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Bias caused by the opinion of a famous person on matters they are not well-educated on?

What is the name of the bias caused by the fame of a person on subject matters they are not experts on? E.g: If a celebrity they like talks about climate change, people might tend to read, discuss, ...
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Is Sensation Seeking Still a Thing?

The first time I read an article, which offered me a high level basic understanding of a behavioral model called sensation seeking, changed the way I look at world since. This was the first time I'd ...
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Do I report all anatomical regions in a large significant cluster identified in functional connectivity seed-to-voxel analysis?

I am conducting a resting-state functional connectivity seed-to-voxel analysis on the 25 participants from the NYC test-retest dataset using the CONN toolbox with the Posterior Cingulate Cortex of the ...
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Is the symbolic meaning of dark/black and light/white innate in humans?

Dark/black and light/white have symbolic meanings(1, 2). Dark/black represents, among others: Grief, evil, mystery (often with hidden threats), lack of knowledge, etc. Light/white represtents, among ...
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Is it possible to increase the capacity of human brain like “Lucy”?

I saw the film "Lucy" in 2015. The film says that humans can use 100% percent of the capacity of their brains. According to my personal ideas, the capacity of the brain will changed based on the ...
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Concept of shared experience

Michael Stevens/VSauce summarized one aspect he realized after a 3 days isolation experiment as follows: .. being able to talk to people and share my experiences - I realized how important that ...
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Is your fluid intelligence malleable in the positive side?

I was going through this and it struck me that your raw IQ reaches its peak somewhere between 18 and 21. I came across the following article which says meditation could be very helpful to boost your ...
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Offical studies/papers of relationship evaluation in mobile apps

There is this heise article https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Die-Psycho-Tricks-der-App-Entwickler-4547123.html (unfortunatley in German) talking about manipulative mechanisms in mobile apps. He is ...
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Relationships Between Specific Behavioral Characteristics Associated With Clinical Diagnosis of Narcissists & Sociopaths

In the past 3½ decades, I've discussed, read, and studied a significant number of mental health practitioner claims, random anecdotal experiences, and clinical study abstract summaries & reports ...
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Is it normal to seek revenge when there's no rational benefit of it?

My understanding of the psychology of revenge has always been very simple: if you are wronged and do nothing about it, the perpetrator and everyone else who learns about that may get tempted to wrong ...
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Why didn't the Left Twix/Right Twix ad campaign take off?

This is intended to be a psychology question about human decision making and behavior as concerns advertising. As this is only my second ever question on Cognitive Sciences SE, please advise as to any ...
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Postgraduate level books on personality psychology

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in a different field. However, I am still interested in many aspects of psychology, including personality ...
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How can we make the most of a cramming session?

While spaced repetition would be ideal, if we are forced into a situation requiring cramming, how can we maximize the short term benefit? Consider a hypothetical scenario: I am locked in an isolated ...
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy's Biosocial Theory - Social Environment Validates Patients' Maladaptive Behavior - As Defined By Who/What?

In Wikipedia's article about DBT, in the overview section it says: In DBT's biosocial theory of BPD, clients have a biological predisposition for emotional dysregulation, and their social ...
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How a signal is generated by the brain when we want to move a body [duplicate]

I've read tons of articles about how moving our bodies is going on. BUT I've found some part of topic just IGNORED. ALL authors just pass the part "our brain generates the signal". I have been trying ...
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If everything that I do gets represented statistically, then would my non biological version be considered real or artificial? [closed]

That is if my entire brain gets modeled both atom by atom and functionally in a virtual environment, then would my replica be considered artificial?
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Which text by Lacan states this?

I remember reading a text written by Jacques Lacan, stating that if an object suffers a change (however small) in a person's view, his unconscious enters an unsafe state. Does anybody know the ...
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Any good research on observer effect and personality tests?

I'm looking for some research on how / whether the 'observer effect' and 'observer bias' affects personality questionnaires. I recently completed the 16Personalities test, a series of questions that ...
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Probiotics and Mental Health

While trying to find research articles within the realm of Psychosynthesis, I have been looking at the "collective unconscious" Image Source: Wikipedia Commons - (CC BY-SA 3.0) Lower Unconscious ...
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Why is self-deception necessary to better deceive others?

Robert Trivers argues that we deceive ourselves in order to better deceive others, in part because self-deception can reduce unconscious body signals of lying (von Hippel & Trivers, 2011). On ...
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Any conclusive statement on the controversial book The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, an empirical study arguing for IQ correlations with success, genes and race apparently sparked a big controversy in the US since 1992 ...
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What evidences this technique of visualizing different color words in sequence, to help you sleep?

What's this technique called? Any evidence? I'll make it easier. Visualize the word Red. In big red letters. Examine your creation but don't judge harshly. After a few seconds, switch to the word ...
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Explanation of anti-depressive effect of newer antipsychotics

In my understanding, many newer antipsychotics (e.g. olanzapine and quetiapine) are considered to have an anti-depressive effect. Olanzapine: For olanzapine I found this on wikipedia: "it [...
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Study about how position of head influences thoughts

I'm wondering if there are any studies on how (or if) the position of the head changes our thoughts or dreams. Mainly I mean when lying down, as I experienced it is hard to keep the thoughts that ...
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Is sexual desire an emotion?

