Questions tagged [reference-request]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
5 views

where can I find FACS scoring for emotions?

I was reading the facial action coding system manual when I realised it teaches you to score the facial expression but does not explain how scores/ AUs relate to a specific emotion. Are there any ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
9 views

Guessing statistical deviation

I'd like to know which type of statistical deviation humans will naturally estimate if asked to. Like, if you give them some points on a line and ask them to guess the "plus or minus error" ...
user avatar
  • 101
1 vote
0 answers
40 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 295
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

Technical name of cognitive bias: establishing value of event depending on its probability

Suppose a person assigns specific importance or value or utility – eg in monetary terms – to a possible event. Then, upon hearing that the event is very improbable, or very probable, the person ...
user avatar
  • 113
2 votes
1 answer
34 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 151
2 votes
0 answers
18 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 273
1 vote
1 answer
61 views

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....
user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
27 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 131
1 vote
0 answers
21 views

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 ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
75 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
152 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 101
1 vote
1 answer
61 views

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
83 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
37 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 121
2 votes
0 answers
53 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
22 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
191 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
27 views

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 ...
user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
958 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 205
0 votes
0 answers
23 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 237
5 votes
0 answers
64 views

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, ...
user avatar
  • 11.1k
1 vote
0 answers
29 views

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 ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
116 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 197
1 vote
0 answers
30 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 261
3 votes
1 answer
199 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 8,783
0 votes
1 answer
66 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 295
2 votes
0 answers
15 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 171
2 votes
3 answers
696 views

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
52 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
124 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
38 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 373
0 votes
2 answers
59 views

Psychology of Friendship

What psychological constructs best model friendships, and what are some common classic and contemporary academic literature on the subject?
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
68 views

A Collective Unconscious That's Alive? [closed]

I'm currently conversing in the context of Carl Jung's concept of collective unconscious and Rollo May's concept of Dasein (Ratner, 2019). I frequently notice that some social contexts are very ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
34 views

Starting academic textbook/survey article for the field of persuasive communication?

I am quite interested in this topic and trying to find rigorous academic sources. The Wikipedia link of persuasive speech https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persuasive_speech is not relevant to this ...
user avatar
  • 171
0 votes
0 answers
38 views

Are there mathematical models for multi-utility satisfaction?

In several places I have seen reference to the law of diminishing returns with regard to satisfaction. A common toy example is eating cookies. The first cookie gives some amount of satisfaction, the ...
user avatar
  • 111
2 votes
0 answers
45 views

System 1 (fast and unconscious) thinking

Can you please recommend some literature about experiments used to study system 1 (fast and unconscious) decision making (Kahneman, 2011) in human or non-human animals? Reference Kahneman, D. (2011). ...
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
134 views

Reliable channel or method for self-study of Psychology

Out of interest, I've been reading some psychology topics online recently (I have zero background in psychology). For example, Maslow theory in depth. On and off, I come across terms that sound like ...
user avatar
  • 183
3 votes
2 answers
71 views

Are there any definitions of the perception & JND of the colour of light approximately like how the Weber Law defines it for the brightness of light?

As I understand it, the greater light levels are the more we require in order to detect a difference. I've also read this holds true for colour saturation. However, I can't seem to find any ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
133 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
83 views

How strongly does IQ correlate with intelligence as it's commonly understood?

What is the strength of the correlation between IQ and intelligence where by intelligence I mean the "performance of brain" - the general efficiency of solving mental tasks?
user avatar
  • 295
3 votes
0 answers
260 views

Feynman's Cargo Cult Science: Young's Rat Experiment Study

In the book Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, the physicist Richard Feynman tells a great short story about bad science being done by scientists who should know better in Cargo Cult Science (which is ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
21 views

Which paper was it that defined addiction as a release?

I read somewhere that a psychologist in 1949 (or somewhere around that) described sexual addiction as a release. I don't remember the author's name nor the title of the paper. The gist of that ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
54 views

What recreational drugs have especially negative interactions with bipolar disorder?

I'm trying to find out which recreational drugs have the biggest negative interactions with BD (bipolar disorder types I and II) but haven't been able to find strong research. I especially ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
24 views

Do we humans have an innate perception of what are secure behaviors? If yes, to what extent?

Recently, I heard in a podcast that people enjoy booths or corners in restaurants because we have a natural preference for spaces we deem more secure (e.g. in this case, we can see the rest of the ...
user avatar
  • 111
2 votes
0 answers
24 views

~20% threshold for perceiving minority populations as "others"?

Many years ago I read an article that said something along the lines of minority populations stop being "noticed" when they cross a threshold of something like 20%. Below 20% or so they are perceived ...
user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
0 answers
41 views

Is there any categorization of cognitive abilities based on brain structure and biology?

I'm pretty sure that the answer to the following question is yes : Is there any categorization of cognitive abilities based on brain structure and biology? However, because I'm a newbie, I'm kind of ...
user avatar
  • 143
0 votes
0 answers
49 views

Whole brain death diagnosis and false positive

In view of the increasing need for organ transplants( possibly because of the greater ability of the surgeons and physicians to both execute the transplant, prevent a rejection, and/or diagnose the ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
21 views

How well is biofeedback understood?

From an answer to the question Research suggesting conscious control over brain region activation? I have learned: »[S]ubjects become better at up-regulating or down-regulating activation in ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
21 views

Functional neuronal units that occupy the same brain region

[Thanks to Bryan Krause's advice, I edited the question.] Definition: Let two functional units be two sets of neurons, A and B, such that the probability of being connected (synaptically or by ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
87 views

Neurotransmitters by neuron types

I'm looking for a concise overview table of all types of neurons (whose number is at least in the hundreds) indicating which neurotransmitters they use pre- and post-synaptically (of which there are ...
user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
8