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What thoughts should one contemplate to minimize sleep latency?

While trying to fall asleep on night, I was wondering what my strategy would be if I was challenged to a competition where the goal was to fall asleep as fast as possible once I was lying in bed. The ...
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Multiple Pearson correlation table APA format

Please I need help on reporting results on a unified correlation table. Self-esteem was correlated with both depression and anxiety. Social support was correlated with depression and anxiety. That ...
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What makes someones good at math (or anything)? Is all about practice and hard work?

Could mathematical and abstract thinking be acquired through hard work? To have the same mathematical skill as a student who goes to Mathematical Olympiad seems quite impossible. Could their skill ...
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What neural mechanism allows humans to make phenomenological observations?

Phenomenological experiences are altered during mental illnesses, is there a way to objectively know about them, or atleast know how we know about them?
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Why do people tend to exaggerate the effects of things they disagree with

There are 2 reasons I can think of that may cause people to exaggerate the effects of things they disagree with: 1) Deliberate exaggeration to bring people to a cause 2) Our feelings cause us to ...
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Is xenophobia (at least in part) caused by lack of education?

Xenophobia is definitely correlated with lower education in some studies, e.g. This paper sets out to scrutinise the relation between levels of education on the one hand, and nationalist sentiment ...
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Cognitive theory of (positive) thought patterns, e.g. in the execution of the (intellectual) work functions?

The term "thought patterns" in the everyday psychology have negative associations, e.g. https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-angry-therapist/201704/5-distorted-thought-patterns-and-how-change-...
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How to analyze EDA data collected from mindware?

How to pair event and skin conductance response of data from mindware? Does it need to downsampling? Thanks.
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Is it possible to be entirely impartial?

I am writing a paper for my English class about flaws in the justice system. One of the biggest problems I believe exists is the humans' natural instinct to judge people before we even know them. Is ...
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Optical illusion when looking at parallel static bars

When looking at this picture for a while, without moving the eyes, my brain starts to hallucinate moving shapes. Why is that? Is there some math to explain this effect? I'm asking about math because ...
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Is there a double dissociation between face and object processing?

We know of the condition called prosopagnosia in which the processing of faces is impaired. Is there a condition in which the processing of faces is intact and the processing of objects is impaired, ...
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Information Encapsulation of Geometric Module vs Cortex Remapping

According to experiments by Gallistel and Spelke, there seems to be a specific geometric module in the brain that doesn't (cannot?) use feature information (eg. color of walls) for reorientation. From ...
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Why are faces processed holistically?

There is evidence that contrary to objects faces are represented more holistically then objects. To illustrate there is an effect called the face inversion effect that shows that when you invert a ...
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Is there a real benefit to starting grade 1 at a older age? If so, why?

I think that some people think people should start school at the normal age instead of older because they claim they might become too old to learn. I learned from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Efforts to create metrics of understanding and comprehension of some sentence?

Let's assume that S is some sentence (e.g. theorem). Are there efforts to quantify how well some agent (pupil, student, machine agent) understands this sentence S (or some sent of sentences)? E.g., if ...
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Operant Conditioning for reducing Rumination

Has operating conditioning been a useful tool for extinguishing rumination? If so, what is a typical training procedure for extinguishing rumination? I'm looking for something like, first train the ...
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Are there contemporary buildings that have been designed based on colour psychology?

I am writing my thesis on how environmental psychology has influenced architecture and i am focusing on colour. I am looking for buildings that have been designed based on how colour affects the human ...
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Is the relationship between IQ and brain processing speed/power? Is it linear, logarithmic or other?

Is the relationship between IQ and brain processing speed/power linear, logarithmic or other? For example lets say you two groups: Random group of 25 people each with an IQ close to a 100 IQ (95 - ...
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How can creative activities be used to prevent the development of mental health conditions?

These days people talk about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be used to relieve stress and help people to feel calmer, not to mention all the meditation and breathing exercises that are also ...
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To what extent is xenophobia not selective?

I read in the The Economist that in most countries, anti-Semitism rises or falls in concert with nationalism and identity politics. David Feldman of the Pears Institute notes the importance of “...
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At what age is a human child able to learn through the spoken word alone?

Up until a certain age a child learns through observation. But there comes a point when a child can learn new concepts by simply having them explained by an adult. This age is kind of like when the ...
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Are you allowed to talk during digit span tests?

Are you allowed to talk during digit span tests, e.g. saying the numbers? Just occurred to me I'd be a lot better at it if I could.
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How do children learn the grammatical rules of counting?

