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Research correlating stress/boredom with eating/comfort-seeking?

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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Do animals have a critical period for language similar to humans?

I have wondered this question for awhile, and I thought it would be appropriate to ask on here. Particularly, is there any evidence showing that animals exposed to human language during their ...
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Research on using kinesthetic sense to guide cognitive visual model?

Has there been any research on how our sense of where our limbs are relatively to our body informs our spatial reasoning? For example, I think people might be more successful at hitting a nail with a ...
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Is what psychologists define as subconsciousness proven in neuroscience and can the psychological subconsciousness be visualized by neuroscientists?

We read phrases like The subconsciousness makes up 90% of our brain. The subconsciousness makes up 95% of our brain. The subconsciousness can be influenced by hypnosis. I have yet to see a study in ...
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What is Orwell's problem in second language acquisition?

As I know it, Orwell's problem is the reverse of Plato's problem: Given so much, why do we know so little? But, my question is, how does that connect to SLA?
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Can we treat addiction by altering the reward system of brain?

I have read that all the addictive behaviour are related to something called Reward System of brain. Well, reward system is all right but why reward system never gets brimmed up with rewards. I can ...
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Who was the first to use Softmax to model decision making?

Softmax is a mathematical function frequently used to model probabilistic choice between multiple alternatives associated with different values, e.g. two arms in a bandit task; See for example [1] and ...
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Any research backing alpha waves and impact on subconscious mind

I've been researching the subject of affirmations and the relation with alpha waves over the course of the last few days. I've found a significant amount of general information on the importance of ...
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What is the meaning of “strongly” in a Likert test?

Likert-scale questionnaires/tests tend to include the following options: Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree (sometimes included) Disagree Strongly disagree I have been looking for a ...
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Why do some days feel fast and others feel slow?

As per the title, why is it some days it just feels like a day can go so fast, yet other days can feel slow? Every day has the same amount of hours, minutes and seconds after all. What is the actual ...
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Why is deltaE not used as a measure of error?

I've recently read a few articles pertaining to visual memory. Most of them (e.g. https://doi.org/10.1167/9.10.7) use the continuous color recall task where they ask participants to recall the color ...
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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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Aren't MBTI and Big 5 connected? [duplicate]

I have seen repeated suggestions that the Big 5 model is the preferred model of personality in psychology, and Myers-Briggs is used in pop psychology and industry and not presently taken that ...
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What to consider when subsampling

I have a dataset of 364 people in a control group population and about 450 in one comparison group sample and 150 in another comparison group population. We're doing a full analysis of these data. We'...
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Is AFQT geared towards estimating crystallized intelligence?

In a few papers I have read claims that AFQT is geared largely (mostly?) towards measuring crystallized intelligence. However, https://study.com/academy/popular/difference-between-the-asvab-afqt....
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Why are mind maps recommended for study and recap?

In both my last year of high school and my freshmen year at the university, I got strong recommendations to study using mind maps - especially because this is apparently better to cope with large ...
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What would explain an intense feeling of being extremely present, for no reason?

What would explain an intense feeling of being extremely present, randomly and for no reason ? The feeling is not tied to any behavior, thought or action. It comes out of nowhere, when doing a usual ...
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What are Supertraits and Primary traits of human beings?

I understand that Gordon et al discovered 5 major traits of human beings as follows: Neuroticism Extraversion Openness Agreeableness Conscientiousness These are called "Super traits". My question ...
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Is crystallized knowledge keeping at a fixed number since a person was born till his/her death?

I am recently reading some topics about fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence. I would like to know how their values ...
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Can we exclude episodic forethought in certain animals?

I would be interested to hear what cognitive science can currently say about the question. Although capabilities for episodic forethought (or mental time travel) most probably form a continuum, can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Summary of meta-analytic correlations between self- and other-report measures

It is well known that the correlation between personality measures obtained from self-ratings and ratings by others are imperfect. There are many different traits that could be rated (e.g., well-being,...
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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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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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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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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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How are Raven's Matrices scores converted into age adjusted IQ?

There are IQ tests based only on Raven's matrices. I wonder how a raw score on such a test "scaled" to an IQ result. As we all know, IQ results depend on the age of individual tested. So I was ...
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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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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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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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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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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?” [closed]

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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Can a person be hypnotized to act drunk?

I was wondering if a person could be hypnotized to act drunk? That is, can a person totally lose all his inhibitions while in hypnosis (similar to being drunk)?
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Are behaviourist practices and/or principles still valid and useful?

I understand how behaviorism is outdated for not considering the brain processes and cognition as ultimately responsible for memory and learning. Nevertheless, after reading Learning Theories: An ...
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what causes an action potential to propagate exactly and why should it propagate?

Hello I am taking a neurophysiology course and learned about the action potential and that it propagates in one direction from axon hillock down along the axon. I understand that action potential is ...
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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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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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Clinical pathology of schlemielism

In the 1964 book, Games People Play, by psychiatrist Eric Berne, the author describes a psychopathic phenomena he calls the schlemiel, after the Jewish folk stereotype. According to Berne, the ...
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Could a failure of condensed inner speech be linked to slowed cognition?

Could a failure of "condensed inner speech" be linked to slowed cognition? It is a type of inner voice, and as conceptualized by Fernyhough it involves the capacity to think in terms of pure ...
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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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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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