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Is it actually “a thing”, or just a fantasy among many males, that female babysitters often would dress up boys as girls?

For a very long time, I've heard that it's supposedly very common for female babysitters, for example a teenage girl, but also older, to, as she babysits a boy of an age old enough to be in school, ...
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there were markers but shown 'no segments were found ' BrainVision Analyzer, why?

I have a problem with BrainVision Analyzer when doing Eyetracking analysis. I synchronized EEG and Eyetracking data and they had the same markers. When I tried to segment the synchronized data into ...
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Beginner Psychology book recommendation [duplicate]

Iam looking for a way to find out if psychology would be the right topic for my studies. While I talked to alot of people and feel like it would be for me I want to start learning about the topic at ...
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Why can't emotion perception “win” our own belief and bias to judge the situation accurately?

Cognitive distortions and negative emtions According to Wikipedia, "cognitive distortion are thoughts that cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately". It is a negative outlook on reality, ...
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Is it possible to induce eye blinking?

Long time screen users like software developers sometimes use computers so intensely that they do not blink enough with their eyes. This leads to dry eyes. Unfortunately, people typically don't ...
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Why does old technology seem “scary”? [closed]

Few thoughts can freak me out as much as the idea of being blasted into space with early space technology, circa 1950s or earlier. The idea of being inside a "steampunk" spacecraft from the late 19th ...
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Why aren't lower class women attracted to upper class men? [closed]

From a purely financial point of view, it would seem like a lower class woman with limited means should be attracted to an upper class man of high status and wealth. (e.g. the "Pretty Woman" fantasy, ...
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INDIA'S ROLE IN MEDICAL RESEARCHES GOING ON IN THE WORLD? [closed]

Is INDIA recently successful in its role in medical researches going on in the world?The departments pertaining to such researches are-psychology,psychiatry,neuroscience,cognitive science cognitive ...
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Problem solving and memory size, conscious vs subconscious

First time asking here so I don't know the ethos yet of how liberal or strick this site is on the particulars. In spending my day programming in Prolog I often hit a wall sometimes and stop coding on ...
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How can humans tell when something diverges from the norm

With this I mean the notion of humans being able to, for example, look at a painting and tell that something doesn't belong in there. For example sun glasses on the Mona Lisa, without prior knowledge ...
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Dimensional/Domain Change in “Generalized Negative Reciprocity”?

Generalized (Positive) Reciprocity says that if A helps B, B will help C. Many studies have shown that this behavior exists in different settings (real life, field and lab experiments). Studies also ...
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Psychological explanation for alleged manifestations of the Holy Spirit in Charismatic, Pentecostal and similar Christian movements?

In Charismatic, Pentecostal and similar movements within Christianity we can observe people displaying strange behaviors which these groups claim to be manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Some of these ...
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Why does an image seem smaller or larger through a pinhole when viewing with human eye

I was chewing gum when I took the Trident gum wrapper and rolled it into an open cylinder with a diameter of about 1.5mm (give or take 0.15mm). When I look through the gum wrapper (I have to put it ...
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Are there positive/negative effects of new/repetitive music in work performance?

I work the weekend closing shifts at a local supermarket. There are many stores in the chain, and they all have the same soundtrack - consisting mostly of 70's music - which is played on repeat ...
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Psychological explanation for claims of “feeling the presence of God”? [duplicate]

I'm doing research on alleged testimonies and evidences of the Spirit Realm. In my research I've come across all sort of testimonies, but within Christianity in particular there is a pattern of ...
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How to help people who may suffer from Paranoia?

I am a very active member of the Information Security Stack Exchange site. Every now and then, I come across people who I believe may suffer from paranoia. They believe that "someone" is out to get ...
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What would happen when the vitrome-dial hypothalamus get destroyed while there is no food to seek for?

Rats with VMH damage overeat because the ventromedial hypothalamus controls the body's ability to digest and store food. (Keesey & Powley, 1975). It controls digestive reflexes. When the ...
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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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Is this American waitress “talking down” to the Swedes at the table in this short video clip from a 2013 reality TV series? [closed]

Video URL: https://streamable.com/s/1bbjl/kdkfko I cut out and uploaded these 47 seconds from one part of an episode of a Swedish reality/travel TV series originally aired in 2013. I have removed the ...
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Extra-classical receptive fields are surprising, but retinal ganglion receptive fields are not. Why?

Rao and Ballard (1999) start their paper by stating that extra-classical receptive fields, which exhibit the phenomenon of end-stopping are difficult to explain. They show that in an idealized ...
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Has a psychology of addiction been developed as a theory?

I am interested in the Alcoholic's Anonymous approach to treating addiction to alcohol and I am wondering if the significant advances in both psychology and the biological study of physiology have ...
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About awareness extra calculating data psychological methods to be more online [closed]

This one part of some discussion in private group chat about how to understand what is the reality and how much we could be far from it: In Dr. Holakouee's talk, I have seen there is one need to ...
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Is NERIS Type Explorer unscientific?

Why do people call the NERIS Type Explorer of www.16personalities.com unscientific? According to https://www.16personalities.com/articles/reliability-and-validity it provides good test-re-testing ...
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What measures are available for calculating big 5 congruence with a collection of profiles?

