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Separation of romantic and sexual attraction

Occasionally I meet people who say that they are sexually attracted to X group of people (e.g. men) and romantically attracted to Y group of people, X and Y not being the same (Sometimes they overlap, ...
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What does it mean to “accept my shortcomings”?

The need to accept one's faults and shortcomings; or accept oneself in whole, with all faults and shortcomings; or self-acceptance is being repeatedly stressed by psychologists. However, I've always ...
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How important is it to have a job that is aligned with one’s passion?

Ever since I left high school I kept reading and being told that it was of great importance to look for a job that alignes with one’s passion. Brochures distributed by both high schools and ...
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Measuring originality of a person on a sentence completion task

I conducted an experiment where I had 20 people complete 100 sentences with only one word. They had to come up with their completion independently of others and could give any answer they thought was ...
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Measuring originality of a person on a sentence completion task

I conducted an experiment where I had 20 people complete 100 sentences with only one word. They had to come up with their completion independently of others and could give any answer they thought was ...
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experimental design

How does a researcher come up with the number of experimental stimuli (e.g. number of targets and number of foils) for the experiment? My supervisor told me there should be at least 8 items for the ...
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Is there any guideline on how a layman giving support for another layman on their psychological problems?

I am being contacted by a stranger for having some understandings about a psychological disorder (in this case, BPD). I will help them what I know, in my ability, but I want to avoid the assumption ...
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Are there any official guidelines of person-centred therapy?

I understand that the person-centred therapy is based on humanistic psychology. Humanistic psychology is sceptical about the use of the scientific method to study human behaviour. Rogers (1965, p. ...
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Does the autistic child have a “theory of mind”?

Theory of Mind involves understanding another person's knowledge, beliefs, emotions, and intentions and applying that knowledge to navigate the social world.
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At what age a child would develop a sense of racism or a minority discrimination?

I wonder if what happened with my son(6yo) is a matter of concern or just a coincidence. I think I need to give a bit of background to help analyze what happened. We are an Arab family live in the UK,...
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Categorisation of attributes according to OCEAN

I've read about OCEAN (or The big five or FFM) on Wikipedia and I'm intrigued. I would like to have a categorisation of attributes describing a personality according to the model. Since we have a lot ...
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Difference between psychosis and schizophrenia

Can you please illustrate the difference between the psychosis and the schizophrenia?
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Question about interrole conflict

Katz & Kahn defined the interrole conflict as a conflict between two roles that are incompatibles, or when more than one person has the same role. I had a question today in an exam about role ...
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What thoughts should one contemplate to minimize sleep latency?

While trying to fall asleep on night, I was wondering what my strategy would be if I was challenged to a competition where the goal was to fall asleep as fast as possible once I was lying in bed. The ...
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System 1 and unconsious

Kahneman (2011) apparently suggests there is system 1 and system 2 in decision making. If I am not wrong he says system 1 is more prone to errors because it is automatic. Is this correct assumption ...
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Are the images in our heads physical?

I can think of a banana in my mind, and I can see it, it's there, but it's not really there at the same time. It doesn't feel physical, but for me to be able to see it, it must be physical, right? Are ...
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is it unconcious?

Roughly speaking, I as well as some other people probably have observer following. (1) Sometimes ideas start to come to me out of nowhere, (2) then we sometimes analyze it further and either reject or ...
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What is the personality type of King David? [closed]

Based on the books of old testament, can we tell what kind of personality King David had? I am mainly interested in the five factor model and MBTI.
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What is it called when you imagine what other people would say or do in a certain situation?

For example, some Christians say that to know how to act, we just need to "imagine how Jesus would act in this situation." The same goes for people we know personally, as in: "What will my boss say ...
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Multiple Pearson correlation table APA format

Please I need help on reporting results on a unified correlation table. Self-esteem was correlated with both depression and anxiety. Social support was correlated with depression and anxiety. That ...
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What makes someones good at math (or anything)? Is all about practice and hard work?

Could mathematical and abstract thinking be acquired through hard work? To have the same mathematical skill as a student who goes to Mathematical Olympiad seems quite impossible. Could their skill ...
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Will acquiring a second language improves the person's general intelligence and reading?

According to this information will acquiring a second language improves the person's general intelligence and reading, even if the individual started learning and have learned it after the age of 18? ...
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How accurate are diagnoses on Autism to Children under 3 years old?

I have a son with autism. He was diagnosed under 3 years old. 2 years old to be exactly. After I doubted several pediatricians that claimed that wouldn't be a valid diagnose after 5 years old. I ...
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Can we really motivate ourselves “on-demand”?

There are so many articles online and books selling on the idea that we should motivate ourselves daily, as motivation doesn't last long. Many cite numerous experiments and advise on techniques you ...
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If 10 words are presented at the same time, is it still considered a 'free recall' test?

I'm a little bit confused about the definition of a free recall test. According to Wikipedia: Items are usually presented one at a time for a short duration, ... If 10 items are presented at the ...
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Is a deeper capability of feeling emotions linked to a higher intellectual intelligence?

