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What is the name of this common anti-pattern

When you work on a project, for instance a program in the computer science field, many people pause or "bypass" work on it to work on a side project, often smaller and often a "helper" project, ...
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Csikszentmihalyi on drugs and their effect

This is an excerpt from pp. 169-170 of a book named Flow: the psychology of optimal experience, written by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi . It has become very difficult to understand the meaning of this <...
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Would a diagnosis from a layman be legitimate if it follows the definition of the disorder?

Assuming a layman with no formal training (person A) says "person B has disorder X". A should not make such diagnosis because they don't have the training. But if A does that because it fits the ...
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What are the neuroscience research findings on the importance of breaks in cognitive function and specifically learning?

When I say breaks I mean breaks between periods of the same course, breaks between two distinct courses, single days of, weekends, couple days of, few days of, longer periods of holidays of duration ...
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Is this dissociation, depersonalization, or is there a better term? [closed]

I am attempting to find the term that describes a bizarre and terrifying experience I recently had. As background: I was the subject of a severe violent assaulted at age 12, now 30 years ago. I have ...
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What kind of political views are sociopaths more likely to espouse?

I know of the pretty controversial links between personality and political orientation, in general terms, e.g. Although most research examining whether openness and conscientiousness influence ...
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What constitutes an emotional disorder?

Watson, et al. (2008) states that a superclass of mood and anxiety disorders should be given a nonspecific label, such as ‘emotional disorders’. They stated that this superclass can be decomposed ...
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How action potentials work

At this point, I have a fairly solid grasp on the process of an action potential from some of my own reading. However, I fail to see how sending excitatory signals to a specific neuron can encode any ...
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Pain without consciousness

I know about blindsight, so I'm wondering if there are cases of people in pain who demonstrate all the behaviours of pain (e.g. putting hand in cold water after getting burnt, whining about the pain), ...
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What is it called to attack a person then say something uplifting?

Say a manager emailing the people under her in a way that to them feels degrading, and putting down. But at the end of the email its encouraging/uplifting type saying I know you are intelligent and ...
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Possession/Concept of My

Has any one studied whether are not in the predevelopment stage, or in any developmental stage whether the concept of possessing, or ownership comes into light in the psyche of an individual grasping ...
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Do .sav files expire after the trial version expires?

I saved a certain file on an SPSS software that expires after 2 weeks of its installation. I wanted to ask if my file would still exist even after the expiration date. The data is for psychology ...
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Is there any data on what proportion of ME sufferers believe their illness is primarily mental?

Is there any data on what proportion of ME sufferers believe their illness is primarily mental? As far as I know, there's no scientific consensus. Have any other illnesses, historically or otherwise, ...
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Long term cocaine use and personality change - Scientific references?

I've experienced cocaine addicts first hand and noticed the development of egoistic personality traits such as selfishness or loss of empathy in cocaine addicts. Are there any scientific references ...
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Please recommend a book about codependency that is not in regards to substance abuse

I would like to find a book that would be helpful to a codependent person with the following criteria. The book focuses on relationships with needy people who don't care for themselves, instead of ...
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Why does campfire lighting look creepy?

Various photography lighting guides state that when light is positioned above a face it looks natural, but when positioned below a person it looks unnatural or even "creepy". This is sometimes used ...
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How can a human carry out a mass shooting whilst remaining calm?

In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch New Zealand, it became known that the shooter had live streamed 17 minutes of his rampage to Facebook. In the video, of which I have only ...
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correction for multiple comparison over many ROIs

I would like to know how to correct a p value of a stiatistic when the same test was run over multiple regions of interest. The modality is MEG. So, I have 4 Regions Of Interests, and I ran the same ...
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Correct term for realistic user behaviour and decision making

Describing the limitations of my study surrounding the modeling of domestic hot water storage tanks, I want to find a precise term to describe realistic user behavior, which was disregarded in my ...
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Concept of Free Will [duplicate]

I was not really sure which stack exchange to post this question, however, this one suits well I am guessing. So assuming that the brain is just a carbon-based input/output calculator, and assuming ...
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Persistent problems among relationsips

Firstly my apologies if this isn't the correct se sight to ask this. Background I had a psychology professor some years ago (now that I think of it probably more like many years ago...) who ...
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How to measure the correlation between “spirituality” and the susceptibility to false memories?

Is there a measurement to correlate "spirituality" (how religious one is) to susceptibility to false memories? What papers or keywords should we look for?
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How to prepare when entering the field of Psychology from a professional UX background?

I come from a Computer Science and professional User Experience (UX) Design background and I'll soon be starting an MSc conversion course in Psychology. My interest is to understand human behaviour ...
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I have developed a self-regulation system that allows change at the physiological level. Does it have any merit?

Please note: I do not hold a degree. This system is based on experience and self-testing. I developed a self-regulation system that allows for the manipulation of sensations where they occur in the ...
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Are there contemporary buildings that have been designed based on colour psychology?

I am writing my thesis on how environmental psychology has influenced architecture and i am focusing on colour. I am looking for buildings that have been designed based on how colour affects the human ...
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How to score 20 item Mini-IPIP?

