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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Neuroscience - Spikeing due to conductance of Sodium and Potassium

I'm currently working on a project concerning the HH (Hodgkin-Huxley) model. I'm using nest to simulate action potentials. My problem is that I'm supposed to set the conductances as to increase the ...
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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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Treating people with disabilities extra well [closed]

I know these are wrong trains of thought and would love for someone to shed some light on the matter. Wouldn't that make them feel truly "disabled" in the sense of they know such extra well behavior ...
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How is illusory superiority reconciled with the false-consensus effect?

On one hand, people often seem to exhibit various forms of illusory [self-]superiority, perhaps the best known example of that being the Dunning–Kruger effect. On the other hand, the false consensus ...
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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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Operationalise concentration [closed]

I need to operationalise the concept of concentration and give a detailed description of how i would measure the phenomenon. Also to reason about the construct validity and reliability of the ...
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Does societal view of epic musician, author's epic work affect mainly any human the way they view them overall or it's their personal life or both?

I am trying to figure out this question. It's just an inquisitive thought. Does a musician, author, novelist, poet's personal life affect a human being's personal view of that epic figure rather than ...
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Data Cleaning - Stroop Test: Trying to find a paper than cleans the stroop test for individual questions

I am looking for papers that did data cleaning on stroop test results in terms of individual questions. For example, for an individual stroop test Q, remove results that took less than 200ms and more ...
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Are there specialized strategies for those with slight math disabilities? [on hold]

I don't have very strong Dyscalculia, but I still have a generalized math disability, and despite receiving double-time to do quizzes and exams in my Calculus 1 course, I am still struggling to ...
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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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Hypotheses about neural coding and neural correlates of concepts and reasoning - at the level of neurons and synapses

Are there some hypotheses about neural coding of language, concepts and logical reasoning in the brain, about neural correlates of thoughts? When I search the books, then I find lot of books about ...
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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 any personality factors reduce illusory superiority?

Apparently individuals suffering from schizotypy lack illusory superiority in one particular domain: evaluation of their affect. That is to say, neurotypicals overrate their positive affect (and ...
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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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Models of complete internal world of human cognition? [closed]

Are there models of complete internal world of human cognition? Allow me to explain this with more details. The artificial intelligence considers the BDI (beliefs-desires-intentions) agents and ...
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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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“High-conflict people”

While having a look at a recent question here, I ran into some (non-peer reviewed) articles with a description like High-conflict people (HCPs) have high-conflict personalities. This means they ...
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Recovering from loss of group organisation

There are situations where organized cooperation of a group is needed. This organisation can break down. And it may be that the breakdown can not be prevented, and is expected. If there is reason to ...
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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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Is there consciouness when a person is sleeping and not dreaming?

According to Consciouness Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness or of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. I suppose dreaming qualifies as "being aware ...
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What is the psychology behind blind spots? Why do we fail to see, what others see so clearly about us?

It’s absolutely imperative to identify our blind spots. I believe that they are impediment for one to reach his full potential. But how does one, see his blind spot - #oxymoron? What is the ...
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Open data for behavioral psychology experiment?

I have a model I'd like to compare to the Drift Diffusion model, which is commonly used to model response times and error rates in two-alternative forced-choice tasks. Lots of publications use the ...
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Getting upset from the creation of your own imagination [closed]

Lets say I got angry at someone who did/said something wrong. Even after this angry interaction with this person is finished, I noticed I continue to express my negative reaction in my head creating ...

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