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How does a nap affect nighttime sleep duration?

How does a nap of the kind that is often recommended – that is, early afternoon and no more than 30 minutes – affect nighttime sleep, especially the duration of nighttime sleep, but also its quality? ...
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Aren't MBTI and Big 5 connected?

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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How can I find literature about the connection between proprioception and thinking?

This is a seek for hints or references. Feel free to delete the question if it is not suitable to the rules in here. I have heard people saying that our inner spacial perception is an important ...
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Is it okay to measure only a subset of the Big Five such as neuroticism and extraversion in research?

I recently received this question via email and thought it might be of broader relevance: I am writing as I am interested in using measures of personality in some clinical psychology research. ...
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What's the human behaviour called that often makes us warp realities to appease another?

Whenever people experience specific medical symptoms, they might research it online and find out that there is a possibility of a certain cancer being the culprit, they then might see that the chances ...
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Should I take a degree or master when i'm coming from other degree

I've taken a Computer science degree and I'm interested in taking a psychology course. Is it important to take a degree course in psychology first, or directly take a master degree?
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How is a memory lost?

Firstly, I have an incredibly rudimentary understanding of how neurons interact etc. My understanding of memory representation is that it's a group of interconnected neurons that fire in some ...
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Is the average person more likely to sit near rather than far away from a stranger already sitting in a restaurant when it's otherwise empty?

A few years ago, I had been grocery shopping. On my way out from the mall-like building, I stopped at the empty "mini McDonald's" restaurant they had there, bought some food and sat down at a random ...
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Thinking about What Others Think of You

When a mind develops, it goes through numerous stages of awareness, such as (not necessarily in order) Awareness of others Awareness of self Awareness of other's thoughts (this may not be a discrete ...
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Can one use self-hypnosis or subliminal messages to wipe out selected memories from my brain (i.e. selective permanent amnesia)?

Is it possible to use self-hypnosis or subliminal messages to completely forget certain memories from one's brain, to cure from mental disorders as PTSD, if such memories are troubling one's life?
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On a variation of Trolley's problem. How to explain the survey's results?

It is not long since a friend of mine reported about an experiment they would do in their philosophy class, or rather, in their philosophy classes. At that time, his and the parallel class were ...
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How many synapses are there in a typical efferent somatic nervous pathway?

In Wikipedia page, it explains: The basic route of nerve signals within the efferent somatic nervous system involves a sequence that begins in the upper cell bodies of motor neurons (upper motor ...
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How to conduct linear detranding via FSL or fmriprep?

I'm using fmriprep and FSL for processioning and first-level analysis of fMRI data. I want to conduct a linear-detrending via those tools. Would appreciate a kind guiding regarding the how to do it ...
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Clues for genetic basis in Autism Spectrum Disorders

In Principles of Neural Science 5th edition, Chapter 3, It Is said that Autism Is a genetic disorder but which genes are involved Is not clear, how do we know there Is a genetic basis and Is not a ...
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Is there a protocol to cluster observed behaviour data? [closed]

I have observed a number of users in 3 public parks during the course of 2 months and have identified 60 different types of uses. I can't find a protocol to classify similar uses (not users) into ...
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What is the difference in meaning between introversion and at least some of the autism spectrum

"Introversion" as I've encountered it is at one end of a polarity in both Jungian preferences and the Big 5. It is at least in theory not seen as intrinsically pathological by psychologists, though it ...
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Are there cognitive deficits or abilities that are linked specifically to the articulatory loop part of the phonological loop?

The phonological loop (or "articulatory loop") as a whole deals with sound or phonological information. It consists of two parts: a short-term phonological store with auditory memory traces that ...
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Does fidgeting (clicking) help more than squeezing for anxiety relief?

My current master's research focuses on creating an interactive game to aid with anxiety management.   I have developed an initial prototype as part of my honours capstone project. This game ...
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Hobbies / interests correlated with Big 5 scores?

Are there any established treatments (I'm going to leave the exact terms a little bit vague because my understanding is vague) of which hobbies and interests are most likely to be attractive to ...
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Can thought processes be sensed to happen exactly in the head?

It's common knowledge that humans think with their brains. So it's common to associate hard thinking with head and to seemingly "feel" that it's the head which is loaded when one's thinking. But does ...
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What studies have been done in the areas of emotional hypersensitivity and over-offendedness?

It seems that emotional hypersensitivity and over-offendedness is on the rise. I've been trying to read up on it but it's hard to find scientifically backed material. The website "Exploring your mind"...
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does the fact that Psychology Today take neurolinguistic programming seriously delegitimize the magazine?

According to Wikipedia, Neurolinguistic Programming is a pseudoscience and dismissed by most experts. However, Psychology Today, a popular magazine, appears to not thoroughly reject it. Does this fact ...
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Is there any evidence in neuroscience that suggests visual thoughts (possibly others) or some aspects of the mind occupy higher dimensions? [closed]

We think anything as real if we can perceive it through our senses. But I think generally speaking, anything is real if it occupies space (ie familiar 3D world/space)& have a 2 way to & fro ...
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Early STEM Education Impact

I'm looking to find studies that examine when STEM education is most critical (e.g. what years of early STEM education have a significant impact on college/uni-level students, as measured by their IQs/...
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Did McClelland ever mentioned about two aditional needs in motivation?

