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Are social anxiety disorder and selective mutism classified as communication disorders?

One thing to remember is that classification systems, especially in the field of psychology, are not absolute. All human brains search for patterns and attempt to label them in a way that makes it ...
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Is there a name for the gap between speaker's intention and listener's interpretation?

Note: this is not a psychology-based answer I think your question is one of the central questions of various fields. For regular communications, they are communication studies, media studies, ...
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How is the effect of current vote scores on people's votes interpreted in psychology?

I think you can find an answer from the field of social psychology. The most relevant theory is the social proof, the tendency to immitate the behavior of other people. Social proof (also known as ...
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What is this stratagem called when someone talks to you like you're a slow-witted kid?

There are a few terms which can be used for this. The answer from @AlwaysConfused could describe the situation if you are actually talking to them like a child as stipulated in the title, but ...
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How is the biological error signal in predictive coding computed?

TL;DR: We don't know whether the brain really uses predictive coding or not. But neurally computing an error signal on a small scale is possible (see below). Predictive coding is an hypothesis for a ...
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How is the biological error signal in predictive coding computed?

I provided an answer to a similar question here that limitedly deals with the role of biological prediction errors. Here's an excerpt of that answer: ...to answer this properly, we must first make it ...
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Difficulty of expressing thoughts verbally

Introverts Process Information Deeply Trying to think of exactly the right word is called “word retrieval.” And this can be hard for introverts. In social situations, this may translate to us falling ...
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Starting academic textbook/survey article for the field of persuasive communication?

I would like to suggest the classic and pioneer book in the field of communication and pursuasion by Daniel H. Pink. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others The book not only ...
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Impaired verbal communication, but normal reading and writing skills?

Just a reminder that Stack Exchange is not an appropriate place to get a diagnosis; a vague description of symptoms may indicate a variety of possible outcomes. See a doctor instead. That said: One ...
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What is the area of Psychology called that focuses on interaction and emotions?

I studied communication psychology in college. Maybe that's what you're looking for? You can use this reference as a start: APA Handbook of Interpersonal Communication, https://www.apa.org/pubs/books/...
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Is there a name for the gap between speaker's intention and listener's interpretation?

Short answer From a clinical audiological perspective, we talk about impaired speech understanding/recognition/discrimination. Background From a psychophysical point of view, and specifically in the ...
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Is there a mechanical/vibrational communication method between pre- and post-synaptic terminals in addition to chemical and electrical synapses?

Short answer Action potentials travelling through the axon are accompanied by a mechanical displacement of the axonal membrane. Background Multiple studies have shown that a mechanical displacement of ...
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Do we have a psychological need to talk to people?

It’s worth remembering that Maslow proffered a THEORY with very little experimental evidence to support it. Since then lots of experimental research has been done with a number of primary needs being ...
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Why are most people not persuaded by rational arguments?

I am not an expert. Words are vague. People can call something investment even if no money is invested. It's much more effective to read people's motives than to read their words. Humans are self ...
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Do pictures help young children read (understand meaning) better or does it give them a delayed sense of imagination when decoding information?

I wrote Vexed Texts a long time ago. Since then I have asked the same question and found no research on it, so I did my own research as my doctoral thesis. You can find the results if you want to in ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that receiving angry emails increases stress levels?

The reaction to an angry email is just the same as reacting to any angry comment (verbal or written). It is usually seen as a provocation and triggers the urge to retaliate or invoke self-defense. The ...
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Do readers consider the passive voice as more authoritative?

Short answer I haven't found scientific literature on it. Non-scientific sources generally do seem to acknowledge that the passive voice radiates authority. Background To answer the question if ...
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