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Is there a sample questionnaire to assess the level of youths perceived grievance towards economic opportunities?

Using these predictors: • Access to basic needs • Employment Status • Income level • Perceived economic inequality • Perceived political inequality • Availability of livelihood ...
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Why could too much BDNF be detrimental in terms of depression and memory?

I am interested in looking at the effects of too much BDNF and other proteins such as repressor element one silencing transcription factor (REST). Most research suggest that elevated levels are ...
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What do you call this fear response?

In this video the baby impala does not seem to be exhibiting the classic fear responses of Fight, Flight or Freeze. Which fear response is this? https://youtu.be/qWXBNFLUD3A
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Psychoanalysis and its metaphores derived from ancient Greek mythology

Introduction: It's fascinating how many of the key concepts of psychoanalysis are presented by metaphores of the ancient Greek mythology. One might wonder whether the Greek mythology is actually the ...
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Clear definition of ego

Is there a clear definition of the ego which is accepted by the neuroscientific community? I have seen a previous post (What do id, ego and super-ego exactly mean?) but this definition is for the ...
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Do my cats really know I exist?

I wonder if my cat really knows me as an individual or just a mysterious connected object that somehow has hands and legs attached to a body. When I pet him, does he know that this action originates ...
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Decrease in d' with concurrent increase of criterion

I was reading about an experimental condition where subjects d' (sensitivity) decreases, while at the same time their criterion is increasing (a shift to the right). The authors were arguing with a ...
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Visual field testing: Choose between Yes/No, 2AFC, and 2IFC task?

As a newbie to psychophysics experiment, I have a small project to do visual field testing on healthy, adult, naive subjects. The experiment stimulus is a small sine grating (0.3 degree, 6 cycles/...
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Why do murderers give themselves up to the police?

I've seen many crime documentaries in which criminals (mainly murderers, if not exclusively) show up at the police station and give themselves up. It seems odd, in the same way it seems odd that ...
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Does the concept of employee engagement add anything over and above traditional concepts?

The concept of "employee engagement" is popular in organisational consulting settings. A quick Google for "engagement survey" will yield many results. However, in some respects the concept often seems ...
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How does the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument relate to the Big Five?

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is apparently quite popular in MBA classes and even in conflict negotiation practice: The TKI is popular beyond the confines of negotiation classes....
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Literature abouth psychology of totalitarianism [on hold]

Could you recommend me some literature about the psychology of totalitarian regimes? In particular, I am interested in the following questions: 1. Personality aspects of people more susceptible to the ...
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Simulating Hudgkin Huxley neural network

I'm starting work on a computational neuroscience project where I want to create my own model of a spiking Hodgkin-Huxley neuron and connect many instances (about 400) of this model through synapses. ...
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Self therapy to stop procrastination and improve time management

Is there a way to self therapy oneself and start being more productive, focusing and improving the objectives I set to myself and meet these goals?
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Is there a way to test brain activity/aptitude on a measurable scale in order to identify a suitable occupational aptitude?

It seems individuals are able to adjust their cognitive aptitude to some degree through nurture, which is controlled by various elements such as environment and conditioning. However, they're stuck ...
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Is anyone aware of up-to-date neuroscientific research on talents / aptitudes? [on hold]

I’m writing a paper and am looking for research into aptitudes / talents / natural abilities (as opposed to learned skills or ‘intelligence’). Specifically, how/whether these connect to job ...
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What criteria decides whether a technique is CBT?

Wikipedia describes Cognitive behavioral therapy by saying CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in ...
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What would happen if we saw an impossible thing? Would we see it? [on hold]

Consider there is a multiverse where all kinds of impossible worlds and things occur. Where illogical/logically impossible things exist. Where there are even, somehow, things that are logically ...
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Is there a specific term for the notion of storing “algorithms” in human memory?

It seems to me that there is a pretty sharp distinction between storing a "fact" like "Chickens are birds" and storing an algorithm or routine like "how to multiply two 3-digit numbers". I find the ...
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Is there any latent ambiguity in WMC tests?

Is there any latent ambiguity in WMC tests? Allow me to explain, as I don't mean whether or not we are allowed to "chunk" during them, and so, for the purposes of this question, please just assume ...
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Are there ways to accelerate the recovery from depression via novel pharmacological antidepressants?

Are there any scientists making substantial progress in the development of far more effective antidepressants? Are there any groups of people interested in developing antidepressants based on genetic ...
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Open-access experiment builder - touch screen/android

Hi (first time posting here), I'm looking to design an experiment that will present audio and image (or video files if possible - but images are static) and collect responses and RTs. Ideally I would ...
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How to use the Fitt's law

I would like to use the Fitts Law to test some hypothesis. Anyway, it's the first time I use it, and I have some doubts. Then aim of my experiment is to test if in a certain situation the Fitt's law ...
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Repeating a rumor that you started?

I've heard that repeating a rumor by denying it only serves to reinforce the rumor. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141110142443-1967426-how-firms-should-fight-rumors/ Try to avoid reinforcing ...
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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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Which are some comprehensive but upper-intermediate textbooks on the neurochemistry of cognitive function?

