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Unlearning and coping with the fact that you've been deceived?

As we all surely know, we have huge numbers of people who are being brainwashed into believing obviously false non-sense thanks to sites like youtube. You mostly only here this with conspiracy ...
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Is subconsciousness proven and can it be visualized?

We read terms like The subconsciousness is 90% of our brain. The subconsciousness is 95% of our brain. The subconsciousness can be influenced by hypnosis. Yet I have yet to see a study in ...
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What should an undergrad aiming for BCI be doing?

I'm in my undergrad and am interested in brain-computer interfacing, but since the field is so new I'm at a loss for what my next step should be. My hope is to be at the forefront of the field of ...
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Dichotomous thinking in the childhood

I am not a psychologist, but a mathematician, so I am quite profane in the area. I am looking for studies about dichotomous thinking in the childhood (in my case, 8-16 years old), and if certain ...
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A subtle bias against one's own group

Briefing:We are graduating from school shortly and we have to choose a fancy name for our class.We have conjured 4 options so far 3 in Latin and 1 in Sanskrit.I hail from India so it's safe to say ...
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Temperament and The Big Five personality traits?

It seems like the four temperaments are just combinations of The Big 5 traits. Is that true? Sanguine has high extraversion and high agreeableness. Choleric has high extraversion and low ...
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How to create a realisitc character?

I am a writer and I want to learn how to create a realistic characters for my books. I have learned The Big 5 Model, but I don't think that's enough to fully describe someone's character. What models ...
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Why are core beliefs often phrased as opposites?

I was reading about core beliefs (here and here). While I get the definition, the examples seem very simple to me. For example "I'm ugly" vs "I'm beautiful". Don't most people accept that things exist ...
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What are the basis for developing envy and/or resentment?

Why do some people develop envy or resentment toward others, and other people with the same experiences do not? Is there a way to learn to let the envy and/or resentment go. Example would be someone ...
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How do scientists deal with studies that show results which contradict legislation? [on hold]

I am not a psychologist. But I studied studies about psychology. The ones I read have in common that their results are never contradicting legislation. If a scientist realized that some criminal ...
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When does a fear of something constitute a phobia?

Obviously, not all phobias are made equal. There are some 'phobias' that involve things that are normally do inspire fear in others (such as, famously, spiders). Honestly, I never understood why being ...
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Is the approximation of the Medial Frontal Gyrus in the region of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex?

I'm wondering if the MFG is located in the region considered the DLPFC?
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Measuring attention/concentration

I'm currently writing a study about the correlation of listening to music and levels of concentration/attention. I've looked everywhere for an online way to conduct some sort of sustained attention ...
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Social psychology in hierarchies

I read somewhere that « Psychologists found that those who are lower in the hierarchies tend to understand and empathize with those at the top, but vice versa is less common. » Is it true ? If yes, ...
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Advisor Sent Paper to Colleague and She SURPRISE! Published like the Exact Thing--What Should I DO? [on hold]

PLEASE HELP I'll skip the long backstory. Basically, I have reason to believe 500 plus references worth of work was scooped by my advisor's colleague because he emailed the document to her. And then ...
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Do psychopaths sweat less just under the threat of punishment?

Some experimental data shows that psychopaths don't develop the skin conductance (due to sweat) that other people get under threat of punishment Psychopaths, who are part of a wider group of ...
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Mismatch negativity vs. mismatch response

MMN x MMR - mismatch negativity versus mismatch response: How are the concepts related and what is the difference between them?
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Why do I always screw up when people are watching?

I’m wondering why people are more likely to fail when they know people are watching and or counting on them. For example in a football game where there is 2 seconds left in the game, and team A has ...
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Weird Psychopaths [on hold]

So i have been studying psychology(not professionally) since I was 11yo and i was fascinated by psychopaths. They just seem like better versions of humans, in a logical sense. Now, I have met a few ...
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Existence of self esteem and how to look at it

In this video author (Jordan peterson) claimed he doesn't believe Self esteem. Honestly I can't understand what exactly he means with that (maybe because I am not English speaker). This is the way I ...
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What makes it necessary to define autism beyond perceptual dysfunction?

One would think perceptual dysfunctions would be sufficient to define the condition since the inability to discern or perceive phenomena and failure to execute or adjust behavior due to lack of proper ...
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How would you differentiate “self hate” from “insecurities?” [on hold]

Don't insecurities arise from self hate? For example if we are insecure about our face aren't we hating our face - hating ourselves?
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Pain and Dementia [on hold]

My Grandfather is suffering from Dementia for quite a few years now. Before that he had pain in his knee due to an accident he had during his youth. He took medication for the same. Now during the ...
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Do modern personality traits exist with native people

I am wondering if there is any evidence of personality traits like intro versus extroversion existing in native people without any contact with modern society, or if they are a result of modern life.
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According to Le Bon, Tarde and Freud, what is the process of crowd forming? [closed]

What are the similarities and differences between their theories?
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Why do people suffer from repetition compulsion? [on hold]

People who have been traumatized sometimes have a compulsion to reenact their traumas. Why is that? It has been suggested they might to trying to master their trauma, but mastery seldom happens as a ...
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Is it known in human psychology that when you comment on something negatively but objectively, people may associate the negativity with YOU?

