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What are the leading theories on what is intelligence, how can it be assessed and what biases and factors must be considered in this topic? [closed]

On the form of the question and wanted answers This question is a broad one and intends to draw an overview of multiple ways the topic can be discussed, as well as virtues and drawbacks of each one. ...
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Do psychotherapist need to keep track of patients' daily activities during long-term therapies? [closed]

During long-term therapies, besides therapeutic sessions, do psychologists/psychotherapists need to keep track of the patients’ daily activities (including nutrition, sleeping time, exercising, ...
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What is the difference between reminiscence and nostalgia?

Both reminiscence and nostalgia refer to thinking about the past, but where is the line between them? I am looking into how reminiscence affects meaning in life and have found that most research ...
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What causes the perception of time

I've recently watched veritasium video about time perception. And what i got out of that is that the more are brain is being used up the slower time goes and the less we use the faster it goes. Is ...
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What term can describe the feeling that a job just does itself?

Is there a term that can describe that a job, however exhausting it might be, just does itself? Meaning, for example, that all doubt concerning how you're doing a job, whether or not you should do the ...
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Need for closure oriented toward the future only

I've had my fair share of unseemly and confusing relationship failures, ones without so called "closure" social psychological terms that describe an individual's desire for a clear, firm ...
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Why children dreams aren't distorted?

I'm reading a general introduction to Psychoanalysis and in the eight lecture Freud starts saying that children dreams aren't distorted so they are easier to analyze. Do all children dreams are ...
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Question about writing effective experimental prompts

I am running a crowd-sourced experiment where two participants have to engage in a text-based conversation (about movies or TV shows). My goal is to understand linguistic dynamics of the conversation, ...
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Can we improve critical thinking for children by reading?

How can we improve children critical thinking by reading stories? Also, how can we then measure that? asking questions? Can someone give an example of that? (if possible)
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Identifying cause of differing drive in similar situations

I am a software developer. I absolutely love what I do and I am very good at it. I have a strong work ethic. When I go to work, I work the full time, I am highly productive and engaged for the entire ...
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what the name for "feeling that my bones are so thin"? [closed]

I sometimes feel like my bones are thin, especially finger bones are so thin, if I push them a little they will break, it takes 5 minute at most, then its gone. I was feeling it more when I was 9 to ...
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How to overcome mental blocks when studying?

Let's suppose hypothetically I am subject A for extended periods of time and devoting my all my time to it. At some point, I feel I hit a plateu , similar to trying to drive in mud, I feel stuck ...
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Can a deed be good if it benefits you? [closed]

I'm wondering what different psychological opinions are on what quantifies a good deed. I've separated the problem into several questions of increasing cynicism and am wondering how different ...
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How to calculate Fano Factor for spike train data?

I've heard this used many times but never had to do it myself. How does one calculate Fano Factor (FF) for spike train data? Let's say that you have for some neuron the spike count in a certain time ...
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How reliable is this self-administered Mensa IQ test?

I found a Mensa challenge test, which can be taken for free on the Mensa website and involves answering 35 problems within 25 mins. They do mention that it is only for entertainment purposes, but ...
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Why do pretty girls needlessly keep eyesore "beauty spots" in their faces? [closed]

I used to think that this was a recent, modern "trend", but recently I watched a TV series from 1962 where this otherwise beautiful actress also has one of those eyesore "beauty spots&...
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Is there a point in life where you should just kill yourself? [closed]

Real talk is there a point in life where you should end your life yourself? I know there are people out there who really don't understand what its like to be in a down dark mental state. What do you ...
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Is it necessary to treat schizoid personality disorder? [closed]

If the individual is not interested in treatment and this disorder generally does not prevent him from living.
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Do thermal (infrared) photos of subjects experiencing emotions match predictions from Chakra mappings? [closed]

There is some ancient information about the meditation and chakras, so as one biomedical engineer I have one background about the emotional thermals photo, and like to find out some image position ...
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Why does a human mind repeat the same mistakes? [closed]

Why does a person go on repeating the same mistakes again and again even if he does not want to? He knows that he is going to regret it later since he has already repeated this several times in the ...
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After focusing for a long time, why do certain activities have the effect of refreshing or rejuvenating your mind?

If you've been studying or otherwise engaging in mental work, there are certain activities which are often recommended to "refresh your mind" when you are tired. Here are some common ...
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Do you need need to have an above average IQ in order to have a reasonable chance of successful career in STEM fields?

Particularly engineering, computer science, math. I came across this quote from someone who specializes in psychometrics in response to this question. Is it scientifically proven if hard work in STEM ...
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What is the best network-based cognitive model to explain and predict political decision-making?

I would like to build a simple human-readable model based on connected concepts that can model how people - very approximately - represent and update their decision-making on a political subject as ...
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What are the differences between bipolar channels and monopolar channels for EEG?

In EEG, each electrode records a biopotential which must be compared to a reference biopotential in order to obtain a channel of measurement. Two types of channels are the so-called bipolar channels ...
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Does all motivation and desire originate in the limbic system?

My current understanding is that subcortical structures in the limbic system determine what we desire, and that the prefrontal cortex is essentially an uncaring tool utilized by the limbic system to ...
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What Classical Conditioning says about multiple or multimodal stimuli?

