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Can emotional IQ be learned?

Can emotional IQ be learned? This question concerns both the general population and those with lower than average emotional quotients such as individuals with Asperger's, or Autism spectrum disorder ...
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How to recognize people with high need for cognition?

In my own little study I am trying to describe the personalities of different persons I know personally, by adding traits to them. Among other traits, I am looking for those who have a high need for ...
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Are there psychiatric medications that have an anti-tolerance effect?

Patients usually develop tolerance to their psychiatric medications when used over a long period of time. This is because of how the brain gets used to the dosage in order to reach equilibrium again. ...
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I am trying to flip .nii images using pm_flip but it isn't working

I am using pm_flip to try and flip .nii images, but when the window opens to select the images, it shows that there is nothing in the folder that holds my images.
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Does chess improve children's mental functioning? Why do educators and parents believe this to be the case?

I can find countless quotes like this In many countries chess is incorporated into the scholastic curriculum. Countless researchers and studies have shown over the years that chess does indeed ...
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What is the opposite of an insult for the purposes of triggering lasting positive affect?

Over the centuries, western cultures have developed dozens of swear words, insults and curse words that are intended to trigger acute negative affect in the recipient. If one particular word does not ...
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Tactile perception of printed advertising materials and brand image

Does texture of paper (e.g.matt or glossy) of printed advertising materials affect the perception of brand image? From what I've researched so far ...
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Losing sense of happiness

Has anyone every truly lost their sense of happiness or maybe love? I realize a negative condition like depression can make it seem like it is only possible for one to be sad but is it possible for ...
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reliability of fmri and pet [on hold]

While I admit that pet/frmri scanning is possibly reliable when measuring physical aspects of the body, I would like to know how reliable it is when measuring cognitive aspects e.g. emotion. How ...
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Is there a way to have strangers tag my images?

I would have liked to know what thoughts people get from various images, so that I could trigger targeted thought patterns with images. An easy way to do this would be if I could find an online ...
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Name of study/ability to gain information about people by observation

I was wondering if there is a name for the study/ability to gain information about someone just by observing certain traits or visual features. Something like what Patrick from the mentalist does.
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Does sensory deprivation affect cognitive abilities?

I am wondering if the loss of vision or hearing early in life (say, before the age of 14 years) affects cognitive abilities later in life? I would imagine that as a group, early-blind or early-deaf ...
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Are there studies or research about the limits of healthy reading?

I would like to know if there are studies about the effects of reading too much in our cognitive abilities if there is any.
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How to measure improvement in Mental Acuity/Sharpness?

Are there any accurate tools that can tell the changes in mental acuity/sharpness?
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When is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy not useful, or bad?

I'm writing my Bachelor on MBCT, and while there are a ton of studies on the positive effects of mindfulness and MBCT, I'm wondering if there are any cases where MBCT shouldn't be applied. I've found ...
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Are males more likely to view homosexuals as mentally ill than females?

It's generally accepted that males tend to have a more negative attitude toward homosexuality than females: Three studies conducted with students at six different universities revealed a ...
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Does a short nap improve learning efficiency?

When one attempts to learn a new skill (e.g., play a guitar), it is often heard that the first hour of practice is more effective than the second. I have heard some people say that even 10 minutes of ...
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How would one self diagnose a mental illness which distorts the world around oneself?

How does an individual know that they are hallucinating? Is there a reliable test for self diagnosis? There are events which can disprove reality, e.g. if I can fly in my reality then I am ...
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Why do people find pleasure in Shopping? [on hold]

Why do people find pleasure in Shopping? What is the scientific explanation?
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Can cats get depressed in a way similar to humans?

Most of the research on depression seems quite human focused. Can cats also get depressed in the same way there's depression for humans?
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Is there evidence for cross-cultural differences in problem solving skills?

Does the thought process in our mind for solving a problem or bringing out a solution to a problem depend on culture or language? If so, how can these skills be represented and addressed?
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Long Term Memory and Cognitive Science? [on hold]

What does Cognitive/Neuroscience say about embedding/retrieving information in the Long Term memory? Over the past few months my memory has declined sharply. I'm only 28 years old. My ability to ...
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Numerical Cognition Resources [on hold]

Can you provide me with resources? Also keywords to use for search. I don't know what specifically to use as keywords to get results related to the subject; Any help?
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What is a good book other than this one? [on hold]

Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition is set to be published in July. Is there a book or a list of resources that is similar to this one? Edit: This is the only book I see about numerical cognition, ...
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If mind is said to be a fermion field in Quantum Field Theory, then does it hold energy? [on hold]

Referring to the research paper Quantum Field Theory (QFT) of the human psyche in NeuroQuantology 2005|Issue 1|Page 7-42 by Belal E. Baaquie and François Martin, if we say that the fermion field of ...
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What is the subjective wellbeing instrument that is used by Science of Happiness for check-ins?

I am doing some work with students on happiness and thought it would be useful for us to have a look at their subjective well-being. The EdX Science of Happiness course made use of weekly checkins ...
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How did Fechner justify the assumption that the just-noticeable-difference in sensation is constant?

