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Projective tests today

I’m thinking about introducing to my practice some new tests for family relationship evaluation. There are not so many projective tests in this matter. I'm particularly interested in Family Relation ...
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Assessment of cognitive skills in children

According to your point of view and your professional experience, what test is better in terms of its usability and informativeness - WISC-IV (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) or BAS (British ...
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Is perceived time compressed or expanded while dreaming? (or does it match reality) [duplicate]

I often dream long extended dreams. Sometimes I wonder if the timeline of the story of my dream occurs compressed, in a moment, or other times extended slowly over a long duration. Is there any way ...
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What human brain needs to recover from trauma faster?

I am on holiday in London and 10 days ago I was hit by falling water bottle from students house, approx 8-10 floor by traditional housing standards. Once I was hit, I have fallen onto the street on my ...
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Research on aversion to cognitive effort?

I was reading Danny K's recent book for fun (Thinking Fast and Slow, 2011), and he suggests briefly that some people's reliance on their intuitions (i.e., "System 1") might sometimes indicate a sort ...
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Open select box pattern [on hold]

I have a mobile screen where users need to be super efficient at inputting some values. They need to input 3 values, which might vary from a default value by a few units. My design presents the 3 ...
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Is there any connection between visual processing ability and social skills?

I suspect there is a connection because visual processing ability is necessary in noticing important subtle social cues.
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How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?

Specific context: A test subject took the same Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices IQ test three times and first scored 115, then 107, and finally 143. The same test was taken three times within 3 ...
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Is continuous split or meta - awareness a scientifically supported concept?

There are a number of spiritual practices that practice self-awareness and continuous awareness of one's thoughts and actions (for example the teachings of Ekhart Tolle): Tolle writes that "the ...
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Is it really possible to “go too deep inside the killer's mind”?

We've all seen it in film and hour-long format TV dramas, a brilliant criminal profiler, seen as the best in his field by their peers, delves 'too deeply' into the mind of the ...
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Why do people bite their nails even when they do not want to?

Why do people bite their nails? People seem to be doing it primarily while contemplating something, or during problem-solving tasks. They seem to understand it is a bad habit, and sometimes they seem ...
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What personality traits correlate with estrogen?

I'm looking for psychological traits that are proved to correlate with estrogen levels. Anything of specific behavior, attitudes, life styles, emotions, preferences, you name it.
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Brain's differences in introverts vs. extroverts

I know that introverts have a higher sensitivity to dopamine, for example. Are there are other chemical and neuronal differences?
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Behavior change using Unconsious Computing [on hold]

I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I think i could ride my luck. I read somewhere that the clinical psychologists in the future would be akin to what computer programmers are today. ...
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Paradox or contradiction?

If someone does not believe in ghosts, for example, why do they experience feelings of fear at the thought of such things? Is such thinking paradoxical?
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Are there any mental activites that can be detrimental for intelligence?

It is well known that we get better at the things we practice, but is it possible to stimulate the brain with activites in such a way that general or spesific intelligence is weakened? Also, are ...
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Correlation between Math and Good Computer Programmer

I don't know if I'm asking a right question but I would like to give a try. Is there a correlation between good/professional computer programmers and courses in math (Linear Algebra, Single Variable ...
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How Do Those With Antisocial Personality Disorder Fair In Solitary Confinement?

Are there any examples of those with antisocial personality disorder, or people in general, faring relatively well in solitary confinement? The general consensus seams that solitary confinement is ...
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Are results of various cognitive tests meaningless if the subject has achieved them through training?

What I mean by meaningless is whether or not they lose their predictive power outside of the specific test employed to evaluate some facet of cognition. I don't study the cognitive sciences, but ...
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Can someone clarify whether the term “heuristic” as used in psychology can be used to refer to an intentionally chosen strategy?

In my cognitive psychology class, we discussed heuristics. An example of a heuristic is loss aversion. Thus, in this context, a heuristic seems to be a general rule of thumb for how people behave. ...
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How should I report results of a likelihood ratio test?

I'm using likelihood ratio testing to assess whether a behavioral model is a better description of my data than a simpler (so called restricted) model. How should results of such statistical tests be ...
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What are the different branches of Psychoanalysis?

I am trying to make a list of the main accepted branches of psychoanalysis to quiz a friend of mine. I don't know much about it and to learn more I need to know the main areas. So far I have ...
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How does oxygen deprivation affect neural activity?

It is increasingly common for someone to regain a heartbeat after a cardiac arrest. During the time that the person is without a heartbeat, and so without circulation, the brain is deprived of oxygen. ...
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Does self-compassion have negative consequences? [on hold]

Self-compassion is often compared with self-esteem and it seems that self-compassion is more effective and positive than self-esteem. A lot of studies have shown that excessive levels of self-esteem ...
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Is there a name for the phenomenon of counting while thinking? [on hold]

I find that if I ever need to time myself or time an activity that I am doing, chores or the like, I will begin counting in my head. Eventually, I will start thinking of something else, and my mind ...
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Lack of symmetry in synesthesia?

