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### Does information theory allow for extremely distorted mental time perception?

The experience obtained by Jaunting while being conscious is clearly impossible to attain in real life (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you can ignore this sentence). However, someone posted ...
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### Can someone be completely healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in a matter of seconds by a sudden emotional cathartic experience?

Can someone be completely healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in a matter of seconds by a sudden emotional cathartic experience? My question is motivated by two conversion ...
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### Is this video game phenomenon (ZP “cosmic state of hyper awareness”) diffuse mode thinking?

I'm wondering about a video game state of mind mentioned in an episode of Zero Punctuation in which Yahtzee states then all of a sudden you enter a sort of cosmic state of hyper awareness and beat ...
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### Why is toilet paper out of stock around the world during the coronavirus outbreak?

Ok, I am not going to fuss around the issue. The question is simple, but the internet is oozing with self-proclaimed behavioral scientists answering the question and it's hard to find a good, ...
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### Is there any academic article on the outcomes of Physical Positive Punishment on Felis Catus

I am not trying to cause a discomfort, but just wondering if there is ANY research that shows Felis Catus is not associating Physical Positive Punishment with Bad Behaviour. I am just seeing it is ...
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### What are some methods to manage a constant & persistent temptation or urge towards a bad habit like smoking, eating junk food? [closed]

This questions is around my observation of my own behavioral pattern. I am quite good at avoiding junk foods on some days and on others, I am miserably fail. I have some mild clinical depression and ...
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### Humans don't understand the accumulation of small numbers - what is this phenomena called?

I find that if you tell someone to give you 20$vs. giving you 1$ everyday for 20 days - people react differently. Similarly ...
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I recently read the "Pictorial Personality Traits Questionnaire for Children (PPTQ-C)—A New Measure of Children’s Personality Traits". I have searched a lot to download or buy the test but I couldn't ...
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### Is a New Software Library to Simulate Natural Processes like Hunger Needed?

This sort of dovetails off a question I asked on the AI Exchange: Is There A Need For Stochastic Inputs To Mimic Real-World Biology And Environment? I figured this site would give more insight on ...
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### What is the opposite of 'curse of knowledge' or reverse of Zen 'Shoshin'?

I'm trying to see if there is a term for someone that assumes because they have some level of expertise in a given field, they refused to listen to others (who do not have similar pedigrees) who have ...
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### Is there evidence to support the Dunning-Kruger effect?

The well known Dunning-Kruger effect is oft cited as a general explanation for why people with limited expertise overestimate their abilities. Other than the initial research that described this ...
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### Does PTSD related courage (coping mechanisms) run parallel with bad memory in patients? [closed]

From Hayes, et al. (2012) Some researchers have suggested that patients with PTSD have an enhanced ability to forget information, which may explain amnesia for important details of their ...
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### How a living being (a huge collection of atoms) perceive things? [duplicate]

How a series of physical and chemical events leads to a very non physical/ intangible perception? For example, let's say a certain wavelength of light falls on the retina of my eyes, then the sensory ...
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### Reporting d-prime results

I am currently working on research analysing yes/no responses in a recognition memory task. The false alarm rate is quite high so I have performed a d-prime test and collected d-prime values. Now that ...
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### Neurologic coherence between numbers and colors?

I came across a magic trick on YouTube that made me curious (starting from 10m15s). Maybe it has something to do with synesthesia? But let me first describe the trick in short. It involves two ...
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### Correlations between symbol color, viewer response and viewer mood

Consider the image shown below Are there any studies that look at how the viewer's response to such images - simple monocolor outline symbols - varies depending on their mood. For instance Tense ...
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### What is the name of the condition of Humbert towards Lolita?

In the Lolita movie, when Humbert was 14 years old he had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl, but then she gets sick and dies, and this marks him for life, because we see that even at 50 he still ...
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### What explains the contrast in suicide mortality versus attempts between men and women?

It's said that men in general die from suicide about 3 times more than women, but women make about 3 times more attempts than men. So, men have around 9 times more mortality per attempt. Some sources ...
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### What is the approximate average duration of a SCID-5 interview for diagnosing winter depression?

What is the approximate average duration of a DSM-V structured clinical interview for diagnosing winter depression? I would be very grateful for the answer!
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### Short form of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory questionnaire

Recently I have been reviewing several articles related to psychopathy outside the forensic area and I have observed that a very popular questionnaire in a college setting is the PPI. So far I have ...
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### Do straight people exist?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.unilad.co.uk/life/straight-people-dont-exist-finds-new-study/amp/ Recent studies show that the eyes dilate when people watch male and female porn in all men and women,...
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### Is there a name for somebody who thinks that life is a game/videogame?

Is there a name for a disease/syndrome for somebody who thinks that life is a game/videogame? This was inspired by a news article that covered a kid causing havoc because he thought that his life was ...
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### Differences between mental health and emotion health

I have zero background in psychology and healthcare. Recently I started to read health topics online by googling. I supposed one's health can be broadly categorised into genetic, physical, mental, ...
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### What feelings do women and girls have when seeing genocide of her race?