As stated here on Wikipedia: 1 Weber's law states that the-just-noticeable-difference (JND) of an intensity of a stimuli divided by the intensity of that stimuli is always constant. Mathematically: ...
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What are your thoughts on Accelerated Resolution Therapy?

Recently I came into contact with my aunt, and it seems she has been doing very well. She has been developing a therapy technique that, she claims, helps resolves psychological problems from trauma, ...
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Why do difficult-to-learn subjects seem easier in retrospect?

Background: I have recently noticed that in class, that after I finished a unit, it seems less difficult than I expected it to be. It has happened in math, physics and electronics. Is it possible ...
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(Co)Registration in the preprocessing pipeline

I have a general question about registration and coregistration in the preprocessing pipeline of fMRI images. For me it is not clear what this is. So, motion correction, slice time correction, ...
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oppositional/ defiant student with reactive attachment disorder [closed]

What are some best practices for a six-year-old reactive attachment disordered student who is also extremely defiant and violent when directed?
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Is Contrarian a Psychology Problem?

I was searching Google for a name given to a person who disagrees with the majority decision regardless whether he/she truly believe in the opposing idea. An example, if everyone in group A agrees ...
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Are lifestyle choices the real solution to depression?

My Questions: What research supports (or negates) my theories below? Specifically, do anti-depressants, alone, provide a permanent long-lasting solution to depression or is the real solution to ...
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Can stress or training influence the perception of time?

I have had this experience that I fell with my bike on an icy street. During the fall time seemed to slow down and I had an apparent age-long time window to stretch my hand and safely catch my fall. ...
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Slices and aquisition of fMRI

Is a slice obtained with functional MRI (fMRI) always 3-dimensional, i.e., x-y-z? I thought that a typical fMRI scan's total imaged volume would be 4D, i.e., made up of 3D slices plus time.
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How do I conduct a meta-analysis of treatment efficacy studies? [closed]

I want to carry out a meta-analysis of schizophrenia treatment efficacy studies in Europe from the past 15 years. How can I appropriately analyze the data I have collected?
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Do males or females have a greater fear of deception?

Question: Do males or females have a greater fear of deception? The motivation for the question comes from a transgender context: I more frequently see reports of men being afraid of finding ...
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Anchoring mania in depressed phase as an alternative treatment

I'll start with a disclaimer: I am not a psychologist nor psychiatrist, however, I started gathering interest into how our mind works. My current knowledge comes from what the "Pick Up Scene" is ...
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What personality traits make someone more likely to reach 50 w/o experiencing death, majorish physical injuries or severe infections?

I can't seem to find this easily (besides stupidity causes accidents, which is obvious). I found that conscientious and unstressed people live healthier and longer but I don't care about how healthy ...
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What are the psychological differences in camelCase and underscore_case programming conventions?

In computer programming, spaces are often forbidden in the declaration of variable names, so programmers have created alternate methods of identifying word boundaries in variable names: camel case and ...
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Do people struggle to empathise with people who are very different to them?

Do people struggle to empathise as much with people that are especially different to them? For bonus points: does that include learnt qualities, like being very knowledgeable about something?
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Can exceptional creativity be learnt [duplicate]

Some people want to be rich, some people want to be famous. I just wanna be a genius. Genius is defined as a natural ability and whether or not I am either intelligent or creative, I am clearly ...
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What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?

There are a number of themes that are controversial (provoke debate, are unsettled, polarize opinion, or are reflected by a range of positions) in psychology. One example involves nature vs. nurture: ...
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Any solid introductory texts to Cognitive Science? [closed]

I need an introductory book that covers the cutting-edge research of the cognitive science and most of its 'big' branches. It must be written in a textbook format. The answerer must be well-versed in ...
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Simultaneous DTI, structural MRI and 1H-MRS - Are there any examples of this?

I have been reading about recent articles relating to treatment resistant schizophrenia, and apparently there are a lack of studies using multimodal imaging. Initially I just thought that would be ...
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Do readers consider the passive voice as more authoritative?

In the middle of the last century (roughly from the 20s-70s) the passive voice dominated scientific writing; or should it be said that scientific writing was dominated by the passive voice? ...
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Special Needs Behavior Flare Ups [closed]

I have a nonverbal son with autism. He has therapists that come to the house four days a week. Their therapists also work in special needs classrooms during the day. I have noticed that when my son ...
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Is it possible to erase problematic memories?

This question is inspired by a question I answered on Health. Can we erase problematic memories to aid recovery from depression? A depressed person asked how to erase specific unpleasant ...
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Why might mindfulness and meditation lead to anger and anxiety?

Background: I have been trying mindfulness/meditation but I don't understand how to do it. For example, I tried sitting thinking and focusing on my breath, but thoughts kept intruding, so I just ...
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Neurobiology of addiction recovery

While addiction is one of the most studied topics in neurobiology, I don't see very much info on recovery. The information I have found is confusing. This one says striatal DAT bindings return to ...

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