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Study purportedly proving psychedelics induce a “heightened state of consciousness”

The Guardian headlines on 28 Nov 2017: "Psychedelic drugs induce 'heightened state of consciousness', brain scans show". Healthy volunteers who received LSD, ketamine or psilocybin, a compound ...
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“Give me a child…” Quote from Skinner?

B.F. Skinner has been quoted all over the place on the internet (e.g. PsychologyDegreeGuide) to say Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything I am starting to think he didn't as I am yet to ...
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MEG from simulated neurons

Given MEG is an approximation of neuronal spiking, are there any models that associate the spiking of simulated neurons to an MEG signal? Ideally, this would be a model with some amount of behaviour (...
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Caffeine any-dose tolerance study

Lifehacker says: A 1995 study suggests that humans become tolerant to their daily dose of caffeine—whether a single soda or a serious espresso habit—somewhere between a week and 12 days. They don'...
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Sexual arousal when studying science [closed]

I'm interested in the phenomenon of people getting sexually aroused while studying science (math, physics, etc.). In particular, I've heard from a friend who's a psychologist, that it could be an ...
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Paper discussing economic rationale of IQ-based hiring practices

TL;DR I'm looking for a paper that explicitly quantifies the ROI an employer would likely derive if personnel selection involved intelligence testing and only those +2 SD in cognitive ability were ...
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Connection between sociosexual orientation and parental instincts?

According to wikipedia: Sociosexual orientation, or sociosexuality, is the individual difference in the willingness to engage in sexual activity outside of a committed relationship. Individuals ...
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Research on how problem, presented in practical, real world format, is solved much more easily?

I read a description of this phenomenon in a book (can't remember which one). Basically, if a problem is presented in a dry, academic format, it's MUCH more difficult to solve than a problem ...
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How to advise a high school student about choosing a university to study psychology?

My son is a sophomore in high school and the only field he seems interested in for college is psychology because he wants to help people. I'm trying to figure out the best way to help him make an ...
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Carl Jung Psychology Analysis Book

I am Computer Engineer, but i feel strong partiality towards Jungian Psychology. I would like to find the Analysis research book on Carl Jung about The Process of Individuation Shadow I seem to ...
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How to increase transference on the classroom

During the last times I've been quite interested in the phenomena of transference, which in the context of teaching means transference of knowledge. More than anything, the change of times mainly ...
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Correlations with alien abduction experiences [closed]

I cannot find statistics about how many supposed alien "UFO abductees" have sleep paralysis. I can't find statistics about how many alien abductees were hypnotized before concluding that they were ...
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Paper finding that explicitly welcomed minorities felt less welcome

I'm trying to track down a research paper that I have lost the details for. Any help tracking it down would be very, very welcome! It described an experiment where a US college showed prospective ...
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Research showing short-term memory interferes with motor planning

Has research shown that keeping information in short-term memory, like two words or two numbers, make planning and completing a physical task more difficult?
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Does getting any job (no matter how demeaning) builds up one's character?

A certain blogger claims that [if you] Work a shitty job, it builds character [nonetheless]. I'm curious if there are any academic studies relating to this issue. Of course one needs to consider ...
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What is an appropriate background for cognitive modeling?

Awhile back, I picked up Cognitive Modeling by Thad A. Polk (published in 2002 by MIT Press - and yes, before anyone points it out, I do realize that that's probably somewhat out of date at this point ...
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Participant compensation and engagement in online studies

In research studies, it is common to compensate the participant for their time/effort by giving them monetary compensation. Is there any research on whether the amount someone is paid for ...
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Research on teaching / learning methods for personality types

I was reading research on learning approaches and the big five personality traits, and was wondering if anyone can recommend existing research on the most effective learning methods for each ...
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What are some books about the effect of childhood experiences on adult life?

I would like to read some books about the effects of childhood experiences on the adult life. For an example, somewhere I read that adult males who had an aggressive father they are usually not ...
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What are good introductory books on mathematical psychology?

I have a background in physics and has enough knowledge in Fourier analysis, group & representation theory, projective geometry, complexity theory, and dynamical systems theory. What introductory ...
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Benefits of social eating outside of family units

The benefits of eating dinners with your family are documented in "Correlations between family meals and psychosocial well-being among adolescents" by Eisenberg et al. However, is there evidence that ...
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Importance of colors in learning process?

I am starting a graduating project that is an interactive software for learning programming with an animated interface. To be more specific, it's a software that should help students learning how to ...
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Resources about relaxation training as used in CBT

I’m looking for resources about the relaxation training component of CBT. I had a professor who spent a good deal of time on it in class, but I’m no longer attending that school and he’s notoriously ...
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Comprehensive Overview of the Literature regarding Meditation

There have been a lot of studies of meditation, but my understanding is a lot of it is put out by journals that have an invested interest in meditation "working" by whatever metric. Is there an ...
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Is there research that estimates when people think something supposedly random is rigged?

Let’s say you flip a coin three thousand times. If it comes up heads two thousand times, I think it’s safe to say that people will assume this is a rigged coin in spite of the fact that each outcome ...
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Has there been any substantive neuroimaging done to study Gendler's belief/alief distinction?

