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Is it possible that people perceive time differently than others do?

Short Answer Yes. People estimate time differently, by focusing their attention on time in more or lesser degree. Also within a person, time estimation may vary due to stochastic variations. Long ...
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Are psychologists more immune to psychological problems?

Barriers to Psychologists Seeking Mental Health Care by Jennifer L. Bearse, Mark R. McMinn, Winston Seegobin, and Kurt Free of George Fox University asks a similar question. Professional ...
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What is the name of the bias that associate a thing as good because it has a relation to another good thing?

It's called the Halo Effect: The halo effect is a ... cognitive bias, where a person making an initial assessment of another person, place, or thing will assume ambiguous information based upon ...
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What happens to someone missing teenage years of development?

Whilst typing this answer, I upvoted this question as it points to very interesting theories of drive, motivation, and personal development. Short Answer If you take on board the theories surrounding ...
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Can I use data taken in a 5-point Likert Scale, and convert it as if it were taken as a 4-point Likert?

In general, from my extensive experience, using a four or a five point response scale is not going to change much the psychometric properties of a typical psychological self-report scale (e.g., ...
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Are thoughts transferred along with a brain during a brain transplantation?

Short answer Human brain transplants have never been performed, so any answers to what will happen are mere speculations. Background Whole-head transplants have been performed on animals, the first ...
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Popular science books introducing therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

Yes, the psychedelic Renaissance/ third wave (as I've heard it being called) is steadily gaining momentum. I almost feel like mentioning How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan here is too obvious, ...
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Why do people have different personalities when speaking different languages?

That is a really interesting question. There are some studies that found that the emotional response is strong in one's native language compared to languages that are acquired later. For instance, a ...
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Why do some people refuse to wear their seat belt while being aware of the risks?

I think this is a rather difficult question to answer. Psychology Today sums up some interesting reasons why people totally aware of the risks involved in not wearing a seat belt (or in smoking ...
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Would you classify confusion as an emotion?

Cambridge Dictionary defines confusion as "a situation in which people do not understand what is happening, what they should do or who someone or something is." This means that confusion occurs in one'...
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Do the results of psychological studies change our behaviour?

I do have to note this question is broad and opinion based, according to the stack conventions. Nonetheless, I think it's an important question, given that scientific publications may alter the ...
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Can cognitive science improve psychology?

Answering this question is very difficult without first agreeing what "cognitive science" is (a problem for this very site!). Unlike another answer here, to me, cognitive science is not necessarily ...
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Why do people have different personalities when speaking different languages?

Both of my parents and I are multilingual. We come from Czech Republic and have learned multiple languages through our lives as we moved around. I have noticed, even within myself that I "feel" ...
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Name of the psychological phenomenon of doing something just because you've already started doing it?

Although Cognitive Inertia (as mentioned by hexadecimal) is a nice, broad way to point to the phenomenon, people have also studied it from other points of view. Two of them are from economic and ...
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Recent Peer Review Studies on How Many Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder

While not a peer-reviewed study per se, but the DSM-5 says that the prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the population is 6.2%, or approximately one out of sixteen members of the ...
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How many diagnosable mental disorders are included in the DSM?

I have not come up with a definitive answer myself as there is a wide range of figures online. Michael Noll-Hussong states on ResearchGate The total number of specific diagnoses was reduced from ...
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What's the psychological issue name of fear of people?

The general symptoms (NOT the background scenario) may point to a psychological disorter called social phobia : Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is an anxiety disorder ...
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Is there a word or phrase that describes emotional self harm?

When it comes to self-harm, there is not a lot of information available about the emotional form, but there is a lot about the physical forms of self-harm such as self-flagellation (as a punishment ...
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Relationship and differences between psychosomatic, somatoform and idiopathic disorders

This is purely all about terminology. Somatic means of the body; bodily; physical. whereas the psycho part of psychosomatic refers to the fact that the somatic problem (symptom or disorder) is ...
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Does the autistic child have a “theory of mind”?

note: See comment by Arnon Weinberg; though this answer refers to theory of mind deficits in autism, it appears this is outdated thinking (note the age of some of the references). Theory of mind ...
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Is there a reason I cannot find those that specialize in psychiatry and psychology?

Largely because in most (if not all) jurisdictions: psychiatrist = medical doctor + psychologist So psychiatrists believe that they are, in fact, "someone you consult with to work out problems&...
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What really is 'Consciousness'?

...what makes our brain conscious of one thing and unconscious of another? Under normal conditions, our brain itself regulates what we are conscious of and what we suppress (or don't perceive). By ...
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Why do some people refuse to wear their seat belt while being aware of the risks?

Despite the neatness of the Hyperbolic Discounting idea in the first answer, I think it extremely unlikely that anyone would find putting a seatbelt on so much of a hassle that the reward gained from ...
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What is the relationship between anger management difficulties and ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a type of Neuro-developmental condition whose signs can be seen during early childhood. ADHD is related to hyperactive behavior, attention ...
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Does the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM contain a Global Assessment of Functioning measure?

I couldn't find the SCID anywhere on the web. So i did some digging I found one literature search that used the DSM SCID as an example of a semi-structured interview from which GF data could be found (...
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Do children really show brand preference at age 2?

Is it really the case that children are showing brand preference, preferring one brand over others when presented options, because of a specific affinity for that brand? According to research, it ...
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Are there any movies or series involving someone with ADHD?

Mommy is about the problems of a mother with his child which is said to have ADHD. Anyway, I think you will get better answers on https://movies.stackexchange.com/.
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What is the mental state called when I forget my thoughts?

Short answer The key term in your question is working memory. Background Working memory is involved in information-processing functions such as encoding, storing, and retrieving data and it is a ...
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Name of the psychological phenomenon of doing something just because you've already started doing it?

There are many words, it depends on the case, one is inertia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_inertia This term is also used when a phenomenon simply develops even if it is somewhat useless. ...
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