth Holmes having a psychological disorder? [closed]

Elizabeth Holmes CEO of Theranos is charged with massive fraud. I'm watching her interviews on YouTube from her rise to her fall. On YouTube comments sections, some people say she's a psychopath and ...
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Is there a mental disorder in which one is unable to determine personal preferences, and as a result, is a cause of great distress?

I know that our preferences and tastes help shape our behaviors and what activities we willingly engage in, but I also know that being faced with indecision is a common feature of the human experience....
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complex name - surrounding you with inferior (less talented) people

What is the name of the complex of surrounding oneself with inferior (less talented) people to avoid being eclipsed or overcome? I have a vague memory that it was a Greek naming or one from classic ...
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Talking about emotional experience

In a book 59 seconds (section "Creating the perfect diary"), Richard Wiseman cited Zech & Rimé (2005) - I had impression that he suggests that according to that study talking about ...
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Free-to-use parenting style questionnaire

I'm working on a master's thesis in UX design that I might want to turn into a commercial project later on. The subject matter is use of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in parenting. For the research ...
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Do in-depth explanations help a hypochondriac?

I have in my circle a person that is a hypochondriac and harbors fears regarding things the person considers me an expert in. So I often get asked questions like: "Can this make me sick?", "Can it ...
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Popular science books introducing therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

I'm not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist, but I have the impression that research of therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs (MDMA, LSD, DMT, etc) is undergoing a revival and is very slowly being ...