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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 medication pills 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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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 Western ...
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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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Can sport be used as a counselling tool to help one deal with negative life events?

I found studies on how leisure activities can positively affect well-being, e.g. stress reduction. My question is more specific as I want to research how participation in sport can help one deal with ...
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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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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 ...
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What challenges the ideasthesia balance theory has to answer?

Ideasthesia "can be defined as a phenomenon in which activation of concepts produces phenomenal experience". The examples vary from the Kiki/Bouba phenomenon applied to (possibly) everyone ...
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What is the computational role of the cortical column?

The cortex is supposedly composed of semi uniform cortical columns that are interlinked. Many of the resources on cortical columns I found using a Google search do not discuss what a column computes (...
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What is the primary source of the "mount stupid" graphic?

Online descriptions of the Dunning-Kruger effect are often accompanied by a "mount stupid" graphic similar to the below - from a Psychology Today article: However, the research paper does not contain ...
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Correlation between "mechanical aptitude" and IQ

I am an economist working in labour market issues. It is common in my field to divide jobs between those who are intensive in "manual" tasks and those who are intensive in "cognitive" tasks (e.g. here)...
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Scientifically credible texts on how to perform Hypnosis

What are some scientifically credible texts (preferably free and online) that I could read to learn more about Hypnosis. While hypnosis is a real phenomenon, there seems to be a lot pseudoscience ...
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Episodic Memory Decoding

I'm planning a study on memorability of episodic events. Therefore, participants record a couple of hours of their daily life using an egocentric camera (encoding). After a certain time, they are ...
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Are there any tests for one's belief or philosophy?

I know of the varying types of personality tests and I find them interesting (specifically HEXACO due to it having multiple facets to expand its 6 main factors and I believe it is open-source or free ...
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Models of romantic relationships evolution

I was looking into the concept of limerence as a stage of evolution in a romantic relationship, however I couldn't contrast it with other models and their components. Assuming that romantic ...
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What is the leading alternative to the "stages" model of grieving?

In "Cautioning Health-Care Professionals: Bereaved Persons Are Misguided Through the Stages of Grief" by Stroebe et al. the popular "5 stage model" of Kübler-Ross is incorrect. Stroebe et al. argue: ...
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Is robustness to interruption related to the ability to multi-task?

Is the ability to resume a task effectively after an interruption related to a person's ability to multi-task? The only theory of multi-tasking I'm aware of is PRIMs which models multi-tasking as ...
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Comparison of Aversion Therapy to other interventions for nail-biting

A product Pavlock, which is essentially a shock bracelet for Aversion Therapy, markets itself as an intervention for a range of habits, including procrastination and nail-biting. Wikipedia cites the ...
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What happens with stress, if there's distraction before a story reaches it's end?

I remember reading of a study where children were told stories. During the telling of the story tension rose and the heart rate increased. After the story was over the heart rate went back to normal. ...
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How to track eye movements with electrodes?

I'm an Information Technology student (bachelor's degree) and as a summer project, I'd like to develop a small "alarm" system for ALS patients in case of emergency situations. I thought about ...
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How accurate is a person's estimate of their social networks knowledge?

A lot of studies have been performed on the nature of fake news and it's spread on social media sites: "Perceived social presence reduces fact-checking" "Echo chamber and trench warfare dynamics in ...
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Miscarriage throwing potential shadow on life of next child

I came across this description in a biographical sketch of Emmanuel Macron, the currently leading candidate in the coming French presidential election (translation from German courtesy of Google ...
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Organisation as a factor for safe behavior on the work-place

Many tools exists that allow the investigation of incidents and safe behavior on the workplace, such as the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) or the System Hardware Environment ...
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What is the best way to reduce measurement biases when studying topics that can evoke insecurity?

I'm interested in measurement biases relating to self reporting in surveys. To add more context: Under some circumstances, people have been known to add a positive spin when surveyed regarding goals ...
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Article for bypassing spinal cord after spinal cord injury

This article describes a research that allows a man with spinal cord injury (SCI) at the cervical level to move his finger. A chip was used to circumvent the spinal cord and send signals to the finger ...
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Is there a central collection of information about the often called right brain phenomena? [closed]

There are mental states that some have termed right brain e.g. "Drawing on the right side of the brain" but which may be incorrectly described. Is there a site that specializes in information on ...
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Good Resources for Learning Modeling of fMRI Data [closed]

As a neuroscience student who works with fMRI I'm competent at the standard univariate analyses and resting state analysis techniques in AFNI and MATLAB/SPM. However, I want to learn how to use models ...
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Alternatives to "Honest Signals" theory of non-semantic communication

Intro In "Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World" and the related publications "Understanding 'Honest Signals' in Business" and "Social Dynamics: Signals and Behavior", Alex Petland puts forth the ...

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