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Why is self-deception necessary to better deceive others?

Robert Trivers argues that we deceive ourselves in order to better deceive others, in part because self-deception can reduce unconscious body signals of lying 1. On Wikipedia, this position is ...
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Any conclusive statement on the controversial book The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, an empirical study arguing for IQ correlations with success, genes and race apparently sparked a big controversy in the US since 1992 ...
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Explanation of anti-depressive effect of newer antipsychotics

In my understanding, many newer antipsychotics (e.g. olanzapine and quetiapine) are considered to have an anti-depressive effect. Olanzapine: For olanzapine I found this on wikipedia: "it [...
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Motivation for achievement [closed]

What motivates (some?) people to keep going ahead in their careers and to keep setting and achieving newer and higher goals in life even after they have accumulated a net worth that can easily sustain ...
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Looking for a source for Valence/Arousal values Russell's advance circumplex model of emotion?

I've been looking for a chart/table of Valence and Arousal values from the advanced Russell's model such as the one referenced in this article https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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What order for vignettes and measures in a survey?

I am trying to design a survey containing a set of health psych vignettes, demographics, personal factors like political leaning and two other questionnaires on other attitudes. Does anyone know if I ...
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Are thoughts a kind of internal sensory data?

I know very little about neuroscience and psychology, but I am curious about how our understanding of thought fits into our picture of the brain. Thoughts, as I understand them, are a kind of ...
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How do I uncover hidden fears? [closed]

I find that I subconsciously avoid what I fear and so often don't know what I'm afraid of. What are some techniques for uncovering fears?
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Will mild concussion make me less smart? [closed]

Yesterday I did something very idiotic. I sat on the back my friends car while he was driving at 18 miles an hour. After that I fell off and hit my head on the concrete floor. I didn’t faint but I was ...
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Please determine precisely what is the syndrome similar to Asperger [closed]

Please it is possible to determine precisely, is this some known syndrome similar to Sensory overload / Light Asperger, but it is not that: the symptoms of clearly "abnormal behavior" are: Person is ...
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Sublimation & Cathexis

I was aware about a term called Sublimation. Recently, I came along a word called Cathexis. After looking for its meaning in the dictionary, I realised, that it is not the synonym of Sublimation ...
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Are there any ways to improve short-term/working memory?

Are there any known ways to improve short-term/working memory? To allow it to retain more information, to allow it to retain that information longer despite distraction/loss of focus on that ...
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Neurotically, what is the difference between learning/memorizing and understanding?

I'm trying to understand how our brains - neurons or other chemical processes work in regards to learning/ memorizing and understanding. I found a lot of "theoretical" discussions on the topic- e.g. ...
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Need for Cognition - Distribution in Population

Is there any data on distribution of various levels of need for cognition (like intelligence, that from my understanding is said to follow the normal distribution)? Specifically, I'm interested in ...
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Is there a form of Aspergers or autism where the person is quite social, but can still have real problems like narcissism personality disorder?

I think my mum maybe Autistic because she is very intelligent but can also be highly narcissistic, the only thing that I can’t understand is that she can be quite social which is normally why people ...
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Any other studied psychological phenomena like reactance?

Consider the following situations You are walking along a narrow ledge overlooking a void. You know you should not look down but .. you do You have an annoying little morsel of food stuck between ...
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Does spaced “rationalization” repetition overcome trauma?

I have been asking myself what the whole point of psychotherapy is In my understanding it is pretty much a way to understand the past and the present through a mixture of mindfulness + assessing ...
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Why do people play games that computers have already mastered, for example, chess, dota, go? [closed]

What keeps them motivated, and why do they do such things? If eventually they already know that a computer would be able to defeat them, even after them spending hours and days and months and years ...
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Are voters driven more by a winning position, or a losing position?

Let's say there are two political parties, Lion and Tiger.1 One day, major news media reports on some study showing steady growth of Tiger supporters over Lion in the past few years. Does this ...
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I'm wondering what type of behaviors/cognitive distortions/self defense mechanisms (if any) cause people to assume? [closed]

I'm wondering what type of behaviors/cognitive distortions/self defense mechanisms (if any) cause people to assume? Real examples: Q: How long can a human stay awake? A: 14–16 hours if you have 8–10 ...
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Why do people invalidate other people's experiences and use the silent treatment? Is this a form of abuse? [closed]

I've encountered a few situations in my personal life that I found shocking. Many people invalidate my experiences. As an example: I went on a blind date. My date arrived high on flakka. I shot video ...
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When does memorization become knowledge? [migrated]

I am researching aspects of human knowledge acquisition and how it relates to early phases of learning and memorization. Basically, is there research and terminology for the distinction between ...
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Power issues with mixed models

I'm designing a psychology experiment in which we're interested in how working memory load affects performance in a theory-of-mind task. Independent variable is working memory load, dependent variable ...
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Where to find exercises to improve executive functions, memory and attention in adults? [closed]

I am looking for exercises for adults with executive function, memory and attention deficits (various degree of severity). Could you recommend some books or webpages that can be useful?
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How are the neuronal connections affected if i am under the influence of a high sugar intake, caffeine intake or without while learning?

Let's say that I am on a sugar high or a caffeine high. At this time I am learning something new. Is the quality of the neuronal connections affected because of my sugar or caffeine intake? By ...
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Is there a term for a situation when questions in an anonymous survey may alienate the answers of the survey?

