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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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Diagnose and Suggest Treatment for Hypothetical Patient Holding Core Belief that they are “stuck behind plate glass” [closed]

A patient is exhibiting symptoms of depression. When the clinician asks the patient to describe how the patient feels, the patient responds by telling a story: The patient describes being in a ...
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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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Is There A Connection Between Internalized Homophobia And Dysphoria [closed]

When a man expresses disdain for male homosexuality but engages in it in secret and considers himself straight. Is this a cognitive mental disorder, a form of internalize homophobia or are they all ...
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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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Is it possible that it's not nostalgia, but an objective fact, that the Swedish dub of “The New Adv. of Winnie the Pooh” is superior to the original? [closed]

I grew up watching the Swedish dub of Disney's animated TV series "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh", created and originally airing in the late 1980s and early 1990s (fifty episodes over four ...
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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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Maslow pyramid self actualization [closed]

What do you think represent the top tile of Maslow pyramid called Self actualization? And second question is it possible to reach this state with unmet floors below?
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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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Why is it easier to recognize music when it's played at double speed than when it's played backwards?

The beginning of the YouTube video Break the Targets (SSBM) - Sped Up shows the original music in the Break the Targets contest on Super Smash Bros. Melee. Next is the same music sped up 2X like a dub....
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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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Why are so many questions pertaining to psychology being closed by the moderators? [migrated]

I know that the job of a moderator is an extremely difficult task. You need an extremely vast amount of knowledge in a field as big as Psychology and Neuroscience. So, I think giving moderators a ...
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Would an electroencephalogram detect a chip in you brain that is sending signals?

To clarify the question, if you had a chip inside your brain that is sending bytes via wi-fii, bluethoot or other kind of waves, would the encephalogram detect anomalous activity? Are the waves ...
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How are neurotransmitter receptors discovered?

Many neurotransmitter receptors are known, for example 5-HT2a, Mu, NMDA, and so on. How have these receptors been discovered?
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What's the rationale behind marriages where the man is much older?

It is not uncommon to see couples where the two spouses are twenty to thirty years apart in age, that is, one third to one half of a lifetime apart. In such cases, it is much more common for the man, ...
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Why does suicide risk increase just after starting an antidepressant?

There are many ways of treating depression, one of which is administering antidepressants. From this site, and several others, I read that risk of suicide increases after starting an antidepressant. ...
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How hardwired is our emotion perception in neural basis? [closed]

As emotions are housed in the limbic system, I wonder how hardwired emotion perception is in our brain? It seems to me that since emotion perception is influenced by culture, it isn't as hardwired as ...
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Is sexual desire an emotion?

I see that in the Wikipedia page of emotion classification, sexual desire is only mentioned once (in Parrott's tree-structured list of emotion). It is absent from other kinds of classification. What ...
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What are some major works that seek to understand and operationalise Fatalism?

Also, What are some ways to study and measure Fatalism? I'm wondering if sociologists/psychologists/social scientists, in general, have developed effective empirical tools to measure it.
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What is actually happening with neuron during refractory period?

Sorry for a very rookie question. I've got an interest in spiking neural networks and therefore I started learning about different neuron models like Leaky integrate-and-fire, Izhikevich, etc. But ...
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Is there an evolutionary reason why people care so much about politics?

Is there an evolutionary reason why people care so much about politics? I speculate that it is because in ancestral times, politics was a literal life and death matter. Is there any books about this ...
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Excitement level in OCEAN model

So, I would like to know what facet regulates these behaviours / cahracteristics of a person: How loud and fast-talking they are (on average). Their excitement level (on average). Excitement seeking ...
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Is Flynn adjustment for IQ scores viable?

I was IQ tested with a test battery that was normed 27 years ago when i was 8 (WISC-R)(It was normed 27 years ago when I was 8). My Verbal IQ score was 122 and my Performance IQ score was 130. I found ...
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Satisfaction from music due to correct prediction of a sound

Ive randomly thought about a vague idea that perhaps the satisfaction I experience when listening to music is due to my brain correctly predicting a next sound in a sequence. Do you think that has ...
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Question about the left-brain interpreter characteristic

I got to know the concept that the left hemisphere of the brain has the ability to infer conclsions about the world, even if the information on which it relays is not necessarily valid, from ...
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Archetypes, meme and Hamilton rules

I like to know, could the archetypes of psychology (suggested by Jung's work) such as God, the devil, the child, etc,  be equivalent Of some kind of meme like developed memplex as long as the genes ...
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Objectively defining the image parameters for facial detection, recognition, and identification in digital imagery

Axis communications have given guidelines on minimum operational requirements of a camera to allow a human observer to identify, recognise, and detect human subjects (https://www.axis.com/en-ca/...
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Meditation vs auto reflex in body [closed]

I was trig the zen breathing meditation technique similar to this post instructions. so i have seen some auto reflex in my mouth like Swallowing reflex, also before have seen some tedx speech which ...
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Exercising working memory capacity

I am trying to define the most effective long term method to retain all of the information I want from a book as I read it. My current process is to read one chapter at a time, highlighting any key ...
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Definition associated with being attached to your own decisions, even when they are proven bad [duplicate]

There is a psychological effect I read about that I'm trying to remember the name of regarding people being overly attached to their decisions as being the best, because they made that decision, even ...

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