I see that in the Wikipedia page of emotion classification, sexual desire is only mentioned once (in Parrott's tree-structured list of emotion). It is absent from other kinds of classification. What ...
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Is ignoring messages a learned behavior?

As someone that works troubleshooting stuff, I've seen a surprising amount of people that, when confronted with messages, warnings and errors, tend to seek help fast (or early in the process) in the ...
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Why do people want what they don't have now?

There are many examples of people wanting what they don't have. For example, a single man may want to have a girlfriend, but after some time of having a girlfriend, he may want to be single again. Or ...
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Can new emotions be created or discovered?

Related: Are there emotions that only some people can feel? Is there any known observed or theoretical process by which new emotions could be observed or discovered? Although one may argue over the ...
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What is the relationship between mathematical ability and autism?

There have been studies [1],[2] investigating the relationship between autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) and mathematical or scientific ability. In the first study, Baron-Cohen et al (2007) examined ...
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What order for vignettes and measures in a survey?

I am trying to design a survey containing a set of health psych vignettes, demographics, personal factors like political leaning and two other questionnaires on other attitudes. Does anyone know if I ...
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Are thoughts a kind of internal sensory data?

I know very little about neuroscience and psychology, but I am curious about how our understanding of thought fits into our picture of the brain. Thoughts, as I understand them, are a kind of ...
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Why do some people seem to disregard the choice of doing nothing (The Zero Choice)?

In many areas of life we have a choice between multiple options: if we are hungry and we want to go out to eat, we have a number of places to choose from (McDonalds, etc). However, we also still have ...
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Myer Brigg type for Ni > Ti > Fi > Se

I'm reading about Myer Briggs personality types and Jung cognitive functions for the first time. Based on my understanding, it seems like each of the 16 MB personality profiles attempt to map to ...
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Does the concept of employee engagement add anything over and above traditional concepts?

The concept of "employee engagement" is popular in organisational consulting settings. A quick Google for "engagement survey" will yield many results. However, in some respects the concept often seems ...
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Plutchik's emotions from negative to positive

I'm trying to order Plutchik's emotions model from the most negative to the most positive. These are the emotions in alphabetical order: ...
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Vigilance is an emotion?

I've always loved pondering emotion theories and usually agree with them, but Plutchik describes the intense form of anticipation to be Vigilance, and this is quite confusing to me. Vigilance as ...
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Doubt on definition of emotion

I am currently reading Psychology and Life by Richard J. Gerig, where emotions are defined as A complex pattern of changes, including physiological arousal, feelings, cognitive processes, and ...
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Why are the Big Five factors of personality correlated?

One of main characteristics of Five Factor Model is that factors are not orthogonal as in some other personality models. Why it is tolerated that those factors are not independent? Is it possible to ...
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Why do people try to make themselves feel better by treating others poorly?

I'm looking for an explanation for why people will try to make themselves feel better by treating others poorly. For example, imagine a group of girls are sitting in a cafe. Within that group are two ...
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Neurotically, what is the difference between learning/memorizing and understanding?

I'm trying to understand how our brains - neurons or other chemical processes work in regards to learning/ memorizing and understanding. I found a lot of "theoretical" discussions on the topic- e.g. ...
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Are there any ways to improve short-term/working memory?

Are there any known ways to improve short-term/working memory? To allow it to retain more information, to allow it to retain that information longer despite distraction/loss of focus on that ...
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Need for Cognition - Distribution in Population

Is there any data on distribution of various levels of need for cognition (like intelligence, that from my understanding is said to follow the normal distribution)? Specifically, I'm interested in ...
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Any other studied psychological phenomena like reactance?

Consider the following situations You are walking along a narrow ledge overlooking a void. You know you should not look down but .. you do You have an annoying little morsel of food stuck between ...
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Why does suicide risk increase just after starting an antidepressant?

There are many ways of treating depression, one of which is administering antidepressants. From this site, and several others, I read that risk of suicide increases after starting an antidepressant. ...
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Does spaced “rationalization” repetition overcome trauma?

I have been asking myself what the whole point of psychotherapy is In my understanding it is pretty much a way to understand the past and the present through a mixture of mindfulness + assessing ...
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Are voters driven more by a winning position, or a losing position?

Let's say there are two political parties, Lion and Tiger.1 One day, major news media reports on some study showing steady growth of Tiger supporters over Lion in the past few years. Does this ...
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Power issues with mixed models

I'm designing a psychology experiment in which we're interested in how working memory load affects performance in a theory-of-mind task. Independent variable is working memory load, dependent variable ...
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Do We Memorize/Remember What We Listen While Doing Something Else? [duplicate]

Sometimes we do a task while listening to a song, conversation or something else. The moment we engage in the task, our concentration moves to the task, though our ear is open or on, and technically ...
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Omitting word(s) when typing

[Reraising a recently asked question that was closed here, but in more cogsci fashion, I hope.] Some people are more inclined than others to omit a word when typing, but still be unaware of its ...
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What is the state of the art research of the consciousness level for high-level cognitive activity?

Everybody knows situations where activities requiring concentration and high level consciousness can over time become a "background" task. For example: you read a text aloud but think about other ...

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