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Graph Dynamical Systems for simulating Spiking Neural Networks

Computational approaches to understanding the connectivity of biological neural networks using graph theory and dynamical systems have been recently gaining traction. I am wondering if there are any ...
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How do you interpret the MSe and partial eta squared reported with an F-statistic?

In my area of psychology we report the results of a repeated measures ANOVA with 1 within subjects independent variable as follows: F(2,60) = 120.29, MSe = 173.09, p<0.05, ηp2 = 0.78 I understand ...
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Hierarchically overview of different Intelligence theories?

Currently I‘m in the process of writing an essay on the different models of Intelligence. A good reference for a plain overview would be an article of the German Wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/...
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Does self-actualisation happen during the journey or after achieve the goal

Let say one is talented in music, and wants to become a great musician. Does self-actualisation refer to mental state during the journey of pursuing goal, or the mental state after achieve the goal. ...
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PTSD is an internalising disorder or mixed?

I am a bit confused. In an open access article (Caspi, et al. 2020), is the following — under Methods: Assessing Psychopathology (emphasis mine): [...] externalizing disorders (ie, attention-deficit/...
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Go/No-go advantage for responding to presence

Is anyone familiar with studies showing a go/no-go advantage (in commission errors/mean RT) for responding to the presence of a cue, compared with when asked to hold response for the presence of a cue?...
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thinking of a word but writing a different word (only on my second language) [duplicate]

My first language is French. When I write in english (online chat), I often think of a word but write a different word. For example I just did it again tonight. I was thinking "who are you ...
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What's the difference between flaws of character and a personality disorder?

Okay, I have read this question and 2 answers and I don't believe these are the same questions. It's not about legal status or the moral appropriateness of punishment by society. And it's not about ...
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Is there a neurological difference between someone experiencing a “normal” trauma response, and someone with PTSD? Or are they on the same continuum?

I've been reading Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score. Dr. Van der Kolk describes how, in people with PTSD, the brain actually undergoes changes in response to trauma. Their ...
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Starting textbook/survey article for the field of persuasive communication?

I am quite interested in this topic and trying to find rigorous academic sources. The Wikipedia link of persuasive speech https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persuasive_speech is not relevant to this ...
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Borderline Personality Disorder vs Borderline Personality Organization

Most of psychoanalytic sources, including DSM, talks about Borderline Personality disorder and only disorder. Meanwhile Nancy McWilliams talks about Borderline Personality Organization. Also she ...
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Why do we tolerate jerk but successful people?

I need a theory to explain the following scenario. Would you refer me to any theory or a body of literature, please? Have you ever watched House, M.D, an American medical drama television series? If ...
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Applying the “easy to difficult” approach in car driving lessons

I've been wondering, why isn't the "easy to difficult" approach the norm in car driving lessons. For example, first learning all that can be learnt on a car simulator, then driving a ...
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Are we biased against other people's suggestions?

Recently, I have realized that whenever my friends suggest me a movie or a tv show to watch, there is an instinctive response inside me that always tells me to not try the suggestion. I then realized ...
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Length of questionnaire for long-string analysis

I have a dataset that I am trying to screen for careless responding. I am having a little trouble finding research on what is the minimum length that a questionnaire needs to be in order to do long ...
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Using rationalisations to fit your specific, unconscious beliefs - how is that process called?

Sometimes we build our reasoning and decisions on more or less rational reasoning which consists of logical steps of thought. Let's say, it basically follows the path of problem >> reasoning >...
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What is that “superior” feeling when you know someone else is being wrong?

I found myself of having a feeling of being strong or being superior when I see something like "Aristotle was wrong", even if I myself have nothing to do with the subject, let along being ...
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Reporting d-prime results

I am currently working on research analysing yes/no responses in a recognition memory task. The false alarm rate is quite high so I have performed a d-prime test and collected d-prime values. Now that ...
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Mother Vs Wife competetion

Do mother and the wife of a person always compete with each other for him? The term 'compete' here refers to being dominating and influencing other. Is it a common household psychlogical condition in ...
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Two approaches of thinking in scientific discovery, any research on the efficacy of those? [closed]

I have noticed that there are two major ways of thinking when it comes to exploring unknown problems (that is, scientific discovery) - (a) one is to gather as much data as possible by doing ...
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Is there a scientific explanation for dramatic body shaking and trembling in religious settings? (see videos for illustrative examples)

Basically the title. I would like to know if there are scientific studies on the phenomenon of experiencing sudden body shaking and trembling in religious settings, usually in response to the command ...
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On whether family abandonment crates artificial family love addiction

Preface - I'm unsure whether my question falls within the brackets of this community - please delete if not allowed. I sadly lost all contact with my family (bar a single sibling) roughly 5 years ago. ...
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Psychological explanation for exorcisms?