I am studying medicine to be a radiation oncologist. Nonetheless I am also interested in cognitive function as I want to specialize on the Brain. I need a few textbooks not too advanced that a student ...
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Ritalin for treating attention and lack of focus in depression

I’d like to know if there’s research about the use of ritalin for treating attention deficit in Major Depression Disorder.
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Does this recent twin study contradict Anders Erricson's view on the hereditary basis of talent?

The Swedish Psychologist Anders Erricson has published many reports stating that talent is "made and not born". In his book 'The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance', he has stated ...
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If demyelination doesn't typically occur, what happens when a musician doesn't practice for a month?

In "The Talent Code," the author makes this statement: What's the simplest way to diminish the skills of a superstar talent? The answer: don't let them practice for a month. Causing skill to ...
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Is The Chimp Model really a thing?

I've come across 'The Chimp Model' that sports psychologist Steve Peters advocates for understanding human motivations. While this seems intuitive does it have much credibility in neuroscience? If ...
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Name of cognitive bias where people try to use all given information regardless of quality?

In psych class, I recall learning about a cognitive bias where people are inclined to use all information available to them when making a decision, even if some of the information would be better ...
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Split personality taking complete control [on hold]

I have recently uncovered a person with DID in my opinion. Im no doctor but from what ive seen and the conversatio s ive had with more then one of these persinalities that this is the case. I now know ...
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What are some criticisms of HEXACO from the Big Five camp?

I read the 2009 review-ish chapter of McRae in The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology and I noticed he never once mentions HEXACO (or its 6th axis: honesty-humility), although McRae does ...
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Why don't the Big 5 personality traits have more neutral names?

Lots of different areas of study appropriate common-language terms as jargon words with a specific meaning in the context of that particular field, but the names of the Big 5 personality traits have ...
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Impact of pre-college schooling on IQ (WAIS)?

Introduction I'll give context for my question from personal experience, but then I'll generalize my question so that it's broadly useful. When I was a child, my mother home schooled me. When I ...
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Is there a theory or area in psychology that deals with how people think about a large number of people?

I'm trying to formulate a research problem around how leaders make decisions about their constituents. Do they think about the constituents as a group (with collective characteristics), as a set of ...
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Psychopathy, conscientiousness, selfishness

Having read a miniscule amount about concepts like secondary psychopathy and conscientiousness, I am wondering about how and why psychologists have decided (or maybe the field of psychology has) that ...
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Anger Management [on hold]

If my otherwise kind, responsible, hardworking, affectionate partner loses his temper and swears loudly, throws things, and kicks things when he's fixing cars, should I suggest he go to Anger ...
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Is there any “predictive” component to positive/negative affect in Seasonal Affective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder?

I'm wondering if the human brain "predicts" how certain weeks of the year should feel? For example, a child who is going to school may have a more positive affect in anticipation of summer holidays, ...
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Why would the brain flip the images perceived by your eyes?

The following is a common scientific statement, which you don't have to google long for to find: The eye views images upside-down in the manner of a camera lens, but our brains reinterpret this ...
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In Transactional Analysis, how can one kill or at least voice down the “Critical Parent” ego state?

The Parent ego state is like a tape recorder full of pre- judged, prejudiced, pre-programmed statements. These "taped" statements can get activated while we are in our Adult or Child and then we can ...
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How does a person who wears prism glasses through which the world is perceived upside-down experience the transition back to normal?

If someone wears prism glasses that turn the visual field upside down (see this video), this person will eventually adapt and see the world in its normal orientation again. Now my question is, how ...
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How long it would take to form a conceptual framework to justify a belief? [duplicate]

From what I understand, the reason to set 1 week as the time between two therapy sessions is for the clients to do homework, which can be: take notes on recursive thoughts and emotions, remember ...
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Difference between Psychology & Neuroscience in lay man terms?

I am electronics engineer by profession But i am confused in difference between Psychology & Neuroscience? Please explain in lay man terms?
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Is there a name for the experience/ phenomenon of dreaming while being partially awake?

Is there a name for the experience/ phenomenon of dreaming while being partially awake, being able to decide to wake up when dreaming, having control of the self character in a dream, etc?
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Why does one get emotional whenever he sees something humane?

What is the psychology behind such moments were we see something humane and that triggers or arises a strong feelings of sympathy, appreciation, or gratitude?
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Why didn't the Left Twix/Right Twix ad campaign take off?

This is intended to be a psychology question about human decision making and behavior as concerns advertising. As this is only my second ever question on Cognitive Sciences SE, please advise as to any ...
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What is this type of graph called?

It is common to represent various attributes on a pair of axes as in the examples below. In general, what is this sort of graph called? It is, perhaps, useful to think in these terms and we can ...
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Do we learn to improve our working memory capacity without sitting WM tests?

Do we learn to improve our working memory capacity without sitting WM tests? Working memory capacity can be measured, but I wondered whether the only way to improve it is learning techniques for ...
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What is the psychology behind epiphany?

What are the neural precursors that lead up to the epiphany? How can one, have more creative insights? How this affects our psyche? What's the psychology behind it? The word "epiphany" has a deep, ...

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