Say there is a group of OCEAN profiles. How do I calculate how well another profile fits into this group of profiles? Is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congruence_coefficient the way to go or are ...
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Why does “bulk” yellow ink look red? [closed]

A transparent blue inkjet cartridge looks deep blue, a red one looks deep red, but a yellow one looks red. Tea also looks yellowish when it's shallow and reddish otherwise. Red is another colour, a ...
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Am I some kind of freak/alien for never once in my life having had the desire to go to a “club”, “disco” or “bar”? [closed]

I'm male. Now mid-thirtees. First of all, I have never liked the taste of any alcohol. Beer makes me feel like throwing up, with just one sip. It's like drinking mud or something to me. However, I ...
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The root intentions of all emotions. Thoughts & feedback? [closed]

The Intent of emotions At the root of all emotions is Survival & reproduction. Root of / Intent of; Joy Root (Appreciation). Joy allows you to value and appreciate someone or something. ...
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Causality regarding neurotransmitter imbalance and depression

Neurotransmitter imbalances are blamed for various psychiatric conditions (depression, ADHD, etc). Clearly plasma levels of neurotransmitters are confirmed to be abnormal in some people with such ...
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Is this “predator sting” video a parody, or actually for real? [closed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDch2IH_Suw Usually, this kind of video has a "decoy" who is 13-14. In some extreme cases, the "decoy" is said to be as old as 15, and they still say the same things ...
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Can one claim that a person is having cognitive distortion and be always correct?

What is cognitive distorion? According to Wikipedia, "cognitive distortion are thoughts that cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately". It is a negative outlook on reality, sometimes called ...
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Feynman's Cargo Cult Science: Young's Rat Experiment Study

In the book Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, the physicist Richard Feynman tells a great short story about bad science being done by scientists who should know better in Cargo Cult Science (which is ...
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Freud defence system vs hypnosis [closed]

I like to know at hypnosis one target, what freud deffecese system amplified  or suppressed more at the hypnotized side and the target person. Works of Any famuse person in this field, video, papers ...
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How is it possible that so many people get together, get married, have kids and *then* divorce and break up? [closed]

I have always been fundamentally baffled about this fact, as a male currently in his mid-30s who never managed to attract any female. If this had happened, and we had got so far as to get married, ...
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Which paper was it that defined addiction as a release?

I read somewhere that a psychologist in 1949 (or somewhere around that) described sexual addiction as a release. I don't remember the author's name nor the title of the paper. The gist of that ...
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Out of body experience tests. How to contact scientists? [closed]

I am 30 year-old man with cerebral palsy. Somehow that and one antispastic drug (baclofen) turned me into a vivid dreamer and out of body experiencer. I am not a believer, quite the opposite because ...
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Stimulus design for fMRI experiment (face images)

I'm a cognitive neuroscience student designing a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiment based on the Flashed Face Distortion Effect (https://vimeo.com/27138942). The goal of the ...
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Gutenberg technology effects on human psyche

McLuhan is claiming that Gutenberg technology was the reason of human psyche fragmentation, primitivism and social conformism. I am trying to find links between Gutenberg technology and the phenomenon ...
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Why humans like to rank things, make lists etc.?

I was wondering if anyone can provide some scientific explanation on why humans seem to like organising (cultural) items in arrangements such as lists, rankings, best-ofs etc. Some reference to ...
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Do changes in IQ reflect changes in “general intelligence”?

Has anyone asked whether adult normal fluctuation in IQ scores represent changes to general intelligence? Would changes to g suggest that g is not always the most general intelligence? If its measure,...
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Is there a consensus that there are racial differences in IQ scores?

I'm not asking whether the difference is genetic or environmental, or if IQ scores are a racist and flawed measure of intelligence. Is there a consensus that today, in e.g. America, there are ...
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Is Melatonin necessary to sleep?

Consider a scenario where a person's melatonin secretion gets inhibited (and that person also don't get external melatonin); Will this person feel sleepiness and a desire to sleep? Or, since that ...
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How to assess the effect of individual difference measure on quadratic fit of a within-subject factor?

In my task, there are 8 levels of a within-subjects/repeated measure factor. The overall relationship that this factor has with the DV is in the shape of an inverted-U, such that their DV scores at ...
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How many hours per day our brain can learn? [duplicate]

I am interested to know if there are researches about how many hours per day our brain can learn new things? Are there any constrains for brain or we can train our brain to learn as much as we study ...
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What recreational drugs have especially negative interactions with bipolar disorder?

I'm trying to find out which recreational drugs have the biggest negative interactions with BD (bipolar disorder types I and II) but haven't been able to find strong research. I especially ...
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What determines whether a monoamine neurotransmitter is recycled or broken down by MAO?

When a neurotransmitter detaches from the receptor and is returned to the neuron via the transporter, what are the primary factors that influence whether that molecule is re-stored in a vesicle by ...
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Avoidant behaviour and ego boosting

Amateur here. Let's suppose I know a person who is an expert on a certain subject, say history. Since I like history myself, I will ask him/her a number of questions on subjects that I know only ...
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Do we humans have an innate perception of what are secure behaviors? If yes, to what extent?

Recently, I heard in a podcast that people enjoy booths or corners in restaurants because we have a natural preference for spaces we deem more secure (e.g. in this case, we can see the rest of the ...
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How is the effectiveness of EMDR measured?

What are the outcome variables that researchers measure? Is it just a PTSD Checklist form filled out after every session?
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Understanding the transition from integrated form to ODE form of neuron models

I'm trying to convert a fairly complicated neuron model from integrated form (a form of the spike response model) to ODE form for use in the BRIAN simulator. The BRIAN simulator requires neuron/...
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What is the main component of sexual orientation?

From vast reading on the formation of sexual orientation I understand that all researchers, from all "political camps" accept that sexual orientation can have at least one of these expressions: ...

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