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Would you classify confusion as an emotion?
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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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Death caused by "Failure to Thrive" (FTT)
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The reason for failure to thrive other than insufficient nutrition, can be suppressed growth hormone secretion due to emotional neglect. In the following example, both the emotional neglect and ...

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Reading list for character defects
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The lists of "character deficits" can be mixtures of judgements, beliefs, attitudes and emotions. The common denominator of the things on such lists is often just that they are not acceptable for some ...

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What is the state of the art research of the consciousness level for high-level cognitive activity?
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One approach to this is to search for "habituation", "learned task", "concomitant task", "dual task" and "multiple task" studies, which may include cognitive and physical aspects (memory, reaction ...

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Seeking a standard term for the "Where's Waldo?" effect
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Learned recognition The evolution of signal form: effects of learned versus inherited recognition (The Royal Society Publishing) Organisms can learn by individual experience to recognize relevant ...

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Is a concept of good and bad innate or learned?
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Psychologically, guilt can be described as "a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined" (Dictionary.com). Guilt is an emotion triggered by a ...

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Principles of grouping neurons
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In anatomy/physiology, there are 2 major categorizations of the nervous system: Central nervous system (brain + spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (all other neural structures) Somatic ...

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Neural correlates of pleasantness and unpleasantness
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Simply put, pleasant/unpleasant sensations are associated with the activation of certain brain regions: Many affective stimuli are hedonically complex mixtures containing both pleasant and ...

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Neurotransmitters by neuron types
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Wikipedia has a comprehensive list of neurotransmitters, categorized as (a short list): Amino acids: glutamate, aspartate, D-serine, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glycine Gasotransmitters: nitric oxide ...

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Believing only one thing matters, when in reality, it was a chain reaction. What's the bias called?
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The described scenario is about ascribing the problem to a single mistake, while the real problem was long-term wrong behaviour. From the list of cognitive biases or fallacies, this is the closest ...

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How do you call the cognitive bias of not seeing self as the common denominator?
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The Italian in London that overestimates the number of Italians in London could have confirmation bias, which is "the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that ...

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How can fear be a positive emotion?
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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines fear as "an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger." Fear is helpful when it helps you to avoid things that are not good for ...

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Strange question in a job-interview
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I mentioned in the comment that it could be just a memory test, but now, with knowing a bit more of the context (it was an interview to join a bank), it could be a test about how you stick with your ...

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Are emotions rational?
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First I need to suggest definitions for rational and emotion. Rational = relating to, based on, or agreeable to reason (Merriam-Webster), which is a logical thought about how things are related; the ...

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How would you differentiate "self hate" from "insecurities?"
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Self-hating and insecurity are not the same. Self-hatred or self-loathing is an attitude in which one thinks he/she is not good as a person from various reasons and does not accept and love him/...

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Which psychological word describes this situation best?
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From the question and comments, I believe the word the OP is asking for and means enjoying something more when being in the center of the happening is engagement. According to Merriam-Webster, ...

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Is it better to say "Don't forget" or "Remember" in written encouragement?
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This really depends on the circumstances. "Remember(!)" may sound like a command and a lot of people, especially adults, may feel being patronized by it. It can work well when teachers or parents ...

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What benefit is responsible for human preference of one food over another?
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Reasons why we do or do not like certain foods: 1. Taste I may want to eat foods that taste pleasantly: chocolate, cakes, fried chicken and...sweet cabbage (?!). 2. Bowel regularity I discover ...

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Is depression part of who a person is?
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Depression can be defined as "a state of feeling sad" (Merriam-Webster), which is an emotion or a feeling in the heart. Depression can develop as a reaction to a thought, demand, event or word ...

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