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Does denying climate change work similar to believing the earth is flat?

There is serious work on this, despite it being a political minefield. You're probably looking for Lewandowsky, et al. (2015). If you want to get some distance from the issues of the day (and ...
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Any studies as to whether internet groups create even more groups, ideologues and "separation" than pre-internet?

The literature you are looking for is regarding group polarisation in the Internet era (with "polarisation" being the main research keyword here). There are supporters of your idea as well, most ...
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What does it even mean to have a male/female brain?

I don't think the idea of a male/female brain is well established in the neurosciences. If you read a book like Delusions of Gender you'll get a critical perspective on the status of sex differences ...
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Problem with IQ tests in Murray's "The Bell Curve"?

After some significant searching myself I don't believe that what you've stated was one of the many criticisms of "The Bell Curve". It wouldn't be impossible for the review you read to go something ...
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Easy-to-use simulations of human behavior

Nicky Case is a tough act to follow, but there are a lot of simulations available for a variety of different theories in social psychology and behavioural economics. As such, I won't try to list them ...
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Do school teachers demand more from their children than other students?

From Personal Experience, teachers will demand more from their child if their child is in that class for a couple of reasons: To show the rest of the class that there is no favoritism towards the ...
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Psychology of disrespect and being proud of law breaking. How does it work and how to combat it?

Even though @RobinKramer did some work to remove some opinion from the question, there are still some opinions in the question which to me cannot be backed up with hard facts. However, the question ...
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Psychology of disrespect and being proud of law breaking. How does it work and how to combat it?

This question can be unswered from the field of sociology. Sociology is the study of social behaviour or society, including its origins, development, organisation, networks, and institutions. It ...
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What kind of data structuring is conducive to healthy debate?

I've been fascinated by this question for years, but unfortunately don't have a conclusive answer. So instead, I'll make an ad-hoc list of the things I've found/explored about this topic and hopefully ...
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Empirical proof for social network models

The paper "Can robots make good models of biological behaviour" by Barbara Webb comes from a slightly different area, i.e. modeling biological organisms with robotics, making artificial cockroaches ...
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Whats analysis of both sides is called in psychology?

As highlighted in the comments, not all observations necessarily need a term in psychology, but there is a term for this. Therapy plans will often involve getting the client to try to look at their ...
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What is a background assumption?

A background assumption is something implied or assumed by what you say, but not explicitly stated. For instance, if you say 'I feel happy'. It is implied or assumed that you exist. It is also ...
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Why do people tend to put stigma on victims of offences against the person such as rape or bullying?

But why does the victim feel shame? Victims feel guilty for not preventing the victimization. Even going so far as to consider that they may have caused it in some way, or somehow were deserving. In ...
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How much does money (or any desired good) influence a person on average?

Here are two studies may be relevant to your question: Seeing green: Mere exposure to money triggers a business decision frame and unethical outcomes. The authors report that "individuals primed ...
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Why do people tend to put stigma on victims of offences against the person such as rape or bullying?

There are several perspectives to address this question. I personally believe they have more overlap than not, but please note the later sections of this answer may contain some less conventional ...
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Does the functionalism view of sociology assume that institutions are intentionally designed to serve their functions?

Since there have been no answers in five days, perhaps I can give a partial answer. I am by no means an expert, so I hope someone will point out my mistakes or if there is any bias (which I am sure ...
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Why does the Elaboration Likelihood Model not account for truthfulness of the message?

Not my area, but an interesting question. The Elaboration Likelihood Model appears to divide messages between that which is true and that which is persuasive. If you are intent on determining ...
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How can psychologists define 'mental health' when we know quite little about complexities of human life?

Although you are correct in thinking, mental health is not defined merely by what others feel, it is a lot more personal. If I am understanding your question correctly, you believe that mental health ...
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Do social classes hang more with the same social class?

If we take "social class" to mean income/wealth as it's most commonly the case in the West today, then there's even an academic term for the uncommon friendships across such classes, namely "income-...
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