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What specific topics are really important for neuroscience right now (ex. graph theory)? [on hold]

For example, a computational neuroscience professor told me that a really hot topic at the moment that is resulting in a lot of new progress in his field is graph theory. It was in fact based on this ...
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Schools in psychology

Where I can read a good overview on schools/trends in psychology (behaviorism, gestalt, freudism etc)? And which of them is most scientific/evidentiary and less "art"
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How can I learn Integrated information Theory

I'm looking for a syllabus for Integrated Information Theory that could help a non-scientists learn all the fundamental concepts required to fully understand IIT It looks like it involves statistics, ...
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Is it ethical to deliberately provide incorrect information to participants in a psychological study?

I've noticed that several psychological studies purport to measure one thing, but once participants enroll, they end up measuring something completely different. For example, I recently came across a ...
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Is there a difference in time based goals and achievement goals?

Suppose I want to practice my calculus. Has a study been conducted which shows a difference between setting a goal like: 'I will study calculus for one hour' and 'I will study chapter 3 from my ...
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Discovery Learning vs. Inductive Learning vs. Active Learning vs. Engaged Learning [duplicate]

Discovery learning: Novak and Cañas (2008) define discovery learning as a type of learning in which the "individual discerns patterns or regularities in events or objects and recognizes these as the ...
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What percentage of the U.S. (Adult?) population has at some point considered suicide? [closed]

As long as the study focused on people at least 18, that's all I need. Also, the researcher's minimum requirement for 'considered suicide' must be that the person at least considered it as an option. ...
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Active Learning vs. Engaged Learning

I have seen both of these in different research publications, but after searching for a while, I was not able to find the difference. I'll appreciate it if you explain the difference and give me some ...
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What is acquaintance and how can it help a person? [closed]

An acquaintance party is : ... a college party held at the begining of the semester where students have the opportunity to meet each other. (source) Since this party is always held in different ...
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How to randomise order of survey items in Qualtrics where some items have to appear together?

I have a quick question regarding survey construction that I'm hoping to get some clarification on. Here's my current survey set-up: Question 1 Question 1a (i.e., a question that relates to ...
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What is the closest scientific branch to cognitive science? [closed]

I was thinking about studying this awesome science but, unfortunately, it's not being taught anywhere in my country (Czechia). What is the closest scientific branch to cognitive sciences?
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What is a good beginner's book to read to get a greater understanding of neuroscience?

Having read "the mind that changes itself," i've become interested in neuroscience. However reading discussions about this book online there does appear to be controversy about the book and the author ...
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Do cognitive distortions not exist at all in non-depressed people?

Cognitive distortions like All-or-nothing thinking, Fortune Teller Error; do they exist in non-depressed people with a low ...
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Where to find recent most important studies and researches? [closed]

Is there any website or journal that publishes most significant recent studies and articles in psychology? I have access to EBSCO database, but there are thousands of articles and most of them of ...
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Computer-based cognitive tests

Maybe someone can point me out on the computer-based set of tests to assess the cognitive abilities of the adults? I am looking for something like ETS cognitive tests KIT that can be used online for ...
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How to get started in Cognitive Science? [closed]

I'm currently studying Philosophy and am planning to focus on the Philosophy of Mind/Perception + Philosophy of Language in the forthcoming years. However, I'd really wish to get into Cognitive ...
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How technical can cognitive science get during a Master's?

Nice to find this resource on the internet, I’m in need of advice from knowledgeable people in the field regarding the choice of CogSci Master’s program. My situation is that I have an undergraduate ...
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What is the relationship between psychological entitlement and locus of control or other personal characteristics?

I'm studying psychology and I have the assignment to write an experimental study I'm still collecting the scientific information on the topic so I would really appreciate some help. I'm interested to ...
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Can someone move into cognitive science from a linguistic or philosophical background?

Unfortunately the school I'm starting at this coming fall doesn't offer a cognitive science degree (note: I've just read that they do have a cognitive science lab in the psychology department), but ...