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What is the independent variable in this memory experiment?

I am planning the following memory experiment: Participants study a list of words, a random half of which are followed by an instruction to remember and the other half by an instruction to forget. ...
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How and when authentic pride becomes hubris pride?

There are two kinds of pride: hubris pride and authentic pride [1]. "Authentic pride is tied to adaptive achievement and goal engagement, whereas hubristic pride is tied to extrinsic values of ...
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Can Krashen's Input Hypotheses be applied to areas other than Language Acquisition?

Background Stephen Krashen and Tracy Tarrell have given an interesting approach to learning new languages which they call Natural Approach. In this approach, they bring the naturalistic approach of ...
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Why did humans evolve to be traumatizable?

Why did humans evolve to be traumatizable, instead of being more resilient and treating trauma in a detached manner? Don't symptoms of trauma reduce a person's biological fitness? Is PTSD an ...
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Why do so many people ruin their video game experience by cheating?

Ever since I was a kid, I've been baffled by the existence of people who buy a video game for a ton of money, and a glossy "strategy guide" to go with it. Then they get home and read the &...
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Are there surveys and results on degree of support for different theories of consciousness with correlations to demographic or other characteristics?

I am looking for two things that I an unable to find. A "survey" or "quiz" that attempts to determine the degree one's support for various theories of consciousness. I could ...
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How is the weight of Weschler subscales calculated towards general IQ?

How do the Wechsler IQ (e.g. WAIS III) tests indices (e.g. verbal IQ, performance IQ) and sub-scales contribute to overall IQ? What are the weights of each? If a person scores above 99.9th (maximum) ...
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Why do Na+/K+ ion pumps in neurons have a ratio of 3 to 2

As I understand it the resting potential is maintained due to the different permeabilities of K+ and Na+ and in fact at the resting potential the sum of the Na+ and K+ currents is zero. The pump's job ...
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Alternative hypotheses to Hebb's rule

I was reading on wikipedia that there are exceptions to the hebbian rule, and I was curious about the possibilities of other hypotheses of how learning occur in the brain. So I would like to know: ...
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name of the phenomenon: accepting accusations and transformation of a character into the accused one

I am looking for the general name or literature examples of the following fictionally common (but not sure of its reality) psychological phenomenon, its nomenclature: When someone is accused of ...
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Why is the occipital lobe behind instead of in front?

These are regions of our brain: Our eyes are in front below our forehead, however, the visual area Occipital Lobe is behind. Are there any biological reasons for this? why shouldn't Occipital Lobe be ...
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At what age are 95% of people mentally able to give consent?

People under the age of consent still lack the mental ability to give informed consent. but the age of consent varies across countries and states from puberty in Yemen to 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 ( France, ...
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Why do people jump off of buildings looking down at the ground? [closed]

I was watching an indian movie where a student gets the result of a very important exam and finds out he has failed, after minutes of crying bitterly and standing in the balcony talking to his friend ...
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Is it possible to use mixed-effect models on averages dataset?

I have an EEG dataset with participant ids and averaged signal to noise ratios for different different conditions and regions. Can I use a mixed effect model for this dataset (e.g., lmm(SNR ~ ...
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How can we measure the levels of Frustration?

Any technique or Matrix or Questionnaires, Qualitative or Quantitative Analysis
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Do people who experience heautoscopy become unable to see their reflected image in a mirror?

I understand that people who experience autoscopy can see their body image outside them without a mirror. I had read many years back in a paper that people who experience the inverse phenomenon called ...
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Why do we feel cold in dark places? [closed]

Yesterday, I was in my room which was well lit. And then I went to the other room, where the lights were all off, and to my surprise, I felt that room colder than my well lit room. I thought that it ...
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Identify kind of descriptive role playing game for self-discovery

There's a comic book called "Knights of the Dinner Table" about a bunch of rpg players. In one issue, the only girl at the table GM's some kind of self-discovery game she learnt in her ...
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What is a background assumption? [closed]

What is meant by background assumption?
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What are ERP components such as N400?

A lot of research uses ERP, which is time-locked EEG. I am reading about semantic and syntactic anomalies. So when a semantic anomaly occurs there is supposed to be a negative peak in ERP at 400ms. I ...
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What are some activities that can help me improve my self esteem? [closed]

I constantly struggle with maintaining healthy levels of self esteem. I exercise once a week, go to school, read books, listen to music, and do other things that make me happy, but I can't ever seem ...
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Are there any sources on how many of patients with mental illness were hospitalized several times?

I was wondering how likely it is for someone with an mental illness like depression that after he is released is hospitalized again. Could you expect that someone who is released is never in the need ...
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Why do we anthromorphize genes, evolution, and nature?

Books sometimes say, "Our genes want us to have as many children as possible", or "Evolution wants the fittest to survive". But genes are not conscious entities who can want things....
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Is it scientifically backed that sensory signals always go through limbic/emotional brain system?

From the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves: The daily challenge of dealing effectively with emotions is critical to the human condition because our brains are ...
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Is there a type of verbal paraphasia where you say the total opposite of what you mean? [closed]

When I'm stressed out or anxious while trying to get words out, I have the tendency to use opposite words, sometimes without even realizing that I said the opposite word (ex: "good" and &...
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How can most people who stream the games butcher Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask with those “randomizers”? [closed]

(I attempted to ask this on the most relevant category, "Arqade", but they toxicly downvoted and closed, so I instead try asking it here.) Every day, I watch numerous Twitch streams of the ...
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How much electrical energy is required to stimulate a single human neuron?