I want to use the 20-item Mini-IPIP (Donellan et al., 2006) in a study. The scoring key here suggests that I should: Score each question from 1 to 5 (integers only) Make sure to reverse the scoring ...
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What questions can I ask someone to help them overcome the negative belief “whatever happens to me is going to be a big turmoil”? [closed]

Suppose a person has a strong negative belief that whatever happens to his life is going to cause him a big turmoil. Then this person interprets all events from the view of this belief. The result is ...
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Definition of dominance (self-assessment manikin)

I'm using the self-assessment manikin to measure valence, arousal and dominance. Valence and arousal is clear to all participants but with the concept of dominance a lot of participants are struggling....
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How can psychologists define 'mental health' when we know quite little about complexities of human life? [closed]

Erich Fromm in his The Sane Society (1955) argued that mental health should not be defined merely in terms of the person's harmony with his/her society. He believed that a society, as a whole, could ...
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Why does THC or CBD give me a mental boost?

Studies have shown significant reduction in seizures in babies to adults when taking marijuana. I would call that amazing but what does it do in improving cognitive abilities in normal people? I ...
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Link between reading news and deteriorating mental health?

Given the prevalence of negativity and sensationalism in the news, I suspect individuals are also varyingly susceptible to (worsening) mental health issues arising from prolonged exposure. Perhaps as ...
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free will studies in long term decisoin making [duplicate]

this wikidepia article has a list of experiments and discussion around free will in neuroscience. One thing it notes is that there aren't studies focused on long term decision making in relation to ...
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Can we use artificial intelligence in law? [closed]

I'm from india, there are more than 3 crore cases pending in different courts of India which is nearly impossible to solve in a limited period of time.. unless we use robot instead of a person. I know ...
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Do antidepressants cause violence?

Any thoughts on which might be the right interpretation of the scant evidence that antidepressants cause violence? Evidence for the case that antidepressants cause violence According to a study ...
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What are the methodological differences between a ‘constructed’ and a ‘standardized’ psychological test?

What are the methodological differences between a ‘constructed’ and a ‘standardized’ psychological test? This was a question asked in the exam. Kindly help me understand the key differences.
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Is there any evidence that the Dunning-Kruger Effect applies to self-appraisals of soundness or reasonableness of judgement?

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the peculiar phenomenon wherein those with the lowest ability also have impaired metacognition, resulting in a peculiar overestimation of their ability e.g. stupid person ...
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Cerebellum question

Sorry if this sounds at all like pretentious armchair theorizing(it basically is), but I have a question which I can't really figure out how to search. So, given the resemblance of the cerebellum to ...
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Term for “That feeling that in a game you don't get items that you really need”

I've heard people in games mention that the game is programmed so that when you really need an item the game will not give it to you. You only get items that you don't currently need. I think this is ...
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conservative vs liberal: not related to rate of yes vs no

I am not a psychology major, so forgive me if I'm misusing terms. So on an exam, we had a question about signal detection, and it defined a conservative person as someone who always tend to reply ...
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How do you encourage participants to pay attention while completing online studies?

I'm conducting research where participants come into a lab and complete a study entirely on a computer (about 10-15 minutes). This means that informed consent, instructions, manipulations, and ...
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Was one my subtest score on a test battery invalid? [closed]

I realise this may be an unusual case, but long story short I managed to get hold of an intelligence testing software often used for job screening etc. Its called the MAB-II its modelled after the ...
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Is there a proper name of learning by experience (i.e. feeling something subconsciously)?

We all know about these two ways of learning: Rote learning (by mechanically repeating something to remember it). Learning by understanding (by understanding the logic behind something). But I ...
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Uncsoncious expectation of other people to be motivated by the same values as you

Is there a special term describing the situation when somebody automatically expects other people's behaviour to be motivated by the same values that motivate his own? For instance, out of my ...
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Can the brain create it's own artificial time? [duplicate]

When we dream, does the brain create an artificial time for the dreams to take place in? As time in dreams can feel off sometimes. Are is this not possible?
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If You Have Hard Time Apologizing Does That Make You A Narcissist? [closed]

So long story short I’m curious as to why it might be so hard for me to apologize to my significant other. He has been verbally/emotionally abusive towards me on many occasions and I never really had ...
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What can combined EEG-fMRI tell us about the brain activity that two separate EEG and fMRI experiments cannot?

I am trying to get my head around what questions I can expect to have answered about brain activity that cannot be answered by doing two separate EEG and fMRI experiments. I am aware that fMRI ...
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Is the relationship between IQ and brain processing speed/power? Is it linear, logarithmic or other?

Is the relationship between IQ and brain processing speed/power linear, logarithmic or other? For example lets say you two groups: Random group of 25 people each with an IQ close to a 100 IQ (95 - ...
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Does blood pressure increase during deliberate period of focus?

Does blood pressure increase during a deliberate period of focus? My reason for formulating this hypothesis is personal experience. A simple example is when I work, sitting, at the PC. Let's say I ...
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Why don't migraine headaches and auras consistently have opposite lateralisation?

A survey by Khalil et al. (2011) found that any aura lateralisation can be followed by any headache lateralization, although there was a tendency for headaches to be on the opposite side of the head ...
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Reaching biomimicry solutions through pure reasoning alone

Introduction: I'm somehow fascinated by the Velcro invention story because, as far as I can guess, Velcro would hardly have been invented if someone was looking for an elegant solution of this kind ...

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