I'm doing research on alleged testimonies and evidences of the Spirit Realm. In particular, I've been lately reviewing testimonies and live recordings of exorcisms. In doing this research I came ...
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Asking “What's wrong in you life?” → Person sees more problems

I think if you ask a person "What's wrong in your life?" several times (for example monthly) the person starts to focus on negative things. Maybe questions like this can have a negative ...
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Neurotheology / Neuroscience of religion: Looking for publications addressing the phenomenon of jerking or shaking in religious experiences

There is a branch of neuroscience that studies spiritual experiences, namely neurotheology. I don't know how popular it is among neuroscientists, but hopefully someone working on neurotheology or at ...
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Recent Peer Review Studies on How Many Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Are there any peer-reviewed studies that show what percent of the population are believed to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder that have been published within the past ten years? I have read ...
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How to produce the ganzfeld effect?

This is the closest stack exchange site I could find that suites my question: How can I best produce the ganzfeld effect? I tried with noise canceling earbuds, white noise, and a paper sleep mask. I'...
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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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Changing your thoughts according to what you believe in, but are not aware of in your thinking actively [closed]

For me, my thinking is very aware of my sorroundings. I see things, I think about them. Let it be shapes, persons, colors, whatever you can think of. It triggers my thinking most of the time in such a ...
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How widespread is learned-helplessness in society?

Looking at these resources: Wikipedia, Learned helplessness Christopher Peterson, Learned Helplessness, 2010 Mario Mikulincer, Human Learned Helplessness: A Coping Perspective, 2013 I'm still unable ...
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Why does a lot of victims of abuse tend to avoid confrontation?

I have known a few abuse victims (mental abuse more than physical abuse). One common trait among all of these people are they would go to any length to make peace. Usually their abusers use this ...
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Is there anything that can be done to compensate for a cyst in one eye when reading? [closed]

According to the optometrist I have a tiny cyst in the back of my right eye that I was likely born with. When I cover my left eye and look out my right, the text is jagged and skewed wherever I focus. ...
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Term for emotional distancing?

Is there a medical/psychological term for changing one's vantage from 1st person to 3rd person? An example would be focusing one's eyes on an object while working out to partly distract them from the ...
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Does Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS) enhance cognitive function?

From the book "The future is faster than you think" by Peter Diamandis, Steven Kotler: “Consider the nine-dot problem, a classic test of creative problem-solving. Connect nine dots with four lines in ...
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Do people (under)value free stuff?

I recently saw this Ted talk by Esther Duflo, and in it Duflo tells of how she tackled the question in the title head on, in the context of health and disease prevention. I would like to know what ...
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Is it possible that multiple characters in a dream can speak in parallel?

I asked a question recently in this site. The question I am going to ask is different from my previous question in the sense that this question only deals with dreams, which is not the case with my ...
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Is Autism associated with an increased drowning risk for adults?

I have found several popular articles (e.g. ScienceDaily, The Globe and Mail, and WebMD) indicating that children with Autism have a significantly elevated risk of drowning. The general theory seems ...
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What does “oddly related” mean in a mental status exam?

Mental Status Exams done by psychiatrists often include a description of the "relatedness" of a patient. Sometimes, patients are described as "oddly related." What is "...
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Why might sleeping on the floor alleviate PTSD symptoms?

Question: Does sleeping on the floor have similar neurotransmitter effects, as sleeping under a weighted blanket might? Psychiatrically, would it be expected that a person having PTSD would find ...
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Can anticholinergics like benztropine be used to treat Catatonia?

I found an old paper describing a case study where a catatonic patient was successfully treated with benztropine (Cogentin). However, I can't find any modern guidelines that calls for this treatment (...
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Why have we not yet mastered our understanding of the Placebo effect? [closed]

The Placebo effect states that if you and I are both surgeons and we have 10 alike patients each who are in need of knee surgery's, that if you go and do your operations by the book, and I on the ...
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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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Are there contemporary buildings that have been designed based on colour psychology?

I am writing my thesis on how environmental psychology has influenced architecture and i am focusing on colour. I am looking for buildings that have been designed based on how colour affects the human ...
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At what age starts a human child to be conscious? [closed]

A child at the age of one year has what we call consciousness, and I assume an early embryo with less than 10 cells is not conscious. Does it become conscious at some point in time? Or is there some ...
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Women in red-lipstick/darker shades?

Can an observer of women in red lipstick or more darker shades interpret anything related to their psychology?
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Personality trait in coach communication

What personality trait(s) are showing how someone prefers the coach to express in their communication? ex: Personal Training: the trainer can be more aggressive, known as "the drill sergeant"...
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What is the most robust method for peer grading?

I intend to provide a group task for 30 people, split into 5 or 6 groups. Ultimately, I want them to assess which group delivered the best result (after presenting results in front of other groups) ...
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How would you explain within sociological theory the phrase “You are making a scene!”, when an individual drops its act/role in public?

Since there is not sociology stackexhange to my knowledge, I believed it would be the best to post this question here. From sociological theory it is conceptualized by Erving Goffman that individuals ...
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Is there any source to study about common belief system?

Occasionally I hear my friends who have psychological disorders complain that healthy people don't understand what they feel. Therefore they prefer to be supported by someone who also has ...
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Do all those different compartmentalised mental health conditions truly exist? Is not just a case of shyness levels? [closed]

Anxiety disorders panic disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder Depression bipolar disorder Personality disorders Post-traumatic stress disorder Phsychosis schizophrenia What is it with all those "...

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