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Short answer The key term in your question is working memory. Background Working memory is involved in information-processing functions such as encoding, storing, and retrieving data and it is a system that temporarily stored and manages information required to carry out cognitive tasks, such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension. One relatively ...


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According to "Motor Skills Are Strengthened through Reconsolidation" (available through SciHub) adding variability to practice sessions increases learning speed. In the paper, patients were directed to move a cursor on a screen to certain targets via pinch force. Patients who's pinch force mapping was modified during each trial ended up learning faster and ...


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In general, personality traits correlate with most measures of satisfaction. Most notably, there is a large literature showing that personality correlates with life satisfaction (see Steel et al). In general, neuroticism is the biggest correlate followed by extraversion and conscientiousness. The following table from Grant et al summarises two major meta-...


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Edit: This article from the Guardian reviews research into what forms and influences belief, gives some make up of what a belief is, but I could not find a, and separate, scientific defintion. A opinion is a judgement based on facts while a belief is a conviction based on personal values.  An opinion is a judgment based on facts, an honest attempt to ...


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This should be rather easy to find on google scholar, especially with the recent replicability crisis in social psychology. In particular, Bargh and Cesario has a few things to say in 'defense' of priming. You can start with Bargh's article, which is a response to this article by Bower. Cesario's article is here, and for an overview of the whole issue ...


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From a hackers perspective I would recommend to check out a term called "social engineering". This is all about manipulating people in order to get sensitive information. A great book about this is called The Art of Human Hacking


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Yes, that is the consensus view among psychiatrists and clinical psychologists (e.g., Parker et al., 2012). A commonly referenced authoritative guideline for treatment of major depressive disorder is the NICE guide. Reference Parker et al., Acta Psychiatr Scand (2013); 128(4): 271-81


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I want to say that this kind of issue is environmental. Behaviours of perfectionism are developed because of certain factors that may stem from early childhood (as in how the parents treat the child). If self esteem is measured based on the standards that the authority sets, but the child cannot reach them, they may come to know themselves as inadequate. ...


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This is not an answer to your question but you probably want lookup Howard Gardner and his theory of Multiple Intelligence (MI). The basic proposition here is that the IQ test (origins in the work by Alfred Binet) is not a wholistic measure of intelligence and that it measures the ability of one to think in a certain expected way. Gardner proposes that ...


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After some brief research, it seems that most mechanical forms that are designed with human use in mind are examples of engineering psychology. Engineering psychologists specialize in the relationship between humans and the products we use every day. Tufts University, MA, offers a major in engineering psychology called "Bachelor of Science in Human Factors ...


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I don't have experience with consumer grade EEG, but at fp1 and fp2 you should be able to measure the P3a response. Given the high impedance you will need a lot of trials, but the response is typically seen at fp1 and fp2 in research. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168559798000331 For the Tp sites they are a bit posterior but you may ...



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