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Cultural psychology: Japanese culture and meaning systems [closed]

I'm writing a paper for my cultural psychology course. The paper is about Japanese child care, focused on the moral and cognitive development of Japanese children from their own traditional/cultural ...
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Why do some people refuse to wear their seat belt while being aware of the risks?

I have multiple friends that simply refuse to wear their seat belt whenever they ride in a car. I make them wear it when in my car, but in any other situation they choose to go without it. They are ...
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How to recognize contempt

What are the obvious signs of contempt/hatred in human relations and what is the cause for these behaviors? In other words, are there physical and behavioral traces/signs of contempt and hatred? Can ...
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What happens to someone missing teenage years of development?

Hypothetically, let's say a person were to fall into a coma as an adolescent for several years, until they were a physical adult. Would that person, assuming the brain was still fully functional upon ...
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What's the psychological issue name of fear of people?

With the issue of being afraid of doing anything before people, one has to work hard on self control to prevent the body shaking on every tiny action, like hold a pen, drink water, etc, and when there'...
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Is there a standardised questionnaire measuring tendency to think emotionally versus logically?

I want to conduct a research on the effect of emotions on decision. It is about the role of affective and cognitive processes in making a decision. I want to know if an individual relies more on ...
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Is there a name or explanation for the behaviour of writing the second letter first? [closed]

When I am writing (pen and paper) I sometimes write the second letter of a word first. I write it like the first letter, so capitalized if that applies. I notice this problem the second I put it on ...
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Measuring emotion [closed]

I'm doing a quasi-experiment for an assignment, and the dependent variable is emotional response. FMRI is not a feasible option, so is there another good and reliable way to measure emotion without ...
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Are psychologists more immune to psychological problems?

Does knowledge of a psychological problem prevent (or enable one to better defend) the development of psychological issues? For example, if a person has studied about depression and is familiar with ...
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Do the results of psychological studies change our behaviour?

This is a question that has been bugging me for a very long time. Let me illustrate with a silly example. Suppose that a study finds out that the majority of the population associate the number 1 ...
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How do psychometric employee screening tests work and how can students tackle them? [closed]

I've given several psychometric tests for various companies without giving it a second thought but now that I think about it, it seems quite deep and fascinating. I'd like to understand, if anyone ...
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How can a maternity refusal syndrome be prevented or treated?

Despite being rare, a maternal refusal syndrome can have devasting consequences on children, spouse, and the mother herself. It appears indeed that occasionally women don't bond that well to their ...
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Is ''The principles of psychology'' by ''William James'' outdated? [closed]

I was reading about eminent psychologists and I came across William James and a book that he has written: The Principles of Psychology. However, Wikipedia states this book is outdated: Philosopher ...
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"Repeating truth too often or being too insistent about it leads to doubt", is there such an effect? [closed]

I have noticed that when someone repeats something too often or is too insistent about it, I will be more likely to doubt them, even if what they're saying is true. My thought process might go ...
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What really is 'Consciousness'?

I'm more concerned about the biological aspect of this question than the psychological one (although both are equally bewildering). But what makes our brain conscious of one thing and unconscious of ...
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What are the techniques to get over the learning plateau? [closed]

I often end up having loads of things which I am learning. One of the pattern which I have observed over time is that I often end up leaving things half way - for months and then, I have to restart ...
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Can I use data taken in a 5-point Likert Scale, and convert it as if it were taken as a 4-point Likert?

I made an error in my qualtrics survey, and used a 5-point Likert scale, when the measure was supposed to use a 4-point scale. I have collected a lot of my data for my dissertation, and am now very ...
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What is the mental state called when I forget my thoughts?

Suppose I am talking to someone and while talking more thoughts come to my mind that I wish to talk about. I postpone those thoughts, however, to tell everything synchronously, i.e., I wish to tell ...
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Can cognitive science improve psychology? [closed]

I was wondering what your guys thoughts were about cognitive science making unique contributions to improve the methodological and theoretical foundations of psychology? Can it make unique ...
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Why do people have different personalities when speaking different languages?

Edit: This study is much more relevant in terms of the question. This study suggests (according to article linked below) that a multilingual person can have multiple personalities, each tied to one ...
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Is it possible that people perceive time differently than others do?

All of my life I have been told to be more patient, to stop "racing through life", etc. Happily, I am finally mature enough to accept that as solid advice, but I am curious as to whether it is ...
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Is it a phenomenon that explicit rules encourage others to find loopholes?

Does the explicitness of rules affect how ardently those affected by the rules attempt to circumvent them? For example, in a game where the rule says "do not communicate", then the players would not ...
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Where does the human need for intimacy stem from?

I'm reading "The Art of Happiness" right now, and in it, it's written that our need from intimacy stems a fear that developed at childbirth. According to the text, there's much evidence that this fear ...
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Why do people love nature?

I wonder why we feel happy and comfortable when seeing the view of trees, green plants and flowers. Why do we admire sea, waves, fishes inside pure water and sun set? why do we love seeing the view of ...
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Categorization of Lewin's Work

I'm trying to categorize Kurt Lewin's work, specifically his force field model and his three-step model of change. From what I read, he was strongly influenced by the Gestaltists and he's considered ...
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Why do pupils dilate in response to emotional state?

