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How can IQ below 40 be measured?

Common intelligence tests such as the WAIS or RIAS don't differentiate well (or at all) in very low IQ ranges, making it impossible to diagnose the degree of mental retardation according to the ...
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Are orgnizations like European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) or European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) genuine?

My sibling mentioned me about her idea of pursuing a additional post-university training for obtaining an EAP and EFTA compliant certificate for psychotherapy. I raised a question regarding the ...
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Does the brain do the same thing everywhere? [on hold]

The Phenomenon I happen to speak in a broken way. The trouble is not with my speech but with the delivery of sense. I make a statement, then modify it as soon as I see a mistake in it, review, modify ...
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Is ADHD defined too loosely?

The criteria for the inattention part of ADHD from DSM-5. At least 6 of the behaviours for at least six months . ...
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Working on one problem opposed to working on mutliple problems when programming

I'm learning programming and I'm now at an advanced stage meaning that I need to solve problems from fields such as dynamic programming, path finding or recursion problems. Depending on the problem I ...
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How can we get to know about the phobia of walk?

I want to know how to tackle someone suffering from phobia of walk. It sounds weird that anyone can be suffering from the fear of walk
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Effect of ignoring biological sex on children [on hold]

Let us assume gender is obtained while growing up, does it means that rising children independent of their sex will lead to more transgender people?
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Why do people tend to exaggerate the effects of things they disagree with

There are 2 reasons I can think of that may cause people to exaggerate the effects of things they disagree with: 1) Deliberate exaggeration to bring people to a cause 2) Our feelings cause us to ...
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why are all human brains so similar in brain structure, specialization of their parts and functioning?

As a result of my growing interest in neuroscience, I have begun to try and understand the functioning of the brain. However, I am always confronted by the following questions: The brain is a ...
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What gives meaning to your life? [closed]

What is it that motivates you most, gets you up in the morning, gives you drive when things are rough? Has this changed significantly over time?
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Why most of the Ph.D. scholars are emotionally imbalance and socially inactive? [on hold]

I am a new entrant in a Ph.D programme and I have found here that almost all Ph.D. scholars most of the time talk about their supervisors and who's paper got rejected. I have never found this in ...
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Is xenophobia (at least in part) caused by lack of education?

Xenophobia is definitely correlated with lower education in some studies, e.g. This paper sets out to scrutinise the relation between levels of education on the one hand, and nationalist sentiment ...
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Why do people tend to avoid desperate people?

From my experience,often in social interactions, the person who seems more desperate is the least desirable person to be interacted with. And no one wants to engage them. More often than not, people ...
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What are effective methods to overcome the initial psychological resistance towards an unpleasant task?

Background Some self-help books note the difficulty of starting a boring or cognitively-difficult task (relative to maintaining the 'momentum' once the task has been started). Sometimes they describe ...
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Cognitive theory of (positive) thought patterns, e.g. in the execution of the (intellectual) work functions?

The term "thought patterns" in the everyday psychology have negative associations, e.g. https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-angry-therapist/201704/5-distorted-thought-patterns-and-how-change-...
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What are the thoughs of a blind and deaf person?

I've always asked myself of what are made the thoughs of a blind and deaf person... Are they made of concepts? Sensations? Ideas? Have we ever asked a blind and deaf person about that?
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How would the feeling of being irrational work?

It seems that according to the cognitive dissonance theory, when a person perceives an undeniable piece of information, but contradicts to their belief, it will create stress. They will either justify ...
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How to analyze EDA data collected from mindware?

How to pair event and skin conductance response of data from mindware? Does it need to downsampling? Thanks.
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How does a brain without sensory inputs function?

If for some reasons a brain would be deprived off all inputs, it (he/she) would still have memories to process and all thoughts would be based on past experiences. But in case a person was born ...
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What information does the connectome actually contain?

I am not a brain scientist but the following question seems reasonable to me. Prof. Sebastian Seung has given a TED talk named "I Am My Connectome". If I understand correctly, connectome is ...
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What sources of randomness does the brain use for sampling?

As an applied mathematician, I have a growing interest in the mechanisms for uncertainty representation and computation in the human brain. In fact, I recently compiled a list of papers on this ...
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Recommended patient-to-psychologist ratio

Where I can find information regarding recommended ratio for psychologist working with children & adolescents?
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Is it possible to be entirely impartial?

I am writing a paper for my English class about flaws in the justice system. One of the biggest problems I believe exists is the humans' natural instinct to judge people before we even know them. Is ...
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What is the distinction between “relationship” and “difference” in behavioural statistics?

Quoting [emphasis added] from D.C. Howell's (2012) Statistical Methods for Psychology, chapter 9 (Correlation and Regression), Pg 252: Although you should not make too much of the distinction ...
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If self-control is the executive function to resist temptation, how does the brain decide what is and what is not a temptation?

What determines the "default behaviour" if no self-control is applied? Most documents refer to satisfaction of immediate desire, but that does not seem to explain how quite sophisticated behaviors ...
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Understanding the effect of a sudden cardiac arrest (lethal and/or non-lethal) on the psychological health of family/friends/survivors

Hello Psychology and Neuroscience. I am a resuscitation scientist exploring a largely neglected topic area in our field - the effect of cardiac arrest on the people around the event, mostly the family ...
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Traits Having Bimodal Distribution [closed]

Guys I am doing a project where we assume dancing-trait of a person is bimodal. I am going circles to find any basis. Can you help me with some basis to this assumption? I want to understand this a ...
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Which psychological word describes this situation best?