A friend was complaining to me the other day about a anonymous survey that they started to answer online which made them feel as if the survey was making negative presumptions about them which led to ...
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Identity thefts, impostors

I would like to find psychological writings on impostors, but I have not found even the right expression to look up. "Impostor syndrome" has nothing to do with what I am looking for. I am searching ...
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Can we computationally simulate the “mind” (biological brain processes corresponding to thinking) in some constrained environment?

The question came up while reading GEB and the Wikipedia article on Church-Turing thesis, mainly the philosophical implications part where it's stated that the existence of the physical processes in ...
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Effects of Red vs. Green ambient lighting on sleep

I would like to know if there has been study on the difference of effect of red vs green ambient light on human sleep. This is specifically in the interest of choosing between red or green alarm clock ...
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Besides Albert Einstein's brain, what other famous scientist's brain were examined and found unique?

Besides Einstein's brain, what other famous scientist's brain were found unique? Why hasn't anyone investigated Stephen Hawking's brain, Allen Turing's brain, or Paul Dirac's brain?
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What evidences this technique of visualizing different color words in sequence, to help you sleep?

What's this technique called? Any evidence? I'll make it easier. Visualize the word Red. In big red letters. Examine your creation but don't judge harshly. After a few seconds, switch to the word ...
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Why does it seem that men are generally more interested in politics than women?

There is a "Tl;dr" at the bottom of the post. Read the "Tl;dr" for a summary. Disclaimer. I probably should add a sort of disclaimer, in order to avoid controversy amongst readers. This is and always ...
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Is exercise considered a 'fight-flight' situation by our brain?

When you do heavy exercise like running, your heart rate, and breathing increases, is it because of the sympathetic nervous system controls it? Or the Sympathetic nervous system only activates on the ...
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Multiplayer online experiment software with speech?

I am trying to make an inventory of online experiment software for someone in my department. Ive been looking online and there seem to be a multitude of options regarding "classical" reaction time ...
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Nocebo Viral Epidemic

If one had sufficient control of the correct institutions, how difficult would it be to create a "pandemic" that is simply a result of the nocebo effect? In other words, can the nocebo effect have ...
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Anxiety vs Stressfulness in the Big Five?

From these sources (1, 2, 3) I have figured out that anxiety and stressfulness are generally defined as: Axniety - Prone to have general anxiety, panic, specific phobias, worry as well as feel ...
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Why do even non-horror illustrations from “back in the day” always seem to look so scary?

Examples: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Hey.diddle.diddle.jpeg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Jessie_Willcox_Smith_Boys_and_Girls_in_Bookland.jpg https://...
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Source of data for US suicides (by month or quarter) 2019 vs. 2020

In attempt to answer the question: " Have US suicides increased in March/April 2020 compared to 2019 ?". I've been unable to find any published US data for either 2019 or 2020. Does anyone know of ...
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Is the Wonderlic invalid if you have previously done other intelligence tests?

Years ago I did a fake wonderlic test on a website getting a bad score mainly because the test server delayed time in between questions but also the questions were harderd and not correctly ordered by ...
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How to measure awareness of a concept continuously after Ps received more information?

I am trying to measure whether Ps range awareness (IV; being aware about the actual range of an electric car and connected charging infrastructure and knowing that people commonly underestimate these) ...
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What keywords to learn more about sense pleasing?

The article What Makes Something Aesthetically Pleasing? | Simple Minded lists some way to pleasing your senses: Vision: balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion, pattern, unity and contrast. Along with ...
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Is it possible to convince a group of people that they master something, when they in fact don't?

Is it possible to prove that a bunch of individuals were (or could be) convinced to be good at something (even really difficult), but it was in fact their illusion of knowledge? Here's a bit more ...
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What if a person is high in warmth but low in empathy?

From these definitions (1, 2, 3, 4) I have concluded that warmth is a facet that describes how much a person is showing warmth and love towards other people (e.g., touching, kissing, saying nice ...
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Does the Dunning-Kruger effect still work the same if the incompetent person is aware of this effect?

Is it possible for an incompetent person to reevaluate his abilities (to become more realistic about his abilities) when finding about the Dunning-Kruger effect?
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How do we know if any action we take can or cannot be harmful?

When we are about to do some task, sometimes we know there is a risk. For eg., walking close to the edge of a hill. For other tasks like reading a book, going for a walk, watching TV, etc. we don't ...
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How exactly does intrinsic motivation work in a human?

How do we as humans find problems to solve? How do we search for novel interesting problems? I understand that such problem-searches involve play and intrinsic motivation. So I guess the main question ...
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Equalize/balance brightness and saturation of different colors using RGB (across various monitors)

We want to present different colors to participants in an online experiment (in an HTML/CSS-based application, hence we'll use RGB values). More in specific, we ...
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Bayesian models of conspiracy theorists

Have there been any studies or are there any theories in cognitive psychology that try to model the belief in conspiracy theories through the lens of Bayesian decision theory? For reference, in ...
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Has anyone trialled this approach to treating apathy / avolition in schizophrenia ['sharing meaning']

It's well known that the so called "negative symptoms" of schizophrenia are very, very hard to treat. Has anyone studied an approach where the patient / participant -- after a successfully completed ...
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Can't remember if I have said it loudly or not?

I have heard that some people often get confused about if they have said something or not after really saying it while talking with someone. What is this phenomena called?

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