I just came across an article on the internet stating that, Pupils dilate when we find someone or something attractive. So, as far as I know, this kind of dilation doesn't seem to have any effect ...
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What are threshold symptoms and sub-threshold symptoms?

I've come across these terminologies—threshold symptoms and sub-threshold symptoms—in one of the papers in psychology where delayed reactions are introduced: Empirical studies that have mapped PTSD ...
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Is there a disorder that causes one to feel heat from an inanimate object? [closed]

We just met a woman that feels heat (literally, hot enough for her to say she was burned) from inanimate objects. She says it is mainly the floors and chairs in her home, and she is unable to walk in ...
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psychologically , which color for which lesson?

Imagine I have an educational website which hosts high school students and presents lessons like chemistry, physics, mathematics, etc. Now I want to give each one of my lessons a unique color. I ...
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Why do we say, "Oh!" when we are surprised?

I have noticed that I and many of my peers tend to say "Oh!" whenever we are surprised or think of an answer to a question. This "Oh!" is not only prevalent in English, but also in Korean and German. ...
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The explaination of definition of learning

In Robert Baron's book I found learning to be "any permanent change in behaviour or behavioural potential as a result of experiences. (Bandura,1986).But I got a question that what is meant by- ...
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Books about trust

Could you recommend me some books that cover trust and how it is developed, what helps us build trust and why we might or might not need it. I am not interested in the relationship self-help books ...
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Peer relationships measurement

Is there a method for measuring peer relationships in university students (e.g., a questionnaire)? I am looking for a questionnaire that can be used to asses the level of peer relationship among ...
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Link between certain aspects of basic behavioural traits [closed]

Is there a correlation in certain aspects of human traits,whether it is gene related. People from dominating countries during the early 1800s invading into other nations. For e.g:Portuguese,British ...
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Progressed smoothly in a game while not paying attention

I was playing Flappy Bird trying to beat my highest score. While on one run (or fly, hehe) my friend got me engaged in a conversation. When the short conversation ended I found myself thinking about ...
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What is the limitation of Biosocial Theory developed by Linehan?

Linehan's biosocial theory takes into consideration of the accumulation effect of a stress on individuals, which the Diathesis-stress model could not explain. A predisposition (diathesis) with stress ...
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Is Fidgeting good or not according to cognitive sciences?

I am searching through internet for the asked question. I read different articles and blogs, some says its is good for physical health and keep your BMI low and some say it is good activity. But ...
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Types of thinking [closed]

In general psychology, there are 3 types of thinking according to the way solving a problem: practical thinking, specifically visual thinking and theoretical thinking. Can you explain and give me some ...
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Why is Wernike's area of the brain called Wernike's area?

My teacher told us that this area of the brain helps with the comprehension of language and it is located in the temporal lobe of the cortex, but she never told us why is was called Wernike's area and ...
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Why ADHD instead of ADD? / Why predominantly hyperactive-impulsive instead of predominantly-impulsive?

The types of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are: predominantly inattentive predominantly hyperactive-impulsive combined Not sure I understand. People with ADHD are hyperactive because of ...
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What is the relationship between anger management difficulties and ADHD?

According to Wikipedia, "Difficulties managing anger are more common in children with ADHD" Is it that the anger is due to ADHD specifically? Is the anger suggestive of a comorbid disorder? Could it ...
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Why are children afraid of the dark?

Why are children afraid of the dark, in particular more afraid than adults? Is it an evolutionary mechanism? What causes this?
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Does the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM contain a Global Assessment of Functioning measure?

I suspect that only licensed psychiatrists get to see the contents of the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM (SCID). I am drafting a proposal currently and need to know if the data I am ...
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Do children really show brand preference at age 2?

As I was reading a marketing textbook, I came across a paragraph that stated research has shown children as young as two can show brand preference (although I haven't yet searched for the source in ...
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How can Bayesian inference improve upon logistic regression in incorporating psychometric data?

In order to estimate probability of default, banks and other financial institutions have often used logistic regression based on data involving credit history. Suppose an entrepreneur or borrower ...
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Are there any movies or series involving someone with ADHD?

Aside from How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons (or Finding Nemo, if that counts, which i don't think it does), are there any movies or series involving someone explicitly stated or highly believed to ...
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How many diagnosable mental disorders are included in the DSM?

This Wikipedia page says: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the American Psychiatric Association's standard reference for psychiatry which includes over 450 ...
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What is Psychoanalysis

I came across the term while browsing forums, google didn't offer a direct response. It would be much appreciated if you could explain the general idea and post external links
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What can clinical psychologists do that psychiatrists can't do?

From Yahoo Answers: For example, I know that psychiatrists can prescribe medicine and psychologists CAN'T, but are there any things that clinical psychologists are specialised in that ...
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How big is the psychological impact of having no friends? [closed]

I've been a loner all my life. I've found that I'm scared of "hanging out" with people I don't know or making new friends. I don't want this question to be personalised as such, but I didn't know how ...