# All Questions

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### How to identify participants answering online questionnaires who have not paid attention? [duplicate]

I often analyse data that involves participants completing a selection of psychological tests online. A concern with online testing is that some participants may not complete the task conscientiously. ...
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### Do humans look favorably upon unselfish/mysterious actions?

Science and morality are separate spheres of reasoning. Only by recognizing them as separate can we have them both. If discrimination is wrong only if group averages are the same, if war and ...
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### what are the brains limits of human trauma

are there any limits on trauma I want to know how resilient the human mind is and what are the limits to trauma. Can we ever be "truly broken". Trying to see how our brains react to different trauma, ...
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### Why isn't psychotherapy more direct with patients?

While it is possible to tell someone that they are affected by OCD or they are narcissistic, I think that trying to help people simply by giving them direct advice doesn't work. I also think that ...
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### Are there more recent and more scientifically valid alternatives to MMPI?

Are there any other newer / more sophisticated and valid test useful in a diagnosis and further treatment of clinical problems? I'm interested in clinical diagnosis.
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### Everybody thinks everyone's doing it, so they do it, and everyone ends up doing it [closed]

I'm on mobile, can't say much. But is there a term to describe such reasoning.
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### Build model to explain data [closed]

I'm not a psychology student, but I'm doing a subjective experiment which is similar to magnitude estimation: simply measure the effect of different stimulus through a number from 1-10. Now I need to ...
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### What is the difference between the MMPI and the Myer Briggs Type Inventory?

What is the difference between the Myer Briggs Type Inventory (e.g., measures like INFJ) and the MMPI test?
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### If time travel were possible, would travelling back in time result in memory loss? [closed]

Suppose it is possible to travel back in time. If Bob traveled back in time, wouldn't he lose the memory of what happened since his neurons are also traveling back in time? In other words, traveling ...
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### Practical Use For a Neuroimager [closed]

You may be aware that neuro-imagers have become much cheaper and many are available with a SDK. I think this will open up a huge gateway for much more intimate human interfaces. However, I am stumped ...
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### My friend Laughs at sad stuff like people dying! [duplicate]

My friend, she laughs at sad movies and love stories even when some one dies!!!!! I would love to find out why she does this! I took her to a movie and it was "p.s. i love you" she started laughing ...
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### Correlation between anorexia and mass media stereotypes

I know anorexia is a complex phenomenon which can space from not feeling accepted by the mother, the society, and so on. I've also seen many common trait between a girl which was affected by anorexia ...
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### Best mnemonics to use when learning foreign vocabulary

What is the best mnemonic to use for learning new words in a foreign language? What is the one that most people will easily remember?
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### Where were you when…?

Is anyone aware of studies about people remembering where they were when they heard about something unrelated. For example I listen to podcasts quite a lot while driving. Sometimes they are reruns ...
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### Is rationalization needed for learning human behaviors?

What's the purpose of rationalization, specifically in modeling human behaviors? It is true that people use rationalization to prevent/avoid/justify disappointment?
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### What is mindful focused self-awareness from a cognitive science perspective?

Focused mindful self-awareness (Google talk Jon Kabat-Zinn) are common activities, used to help patients of a variety of mental illness of different degrees - with some evidence of healing (Dr. ...
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### Should “just asking” as a reason for a question be considered to be a false statement?

When someone asks a questioner about the reason for his/her question, if they in return answer "just asking" roughly meaning "for no particular reason", should that answer be considered to be a false ...
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### cognitive science major to user interface design job

How can I land an entry level job with a cognitive science major? I have taken an intro to java course and will take a modeling human performance course. I'd appreciate tips on other courses to take ...
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### What are the most important discoveries about brain function that can help the assimilation of a language? [closed]

I am asking this question because there is no point come across much vocabulary or rules, and can not record in the subconscious. It is a conceptual issue. I strongly believe that "spaced repetition" ...
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### what are short term memories and long term memories [closed]

What are short term memories and long term memories ? what is the difference between them ? Is it like some one is born with so many bytes of either of these quantities and these quantities could ...
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### How would a sociopath experience being abused or raped?

I assume that sociopaths lack feeling or conscious. How would a sociopath experience being raped or abused? Would they find it any less traumatic than a person who was not a sociopath?
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### Does not practicing the brain erode its power? [closed]

Does not practicing the brain erode its power? If so, are perpetual brain exercises recommended to prevent (or increase) its power (chess, puzzles, etc)?
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### Should questions in psychology always be objective questions? [closed]

Is it correct that a subjective question is not a psychological question i.e. for a question to be psychological it must be an objective question e.g. about an objective probability or so instead of ...
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### How to tell a diagnosis from an actual state?

Since diagnoses merely represent what a doctor is thinking, how can a mental patient know the difference between de facto "reality" and what decisions a doctor is planning? We know planning is not ...
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### Are there “6 degrees of separation” for ideas?