Up to the number twelve it is simply a case of learning a sequence. "one, two, three, ...,twelve" From 13..19, it's adding the word "teen" after a number but sometimes with certain changes e.g. "...
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Do laws and taboos affect personality in destructive ways?

There are some controversial laws and taboos in different societies. I will start with examples so you can better undestand what I will say and ask. Example 1. Sexual consent laws. Imagine a ...
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Why are there few studies in the literature regarding human's pheromones?

Pheromones are thought to be the biological underpinning of the social behaviour. They have been extensively studied in animals. Pheromones are chemical factors that trigger a social response in ...
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What is the term covering psychology disorders and language acquiring?

I have a research article aimed for popular audience, whose bibliography contains: 3 works on borderline personality disorder 1 works on language (Hirsh, David, and Paul Nation. “What Vocabulary Size ...
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Genetic basis of prescriptivism

Perhaps I'm searching using the wrong term, but by prescriptivism I mean: holding strong beliefs and having a strong desire to impose them on others I know that in the US nowadays these two might ...
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Are there any methodological challenges to study real-time social interactions?

If the emotion of fear (for example) has evolved so that humans can react in an adapted way to danger, why would we be afraid in a laboratory setting, and would this fear be similar to that we ...
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Organisation as a factor for safe behavior on the work-place

Many tools exists that allow the investigation of incidents and safe behavior on the workplace, such as the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) or the System Hardware Environment ...
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What genetic polymorphisms are linked to aggression or violence?

Anecdotally, there are reports of varenicline causing agression, but larger studies tended towards the finding of no effect over controls. This got me into thinking about possible genetic ...
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Will stupidity ever disappear?

In an evolutionary and natural context, we may argue that stupidity should tend to disappear for obvious reasons. But in our current society, this does not appear likely to me, or at least obvious. I ...
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Can someone be completely healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in a matter of seconds by a sudden emotional cathartic experience?

Can someone be completely healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in a matter of seconds by a sudden emotional cathartic experience? My question is motivated by two conversion ...
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Is it right that the other name of observation is behavioral archeology?

Observation : From Wikipedia: Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source. In living beings, observation employs the senses. In science, observation can also involve ...
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nicotine cognition/cafine

prior-1 Are cognition and memory inseperable? or a... then here comes my intrest nicotine/caffine as my knowing increases cognitive skills or makes brain parts active for cognition. and know of the ...
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What professors in USA study psychology behind friendship?

I am looking for professors that specialize in questions such as "why people feel lonely?" , "what prevents people from finding new friends?", etc. Could you point me to some professors that study ...
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Schools in psychology

Where I can read a good overview on schools/trends in psychology (behaviorism, gestalt, freudism etc)? And which of them is most scientific/evidentiary and less "art"
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What are the methodological differences between a ‘constructed’ and a ‘standardized’ psychological test?

What are the methodological differences between a ‘constructed’ and a ‘standardized’ psychological test? This was a question asked in the exam. Kindly help me understand the key differences.
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NREM sleep and REM sleep

Why is the first stage of sleep non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, and why does rapid eye movement (REM) not happen during this first stage, although we remain partially awake?
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How does Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) work?

There is mounting evidence that EFT, a form of therapy which combines cognitive, exposure therapy along with acupuncture point stimulation is effective - EFT for PTSD question What are the biological ...
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Is there medical term for depression?

I have heard of many kind of depresssions. Depression is nothing but not letting our feelings outspoken . If we dont why it is said that the feelings stay inside and affect. Is it a solid particle ...
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psychology laboratory experiments based of quantum physics

I have seen this post: strange link between the human mind and quantum physics So i like to know is there any this kind of psychological laboratory experiments done based of quantum physics theory ...
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Research articles request: what does current research say on the phenomenon of whole crowds being simultaneously “slain in the spirit”?

There is a strange phenomenon which I lack the scientific expertise to explain, and therefore I ask this question as a reference-request one. The phenomenon is known as "being slain in the spirit" (...
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Neuropsychological explanation for convulsions, body shaking and epileptic-like seizures in religious experiences?

While doing research into testimonies and alleged evidences of the Spirit Realm, I've noticed that in some religious movements and practices, such as Charismatic and Pentecostal Christianity and some ...
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Unzipping .nii.gz in python

I am using the nibabel package to load an image with 7 parcellations in it. It is a .nii.gz file and when I try to load it with nibable.load('image_file') I get the following error: ...

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