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What is the most comprehensive system of describing human emotions or states of mind?

There a are globally two perspectives the discrete perspective uses a categorization system. There are many different systems, with more or less core emotions and sub-emotions. As the one shown in ...
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Significance of 4 stimulus cards in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test?

I cannot tell you why they chose four cards, but I do know that it is perfectly fine to use three, (e.g. Niv and colleagues, 2015). To give you more info on why the WCST is used in the study by Niv. ...
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Combining unbiased hit rates

The purpose of unbiased hit rate is to avoid invalid conclusions in cases where subjects indiscriminately use one (or only few) response options. To give an example (responses in rows, stimuli in ...
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What is the minimum angle off horizontal before a line visually appears inclined at first glance?

Vogels and Orban (1985) asked subjects to complete several thousand angle judgments at near-principal angles (horizontal or vertical). They found that the just-noticeable difference (JND), the ...
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Is there a criterion to distinct between a philia and a paraphilia?

As far as I am aware, there is no such word in the English language as Philia, but it is a suffix within words. Also, the suffix of -philia in a word does not necessarily denote anything sexual. The ...
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What is the minimum angle off horizontal before a line visually appears inclined at first glance?

Citing Muller et al’s, (1955) work on electronic displays, Eastman Kodak’s (1983) Ergonomics Design for People at Work states that people can discriminate 24 different absolute angles of inclination ...
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What is the most comprehensive system of describing human emotions or states of mind?

The recently published Atlas of personality, emotion and behaviour catalogues over 3,000 emotions (Mobbs, 2020). A summary of the emotions is below with a more comprehensive version included in the ...
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Which parts of the brain are used when identifying and sorting email messages?

The insular cortex seems to play a role in sorting based on salience - how important something is to us (Uddin, 2015). In addition, the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), commonly associated with error ...
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Does correcting responses after feedback lead to better learning?

Several different, well-received theories of education would say yes. However, it depends on the quality of 'correct' information that is received after the answer is deemed 'incorrect'. In Jean ...
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How to design psychology tests for concept formation?

There's no one good answer to this unfortunately, the question is too broad. Seems like you have made a decent start, here are two more quite different methods-focused references to add to your ...
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The differences between sensory distortions and hallucinations

The differences between illusion and hallucinations are quite clear and have been known for over 100 years. For example, hallucinations are when you see things in total darkness or hear things when ...
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Is there any actual evidence for the common model of the "real you" and a separate section that contains all your weaknesses?

For sure presentations aimed at lay audiences tend to oversimplify and exaggerate research findings, but for the underlying construct, there is a great deal of evidence, and it is considered widely ...
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PTSD is an internalising disorder or mixed?

My understanding is that the internalizing/externalizing dichotomy refers to the way symptoms are expressed, not the source/cause of the disorder. Internalizing disorders are those that mostly have an ...
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Significance of 4 stimulus cards in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test?

I wanted to report further findings in my search for the answer to this question. I will not accept this as the answer but I think anyone else who looks into this issue may find this information ...
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Binary classification as a cognitive strategy?

Binary processes may be observed at various stages of intuitive and deliberative thought, which may in some cases plausibly be modelled as categories, but you’ll want to consider that on a case-by-...
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