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Where to get psychology assessment resources to put into my website?

I'm not a psychologist and would like to know how to get a psychological assessment to put into my website? Is there a public assessment with question data and scoring logic? I'm sorry if the ...
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Is “Incremental learning” pseudo-science?

I've recently come across the following article: http://www.super-memory.com/help/il_full.htm The author makes the claim that "Incremental learning" is the best way of learning and goes as far as to ...
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When does the brain stem appear in humans?

When does the brain stem appear in humans? The following article states: Once the neural tube closes, at around week 6 or week 7 of pregnancy, it curves and bulges into three sections, commonly ...
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Why is median motor nerve conduction velocity about 50 m/s?

I recently started reading Fitzgerald's clinical neuroanatomy and neuroscience (Mtui, et al. 2015) and reached chapter 12, electrodiagnostic examination, yesterday. The chapter deals, i.a., with nerve ...
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What does White guilt feel like, how does it socially manifest itself & is it treatable?

White guilt would appear to be a genuine phenomenon which only White people can ever experience - and yet many people deny that it exists, at all, or that it is a form of phoney Liberalism or, worse, "...
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Is the visual cortex of a newborn baby immediately capable of object detection or is this skill learned over time, and if so, how?

Is the visual cortex of newborn babies right off the bat capable of making sense of raw visual data, for instance, converting the constant stream of raw RGB images perceived by the eyes into a ...
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Simulating Hudgkin Huxley neural network

I'm starting work on a computational neuroscience project where I want to create my own model of a spiking Hodgkin-Huxley neuron and connect many instances (about 400) of this model through synapses. ...
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How long does it takes for the feeling of vengeance to fade away by time?

Psychologically, how long does it take for a person to forget the feeling of vengeance over other person or community? For example, imagine this scenario: There was a city which was sacked by army ...
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Is The Chimp Model really a thing?

I've come across 'The Chimp Model' that sports psychologist Steve Peters advocates for understanding human motivations. While this seems intuitive does it have much credibility in neuroscience? If ...
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What is a validated online tool to administer Stroop and N-back test?

I'm trying to conduct a study in the field of cognitive experimental psychiatry. I need an online tool on a PC-based setup to administer Stroop, N-back, and choice reaction time tests. I found ...
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What is the matrix of self and the outside world, evil and good?

I remember that there is a matrix in my textbook when I studied the basic psychology in colleage. The four 4 quadrants are 1) self is good and the outside world is also good; 2) self is evil but the ...
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Ethics of observing someone doing something with substantial risk

This question about someone who wants to be put into an isolation chamber got me thinking about the ethics involved in observing someone doing something risky. If a participant approaches you about ...
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What causes us to perceive a person's gaze as meaningful?

I have seen time and time again, both in literature and in conversations with people I know, people describing someone's eyes. What I mean is that I have come across phrases like "Focused gaze", "...
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Is there any research of spelling errors from a dual-process theory perspective?

Checking the rather comprehensive but somewhat dated 2008 review of Evans on dual-process theories, I didn't see anything about [mis]spelling. But it seems to me an obvious thing to investigate ...
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Involuntary misspelling while writing

I'm a native Spanish speaker. In Spanish, the verb "to accept" is "aceptar". When I write it down, or type it on my phone, I tend to write "haceptar" (the H in Spanish is mute, so it'd be pronounced ...
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Is there some cognitive test besides (visual) working memory in which some animals are superior to humans?

Assuming the research of Matsuzawa et al. (2007) (see also BBC video (2013)) isn't misleading, are there any other cognitive areas where chimpanzees (or other primates) have been observed to surpass ...
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In what contexts is loss aversion least controversial?

Loss aversion (and related phenomena like the endowment effect) are somewhat controversial, it seems; from Wikipedia: Recently, studies have questioned the existence of loss aversion. In several ...
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Detecting trauma with EEG?

My parent went to a Psychologist because of anxiety and panic attacks. Nicely i knew that she uses EEG for diagnostics. So he went to see her, but he told me that during the EEG she asked him for 2 ...
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What is the most accurate name for the effect where people find excuses for flaws by leaders?

A lot of the time, especially in political behaviour, people are likely to ignore the flaws of a leader or in some cases to somehow spin some bizarre positive angle. For example, corruption of public ...
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Is sign language handled differently by the brain than spoken laguage?

The human's ability to process language in the abstract is somewhat linked to our ability to both produce and understand sounds (see Broca's area), with that in mind, is Sign Language handled ...
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Operant Conditioning for reducing Rumination

Has operating conditioning been a useful tool for extinguishing rumination? If so, what is a typical training procedure for extinguishing rumination? I'm looking for something like, first train the ...
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Is there a reliable memory-retention guidance chart?

As discussed here reliability of some charts are dubious. I would like to use such a chart for studying purposes and am looking for something peer-reviewed or as factual as possible. Does it exist?
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Dissecting human reaction time

It's claimed that the average human reaction time in response to a visual stimulus is 0.25 seconds (https://backyardbrains.com/experiments/reactiontime). This article by Mcleod (1987) may be a better, ...
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Psychological effects of statutory rape - differences by gender?

Occasionally, criminal cases where female teachers have sex with male students make the news. I have the impression that many people are much less critical of that than when the victim is female, and ...
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fMRI repetition time (TR) and stimulus duration

I realized that in many neuroscientific experiments, the duration of the stimulus (say the duration of a grating stimuli displayed to subjects) is considerably shorter than the "TR" (roughly speaking ...
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what causes this auditory persistence illusion?

Related question: aftereffects of auditory adaptation When the radio is turned off in the middle of a song, sometimes I can still hear the song playing very quietly for tens of seconds after the ...
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How do you predict a cognitive bias theoretically using dual process theory?

Disclaimer: I am a complete layman in psychology, with no education in the field whatsoever. This question was prompted by my reading Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow", in which he discusses the ...
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Is there a term for simulated irrationality?

When 2 rational people want to accomplish their goals, they'll get compromise by meeting their goals halfway. But if one of them seems irrational, his opponent will go much farther in his concessions ...
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Voltage Clamp Method

I don't understand some points of the voltage clamp method. In the resting state, Command voltage and membrane potential are both -65mv. If the command voltage increases to 0mv, current is injected ...
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Timeframe in which thoughts are concieved [closed]

Are thoughts concieved in realtime or are they preprocessed chains ready to be thought or both (depending on the prospective) or am I asking a too generalized question to have any sense ?
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Analyzing EEG time-frequency data in a factorial design

I am trying to find the best strategy to analyze a set of EEG time-frequency data from 24 subjects, using 64 electrodes. This is an exploratory study as I have no a-priori hypothesis on where or when ...
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Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome

According to HealthLine, Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome, known clinically as Pycnodysostosis (PYCD) can cause difficulty with mental processes, though intelligence is not usually affected GARD also ...
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Is there a foveal explanation for the duck-rabbit illusion?

Myself when I look at the duck-rabbit image, I see a duck if focus on the left (i.e. the beak) or a rabbit if I focus on the right (the nose). Is this how it works for most people, i.e. is the foveal ...
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How does flow differ from or relates to attention?

Csikszentmihalyi introduced the notion of flow, which is almost certainly his best known work/concept. Despite the fact that Wikipedia has a very long article on flow, I can't find a simple ...
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How do we know what colors animals perceive?

Humans have three kinds of photoreceptors corresponding to different wavelength-spectra: If say photons with wavelengths of around 530 nanometers hit the human retina, this would lead to the ...
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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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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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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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