Some report seeing loud noises as bright flashes. However, in the same person, bright flashes of light are not reported as being loud. I've read of other examples like this; for instance, the number ...
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Spontaneous muscle twitching?

I am trying to understand the role of whisker twitches during sleep in the development of the mouse brain, and in general the role of spontaneous muscle activity in brain development. Thing is, I am ...
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Can having multiple personalities help productivity and decision making under pressure?

I understand having Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is not good thing but what about a mild dosage of DID under control, can it help? I am not referring to different roles that same person can ...
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Anti-psychotic medication withdrawal-induced psychosis

Can psychosis result from anti-psychotic medication withdrawal for a non-psychotic patient? That is, a patient that takes anti-psychotic medication for off label reasons, such as treatment-resistant ...
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Has the inverted spectrum thought experiment ever been conducted (and if not, why)?

The inverted spectrum thought experiment posits that you (the subject) wake up one morning to find that your colour spectrum (or some part of it anyway) has inverted. This experiment has important ...
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What exactly is an astroglial calcium wave?

There are quite a few conflicting reports as to what stimulates them, how they propagate, whether they communicate intercellularly, and what they look like. The only consistent information I can ...
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Can a person remember so much details as the guy in the Camus' Stranger?

In the book, while in prison, he lives his days by his memories, thinking of his room, his furniture, the beach, each time recalling more details, imagining walking past it and this recalling took a ...
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Difference between active and passive touch?

I am considering the role of whiskers in the development of the mouse brain, and came across the following: 'we found that the signals sent to the brain by the whiskers during active touch differ from ...
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How do cognitive scientists measure creativity?

Einstein said once something like creativity is more important than intelligence. Intelligence as it is measured is really one's speed and efficiency at processing information. How one processes the ...
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Human brother sister bonding

In a group of male individuals ,they can comment together on sexual aspects of other female species but a male individual is easily infuriated when the subject of such conversation is his sister. ...
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Hearing Loss and Potentially hearing more

I've been diagnosed since I was younger (2nd grade) with a hearing impairment. Basically the nerve hairs on my cochlea are burned and I don't pick up 70% of the frequencies around me in my right ear. ...
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Ways to treat disorganized thinking, other than pharmacotherapy

Disorganized thinking is a cognitive deficit symptomatic of thought disorders such as schizophrenia. This affects your ability to process and connect thoughts and ideas, rendering them disorganized, ...
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Computer-based cognitive tests

Maybe someone can point me out on the computer-based set of tests to assess the cognitive abilities of the adults? I am looking for something like ETS cognitive tests KIT that can be used online for ...
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Why do I see the black and blue dress as blue and gold? [closed]

This is not a duplicate of What color is this dress? -- And why do some see it as white and gold and others see it as black and blue? which states that the dress is a bistable colour illusion. As ...
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Binaural beats resonance phenomena [closed]

I played around with binaural beats a bit and found that it feels more intensive when I put two detuned frequencies seperate on both ears and vary the volume linearly over time, left to right. Could ...
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The mirror neural network as the seat for empathic cognition [closed]

I have only seen the "mirror neural network" referenced in passing, but I am very interested in the latest research in this area. It is undeniable that most people posses the ability to mentally ...
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Optimal way to choose a number to be close to a randomly generated number

The basis game: A number between 1 and 100 (presumably an integer) is randomly generated. You, along with other people, choose a number between 1 and 100, without knowledge of the other numbers ...
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Are there any studies on links between clothing style and personality?

Reading about on personality psychology, I have met several vague claims that different personality types prefer different clothing styles. Apparently, people who are more keen to their senses will ...
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Is it possible to master two different typing keyboard layouts?

I am a good typist with qwerty keyboard, I came across other keyboard layouts (eg: Dvorak keyboard). I believe I will never be able to master these two typing layouts simultaneously. Am I right? or ...
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Is modality-specific working memory capacity correlated within individuals?

The multi-component model of working memory posits different processes for phonological and visual working memory storage. Working memory capacity can be measured in a variety of ways (see: How to ...
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Talk for lay audience: determining private traits and attributes from online behaviour

This question was referred from Cross-Validated Stack Exchange: I need to give a talk on statistic / machine learning as applied to determining an individual's traits and attributes from online ...
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Studies of how people learn to solve puzzles

I would like to build a cognitive model that is able to learn how to solve a complex puzzle such as the tower of Hanoi based off of limited feed-back (set of valid moves, closer to goal, farther from ...
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Analysis of RTs when speed-accuracy trade-off leading to ceiling accuracy has occurred

I know that it is not desirable for behavioural data to show a (within-subjects) speed-accuracy trade-off, as it can lead to e.g. the wrong interpretation of a single subject's decreased RTs as ...
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Are adult negativity or resentment related to an infant crying for attention?

I've recently came across an idea, expressed by a spiritual author Ekhart Tolle, that for adults, the internal experience of negativity or resistance to life situations can be far more harmful than ...

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