Kazimierz Dąbrowski, in his Positive disintegration theory talks about overexcitability as the most evident aspect of developmental potential. He distinguishes five types of overexcitabilties: ...
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What is the difference between “target” and “foil” in experimental design?

What is the difference between "target" and "foil" in experimental design in psychology? And how is a foil different from a distractor?
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Relationship between intelligence (IQ) and Big 5 Personality

Is there any relationship between intelligence and big five personality traits?
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Phrase used by jordan peterson about “revealing”

In his book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Peterson, 2018) has following quote: If you will not reveal yourself to others, you cannot reveal yourself to yourself. That does not only ...
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Is it possible that information is stored based on similarity in the working memory?

Baddeley's model suggests two buffers in the working memory: a phonological loop for acoustic, and a visuospatial sketchpad for visual information. The evidence is that auditory interference caused ...
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What type of data can we get from fMRI to calculate correlations?

Lets say we want to compare the correlation between the activation one part of the brain and rise in value of other variable. The design would be within subjects. What is the data that we can receive ...
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What neural mechanism allows humans to make phenomenological observations?

Phenomenological experiences are altered during mental illnesses, is there a way to objectively know about them, or atleast know how we know about them?
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Any research on IQ (general) and coping with abstract concepts?

Is there any good research on how general IQ correlates with levels of abstractions people can easily handle? I understand, that abstractions are different, but here it's probably enough to cover ...
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How can IQ below 40 be measured?

Common intelligence tests such as the WAIS or RIAS don't differentiate well (or at all) in very low IQ ranges, making it impossible to diagnose the degree of mental retardation according to the ...
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Are orgnizations like European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) or European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) genuine? [closed]

My sibling mentioned me about her idea of pursuing a additional post-university training for obtaining an EAP and EFTA compliant certificate for psychotherapy. I raised a question regarding the ...
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Is ADHD defined too loosely?

The criteria for the inattention part of ADHD from DSM-5. At least 6 of the behaviours for at least six months . ...
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Working on one problem opposed to working on mutliple problems when programming

I'm learning programming and I'm now at an advanced stage meaning that I need to solve problems from fields such as dynamic programming, path finding or recursion problems. Depending on the problem I ...
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How can we get to know about the phobia of walk?

I want to know how to tackle someone suffering from phobia of walk. It sounds weird that anyone can be suffering from the fear of walk
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Why do people tend to exaggerate the effects of things they disagree with

There are 2 reasons I can think of that may cause people to exaggerate the effects of things they disagree with: 1) Deliberate exaggeration to bring people to a cause 2) Our feelings cause us to ...
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why are all human brains so similar in brain structure, specialization of their parts and functioning?

As a result of my growing interest in neuroscience, I have begun to try and understand the functioning of the brain. However, I am always confronted by the following questions: The brain is a ...
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Is xenophobia (at least in part) caused by lack of education?

Xenophobia is definitely correlated with lower education in some studies, e.g. This paper sets out to scrutinise the relation between levels of education on the one hand, and nationalist sentiment ...
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Why do people tend to avoid desperate people?

From my experience,often in social interactions, the person who seems more desperate is the least desirable person to be interacted with. And no one wants to engage them. More often than not, people ...
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What are effective methods to overcome the initial psychological resistance towards an unpleasant task?

Background Some self-help books note the difficulty of starting a boring or cognitively-difficult task (relative to maintaining the 'momentum' once the task has been started). Sometimes they describe ...
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Cognitive theory of (positive) thought patterns, e.g. in the execution of the (intellectual) work functions?

The term "thought patterns" in the everyday psychology have negative associations, e.g. https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-angry-therapist/201704/5-distorted-thought-patterns-and-how-change-...
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What are the thoughs of a blind and deaf person? [duplicate]

I've always asked myself of what are made the thoughs of a blind and deaf person... Are they made of concepts? Sensations? Ideas? Have we ever asked a blind and deaf person about that?
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How to analyze EDA data collected from mindware?

How to pair event and skin conductance response of data from mindware? Does it need to downsampling? Thanks.
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How does a brain without sensory inputs function?

If for some reasons a brain would be deprived off all inputs, it (he/she) would still have memories to process and all thoughts would be based on past experiences. But in case a person was born ...
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What information does the connectome actually contain?

I am not a brain scientist but the following question seems reasonable to me. Prof. Sebastian Seung has given a TED talk named "I Am My Connectome". If I understand correctly, connectome is ...
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What sources of randomness does the brain use for sampling?

As an applied mathematician, I have a growing interest in the mechanisms for uncertainty representation and computation in the human brain. In fact, I recently compiled a list of papers on this ...
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Is it possible to be entirely impartial?

I am writing a paper for my English class about flaws in the justice system. One of the biggest problems I believe exists is the humans' natural instinct to judge people before we even know them. Is ...

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