I've been getting classes on psychology of the motivation and my intructor mentioned about McClelland's theory of needs. Although the wiki entry on the subject is somewhat clear about it. It doesn't ...
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Is there a name for arguing with other people in one's mind?

Is there a name for the phenomenon of arguing with other people in one's mind? I don't mean simply replaying memories of arguments (or modifications thereof), although that may fall under this too but ...
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Why was Synesthesia ignored by psychology researchers for about 100 years?

I have music to shape and color synesthesia. From Wikipedia, I gather that from about 1900 to 2000 psychology research did not see synesthesia as worth studying: Due to the difficulties in ...
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What type of statistics test would I run for 2 different treatments assessed using 5 measurements at 4 different time points?

I have a study in which there are 2 groups: control vs drug. All individuals were assessed at 4 different developmental time points and I ran 5 tests at each time point. My goal is to see how the drug ...
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Administrating a norm-referenced test to someone with bad command of the language

Context We regularly administer tests in Greek that have (almost always) been developed in English and then translated by a corresponding Greek group and the norms re-calibrated. We found that the ...
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Are our human brains programmed as materialistic as one can be?

First of all, not all human beings are materialistic. I strongly believe that. We tend to not be happy with what we have but what we want. We desire for more. There is a saying that says that the ...
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Common latent feature among all “memory techniques”

So I've been delving into "memory techniques" and people who compete in memory competitions(memorizing and reciting a poem in a small amount of time, memorizing a deck of cards, memorizing pi, etc). I'...
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Which features of concept mapping are more helpful than outlining, or vice versa? and why?

Please let us know any studies that compare features of concept mapping with outlining. Many studies have reported both outlining and concept mapping helpful for learning and assessment, but they ...
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Can positive punishment occur when dreaming?

If you dream of experiencing some behaviour involving positive punishment, can this behaviour reinforce itself in real life?
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Why should nodes be small in a concept map?

Cañas, A. J., Novak, J. D., & Reiska, P. (2015). How good is my concept map? Am I a good Cmapper?. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 7(1), 6-19. This paper was ...
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Multistable perception with three possibilities

I know that multistable perception refers to the phenomenon that occurs when we look at an ambiguous image like a Necker Cube or some sort of positive/negative space art, and we can’t perceive both ...
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Should Quality of Life-scales (QoL) be included when measuring subjective well-being (SWB)?

I am trying to figure out how subjective well-being is operationalized in relation to a systematic review. Some authors seems to include CES-D scales when reviewing well-being, categorizing it as "...
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Similiarity in psychological reactions among humans [closed]

Is it true that humans largely have the same psychological reactions when put in the same situations? Do reactions differ in relation to genetic differences, and if so how much? What sort of research ...
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Is depression part of who a person is? [closed]

I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, commonly known as depression. Some days ago I had a discussion with my therapist about whether or not depression is part of the person I am. She ...
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How do I find Computer Science-Focused Cognitive Science Labs for Research?

I'm applying for Master's in Computer Science programs with the goal of gaining research experience and moving into the field of Cognitive Science to one day get my PhD. I'm trying to find labs and ...
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Does every neuron has a specific neurotransmitters for receiving and sending?

I'm new to this field so if I have basic mistakes please correct me. Iv'e read that each neuron can manufacture just 1-2 neurotransmitters, and from what I understand only these are released from his ...
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So, stress (specifically PTSD) can be caused while you're young or older. But is it less likely to go away as you get older?

I know PTSD can occur with many people. But does age influence whether or not you can get over it? For example, someone who was a vet in Vietnam compared to someone who went through a robbery as a kid....
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Purchasing and Using Encephalogram (EEG)

I am going to purchase an EEG and conduct a series of studies for my MA work. Unfortunately, I come from an undeveloped country so I never had a chance to learn how to use it. I have a few questions, ...
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What could be the cause of behavioural or personality change?

One of my close friends is having a behavioural or perosnality change. He used to be polite and civil but these days (since about 10 months) he is very aggresive and mean. He has been recently ...
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Noise in EEG Electrodes

Hello I'm desigining a home-made EEG and I have a question about noise interference in electrodes. I understand that the noise picked up by the electrodes tends to be much larger than the neural ...
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Why is taboo erotic?

It comes in many forms: exhibitionism, voyeurism, public sex, rape, incest, to name a few. Any johnny with a John Thomas and internet has noticed how prevalent the incest premise has become on porn ...
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Why is EEG recording slanted?

Below is an image of the recording from one of my electrodes: Can someone please tell me why the recording is slanted, i remember learning this in my university but forgot about it, i think it was ...
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Inabilty to integrate

I'm looking for a professional term that describes the problem of someone who has difficulties in fitting in / integrating in a given group, eg: a child in school. Thanks in advance!
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What is the best way to overcome: Why facts don't change our minds? [duplicate]

What is the best way to overcome: Why facts don't change our minds? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds I want to get climate change deniers to seriously ...
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Is there a diagnostic term for a person who impulsively keeps secrets?

Almost like an addiction, similar to the way a pyromaniac feels about fire or burning... I don't know if there's even a word for this, seeing as it's not a common experience, but if there is, it ...
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Are there disadvantages to spaced repetition?

In his essay Michael Nielsen talks about his way of learning about new field of study. He's using spaced-repetition to remember things he learned. It seems that he adds a lot of information into his ...

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