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Are there any literary sources for the claim that light from below evokes fear in the viewer?

It is sometimes stated that light from below or 'underlighting' can be used in movies to evoke fear in the viewer. I'm curious, are there any written sources for that claim? In filmmaking or film ...
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What makes it funny when someone is making an absurd lie?

As stated, why is it sometimes funny when someone is making an obvious lie, but they really want you to believe it? They are not saying it in a humors purpose, however, a lot of people find it very ...
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Does our subconscious retain more than our conscious mind does? [closed]

Such as If you read a book, yet can't recite/directly recall most of it. Is what you read stored in your subconscious or do you forget it right after you read it, or did you not retain it in the first ...
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Does Brain Damage Lead to changes in Subconscious Thoughts?

We all know that brain damage can alter personality. The common example is Phineas Gage. I tried researching the effects of brain damage on subconscious thought processing on Google, but I couldn't ...
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Am I multitasking? [duplicate]

When copying notes, Quite often I start to daydream all the while copying the notes word for word. Is this multitasking ? I have been told that multitasking is not possible. And when copying notes my ...
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What are the values of the absolute intracellular and absolute extracellular potentials in a neuron?

Most texts on neurons give the value of the membrane potential and do not state the absolute values of the intracellular and extracellular potentials in a neuron. I understand that this is because the ...
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What is the current (2021) state-of-the-art theory of emotions?

Human emotions, from a scientific perspective, is still quite a blurry topic. There is no clear distinction between feelings, emotions, affects. Even in scientific context most of the time we are ...
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Anxiety-induced itch: what is the mechanism?

Some people when get anxious become itchy. I wonder how that itch is triggered and works. Does it start as a reaction of the peripheral nervous system to stress-related chemicals like cortisol? Or it ...
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Is long term memory less a matter of "pure meaning" than short term stores usually are?

Fernyhough (2004) proposed that inner speech should take two distinct forms: expanded inner speech, in which internal dialogue retains many of the phonological properties and turn-taking qualities of ...
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What is the meanning of an x-expressing neuron, with x = some protein?

I'm studying a neuroscientific paper, and in it the authors state that "defensive behaviors are mediated by a BLA population of magnocellular R-spondin 2-expressing (RSPO2⁺) neurons". I know ...
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How would a human baby's brain develop if born in a sensory deprivation chamber?

According to Scientific American, people who are blind can learn to use their sense of hearing more efficiently. Similarly, deaf people, may learn to utilize their vision more effectively. While the 5 ...
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Would you still be addicted to something if you lost your memory of being addicted to it? [duplicate]

If someone was addicted to something, it could be substances/gambling/sex etc... and then they lost their memory. It could be just losing the memory of the addiction or full blown global amnesia ...
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What is the minimum sample size for establishing the construct and especially concurrent validity of an intelligence test?

For example, the Shipley has a sample size of 263 for concurrent validity and I'm wondering if this is enough. Also, this is a stretch, but does anyone know the concurrent validity of the Figure ...
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Learn Cognitive Empathy

I recently stumbled upon some psychology sites and learned more about the 3 types of empathy. Since I want to understand everyone better, I want to improve my skills at empathy. I found a lot of ...
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Precisely, what does it mean for a person to overcome psychological trauma?

It is often said that therapy or meeting a psychologist allows one to overcome trauma and let go of hidden pains. It is not clear to me exactly what the process of therapy entails—how would one know ...
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Is restlessness while studying a psychological phenomenon to address?

I observe the phenomenon of restlessness in some students only while studying textbooks. The restlessness starts after few minutes when they start to read and understand from textbooks. They can do ...
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Psychometric scales of gender

I have never read any study that has used a psychometric scale to find out the respondent's gender identity, sexual orientation or both. This makes me wonder if there are such scales or not, or if ...
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is hypnosis a sub part of meditation? [duplicate]

Hypnosis and Meditation both sound very similar, they are both techniques that involve self attention and use of imagination, is one the sub part of each?
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What is 4 circular question technique or questions of it to keep conversation going from psychology or psychiatry research papers?

Once i found some profesional questions, that i tried just for talking with friends. I found them in research paper when looking, googling maybe for ADHD but i think i was googling PTSD coping ...
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Can you use harmful addictions to build good habits?

I am reading the Pavlov's dog experiments, from it I learn that associating a dopamine high event with a neutral event will lead to later that neutral event triggering the same receptors in absence of ...
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Why actual happy experiences don't have some side effects like stimulant drugs?

Science says that the mental side effects of stimulant drugs, like depression, are caused due to the overload of dopaminergic activity in the brain, but when people experience actual great things the ...
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Integrated Information Theory: research about concrete mechanisms, their emergence and specialization?

I am reading articles about IIT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_information_theory) and many accompanying articles, but they talk essentially nothing about the 1) concrete mechanisms; 2) ...
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Where to begin with Political Psychology literature?

I am a law and public policy scholar, and I'm currently developing a civics curriculum for YouTube. As a phd, I'm (perhaps to an unhealthy degree) concerned with being able to cite good science ...
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Is there any evidence for a link between religiosity and belief in conspiracy theories?

I've heard claims made that more religious individuals were more likely to fall for various conspiracy theories. I've personally been able to find studies linking religiosity to belief in qanon ...
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How is the mean for the Cattell IQ tests calculated?