I just heard that when you criticize something objectively and even when other people agree that it is true, the people that heard your criticism may actually associate this negativity with YOU. What ...
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Any studies correlating “Comfort Seeking” before/after stressful situations

Imagine a few common stressful situations that we all go through Being struck in traffic Having to wait for a bus, train... Going through security/immigration control at an airport Purely an ...
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What is receptor tonic activation?

From Long-term administration of the dopamine D3/2 receptor agonist pramipexole increases dopamine and serotonin neurotransmission in the male rat forebrain: The sensitivity of postsynaptic D2 ...
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accurately predicting behavior from initial brain state

so according to mainstream view brains are completely deterministic given initial conditions and knowing all the external input, and free will doesn't exist. so has there been attempts to predict ...
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Before taming fire, what did early humans do in dark? [closed]

Obviously, they can't go to sleep immediately after sunset right?
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Why do our brains act in such a evil way sometimes that hurts other people?

I have seen some real evil acts. And I almost lost confidence in humanity. Why do we become so evil sometimes that hurts other people? I guess everybody knows the Renaissance novel Les Miserables by ...
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Is our brain that sensitive for some that when we take an impossible and difficult undertaking we can have a break down?

I will first give the members here an example then ask a generic question. I was always a jolly teenager. At age 15 and 16 when I was in grades 9 and 10, I decided I will be in the top twenty ...
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Triptans and SSRIs

When talking about triptans used for migraines such as Zolimitriptan, such drugs are selective serotonin receptor agonists. SSRIs, as their function states, are Selective Serotonin Reuptake ...
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Longitudinal consistency of StrengthsFinder

The StrengthsFinder survey is a personality assessment which finds strengths which an individual can contribute to an organization. What is the consistency of this assessment: When a person takes the ...
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Why can't we remember being babies?

I once watched a YouTube video explaining that it was because it was an evolutionary disadvantage to remember it better because you might do something like electrocute yourself with an electrical ...
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Where to find patient responses on Rorschach's Inkblot test?

I am looking to find data that has patient's responses to Rorschach's inblots as well and their associated diagnosis ( Mainly looking into patients that have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, ...
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What makes an individual more or less likely to accept and use the correct pronouncation of a foreign word? [on hold]

My hypothesis is that for English speakers, if they are told them a word is pronouced different than they are currently speaking it they can have very different reactions depending on the origin of ...
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Strange synchronized brain pulses on EEG using OpenBCI Cyton board

I recently received an Open BCI headset, and have been experimenting with it. One interesting is my brain gives off very regular pulses. My wife tested the headset too, and she also had these pulses....
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Working with neuroimages and visualize them as JPG, PNG, GIF and so on

I am very new in this area, i am trying to visualize a good dataset of neuroimages to work with. I am stuck to visualize the images and save OpenNeuro files, it is totally saved in JSON format and ...
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Can we change a particular addiction into another addiction?

My current knowledge about dopamine and serotonin came from a series of articles and web pages, a few videos also. As per my knowledge and readings I know that addiction is about reward, a person’s ...
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How does a brain learn strategies?

Imagine the simple task of finding words in a wordsearch. Initially the default strategy might be just to let your eyes wander around to see if you spot any words. Strategy 2 might be to search for ...
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What is the psychological explanation for the phenomena that a person sees the solution to a problem as “simple” once it has been found?

Is there in psychology an explanation and/or term that describes the phenomena that exists where people perceive a solution to a problem as “simple” after the solution has been found? I have noticed ...
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Is there a scientific consensus on the cause of IQ gap by race? [duplicate]

On average, there is a 15 IQ points gap between whites and blacks. Is there a scientific consensus on whether this gap is explained by nature/genetics, nurture/environment, or both? This NYT article ...
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Why are humans afraid of some other animals? [duplicate]

I am afraid of chickens, I can control it, but since I'm young I am afraid. Since doesn't seem to be a general fear. I know other people that are afraid of other species. My question is : is it ...
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Finding percentile ranks for questionnaires and psychometric tests

I am using a Levenson's Self-Report Psychopathy Scale to divide participants into two groups (high v low scores). I have selected participants based on them scoring in the top or bottom 25% of ...
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What can reduce the cognitive abilities in a common workplace? [closed]

There are many types of work that mainly create benefit by thinking, often called desk jobs. The output is based on the cognitive abilities of the person. It typically happens in an environment we ...
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Psychologist graduate from for profit school red flag?

I am seeking a psychologist for therapy session/counseling. I see many online that graduated from for profit schools namely "Argosy University" is a common one. Is this a red flag and may indicate ...
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Unzipping .nii.gz in python

I am using the nibabel package to load an image with 7 parcellations in it. It is a .nii.gz file and when I try to load it with nibable.load('image_file') I get the following error: ...
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Is there a subfield of psychometrics focused not on test questions but “high-resolution” “behavioral” data?

I'm new here but I thought y'all would be the best place to ask. Is there some research sub-community that studies how to measure psychological constructs and processes when you have high-resolution ...

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