I would like to know if classical conditioning somehow predicts/approaches scenarios where multiple or multimodal stimuli associate with a response. I do not have much knowledge on the topic, but it ...
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Electric communication between single neurons

It is believed that neurons communicate through neurotransmitters, released from multiple synapses and flow to the axon of the next neuron. But has it been shown if a single neuron communicate with a ...
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Why are synapses that are connected to co-transmitting presynaptic vesicles uniformly distributed on the postsynaptic neuron?

This paper on functional implications of co-release and co-transmission says that "Consistent with a co-transmission phenotype, cholinergic synapses are uniformly distributed on the postsynaptic ...
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Is language an abstract concept that is voiced out though a national tongue?

When discussing with my son about a possible future (from the progress of technology point of view), he mentioned that it would be great to have a brain implant that would finally allow everyone to ...
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What is the name of the tendency to portray oneself in the positive light?

I know it exists and it has a name... But my google-fu skills are lacking, due to a pretty niche concept that uses a lot of generic keywords. There is a fallacy / mental model / a tendency for people ...
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Has criminal-related research been conducted regarding critical childhood experiences/adverse turning points for individuals who commit murder?

I've conducted some basic research regarding criminology and the work of criminal psychologists. From what I've concluded, the focus of these studies are primarily related to determining why specific ...
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Searching for correlation between emotions on the couples or partners by thermal photo

I am researching about the somatization feeling with long distance contact via social media between girls and boys or dating. So, I am trying to find some meaning between the boys and girl who date ...
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If you can draw, is that an indication of high spatial IQ?

This is a spin off of this question: If you can't draw, is that an indication of low spatial IQ? In order to draw, you must be able to represent 3D objects in your head and rotate them in any ...
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Name of a phenomenon: alert on familiar topics, gullible on unfamiliar ones [duplicate]

Suppose that a person reads a newspaper. On an article on a topic that he is familiar with, he spots some mistakes in the article. But then, when he reads other articles, on the same newspaper, but on ...
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How is sexual arousal different in men and women?

I was watching ASAPScience video on the Male vs Female Orgasms. At 1:45 they say that PET scans of brain show that arousal of men and women are different. How exactly are these different, as in what ...
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Is depression linked to having difficulty into doing activities that are intensive (be it physically or mentally)?

Practicing exercise is recommended to treat depression for example. But I think people, in general, if they are with depression tend to deal with it by doing activities that don't suppose much effort ...
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Human/social behavior when one emphasizes their own superior achievements over others'

I'm looking for a name/category/definition of (personality?) disorder(s) that can be described with the following traits in one's (imaginary person) social/human behavior: this person brings up and ...
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Does human biology compute audio fast enough to benefit from phase accurate audio propagation in 3D space?

In nature when people perceive a point source of audio moving in 3D space say when I am stationary and listening to someone talking who is walking around me does my perception of that audio benefit ...
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Is there any evidence that some people who claim to see auras around persons actually see them?

I have found that seeing "auras" is used for diagnosis of some neuropathologies. However, I wasn't able to find evidence that some people truly see what is colloqially known as auras. Is ...
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How is it ascertained that people treated for persecutory delusions are not indeed being persecuted?

Many people suffering from persecutory delusions have very weird, clearly improbable stories about how they are being persecuted. However - correct me if I'm wrong - in many cases these stories are, ...
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Concentration & music [duplicate]

When working on something that needs a lot of concentration (mathematics, chess, ...), does listening to music have an effect (positive/negative) on the work? did that depend on the type of music?
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What is the difference between brain parcellation and brain segmentation? (question based on Freesurfer)

What is the difference between brain parcellation and brain segmentation? (question based on Freesurfer that produces parcellation volume and segmentation volume measures)
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Belief that I have more holistic understanding and other are just stuck to their details

In meetings and online discussions I've noticed that there are often confident people who dont just believe that they are always right but specifically point that (only) they have holistic (gestalt) ...
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Justified vs Left-aligned(/ranged-left) text

My new place of work insists on "justifying" all our outgoing reports and letters. I am used to "left-aligning". I cannot imagine a world where justifying is a good thing. A quick ...
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How do we memorize ordered lists?

We have to memorize a lot of ordered lists in life and in our education period. In chemistry, we memorize the Metal Reactivity Series and Periodic Table. Being a table tennis player myself, I can ...
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How do humans remember information?

When conversing, I often find myself using words or conveying ideas that I wasn't aware that I knew, nor whether these words/ideas were actually relevant to the conversation. It is only after googling ...
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Is it allowed for a psychologist to claim to be a friend of the patient

Is there any ethical/therapeutical guidelines preventing a psychologist to claim to be a friend of the patient? The relevant points are: I am aware that there are rules against treating friends, and ...
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math problems which become easy when given to social processing part of brain

I have a young nephew who much prefers history and social science to math and I remembered an article, or maybe it was in a book, which described how some intermediate math problems can be reframed as ...
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Is thermoception part of the sense of touch in the 5 human senses or is it a 6th separate sense?

In an answer provided by DavidCian, it is mentioned that thermoception is separate to the 5 human bodily senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste). Yet, I would have thought it would be part of ...
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How was the infant IQ test applied to Koko?

Apparently, a Gorilla named Koko took a number of IQ tests and scored an average of 80, their full range of scores being 70 to 95. The test used was the Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale. I don't ...

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