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Is there a mental health disorder related to a harmful lack of anxiety and stress?

Ataraxia is the freedom from distress or worry in ancient Greek philosophy. However, emotions play a vital role in motivation and decision making. Many disorders relate to having excessive emotional ...
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EEG analysis free software?

I'm looking for free software for EEG data processing. What free or opensource software packages are available for analyzing raw EEG data?
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I am both curious and concerned that I smile when I come across a bad news. I wonder why [on hold]

I have noticed this a number of times that when my mom comes to me hurriedly, with specific gestures or facial expression, I know I am about to hear some bad news, I smile. I give a stupid smile at ...
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What does it mean if a 16 year old says a dragon killed his friends, but later he seeks therapy to convince him there was no dragon? [on hold]

It's a case from 1962 and my friend remembers hearing a podcast on the case which included the detail of him going to the therapist. Basically he went out rafting a mile out to sea with 4 friends, he ...
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Looking for a modern overview of the feelings of social connection

I'm researching social attachment for a professional project in social media. I've been motivated by how behavioral economic theory seems to suggest that modern social media is more likely to provide ...
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Why does human mind tend to understand everything in terms of duality or binary states rather than continuum of states?

We can understand things much quickly when things are defined as a duality. Like good and bad, happy and sad, positive and negative, slow and fast etc. When two things are distinguishable distinctly ...
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Creating a habit loop in humans via validation?

I've been reading about gamification and habit loops. Gamification is created by a set of requirements to satisfy a goal and a reward for meeting those requirements(which can be seen as a form of ...
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Evidence based studies to support public censorship

I have noticed that on websites like facebook, which in my country is literally the only social media used, they heavily censor content that has been reported to offend religious and cultural ...
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How can we know which types of brainwaves is dominated at particular state?

I am a freshman at Neuroscience. As I learned there are 5 types of brainwaves: Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta, each types have a different frequency range. So my question is when onserving a ...
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Special protocol to improve quality of life for chronic patients

I'm working on my thesis and trying to find out if there's any academical or known psychological protocol in European or American countries to improve quality of life for chronic patients. Any Idea ...
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Psychology entusiast. I have an algorythm for good habit thinking. Is it valid? [on hold]

I have an idea that according to the definition of the objects of a problem it will be harder or easier to solve it. A well defined object will lead to a well defined problem. So how to define an ...
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Upside down, backwards writing

I am an older adult, who entered college late in life. I came to find out that I have both Dyscalculia, and Dyslexia (formally diagnosed) through great difficulty in college. Not realizing that I had ...
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If there is no corelation between personality traits and facial features, then why do we make personality judgements on them?

From this answer of the question Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?, I understand that: We make personality judgements of others based on their facial features There is ...
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Why does it take time to perceive someone as attractive? [on hold]

Why is it that even if someone is actually attractive, I don't see them as attractive unless I hang out with them for some time or thing about them after a long time in retrospective mode? There was ...
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Hit My Forehead Really Hard And Can't Think Straight Now [on hold]

So basically about a week ago my forehead collided with the door of the cupboard and it caused the door to vibrate and damage my forehead.There wasn't any visible damage on my forehead but it hit ...
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Reporting results of a Mann Whitney U test when the medians are equal

In the APA guidelines of reporting non-parametric tests they suggest reporting the median results when using non-parametric tests (http://evc-cit.info/psych018/Reporting_Statistics.pdf - search for '...
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Is there a neurological reason why women do not occupy top positions in the chess ranking?

I want to turn arround this question posted on chess exchange where sociological arguments are given to explain why only two of the world's top 100 chess players are women. Are there neurological ...
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Why does mental heath treatment seem like social normalization so often [closed]

In 2016 I was hospitalized against my will after someone reported me intoxicated in the park near my house. They kept me for three weeks, heavily sedating me to the point I was not able to ...
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An Example of Negative Reinforcement?

In trying to understand the origins of test anxiety, a thought came up. Consider an individual who has in the past performed badly in university assessment tasks. In an attempt to do better ...
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Can new emotions be created or discovered?

Related: Are there emotions that only some people can feel? Is there any known observed or theoretical process by which new emotions could be observed or discovered? Although one may argue over the ...
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Is Autism associated with an increased drowning risk for adults?

I have found several popular articles (e.g. ScienceDaily, The Globe and Mail, and WebMD) indicating that children with Autism have a significantly elevated risk of drowning. The general theory seems ...
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Is the hippocampus responsible for storing or creating memories?

I've heard that severe damage to the hippocampus results in the inability to form new memories but still remember old ones. Am I mistaking something? Is the hippocampus responsible for storing ...
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What is the proper way to call “psychology of persuasion”?

I was wondering what can you call the field of psychology involved in behavioral economics, science of influence & social psychology as a whole. (The emphasis being on influence & persuasion) ...
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How does deliberately changing one's gender affect a poster's behaviour online? [closed]

Premise: I am not someone from the medical field. I have no training or formal qualifications in any of the social sciences. I am 100 percent a layperson. I am not sure if my question is on-topic ...
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What can one do to permanently increase one's baseline happiness (subjective well-being)?

