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### research based criteria domain and DSM5

Is there any major difference between the two classification systems ? and why is there no awareness as of yet about research based domain for classifying mental disorders when it for the larger part ...
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### When and how did the concept of psychological trauma begin to be extended and expanded to include more mundane and less severe experiences?

I'm in my first semester studying mental health counseling at a master's level and I have heard several of my professors make comments to the effect that over the past 20-30 years they have seen the ...
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### Term/theory of psychological effect: asking for counter-arguments without (ever thinking of) considering them in decision [duplicate]

Is there a known psychological effect or theorie that describes and explains this phenomenon: Someone facing a (buying)decision asks another person about the cons of buying, but instead of evaluating ...
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### How to fit averaged data to obtain a single psychometric function?

I have psycho-physical data from a motion discrimination task in order to obtain PSE (point of subjective equality). I am using psignifit and have constructed individual psychometric logistic ...
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### Why does sour-tasting food stimulate appetite?

Many appetizers involve vinegar, lemon, etc. Why do they increase appetites? I am looking for a neuroscience explanation.
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### What's the most appropriate statistical analysis to run for a correlational study?

I am designing a correlational study experiment to test children on their performance on a task at $t_1$ and then at $t_2$ a year later, specifically using the balance-scale paradigm (Siegler, 1981). ...
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### What happens inside the brain when we concentrate?

What happens inside the brain when we concentrate (meditate), and why does a person find it difficult to continuously concentrate for a long time? That is, why does one need a break after working or ...
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### What is the meaning of “the inner leaflet of their lipid bilayer corresponds to the outer leaflet of the plasmalemma.”

The whole quote is, “Their lumen corresponds topologically to the outside of the cell; consequently, the inner leaflet of their lipid bilayer corresponds to the outer leaflet of the plasmalemma.” The “...
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### Difference between Gestalt and ACT [closed]

ACT - Acceptance and commitment therapy emphasizes 6 core processes: defusion, self as context, values, present moment, acceptance, committed action. It focuses on increasing psychological flexibility....
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### What do psychologists call the ability to quickly revise and remember things that a person had previously learnt

I am someone very far away from psychology, actually an engineering student, but I came up with this curiosity a few days ago. To be specific, let's assume someone is learning physics. He previously ...
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### How to distinguish mental illness and neurodevelopmental disorders?

It looks like mental illness and neurodevelopmental disorders may look absolutely same if we superficially observe the behaviour. Example: Anger, destructive behaviour can be either due to a mental ...
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### is it possible to be severely autistic yet not being “visibly autistic”?

It is common problem for many "mild" (ASD level-1) autistics to be criticized as "you do not look autistic" or some of its variants. Also sometimes seen in social media that moderate autistics (level-...
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### Do ALL decisions arouse cognitive dissonance?

I continue to see an oversimplification in the descriptions of the options available that arouse cognitive dissonance: some websites state that all decisions have positive and negative aspects that ...
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### What is the information storage capacity of the human brain?

Related/bonus points: I seem to remember reading about some equation that states the amount of information that can be held by a neural network with n neurons in it arranged in l layers, or something ...
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### Has the labelling and overshadowing effect from the Hannah Experiment been replicated?

"The Hannah Experiment" (Darley & Gross 1983) is cited as an example of labels biasing evaluation. This is described in "Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter" which I've paraphrased ...
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### What challenges the ideasthesia balance theory has to answer?

Ideasthesia "can be defined as a phenomenon in which activation of concepts produces phenomenal experience". The examples vary from the Kiki/Bouba phenomenon applied to (possibly) everyone ...
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### Why Do People Feel “Safe & Secure” with Their Emotional Distress? [closed]

I have noticed in some of my family members, who've been through struggles in life, to extremely "cling" into their sad emotions! They don't want let go of it. It almost feels like they feel ...
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### How to distinguish introvert personality, social anxiety disorder and mild autism?

There are the following similarities between introvert personality type, Social anxiety disorder and mild autism Disinterest in social interaction Interested in objects than people May be afraid of ...
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### Is survival instinct trained from pain or born with?

So are instincts such as not touching fire or don’t touch sharp points trained out because we felt pain from them first (or heard it’ll bring pain from other)? Or are those instinct born with us?
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### Why do psychologists often not use mathematical models to express their theories?

I come from an economics background where people often written explicit mathematical models for their theories. To be clear, the vast majority of economic models are not useful quantitatively — the ...
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### About runtime error

Whenever we manage to turn on the TPLOpen1 after calibrating the eye-tracker, it keeps broadcasting the following error message. "Runtime Error!" The following runtime error occurred: Client ...
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### How does the Forgetting curve change after repeated exposure to the same item we would like to memorise?

There has been a long debate going on on the actual form of the Forgetting curve, but my question will be about its change when we review a previously memorised fact - Unfortunately, I couldn't seem ...
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### Why do people find certain, but not all, forms of discrimination wrong?

Discrimination can be understood as “making judgment based on general, rather than case-specific, information”. For instance, racial discrimination is making judgments based on one’s race (general ...
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### Explanation for the “spinal energy” and other “Kundalini awakening” symptoms?

Lots of people have been sharing first-hand reports of their personal experience of the so-called "Kundalini awakening". The following are a few illustrative anecdotes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ...
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### Do humans have a natural tendency of feeling ashamed when not wearing clothes? [duplicate]

I was surprised to read on https://youtu.be/4_k5HuDTk3Q?t=2795 (Uncontacted Tribes documentary): The individual in the picture is part of an Amazonian tribe that was contacted a few months/years ...
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### How to estimate eye-in-head rotation (degrees of visual angle) from a 2D video of the eye?

