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For questions about the empirical and theoretical study of how perception, feelings, behavior, and cognition are affected by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Questions are addressed both from the individual perspective (American school) and group perspective (European school).

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'You spot it, you got it': is this backed by science?

I learnt the terminology "what you see is what you got". For example, see https://katehanley.com/you-spot-it-you-got-it-acknowledging-your-undesirable-traits/ and https://marthabeck.com/2012/...
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How to compare ChatGPT response with human participant responses?

I am doing a study in which I intend to study if the response of chatGPT corresponds to responses by human participants. I will ask human participants (n = 50) to rate the correctness of some ...
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Does scientific evidence support Conti's view that narcissism causes "the majority of bad things, evil things, destructive things .. in the world"

I was watching a video where Lex Fridman interviewed Paul Conti, and Paul said So it's small in terms of say, narcissistic diagnosis, right? It's much less than many other things, but it causes the ...
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Keyword Term: What is the psychological term for a person who in teenage years shows no interest in sex or peer socialization

Normal development: At puberty, boys begin to show an interest in girls (or boys) as being different/wonderful. They start to see them as possible sexual/romantic partners In middle childhood, ...
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Should we suppress negative thought or not?

We are told one should not suppress negative thoughts. But a 2023 research by Cambridge says that it is beneficial to suppress negative thoughts (https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/suppressing-...
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A "cognitive fallacy" occurring when thinking something is obvious? [duplicate]

The other day a friend of mine was sharing some of his recent philosophical reflections and I caught myself mentally rolling my eyes thinking that this is completely obvious. Then I thought to myself: ...
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Why is The Milgram Experiment used in reference to the Nazis?

The Milgram experiment is frequently cited as proof that most people in the Nazis situation would act similar to them. I don’t understand that conclusion because Milgram's experiment was completely ...
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Status and Shunning

Parents (and possible extended family) are very status-oriented. They are the same or similar in: Beauty Strength Intelligence Highest Education Level Profession Job Title The young man or woman ...
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Are there any alternatives to threat of deprivation of life or liberty as a means of general deterrence of crimes?

On reddit , there was a detailed comment with citations that there is little evidence that increasing the severity of punishment is more effective at deterrence. Here is the comment https://www.reddit....
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What would be a good or standard methodology for generalizing the “36 questions”?

There are these 36 questions from a study which are designed to socially bond people by being increasingly “personal”. I am interested in knowing a standard methodology for trying to generalize those ...
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How are the ideas of Karl Weick on sensemaking and George Kelly on the "naive scientist"/Personal Construct Theory regarded currently?

I am looking into ideas on personal sensemaking in relation to the ideas of Karl Weick (originally corporate collective sensemaking in organization theory) and George Kelly's notion of the "naive ...
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Does anyone know if research has been conducted about the Influence of peer presence on object choice? Specifically with elementary school children?

I need to create a two page research proposal for my perception class and it is very important that our research idea has not been used/published before. This is the extremely barebones idea I've come ...
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Is Google's Project Aristotle based on a published study?

Google's Project Aristotle (wayback machine) is relatively well known in the tech world. It emphasizes the important relationship between psychological safety and team productivity. On a few occasions,...
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How can we gain public Empathy?

I'm investigating how empathy operates within groups, focusing on identifying the specific factors that initiate and maintain collective empathy. What key components are essential for triggering and ...
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Is there a correlation between social justice awareness and "social inclusivity"?

I am curious to what extent social justice awareness translates to a personal level. "Social justice awareness" is a basic understanding of the challenges faced by various minorities (race, ...
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Taboos related to human condition

It seems that us humans have built a lot of taboos surrounding questions involving our own condition. For instance, the history of medicine is marked by conflicts between the willingness of scientists ...
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Which sub-field of psychology is the best for a research focus on complex trauma?

Which sub-field of psychology is the best option for a research focus on complex trauma (CPTSD)? I want to apply for a PhD in psychology. I like research, but like clinical works too. However, my main ...
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Am I interpreting the odd ratio incorrectly, or is the graph wrong?

I'm running an independent factoral regression analysis with a cateogrical outcome variable (in R). It's a 2x2 design with two potential outcomes - essentially 'yes' or 'no'. I also have a continuous ...
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I need help with finding this specific psychology study!

I don't know where I have read this or watched this, but it's about a study which asks its participants (who were established as logical) to tear the photos of their families in exchange for some ...
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Encounters, interactions, and great losses

When you encounter someone and interact with someone, it forms a pattern in the brain (and the brain stores, stuff, in some way). When something goes missing, then something in your mind can't be ...
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Is there evidence in psychology that making brief eye contact with a bully communicates a lack of fear and prevents physical conflict?

Dr Mark Phillips promotes himself as an expert in violent behaviour, martial arts/self defence instructor, and security consultant. I have been watching his YouTube channel in order to get tips on ...
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Trying to verify the accuracy of a Stanley Milgram paraphrase

I searched the Internet in an attempt to verify but all hits were secondary or lesser sources. Could someone point me to an original source? "Psychologist Stanley Milgram found that 80% of ...
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How to get a psychology research assistant position?

