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Is this obsessive behaviour? [closed]

I have a questions regarding a specific kind of emotion related behaviour and what it is, obsessive behaviour or something else, maybe just a spleen. Whenever Iam exicted or in thrill of anticipation ...
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What is the definition of a “connection” in the context of “understanding” or “connecting concepts”?

What is the definition of a connection, in the process of understanding? I came across this Quora question that was answered by Tony Reno : As someone with a high IQ, what are some connections that ...
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Causes and effects of children calling parents by names (not “mom” and “dad”)

There are some psychologists, that say that if children call their parents by names - it is a sign of certain issues in their development (not identifying parents as parental figures, and maybe ...
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Special treatment of youngest member of a group

In the german language there is a term for the youngest member in a family: "Nesthäkchen". Unfortunately on wikipedia I can't find any more details. Only the book/film with the same title has a ...
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What fraction of the population has secure attachment style?

Attachment theory suggests that we divide attachment styles into secure attachment style vs insecure attachment styles. What fraction of the population would be classified as having a secure ...
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Why are we humans fond of the night sky?

If I'm not mistaken, there is not evolutionary reason as to why we humans enjoy the night sky, if so, then what is the reason that we are fond of the night sky?
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Do new thoughts raise from previous thoughts? [closed]

are new thoughts "generated" from previous thoughts? is it possible to remember something, or to think of something, that is completely unrelated to what we were previously thinking?
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How are role and behaviour connected? [closed]

Let us look at definitions first. A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviors, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation. It ...
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Writing upside down [closed]

I was on my 6th grade when I started writing upside-down. Why is that? Now I am on my 12th grade and I still write upside-down. I can also write on a normal way but I love writing upside-down. I am a ...
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Why are we generating wrong ideas in the first place?

In CBT they tell you to challenge automatic thoughts. So say someone doesn't say hello to you, then you think he doesn't like me. CBT says to challenge this and maybe you realize that he didn't see ...
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Number of core feelings?

In Emotional Intelligence 2.0 it is stated: We have so many words to describe the feelings that surface in life, yet all emotions are derivations of five core feelings: happiness, sadness, ...
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Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) and Social-dominance orientation (SDO) in the World Values Survey

Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) and Social-dominance orientation (SDO) are two measures often used in (social) psychology studies on political orientation, see e.g. a meta-analysis of Sibley and ...
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Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?

Everybody dreams, and I'm trying to understand if there is a cause and effect relationship between ability to dream and recall dreams and creativity as an adult. I would define the kind of ...
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Does human psychology has a theory about most people only sees what they want to see? [duplicate]

The movie The Sixth Sense had perhaps one big theme: dead people only see what they want to see. But it does seem that can be more general: do living people actually do that too? This led to the ...
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Mental stress inducing task

Mental arithmetic stress test is used widely to induce mental stress in laboratories. Can this test induce stress to those who are really good at mental calculation or enjoy mental math?
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Does speaking to self, use different area of brain as opposed to speaking to a person? [duplicate]

When speaking without the intent of communicating, but just to ones self or reading to ones self. Does this use a different area of the brain as opposed to speaking to a person, or even a device such ...
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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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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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From an evolutionary perspective, why do humans grieve?

I've been trying to understand why humans grief. I read a few articles and come to this conclusion (which I want to check with experts): being separated creates bad feelings because, being ...
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How does our brain sense the passage of time?

How does our brain sense the passage of time? What is the mechanism? I am not asking here about memory. I have searched about it on the internet. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/your-brain-...
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Why do usually economic people spend so much on entertainment? [closed]

As an example, someone might look at a T-shirt which costs £20 which might be part of their wardrobe for several years. And they might think, well that's a bit steep. But, conversely they might go ...
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Best/Low Budget Electrocardiogram For a Study

I am conducting a study. I need a low budget (within 70$) ECG that 1. monitors 2. records heartbeats and most importantly I want to be able to 3. export recorded data statistical analysis in SPSS. I ...
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why we failed to convince our own mind by reasoning and rational arguments over mental illness like depression, anxiety, phobia?

For example, one of my friend has fear of heights, even if there is a strong glass window and no reason for him to fall off. He is even aware and admits his fear is irrational. Many may say it’s in ...
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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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Why do our thoughts, our thoughts escape? [closed]

I had an idea for a project. I had it for a few months and I didn't write it down or did I completely forget about it? Why are we forgetting about our ideas? second question. why don't we remember ...
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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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I give random objects personalities? [closed]

I've been doing this weird thing where I unconsciously give objects personalities or assign characters to them? For example, I recently started playing keyboard and not on purpose, my mind just goes, ...
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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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Social psychology in hierarchies [closed]

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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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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