According to the hedonic treadmill theory of subjective well-being each human has a hedonic set point. Positive or negative life events cause relatively short-term deviations to one's happiness before ...
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What is the scientific name of described situation? [closed]

Hypothetical situation: No insurance, potential significant finanacial cost, ralated stress - mistake, error, fail. Insurance, peace of mind, no stress - everything smooth. As a result, no ...
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Can a sequence of “automatic” tasks be seen in an EEG?

Say I train a task that consists of a sequence of smaller events a 1000 times such that it becomes an automatic/subconscious (something like muscle memory) movement. Then when I view the EEG signal ...
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How strong is the evidence for the effectiveness of psychoanalysis in the treatment of depression?

I often hear claims that psychoanalysis is ineffective, takes too long, is just pseudo-science, that other therapies such as cognitive-behavioural should be preferred or even that it should be ...
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Is there a list of large-scale, free datasets with psychological variables?

Psychologists are not using large, existing, free data to its potential. We don't know what exists, what it contains, or how to use it without a huge investment. Secondary analysis of large, open ...
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Combining ordinal data

I have a list of 50+ ordinal variables which have been rated by two researchers. The ratings go between zero and three. I am unsure how to combine these two ratings. It feels natural to take an ...
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How to chose which filter to design for EEG signal?

I am currently working on the EEG Grasp Dataset from Kaggle. I am aware that I need to filter the EEG signal as it is visually noisy (is there any way to mathematically show it's noisy?). How do I ...
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How to analyse skin conductance in r studio?

Anyone knows if skin condutance may be analised by some package in r studio? I have a signal in txt.file and I need to analyse, however I dont have any tool or software to do this beyond the R.
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Taking Control of Your Dream

I experienced a weird situation a while back wherein I was dreaming hut was pretty sure I was in a dream and could control it to my wishes. I even had a break in my sleep and immediately went back to ...
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Visual acuity as a cognitive mesure?

Orthoptist colleagues defend the idea that visual acuity is a cognitive measure... In my opinion, visual acuity is more a psychophysic measure, am I true, and why ?
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What is the meaning of behaviorally oriented outside-in nature of therapy?

What is the meaning of behaviorally oriented outside-in nature of therapy? I am especially interested why this outside-in word was used but please provide me a wider context of this type of therapy. ...
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How much we should trust our brain

Our brain is trained from culture and environment that we're raised in. So we don't control what we're learning until we get to teenage. But by that time our behaviour is already been shaped. This ...
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Help understanding and visualizing the data from EEG grasp dataset from kaggle

So, I downloaded the EEG grasp data set from kaggle. I am having a hard time understanding the data and plotting it. I extracted the " first subjects' " csv files from the train folder which consists ...
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Are personality characteristics correlated with certain underlying features of the facial expressions of a person?

For instance is it possible to determine with some degree of accuracy if a person is ranks high in openness to new ideas by some photos of the person?
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Kendrick et. al version of Maslow's Hierarchy

The above reinterpretation of the hierarchy by Kendrick et. al (2010) is straightforward enough. I am trying to see if there is any work done on generalizing the top portion there beyond peaking out ...
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Typing hear instead of here

Is there a technical term to denote when a person types here instead of hear or any other wrong word of a homonym pair--there for they're,etc.
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Is there a good text / review on research into human mental states?

I am trying to find whether there are a set of clearly identified mental states humans experience. For example; - in state of threat (amygdala activation) - in state of love, etc Is there a text or ...
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Is it possible to tell the difference between schizophrenics and pathological liars using a brain scan?

Someone says they hear voices. There are many explanations: They are having auditory hallucinations that to them sound like another person. They are interpreting their inner monologue as an external ...
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Can childhood disorders develope from learning to write from the wrong hand?

What disorders like dyslexia if any can develop if a child is forced to use their right hand over their left dominant hand? Is there a way to see if a person or child was taught to use the wrong hand? ...
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How to generate functional connectivity matrices after first-level analysis in CONN toolbox?

I have a single subject data(T1w and rs-fMRI BOLD). I am wanting to generate functional connecitivty matrix after preprocessing the raw fMRI. I already used CONN toolbox to do the entire preprocessing....
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What is the psychology behind self-confidence

How do I understand self-confidence and lack of self-confidence from a psychological perspective? Are there any psychological factors that influence the confidence of a person?
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Papers/Resources on the source/process of shame and empathy

I am an economist, and almost all work on shame (very little work has been done on empathy in economics, we typically just jump to some form of altruism) has simply been on observed outcomes. That ...
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Is Charisma innate gift or it can be learned?

There is a strong belief in psychology that revolves around whether, charisma is some innate quality or characteristic. You either have it or you don't? or its a learned process from experience? https:...
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“_______________” Variables"

I understand that in some cases, given a set of objects, human subjects asked to randomly select one will tend to favor one over others. We all know the situation where "37" will be favored when ...
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Do plants feel emotional pain as humans and animals do?

I have a question in mind regarding about plants. I remember there is an experiment where plants raised in good environment with compliments tends to flourish and grows bigger compare to the plants ...
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How common is it to include unmedicated patients in first episode psychosis (or any type of psychosis) studies?

Is anyone familiar with this open access study? Radua, J., Borgwardt, S., Crescini, A., Mataix-Cols, D., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., McGuire, P. K., & Fusar-Poli, P. (2012). Multimodal meta-analysis of ...

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