Sites like linkedin.com are built on the idea that you can be related to any person in the world though around 6 people. One person knows another one, that one another one, and in the end you are ...
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### Are there colors women find attractive on men? [closed]

I have heard that men find women dressed in red more attractive (I can confirm this from personal experience as well). What color or colors do women prefer on men, if any?
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### What is the difference between a schema and a heuristic?

I am trying to understand the basic differences, in layman's terms, between a schema and a heuristic
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### Will a person with an artificial heart have feelings if heart is the organ to feel emotions?

I sometimes wonder whether the heart has feeling or experiences emotion. I think the human mind manages everything. I got this question in mind as recently the artificial heart was created and it ...
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### Is there a name for the tendency to use proper nouns often in conversation? [closed]

I think it may happen with people who have lack of confidence, for example shy people. So in conversation they often add proper nouns (eg. names of persons or countries) to give "evidence" and weight ...
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### Which are consequences of confirmation bias?

People's perceptions of reality are often dichotomous or strongly categorized and absolute. People are often stubborn. They have strong beliefs which they are often unable to see as relative. If we ...
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### How would a masochist experience rape?

To quote wikipedia Masochism involves receiving of pleasure—often sexual—from acts involving the .. reception of pain or humiliation. How would a masochist experience rape? Would they find it any ...
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### Most common cognitive biases? [closed]

I'm a amateur student of cognitive biases and psychological traps and have been reading some of the work of Kahneman, Tversky, Gilovich et al along with more popular books like Cialdini's "Influence." ...
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### Comprehensive encyclopedia of nootropics for medical researchers and practitioners

Is there a clinically-researched and tested encyclopedia (or similar resource) covering all available nootropics currently known? The Wikipedia article was a helpful first stop; but I'm searching for ...
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### Is there a cognitive psychology theory for social curiosity? [closed]

Lets say there are two persons denoted $p_1$ and $p_2$ who share some common friends denoted $N$. $p_1$ is told that $N$ of his friends are interacting with $p_2$. This generates an inherent ...
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### Are there other programs like MIRI for mathematics, intelligence and brain enthusiasts?

Are there other programs like MIRI for mathematics, intelligence and brain enthusiasts?
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### What makes people like Abraham Lincoln step up to lead in times of danger? [closed]

Part way through the audiobook Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, this question came to mind. Would Lincoln do it over again? Knowing the burden of being president during the trying times of the ...
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### What to call a male who has the following traits: shy, effeminate, disinterested in sports, ambitious, introverted, seeking intimacy

I read a wikipedia article a while ago characterizing a certain kind of male. It was something along the lines of being shy/effeminate, but not exactly. Characteristics: less likely to be ...
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### What kinds of maths to learn for understanding dynamical systems in cognitive science? [closed]

A current trend in cognitive science is to view the mind as a dynamical system (e.g., Continuity of Mind by Spivey, in which cognition is understood as a "continuous and often recurrent trajectory ...
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### Do people feel emotions less strongly as they grow older? [closed]

I'm specifically interested in whether or not their maximum ability to feel an emotion decreases as they grow older (so by that I'm meaning - let's ignore the effects of tolerance induced by life ...
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### Why do some individuals enjoy watching horror movies? [closed]

What is a scientific explanation for why some people enjoy watching horror movies?
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### What test can be used to measure memory? [closed]

We want to have a test to determine the status of a person's memory. For example, a good test might consist of multtiple choice questions and take 5 - 10 minutes. The end result would be a summary ...
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### Are there many possible classification in psychology?

There are many kind of way which aim to classify person's attitude. I.e. Myers-Briggs (4 axis: EI; SN; TF; JP) MMPI (10 axis) DSM (OCD, Anxious, Narcisisstic) The axis can be correlated or ...
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### Do smart drugs (nootropics) make you smarter?

Do nootropic drugs like modafinil make you smarter? Are they like coffee?Do they improve working memory?Is there a potential for a pill like NZT-48 from the movie Limitless? From Wikipedia (SPOILER ...
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### Using natural language processing for traffic monitoring from video

I am stuck trying to learn how to use video processing as explained in the linked papers in the area of human behavior detection or traffic surveillance (any kind of monitoring activity). In ...
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### When I smoke my cigarettes why do I feel smart? [closed]

I dunno why I feel smart after getting some smokes in.
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### Can thought be shifted between subconscious and conscious awareness? [closed]

While awake, can thought activity be transferred between the subconscious and conscious awareness, by will?
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### Why we can't read in dreams? [closed]

Why we can't read texts in dreams? I mean, we can do everything in dreams, but read it's impossible. I'm a layman in this area, actually I study computer science and probably because of this, my ...
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### Why are most popular humans pets carnivores? [closed]

Most popular pets are cats, and dogs. They are all carnivores. Few people have pigs as pets. More commonly, people eat pigs. Why are some of the most common human housepets carnivores? Does this ...

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