A few years ago, I’ve heard that people have to be in the center if they want to truly enjoy something. For example, when someone really want to enjoy a concert, he or she needs to go to the center of ...
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Questions regarding neurons, axions dendrites and synapse

I am computer science undergraduate student. I have some questions regarding the neurons and synapse but I can't find them in the internet so easily. So, to me, I see dendrites as the input, cell ...
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When the DEA says a drug is X times more potent than another, what do they mean?

E.g. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. What does that refer to? According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potency_(pharmacology): The IUPHAR has ...
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Are there any psychological studies of thirst following food that account for SFO-Nos1 activity?

Some studies up to 2015 surprising found that salty vs. non-salty food doesn't make much difference to thirst. E.g. a 2015 study found that: However, according to Prof. Leshem, despite our gut ...
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CBT approach and why we generate unrealistic thoughts

On reading about Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) I encounter But, if you feel sad after a friend cancels your lunch plans and you begin to think there’s obviously something seriously wrong ...
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How does an individual develop a calm and peaceful personality? [closed]

I have a colleague who is full of life and energetic. His characteristic varies from being either crusty when things don't go his way or very excited and happy when things go his way which ...
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Optical illusion when looking at parallel static bars

When looking at this picture for a while, without moving the eyes, my brain starts to hallucinate moving shapes. Why is that? Is there some math to explain this effect? I'm asking about math because ...
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Many military leaders died by suicide to avoid punishment, but weren't judged irrational. Does this evidence rational suicide?

Peru's ex-president Garcia's suicide to avoid arrest reminded me of general officers and politicians who, although unethical and wicked, were foxy but rational. They ought've been punished, but they ...
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Is doubting a claim more taxing in terms of energy spent by the brain?

I was at a conference some time ago in a university near my city, a Neurologist was part of the various talks held there, and in his words: "There is a, let's call it Neuro-Psychologic ...
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Is there a double dissociation between face and object processing?

We know of the condition called prosopagnosia in which the processing of faces is impaired. Is there a condition in which the processing of faces is intact and the processing of objects is impaired, ...
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Information Encapsulation of Geometric Module vs Cortex Remapping

According to experiments by Gallistel and Spelke, there seems to be a specific geometric module in the brain that doesn't (cannot?) use feature information (eg. color of walls) for reorientation. From ...
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Can the act of studying more be a defense mechanism?

Let's say he/she wants to get good grades because unconsciously he/she is afraid that otherwise a bad future awaits. My question, is the act of studying more a defense mechanism? If it is, under ...
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Why are faces processed holistically?

There is evidence that contrary to objects faces are represented more holistically then objects. To illustrate there is an effect called the face inversion effect that shows that when you invert a ...
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Are there scientifically grounded alternatives to analytical psychotherapy? [duplicate]

I'm a physicist and am interested in exploring taking therapies to help me overcome anxieties and other issues that I have that seem to me to be psychologically founded. Anecdotally, a few people ...
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Generosity in the World Happiness Score

One factor in the World Happiness Score is generosity. I had trouble to understand what this actually means and how it enters into the score. These were my specific questions: Does "generosity" ...
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If you tell yourself something enough times will you believe it?

If you tell yourself that a belief is true over and over again even if you know the belief to be false, will it result in you believing it to be true? ( consciously and/or consciously )?
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Easy-to-use simulations of human behavior

I'm interested in simulations of human behavior. Nicky Case has done some really good ones: https://ncase.me/trust/ - A simulation of repeated prisoner's dilemma under different scenarios, showing ...
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What are the ethics (for clinical psychiatrists) of posting videos on Youtube with poorly-worded guidance about disorders?

I've watched a few Youtube videos about dealing with narcissists and I noticed a few patterns. Videos. The videos appear to be genuine attempts to provide some help to people who are dealing with ...
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What is the state of the art on the wiring optimisation problem?

One of the earliest neuroscientists, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, postulated that brains are arranged to minimise wire length [1]. In [1] Dmitri Chklovskii and Charles Stevens formulate this problem as ...
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Relaxing your concepts in meditation

I am using the app Waking up from Sam Harris. A lot of his guided meditations tell you to perceive the world as the raw data of experience, instead of perceiving objects and concepts. To illustrate ...
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Could being given unlimited tries to correctly answer an open ended question be a great way to train the brain?

I had an idea. Maybe if somebody is given an open ended question, and they get unlimited tries to keep writing different answers to the question and will get notified when they get it right but until ...
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Do men look more similar to each other than women?

Looking at an awards ceremony, I find that all the men look the same to me. Whereas all the women look very "unique". I wonder if this is a psychological thing in which, because I am male, I am less ...
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Why do people want to harm those who harmed them?

Several social psychologists try to explain the science behind revenge. For example, Ian McKee of Adelaide University in Australia writes in Social Justice Research (Vol. 138, No. 2), linking ...

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