A neuron can be electrically stimulated to initiate action potential. How much electrical energy is required to stimulate a single human neuron or a group of few thousand neurons? Please provide ...
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Why does mental work cause fatigue?

In Mental Fatigue: Costs and Benefits, Boksem and Tops advance that mental fatigue results from the brain's decision to save energy: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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Resources for adults supporting a partner with childhood sexual trauma

This may be not the appropriate community, but I am looking for resources - books or articles - about how to improve the affective support towards an adult who suffered childhood sexual abuse. I am ...
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What is the context of nostalgia?

People often have old watches, old cars or some old articles which are not functional but they don't feel like throwing them away. So what purpose does such a feeling serve and how is it helpful or ...
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Why is music more addictive than film?

From my personal experience and from the (anecdotal) evidence it seems like music is way more addictive (for the lack of a better word) than film (movies). For instance, when a new record from my ...
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Is there any relationship between Maslow's Pyramid and corruption?

Is there any relationship between Maslow's Pyramid and corruption? I.e. can it be said that societies which are staying in the lowes level of the Pyramid are more prone to corruption?
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System 1 (fast and unconscious) thinking

Can you please recommend some literature about experiments used to study system 1 (fast and unconscious) decision making (Kahneman, 2011) in human or non-human animals? Reference Kahneman, D. (2011). ...
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Parallel target search and serial blank search

Wolfe (1991) reports an example of a search that seems to be parallel for target trials and serial for blank trials: Is anyone familiar with other examples of a dissociation between target-present ...
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Progressing Emotional Regulation through the 4 stages of competence

As you activate the parasympathetic nervous system through meditation your overall emotional regulation drastically improves. But as you activate the PNS in this aspect are you accelerating your ...
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Calibrated levels of lower mind consciousness and it’s role on the physical experience of ego emotions

As you ascend through lower levels of consciousness your perception is dominated by the ego mind. Since you can experience different negative emotional states at the same point in the evolution of ...
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What is the relationship between fear and desire?

Are fear and desire located on the opposite sides of a spectrum or are they more like filters/lenses through which one can look simultaneously?
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What are common ideas to resolve a cognitive dissonance in which the belief is realistic but causes problems for “coping with the world”?

If we assume that there is no extrinsic meaning in life (objectively speaking), it follows that one needs to have intrinsic values to make one's life meaningful. However, an objective observation of ...
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Is there a term for when a tool is perceived as an extension of your body?

Is there a specific term that describes the phenomenon where you perceive a tool as an extension of the body? An example would be riding a bicycle. The more often you ride a bicycle the less you have ...
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If the instructions of a group intelligence test are misunderstood, are the results of that test invalid?

For example, a researcher is investigating synonyms and prepares a test. A participant undertaking the test incorrectly interprets the instructions, and understands the test to relate to antonyms ...
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What heuristic or bias is at play when drawing conclusions from headlines only?

I'm wondering why many people just read headlines when they scroll through social media and make up their minds based on this? What bias or heuristic is at play? Why don't people read the article? I ...
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Is living with constant mindfulness necessarily good? or does it limit one's potential? [closed]

Isn't mindfulness is difficult for a thinker which usually philosophers are? Mindfulness by definition is bringing awareness to present moment non judgmentally and I agree it may relax you. I believe ...
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The right mindset?

Me and Person X differ in many ways, i'm not sure which mindset I should follow. Which is considered right or is a winning mindset? When going for a run, X sets a goal of 10km, once X completes 10km, ...
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What is the core difference between Cognitive evaluation theory and Need-Satisfaction theory

There are three theories of intrinsic motivation: Need-Satisfaction theory Self-determination theory Cognitive evaluation theory (CET) The theories identify the following innate needs: competence ...
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How action potential is generated while dreaming

I would like to know what generates the action potential in the brain areas that is relevant to dreaming, since our sensory nervous systems don't work (or do they?). What else can generate the action ...
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What mental health corpuses exist for natural language processing research?

Is there a corpus (a labeled collection of documents) for the forms used in various psychiatric tests (Beck Depression Inventory, Addiction Severity Index, PTSD Checklist, etc) and their item-level ...
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Could a psychiatrist have their license revoked for using a new type therapy procedure on patients?

I'm a writer and, in this story I'm currently writing, a psychiatrist researches a new therapy method before finally testing it on his patients. My plan, however, was to eventually have his license ...
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What is dissociative identity disorder

The illness is accompanied by memory gaps beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. ... DID symptoms include "the presence of two or more distinct personality states" ...
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How do I complete and report a Generalised Linear Mixed model from SPSS into APA?

I'm trying to learn how to do GLMM for my phd in psychology. I was intending to do a mixed model ANOVA, but the GLMM allows me to consider more variables simultaneously and so I have decided to go ...
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Is there an analog to the five factor model for emotion?

To the best of my understanding, the five factor model of personality comes from a factor analysis on a large list of adjectives that can be used to describe an individual's personality. It is ...

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