Tamar Gendler proposed a distinction between the concept of "belief" and "alief", "belief" being the more commonly held, intuitive conception of a certain type of propositional attitude and "alief" ...
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Country records about criminal recidivism rates

I find myself doing a work on criminal psychology, I understood that recidivism rates were registered by government agencies although it seems not to be that way (some projects were famous in the past ...
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How can I run a placebo study? Practical advice needed

I am a lab manager looking to design a placebo experiment in a behavioral lab with a medical doctor. I believe our study needs to be credible and professional. I'd appreciate any recommendations on ...
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Polyrhythms in neurosciences

Did neuroscientists ever consider the activity of neurons in the light of polyrhythms (a concept developed by music theorists): Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms,...
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Eyewitness testimony study from Power of Habit

In his book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg refers to some study from the University of Western Ontario: STEP THREE: ISOLATE THE CUE About a decade ago, a psychologist at the University of ...
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Are there any introductory books about the relationship between art and psychology/cognition?

I'd like to know more about art, music, psychology, and cognition. Since they are related to each other, I'd like to read a book with a topic covering those. Bonus if it's for beginners.
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Study on likability, weakness, and competence?

I heard a podcast about a study (I think it was Radiolab or similar) that found that people are viewed as more likable after they reveal a weakness or a shortcoming, but the effect only occurs if they ...
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Shipbuilding experiment about leader selection

I heard about an international research that was conducted more than 25 years ago. The following was the experiment: 25 teams, eight members per team, each team member with the same nationality had ...
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What is the history of self-experimentation in cognitive science?

I am looking for a source on the history of self-experimentation in the cognitive sciences, or experimental psychology in general. I am specifically interested in knowing when it stopped being the ...
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What textbooks of psychology of women that includes cognitive and behavioral science?

The course I am taking is more like a special topic, social issues class. We are reading A New Psychology of Women: Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity by Hilary Lips. It may be a lot to ask of an ...
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Experiments showing adaptation to growing task complexity

I'm looking for experiments measuring how people manage growing task complexity. For example, consider a task, which on the surface resembles a Go No-go task, with the first instruction: Given ...
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Factors of depersonalisation as a result of drug use

Depersonalisation (DP) and derealisation (DR) are documented side-effects of certain drugs, such as cannabis, LSD. According to "Chronic depersonalization following illicit drug use: a controlled ...
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Cockroach olfactory bulb response to novel stimuli

I've heard anecdotally, that the cockroach olfactory bulb responds differently to novel stimuli vs. known stimuli. Specifically, it sends an oscillatory firing pattern for known stimuli and a constant ...
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Canonical Literature for “Big 5” Personality Theory

I'm searching for a good reference on "Big 5" personality theory that explains the topic in detail beyond the level of a website. I am hoping to get a pointer to some of the "canonical" literature--i....
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How good (or bad) is everyday event memory? [closed]

Can anyone recommend studies about how good (or bad) everyday memory is for events? How much of what happens today will I be able to remember next week? In a month or a year? This was deliberately ...
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Analysis of psychology/sociology of fashion?

I'm looking for some good place to start read about sociology of fashion. I guess there are some researches about why people "invented" fashion and is it some natural for human as a biological species ...
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payoff matrix design for games of chance

I am trying to get a foothold into a new area for me. In games of chance (e.g., the lottery or roulette) I would like to understand how to setup the payout matrix. For example, in roulette, there are ...
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Are studies included in most meta-analyses based on a narrow range of participants?

This question is mostly quoted from A New Psychology of Women (2017) by Lips, page 63: Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the studies included in most meta-analyses are based on a narrow range ...
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Ligand-gated ion channels as operators

Isn't there a perfect analogy between ligand-gated and voltage-gated ion channels considered (mathematically) as (non-linear) operators, mapping one function (of time) to another one? Voltage-gated ...
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Is there a validated questionnaire on consumer well-being?

I am conducting a study comparing different cigarettes in terms of their relative toxicity. As a side analysis, I wish to see if a novel cigarette, purportedly less toxic, is similarly pleasurable. ...
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Working Memory Timing Information Storage

In most working-memory tasks, a person is given a list and is asked to recall it in various manners. For example, they could recall it forwards, backwards, freely or try to recall a specific item ...
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Voltage-dependent ion channels as operators

Does it make sense (or is even the standard approach) to model mathematically a voltage-dependent ion channel not as a function, that maps a voltage to a conductance ($f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{...
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Classic 1960s experiment on “post hoc” / “obvious after the fact” bias

There was a study in the 1960s that presented alternately two plausible hypotheses, I think about the influence of socioeconomic class on something. The subjects were shown fake experimental evidence ...
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What are some credible conferences and journals in computational neuroscience?

I have a background in computer science, and I wish to introduce cognitive sciences to myself, particularly from a computational/mathematical perspective. My motivation for doing this artificial ...
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What are the different theories about how the brain processes speech?

When we heard speech the brain needs to go through a series of steps to go from the received sounds to a mainly conceptual meaning that follows from the words involved. This involves solving a series ...