British Mensa uses Cattell Culture Fair and Cattell III B tests. The Cattell Culture Fair Test has a mean and SD of 100 and 16 respectively. The Cattell III B has a mean and SD of 100 and 24 ...
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Searching for finding the graph connection of different mental disorders

We are searching for finding the graph connection of different mental disorder. So I googled the graph flowchart of mental disorder slideshare and find the below ...
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searching for finding the Cognitive Cycle of psychological defence mechanism for bipolar disorders

I am searching for finding some pattern for bipolar disorder and online tracking the psychological defense mechanisms and its cycles . So I need some chart or flowchart like below (source): Also, I ...
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Which items of the NEO-FFI are a subset of the NEO-PI-R?

I am currently working on a NEO-PI-R dataset that is freely available online. To my knowledge the NEO-FFI is a subset of the NEO-PI-R. I would like to run a factor analysis on the NEO-FFI. ...
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What are the most often used questionnaires in psychology?

As the title says, I am wondering which questionnaires are most often used in psychology. My guess is that NEO-PI-R should be in the Top-10. One of the accompanying papers has been cited 38k times (...
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Is there anything short I can read on the difference between learning something as an adult vs as a child?

Is there anything short I can read on the difference between learning something as an adult vs as a child? Learning a language, or mathematics, or facts, whatever.
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What is meant by "adaptive emotions" in this explanation of the TARGET model?

I was reading an article about TARGET, an approach to grounding emotional disregulation (e.g. from trauma). It introduces a mnemonic, FREEDOM, as follows: Focusing: Concentrating on a single idea ...
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Is cognitive distortions more fixated than cognitive biases?

I get that due to our heuristic, we can have cognitive bias. However, it is simply out of our awareness, and if someone else points them out correctly, we are easy to accept that (maybe with ...
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Can the chronotype by changed to become a morning person without affecting quality of sleep?

Human chronotype is determined by age and genetics (PER3) Most of common advice for those who want to become a morning person goes towards slowly adapting wake up time, and habits / environment (...
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What count as an exposure?

From this answer (emboldenment is mine) : If you want to go with modern cognitive theories of motivation, then a good concept to explore would be PLOC (Perceived Locus of Causality), or how much you ...
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Is there any relation between the passage of time in our dreams and in real life? [duplicate]

When I wake up from a dream, it often feels like the whole dream sequence happened like less than five minutes, but in reality, I had been sleeping for maybe 7-8 hours continuously. Hence, I wondered, ...
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How is greed different from compulsion?

I want to learn how is human greed different from compulsion in psychology? Which one is intentional and which one is unintentional? If it makes sense at all? One of the lecturers in our school ...
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Is there any evolutionary psychology theory of the "hostile intent attribution" phenomenon?

"Hostile intent attribution" (HIA) refers to the tendency of people to think that others have bad intent when bringing about negative situations (e.g. injuries). For instance, people find it ...
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Why is it that some people can visualize images in their minds and some cannot? [duplicate]

Recently I learned that a couple of my friends cannot visualize images in their minds. One friend mentioned that it takes effort for him to visualize something you've told him to think about. He also ...
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Must researchers pay to use items (but not scoring) from standardized tests?

I would like to use the items from a standardized test in a research study. I would like to know whether I need to pay to use the items for this purpose? Or are the items alone potentially free, ...
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How many psychiatrists or consolers use sandplay therapy in their counselings?

I'm looking for data about how popular sandplay/sandtray therapy is. In some specific country or area, such as North America or Europe, are there any resources to know roughly how many psychiatrists ...
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While scrolling the web page interesting effect encountered with an image....is this optic inertia?

While scrolling this web page, interesting effect encountered with the image below. Is this optic inertia? The faster the scrolling, the more wavelike figures appear on three areas in the picture.
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What is the psychology of abusing the victim during burglary and robbery?

I've studied a physiological phenomenon where, during a burglary or robbery, the one who robs constantly abuses the victim, either verbally or physically, even though that wouldn't lead to any gain. ...
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Can a subject develop learned helplessness without being conditioned?

In my understanding of this answer, the reason for person A to develop learned helplessness while person B to do not mostly (if not totally) boils down to the explanation styles of the two. But then ...
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Name for the effect where people cause others to fulfill their expectations

I recall hearing a social cognition lecture a number of years ago in which the lecturer described a particular idea that centered around the role of self-fulfilling prophecies in relationships. For ...
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Components of fairness in income/reward division

I'm looking for any analysis or research on how people tend to see fair division of income or reward for a given task or project. On the market, political interventions aside, it seems to be the ...
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What happens when a person lowers their sleep to less than 3 hours a day? [duplicate]

If 6-8 hours would be required for a adult, how would less than 3 hours affect the person long term? If they can function well with less than 3 hours of sleep in the short term.
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Do animals look for new ways to keep themselves motivated? [closed]

Humans tend to find ways to keep themselves motivated and happy. What about animals? Do they feel down and look for new ways to motivate themselves?
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Why are flat line EEG recordings not perfectly zero microvolt?

I just look at several flat line EEG brain waves and all of them are not exactly at zero microvolt, in the sense there seems to be always a small signal or irregularities to be seen, as well as ...
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How does our brain remember reminders?

I was wondering about a rather remarkable phenomenon regarding how we recollect reminders. I've read stories where people keep a pillow, or even figures and dolls, near their door to make them ...
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Slope of psychometric function too steep?

I am in a project where we are preparing a visual decision making experiment which requires participants to detect vertical grating in a patch of dynamic noise (the noise pattern is updated on every ...

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