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Do psychological effects of sex discrimination have measurable effects on police-officer safety or productivity?

I would assume that sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace are correlated with workers' productivity and self-reported sense of well-being. I am not particularly familiar with the ...
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Reliable reference for David Hawkins’ "map of consciousness"

I've trying to find reference for these concepts in pop-culture: "map of consciousness", "power levels", and "level of consciousness". Pop sources and Dr. Hawkins' book ...
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What is the source for Feynman describes the learning technique named by his name?

There is a lerning technique by Richard Feynman, which is known as "Feynman learning technique", and consists of four steps: Select a concept to learn. Teach it to a child. (Or maybe an ...
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Do messages joking about suicide increase likelihood of suicide?

I remember a time (back in high school) where it was considered normal for someone to joke about suicide (themselves or others) when something mildly annoying happened. Eventually as we grew up, it ...
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Study about confirmation bias (facial disfigurement and job interviews)

In a youtube video (see here), Konstantin Kisin talks about a study in which subjects were given fake scars to study how this affects outcomes of job interviews. The participants did not know that the ...
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Is wisdom one type of intelligence, or distinct from it?

I am not sure whether this is the best stack exchange for this question, but I couldn't think of a better one. I subscribe to the theory that there are multiple types of intelligence. Is wisdom one ...
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Statistical outcomes from motivational literature

I am thinking about doing a research about potential harm and benefits of motivational literature from the statistical learning perspective. I hence wonder if there is any existing research on this ...
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What introductory and advanced textbooks on cognitive psychology are recommended? [closed]

What introductory and advanced textbooks on cognitive psychology are recommended? Thanks.
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Intervention for gender dysphoria: Challenge the patient’s idea of gender roles and expectations?

According to the DSM-5, gender dysphoria is a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender. This might be something which arises out of the patient’s perception ...
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Effects of Grading on Students' Beliefs About Productivity

For lack of a teaching stackexchange, I hope this is a suitable place to ask: I've encountered a number of adult individuals who feel bad if they're not "being productive" or are "...
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Research on building associations through sensory cues for practical applications in the literature

I recently came across an episode of Crowd Control where the showrunners placed distinct visual, aural, and olfactory clues in zones of a parking lot to assist individuals in locating their cars more ...
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Are humans more attracted to numbers or words, and what can that tells us about how we communicate?

I'm wondering if there's any peer-reviewed evidence which suggests whether humans scan numbers or words first when both are presented at the same time. For instance, if we had a sheet of paper where ...
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Effect of philosophy on mental health

Philosophy involves trying to understand the world around us, and our thoughts, and ideas in general rigorously. This would lead to a lot of thinking about our ideas and feelings. This feels similar ...
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Research on recalling dreams after meeting with a participant

We very often don't remember dreams. But I met a phenomena and I would like to know whether it is addressed in research or exists as a topic of its own interest. I could not find it with the ...
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Is there any mention of a condition that includes "mixing means and ends"

Ends: what we aim to do. Means: the things we use and the actions we take to create our ends. Is there any mention of a condition that includes the subject treating means as ends or the opposite or ...
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Why do people take unreasonable conventions for granted?

There are irrational or even nonsensical conventions/lifestyles/costumes/norms that people don’t question but take for granted for a long time. Then some people start questioning them, then more ...
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Recent cognitive science research on ambiguity and learning mathematics?

I am taking a graduate cognitive science course, but cognitive science is not my main area of focus. The methods I primarily use to study mathematics learning/education are within the realm of ...
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Introductory material on psychotherapy

As a complete outsider to the subject, I would like to start learning about psychotherapy. To this end would you be able to suggest a starting point, say, an introductory book which I can go through, ...
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Are there any studies/theories or papers that address a link between novel environments and psychological well-being?

I've been trying to find a reference supporting that new environments without familiar stimuli can cause psychological distress. And prolonged staying in said environment can put a person at risk of ...
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What are the reasons for human curiosity?

Accordingly to Maslow's pyramid, a good answer, in my opinion, in order to justify our behavior of "exploration/curiosity", could be in terms of the "physiological needs" step. But,...
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What is a good introductory textbook for neuroscience at the advanced undergraduate or early graduate level?

I'm interested learning about the brain from a multifaceted perspective, i.e. I would like to learn about the basics of structure (anatomy) as well as function, and also a little bit of the ...
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Reducing self-selection bias by controlling for motivation to fill in the survey

The self-selection bias refers to the overrepresentation of people willing to participate in research among studies' participants. The bias could be particularly relevant in surveys relevant to ...
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Reference for a particular anecdote about the cultural basis of the ethics of homicide

I recently had a conversation with a friend about the psychology of ethics, and it reminded me of an anecdote that I read perhaps 10-15 years ago. The anecdote supposedly originates in the ...
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In what order are details of a learnt subject forgotten over time?

Consider the following fairly common experience: You take a course on a subject in university or on an educational website such as Coursera. Immediately before or after taking the final exam or ...
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On talking people out of delusions

One psychatrist I know recently wrote, offhand: "I remember when I was a student I tried so hard to convince someone that they weren't royalty, hours of passionate debate, and it just did nothing....
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On performing threshold-free-cluster-enhancement permutation tests--in combination with SPM--and then displaying the results on an MNI template

I'm trying out numerous comparison correction methods on my fMRI dataset and I've encountered multiple papers which used threshold free cluster enhancement, which I'd like to incorporate, but I'm ...
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How do people who self-harm perceive pain and how is their pain tolerance related?