I am tracking eye movements in mice passively viewing naturalistic stimuli or experimental stimuli meant to elicit reflexive eye movements. I would like to define a transformation function that ...
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### Single neuron dominates for all input patterns using STDP in simple LIF SNN

I have been reading latley on SNN and decided to try and implement myself some simple simulation. So I wrote a simple MATLAB simulation using simple LIF current based model and I try using STDP to ...
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### Do stronger emotions take longer to process with dreams?

One theory of dreams is they help us process strong experiences. So I wondered whether one needs a longer sleep after some strong experiences partly to give the brain longer to complete the healing/...
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### Convenient CBT Questionnaires

I have recently done CBT and I am finding a lot of value in the ABCD detective method for myself https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/-/media/CCI/Consumer-Modules/Back-from-The-Bluez/Back-from-the-Bluez---...
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### Does the brain possess mechanisms to spot a feedback loop of self-induced negative sensation and relief?

Imagine a person has random psychosomatic itching and applies an ointment which brings relief. Could their brain wrongly assosiate the process that causes the itching as good as it brought relief? As ...
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### Is there literature support for the 'pop' claim that people “marry their parent”/choose a partner with traits similar to their parent(s)?

I have read multiple times that we tend to marry one of our parents. Some even claim there is no way around it. I don't really see it. There are some aspects that are similar between my spouse and my ...
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### Do toddlers have to learn what they feel?

In Thomas Metzinger's book Being No One, he claimed at the start of section 6.3.3 Have you ever seen a child, who has just learned to walk, run toward a set of two or three stairs much too fast and ...
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### At what age are women perceived to be most attractive?

Someone once quoted a research at me: Men were shown photographs of female body parts and asked to judge the attractiveness. The result was that men (of all ages) found 14 year old females the most (...
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### Does chess enhance cognitive abilities?

Some texts advise playing chess with children and mature people. Should I take them seriously, and why should chess boost intellect? For instance, I would like to be able to read and understand ...
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### Practical Suggestions for Ambiguous Stimuli for Categorization Experiment

Does anyone have a suggestion of the kind of stimuli I could use for a categorization experiment that needs a range of clearly defined and a range of ambiguous stimuli? I need to produce both a range ...
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### What is the difference between “nudge theory” and “priming”?

I'm doing a minor in psychology and during my lesson in both psychological approaches and social psychology, this question popped into my head. For as far as I know nudge theory is about altering the ...
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### Result of local stimulation in brain

What happens when we stimulate a brain in local regions? Some possibilities: We may trigger an action without the subject's awareness of the action; We can trigger an action in a subject, but we ...
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### Educational Resources on construction of Unstructure/Information Integration categorization experiments?

I am currently trying reproduce, for learning purposes only, an experiment on the procedural learning of unstructured categories[1]. I have read the article reporting the experiment and some other ...
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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 is "scaled" to an IQ result. As we all know, IQ results depend on the age of individual tested. So ...
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### How to test people's compatibility for friendship

I'd like to have a test that would predict whether two people will get along (enjoy conversation and possibly become friends) if they try? The idea is simple: many people pass the test and then, by ...
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### How does the brain interpret electrical brain stimulation?

I believe I understand the natural path, in which stimuli appear and by neural plasticity our brains "learn" these stimuli. I recently learned about electrical brain stimulation and I was ...
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### Does the shape of an neural soma change its function?

My question is particular focused on pyramidal neurons. Although I would like to see a comparison to other neuron types. I am saying this because I am writing a Predictive Processing Library, maybe ...
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### How to test whether THC or CBD gives a mental boost?

Studies have shown significant reduction in seizures in babies to adults when taking marijuana. I would call that amazing but what does it do in improving cognitive abilities in normal people? ...
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### “runs” or “sessions” in Structural MRI - Purpose and Implications for Quality Control

I am working on a graduate research project using the ABIDE I and II autism datasets. MRIQC has been run on these data - and I now must remove participants marked as outliers on 3 specific quality ...
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### Psychology of dogpiling [duplicate]

What is the Psychological explanation behind hoards of people turning on someone, unfairly and unreasonably simply because others have turned on that person? It's like that hate just keeps gaining ...
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### Are there any pragmatic uses of hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens (psilocybin, LSD and others) are often regarded as risky substances, therefore they are banned in most places. Are there ways of using these substances that can be beneficial? Or in ...
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### How does spike-timing-dependent-plasticity help in learning? [closed]

As far as I understand, STDP states that a synaptic connection between two neurons is strengthened if the pre-synaptic neuron fires a little before the post-synaptic neuron and is weakened if the post-...
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### More psychological phenomenon like Uncanny Valley to create fear and how to find them

I watched VSauce documentary about creating horror. Uncanny Valley phenomenon was a really interesting topic to hear about in this documentary. Are there more phenomenon like this, how can I learn ...
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### Is it possible to do multiple internal monologues in parallel?

Internal monologue is also called as self-talk. It is clear that a person can speak one word at a time. No one can speak two words in parallel. It is because of the reason that a person got a single ...
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### Where can i find old archived patient records from 19th century psychiatric hospitals?

I do not have university access and do not want to spend money on protected documents. I am looking for free access. (Possibly I would spend money for original documents which should then be sent to ...

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