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Questions tagged [reference-request]

For questions where the author is looking for a specific article/survey/book on a given topic. It should NOT be applied merely because answers with references are desired.

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Looking for a paper: Fear response in a computer generated VR environment

I am writing a paper on why people ascribe certain qualities to certain places. I seem to recall an experiment where the subjects used a virtual reality system to navigate a completely fictional ...
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Does studying multiples subjects in parallel effect performance?

Researches shown that multitasking is really bad. But, does studying multiple subjects in parallel comes under it? Is it okay to switch between the subjects (mathematics, physics, biology, ....) In ...
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Please recommend a book about codependency that is not in regards to substance abuse

I would like to find a book that would be helpful to a codependent person with the following criteria. The book focuses on relationships with needy people who don't care for themselves, instead of ...
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How to measure the correlation between “spirituality” and the susceptibility to false memories?

Is there a measurement to correlate "spirituality" (how religious one is) to susceptibility to false memories? What papers or keywords should we look for?
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Looking for a paper: AI in human host

I am searching for a paper where participants were confronted with a (female) person, who gave answers according to a computer algorithm. She had an earpiece that gave her the answers and was trained ...
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Questions of the type “What do you think he/she would think?”

For a study in the adoption of new technology, my student and I are developing a questionnaire that will poll respondents on their opinions of what their colleagues would think about benefits/problems ...
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How fast can stimuli be administered for evoked potentials?

I'm looking for a reference about the ability for sensory stimuli to generate separate evoked potentials in the brain. What is the maximum repetition rate for sensory evoked potentials?
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What time range between 2 measures for test-retest reliability?

How much time between 2 measurements is needed (at least / at most) to be called test-retest reliability? Concrete casus: I am planning a meta-analysis on reliability of various loneliness scales. We ...
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Are there any documented cases of a delusion remitting when it is allowed to play out?

Shutter Island is a 2010 movie featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of a delusional character who develops and lives an elaborate narrative to avoid facing a harsh truth following a traumatic event....
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Bouba/Kiki effect - computer-generated 3D shapes

I have seen a research project, where the subjects were presented with shapes to classify in two categories. The shapes were 3D models, some that were "pointy" and some that were "rounded". The ...
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Recognizing facial expressions

I seem to recall reading an article some number of years ago on a study or set of studies that examined the impact that a story has on the interpretation of facial expressions. Something along the ...
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What are existing theories on competing wills in the mind?

To clarify a little further, I've read in different places that our brain could be composed of mini minds, that preform all sorts of actions. Assuming this is valid I'd think that of these minds, ...
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System 1 thinking and ADHD

I'm interested in learning if there is any connection between System 1/System 2 thinking and ADHD. The former is a theory about the process underlying decision making, and the latter is a mental ...
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Is there research on the effects of praise on the person giving the praise

I've seen a lot of research on the effects of praise on the person receiving the praise. I have not seen anything on the effects of praise on the person providing the praise. Does such research ...
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Are there some discussions about Buddhism in science?

Buddhists are masters in observing what occurs on their minds, i.e what we call subjective as feelings, thoughts and more first-person stuff. They really seem to understand how inmaterial world works ...
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What makes words (entities) positive or negative?

I am conducting a lexicon study asking people to classify words as being positive, negative, or neutral. It seems to be a very natural ability for us to perform such classifications. The next step is ...
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Reading material for graduate neuroscience program

I have just finished reading 'Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain' 3rd Edition, Bear et al. I am also planning on pursuing a neuroscience degree beginning fall 2019 and was wondering what other reading ...
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Trying to remember the name of an Agent-Based Model

Out of curiosity- I used to read a Wiki page of a scientist (sadly I don't remember the name) who were the developer of an agent-based model. Diagram had another entity class named similar to "...
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Are people who believe they are of average intelligence mentally ill?

A psychology professor of mine said that anyone who believes themselves to be of only average intelligence is likely suffering from depression or another mental illness that impacts their self-esteem. ...
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How is the relationship between hypothalamus and homeostasis & fear and how does it evolve across human development stages?

This is my claim, or what I [mis?]understood: Hypothalamus is well-known for its role in homeostasis (self-regulation including, but not limited to, temperature/energy) and also reactions / stimuli ...
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Does similar writing style tell us the writers are similar with respect to some measure/perspective?

Does similar writing style in small texts such as on Twitter or long texts such as articles/novels tell us anything about similarity between "thinking process" OR "personality" OR "writing ...
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Are there detectable differences in brain activity when thinking about people of different degrees of closeness?

Once upon a time I read an article (or perhaps study/paper - I don't know) regarding different brain activity when referring to / thinking about different people: You Your close people, like family ...
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Dutch RCT of mindfulness therapy vs methylphenidate in ADHD

Meppelink et al. (2016) note that The effectiveness of mindfulness training for children and adolescents with ADHD has been demonstrated by a number of studies; however, research in this ...
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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 ...