I would like to make a reference request for articles, papers or monographs that address the question of what is the experience of physical pain during self-harm, if possible, particularly in those ...
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Different psychophysiological systems will turn on when dealing with things voluntary instead of involuntary

I heard somewhere that different psychophysiological systems will turn on when dealing with things voluntary instead of involuntary. If you compose a stressor on two groups of people. On one group ...
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Has there ever been a split brain pianist?

Has there ever been a split brain pianist? I was thinking about this yesterday and it occurred to me that a split brain pianist might have an advantage over a non-split brain pianist; they could ...
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Psychometric scales of gender

I have never read any study that has used a psychometric scale to find out the respondent's gender identity, sexual orientation or both. This makes me wonder if there are such scales or not, or if ...
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Where to begin with Political Psychology literature?

I am a law and public policy scholar, and I'm currently developing a civics curriculum for YouTube. As a phd, I'm (perhaps to an unhealthy degree) concerned with being able to cite good science ...
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Risk of mental disability from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome without a postpartum diagnosis

My wife and I are considering adoption of a child whose mother binged alcohol during pregnancy. Part of this very complex and emotional decision for us is understanding the risks that the child will ...
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Non-binary scores for backward digit span (BDS)

A common test of memory span is to display or utter a sequence of numbers and then request that a candidate being assessed repeat that sequence of numbers in reverse order. Typically, the candidate's ...
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The effect of putting up a social media post of a sad event on the person's mental conditions

I know I have included a lot of sub-questions. So any partial answer addressing only parts of the question is also appreciated. After seeing a recent post, I came to wonder the possible effects of ...
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Is there scientific evidence that IQ tests measure intelligence? [duplicate]

IQ tests are quite popular, but they seem to be lacking a scientific proof confirming their accuracy of measuring ones intelligence. No matter how hard I've searched I haven't been able to find a ...
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Background and cron jobs running in the unconscious? [duplicate]

Personal example: Hofstadter, in "Fluid Concepts...", throws the anagram "ucilgars" at me. (Note I'm a German, I would probably solve a comparable riddle fast if in my mother ...
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Cannot find a journal paper on a study on caffeine, even though it is registered at clinicaltrials.gov

Can somebody help me find the following study: Effects of Low Doses of Caffeine on Mood, Physiology and Mental Function, listed under trial identifier NCT00487227 on ClinicalTrials.gov. It's a very ...
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Is there any formal documentation and explanation of why people tend to lose curiosity as they age?

Anecdotally, there seems to be overwhelming evidence that people become less curious as they age. Is there formal, systematic evidence for this? Further, are there any theories/mechanisms that explain ...
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Using Vagus Nerve Stimulation to treat Depression

I came across an article written recently concerning the use of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) to treat difficult-to-treat depression (DTD) and other mood disorders (Sackeim, et al. 2020). However, ...
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Need to conduct Exploratory Factor Analysis when using already established questionnaire for Big 5

I am working on a study where I plan to conduct Structural Equation Modeling with the Big 5 factors affecting another variable. For Big 5 I am using a questionnaire that has earlier been used by ...
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Has there been research on the impact of gay parents on the sexual orientation of adopted children?

Disclamer: I am not interested in personal views on whether gay parenting is a good or bad thing. I would like to understand whether there has been serious research on the upbringing consequences for ...
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Does lack of social-economic opportunities for self-realisation and personal growth explain homophobia (at least partly)?

There is strong correlation between acceptance of LGBT in countries and the economic prosperity of the respective countries. As far as I have checked the literature then the mainstream research trend ...
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Has the labelling and overshadowing effect from the Hannah Experiment been replicated?

"The Hannah Experiment" (Darley & Gross 1983) is cited as an example of labels biasing evaluation. This is described in "Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter" which I've paraphrased ...
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Does the brain possess mechanisms to spot a feedback loop of self-induced negative sensation and relief?

Imagine a person has random psychosomatic itching and applies an ointment which brings relief. Could their brain wrongly assosiate the process that causes the itching as good as it brought relief? As ...
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Reliable sources for society trust score?

It seems like that the general public [1,2,3] and some academics [4,5] believe that China is an exemplar society of low-trust. Most of my friends share the same beliefs. However, one data source ...
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Does the mind create the body?

Everything we perceive is through the 5 senses. That means the body which is perceived through sense of feeling and seeing is also formed as an image in mind or brain? Is it correct that it is either ...
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What branch of psychology deals with the Framing Effect?

What branch of psychology deals with the framing effect (Tversky and Kahneman, 1981)? Any notable related literature? Tversky, A., & Kahneman, D. (1981). The Framing of Decisions and the ...
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How to view or download an open access article from ARVO journals?

I would like to read or download this ARVO Journal's article, but I just cannot find any button on the website with this functionality: https://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2139676 I ...
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Does reading sentences one by one contributes to better comprehension of the text?

Does reading sentences one by one beside a picture (as shown in this video of this project) contributes to better comprehension of the text, due to better readability, focus and other factors? In ...
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Psychology of Friendship

What psychological constructs best model friendships, and what are some common classic and contemporary academic literature on the subject?
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