I am a recent postgraduate student of social psychology and I have been trying to look for RA positions without much luck. My applications are getting rejected without any feedback and I am a little ...
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literature review research transgender youth of color

I'm currently working on a review of the literature. I'm looking for research on how community support can help trans youth of color. For instance, there is research that suggests that trans youth of ...
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Best practice for comparing data between completers and non-completers?

I conducted a study which collected data on a brief one-time intervention at 3 timepoints (pre, post, and one-week follow-up). There were some participants who dropped out between these 3 timepoints. ...
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Are BDSM sexual practices correlated with or related to social-dominance orientation?

When I think about BDSM sexual practices and sexual sadism disorder, I tend to think that it sounds like something that some people with a social dominance orientation would be interested in. This ...
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What are the various evolutionary theories of social dominance orientation?

Are there any evolutionary explanations for how the social dominance orientation personality trait came into existence in humans and other animals? Jim Sidanius suggests that the SDO trait may be ...
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Why do we explore?

I'm keep trying to list some of strong motivations to explain our "inner curiosity". But, the subject and this question are very broad, therefore I will give you some context. So, why do we ...
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The psychological effects of answering Stack Exchange questions

I was interested in the effects of answering questions on Stack Exchange and/or Stack Overflow. Has there been any research on this (or similar types of roles), and the effect they have upon the ...
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What is the correlation coefficient between household wealth and educational attainment?

Educational attainment being years of education. I'm looking for r or r^2. Preferably in a western, anglophone country like the US or England.
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Misogyny – books

I'm looking for some book recommendations that can introduce me to psychological analyses of the problem. Anything related to the topic would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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What is the area of Psychology called that focuses on interaction and emotions?

Quickly to my background, I did communications studies for my bachelors and I am currently finishing my Psychology master. In short, I should know what i am about to ask, but I don't. When a person ...
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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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The definition and measurement of Machiavellianism

APA provides the following definition: a personality trait marked by a calculating attitude toward human relationships and a belief that ends justify means, however ruthless. A Machiavellian is one ...
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Is there term to refer to the desire for a coherent narrative to one's life?

Looking to see if there is a pre-existing term to describe this type of belief/hope. By "coherent narrative" I mean a narrative that is alike that of a story, with an overall meaningful arc. ...
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Are social anxiety disorder and selective mutism classified as communication disorders?

I've been trying to figure this out for a long time, but I don't understand much about classification of disorders and I feel uncertain after looking at the definitions. Based on what I've read, I ...
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Tears help remove chemical imbalances caused by stress?

Crying is a natural response to grief and loss. I don't think anyone would deny that. Whether it is an important part of the grieving process is debatable according to some circles, though. Should you ...
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What are the effects of an overexposure to solitary confinement?

Solitary confinement has been shown to be bad for mental health. I was wondering if really long solitary confinement, like this one are different to normal solitary confinement. In terms of effects ...
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are there any critiques of the concept of "minimisation" in offender treatment?

Minimisation is when an offender believes their punishment is or was disproportionate. this is often said to be a counterproductive mentality because it lessens the responsibility from offenders. is ...
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What are the evolutionary advantages of displaying fear?

The advice to not show fear is often given, and for good reason. Displaying fear will make one appear weaker, increase the likelihood of others attacking, and cause self-doubt to spread. However, it ...
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Replication or conceptual replication of card trick in Mind Field Ep 8?

In Mind Field S1 E8 Michael Stevens presents a magician performing a trick with participants. Each participant is shown pairs of photographs of people and are given the forced choice of which one they ...
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Term for how one's self-image improves when something they associate with, like a sports team or politician, does well?

I'm trying to understand the phenomenon of how one's self-image, self-confidence, or personal regard goes up because something they affiliate themselves with "does well." For example, ...
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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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Condition in which people deny their beliefs or facts to distance themselves from people with similar beliefs or from people who propagate the facts

Is there a known condition in which people deny their own beliefs or act illogical because they want to distance themselves from other people who have the same beliefs? Here is a made up (and absurd) ...
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Confusing paragraph in a psychology book [closed]

I am currently working on translating a book called Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff. Yet, I faced a passage that I don't quite understand. Any help? BEFORE ...
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Have psychologists recognized how some people feel more embarrassment?

Is there a personality subtype where it’s really common to feel embarrassed about one's past self, like cringing about something you said, wrote, or did some time ago? It may change over time, but I ...
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How well does wisdom predict major life outcomes?

Wisdom has appeared to me to be a certain “persona non grata” in the field of psychology due to its enigmatic nature and unreliability in being measured, however what is the extent to which wisdom ...
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Is depression part and parcel with high achievers?

Is having excessively high standards a cause of depression or more precisely a cause of a void of positive emotions / dopamine? Certainly it appears that high achieving people and perfectionists tend ...
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Did this scientific experiment on worker/robber roles in pig's behaviour take place?

I remember that I read a story of an experiment on pig behaviour in a book when I was a child. I believe that the book was written by Bernard Werber, but I am not 100% certain. An experimenter put a ...
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Can some people be selectively psycopathic/sociopathic towards a specific race/ethnicity of people?

Psycopaths tend to display remorselessbess while normal people don't. But imagine 18th century USA, where Slaves were considered lower than animals. Or consider, a modern day college group, where ...
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