In my collage , I need to submit an article on Genocides in Ancient World I collected many details and show to my guide But he requested me to add about the psychological feelings does a female ...
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### Looking for a specific Lüscher Test implementation

There's many online Lüscher Test implementations over the internet, I'm looking for a specific one. In the end of the test it gives you your mood very precisely as usually you can feel 2-3 aspects (...
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### I am looking for the name of a phenomenon where people blindly follow others when they sense a threat

So I am composing a post and I am looking for a name of the behaviour among people that they start running when they see two or more people running in opposite direction sensing a potential threat or ...
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### Is there any evidence that traumatic stress does NOT enhance priming?

According to article PMC3466464 of NCBI, where is stated the following Thus, several studies have examined the hypothesis that there is enhanced perceptual priming for trauma-related cues. is ...
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### What is the name of inattention/autopilot phenomenon that results in 'swapping out' errors

Suppose I am doing the laundry while simultaneously taking out the trash, so am carrying a bag of dirty clothes in one hand and a bag of rubbish in the other. I might be on autopilot where I lift up ...
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### How strongly does IQ correlate with intelligence as it's commonly understood?

What is the strength of the correlation between IQ and intelligence where by intelligence I mean the "performance of brain" - the general efficiency of solving mental tasks?
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### What is the field that deals with observing an individual's fitness within a system called?

Foreword: Perhaps this question is better suited for statistics.stackexchange.com, but I'm deeply interested in studying about both the living thing and the statistics side of things. Everything in ...
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### Is there research evidence to suggest that waking up slowly is more beneficial than waking up abruptly?

There are several articles I've found which seem to anecdotally back up the suggestion that waking up slowly is better than waking up abruptly, in terms of combatting sleep inertia: https://www....
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### there were markers but shown 'no segments were found ' BrainVision Analyzer, why?

I have a problem with BrainVision Analyzer when doing Eyetracking analysis. I synchronized EEG and Eyetracking data and they had the same markers. When I tried to segment the synchronized data into ...
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### Beginner Psychology book recommendation [duplicate]

Iam looking for a way to find out if psychology would be the right topic for my studies. While I talked to alot of people and feel like it would be for me I want to start learning about the topic at ...
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### Why can't emotion perception “win” our own belief and bias to judge the situation accurately?

Cognitive distortions and negative emtions According to Wikipedia, "cognitive distortion are thoughts that cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately". It is a negative outlook on reality, ...
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### Is it possible to induce eye blinking?

Long time screen users like software developers sometimes use computers so intensely that they do not blink enough with their eyes. This leads to dry eyes. Unfortunately, people typically don't ...
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### Problem solving and memory size, conscious vs subconscious

First time asking here so I don't know the ethos yet of how liberal or strick this site is on the particulars. In spending my day programming in Prolog I often hit a wall sometimes and stop coding on ...
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### How can humans tell when something diverges from the norm

With this I mean the notion of humans being able to, for example, look at a painting and tell that something doesn't belong in there. For example sun glasses on the Mona Lisa, without prior knowledge ...
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### Dimensional/Domain Change in “Generalized Negative Reciprocity”?

Generalized (Positive) Reciprocity says that if A helps B, B will help C. Many studies have shown that this behavior exists in different settings (real life, field and lab experiments). Studies also ...
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### Why does an image seem smaller or larger through a pinhole when viewing with human eye

I was chewing gum when I took the Trident gum wrapper and rolled it into an open cylinder with a diameter of about 1.5mm (give or take 0.15mm). When I look through the gum wrapper (I have to put it ...
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### Are there positive/negative effects of new/repetitive music in work performance?

I work the weekend closing shifts at a local supermarket. There are many stores in the chain, and they all have the same soundtrack - consisting mostly of 70's music - which is played on repeat ...
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### How to help people who may suffer from Paranoia?

I am a very active member of the Information Security Stack Exchange site. Every now and then, I come across people who I believe may suffer from paranoia. They believe that "someone" is out to get ...
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### What would happen when the vitrome-dial hypothalamus get destroyed while there is no food to seek for?

Rats with VMH damage overeat because the ventromedial hypothalamus controls the body's ability to digest and store food. (Keesey & Powley, 1975). It controls digestive reflexes. When the ...
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### Psychological explanation for exorcisms?

I'm doing research on alleged testimonies and evidences of the Spirit Realm. In particular, I've been lately reviewing testimonies and live recordings of exorcisms. In doing this research I came ...
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### Extra-classical receptive fields are surprising, but retinal ganglion receptive fields are not. Why?

Rao and Ballard (1999) start their paper by stating that extra-classical receptive fields, which exhibit the phenomenon of end-stopping are difficult to explain. They show that in an idealized ...
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### Has a psychology of addiction been developed as a theory?

I am interested in the Alcoholic's Anonymous approach to treating addiction to alcohol and I am wondering if the significant advances in both psychology and the biological study of physiology have ...
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### Is NERIS Type Explorer unscientific?

Why do people call the NERIS Type Explorer of www.16personalities.com unscientific? According to https://www.16personalities.com/articles/reliability-and-validity it provides good test-re-testing ...
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### What measures are available for calculating big 5 congruence with a collection of profiles?

Say there is a group of OCEAN profiles. How do I calculate how well another profile fits into this group of profiles? Is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congruence_coefficient the way to go or are ...
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### Why does “bulk” yellow ink look red? [closed]

A transparent blue inkjet cartridge looks deep blue, a red one looks deep red, but a yellow one looks red. Tea also looks yellowish when it's shallow and reddish otherwise. Red is another colour, a ...