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For questions focusing on the interaction of many internal mental processes. If your question involves only one of memory, attention, language, decision-making, or perception then use the associated …
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For questions about the empirical and theoretical study of how perception, feelings, behavior, and cognition are affected by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Questions are addresse…
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For questions about the biology of the nervous system, from a macroscopic to microscopic perspective.
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For questions regarding the organization and identification of transducted sensory information in the brain and its interpretation and consolidation in the mind
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For questions about acquiring new, or modifying existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences. Learning may involve synthesizing different types of information.
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For questions regarding the physiological and environmental stimuli that shape our perceptions and influence our behavior.
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For questions about this branch of psychology which seeks to classify and characterize mental disorders. Aberrant or socially maladaptive thought patterns are the earmarks of many of these disorders,…
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For questions about the encoding, storage, and retrieval of information in the brain. This tag encompasses research all the way from the molecular level in model organisms to abstract mathematical re…
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For questions about techniques for measuring psychological and neural properties. Includes the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits, as well as neural structure, orga…
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looking for a specific article/survey/book on a given topic. It should NOT be applied merely because answers with references are desired.
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For questions about the individual patterns of behavior, emotion, or attitude that humans display.
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For questions about definitions, names, and terms used in the cognitive sciences literature.
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For questions regarding the study of the underlying neural substrates of cognition, especially those at the crossroads of psychology and neurobiology
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For questions about experimental and theoretical methods, procedures, and tools used while conducting research in the cognitive sciences.
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For questions relating to mechanisms that modulates behavior, either as an initiator, limiting influence, or sustainer.
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For questions about the application of specific experimental methods to study psychology.
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For questions involving psychological changes taking place during the lifespan of an individual, not just during infancy or childhood, and using multiple approaches.
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For questions about levels of abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving, their roles in …
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For questions regarding the visual system, which serves to transduce light energy into neural impulses, or regarding visual perception, how we interpret such incoming visual information.
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For questions about models and theoretical idealizations of cognitive processes in humans or other animals. Examples include computational, mathematical, and conceptual models.
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Questions relating to the enactment of tasks within society and how this reflects on our internal characteristics. Tests and other assessments can act as measures of performance.
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For questions about mathematical and computational neuroscience.
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For questions pertaining to the physiology and pathophysiology of sleep in humans and animals (e.g., sleep stages and their EEG patterns, sleep disturbances), along with psychological effects of sleep…
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For questions regarding the cognitive processes which result in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios.
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For questions about modeling processes from cognitive and neurobiological theories via algorithms and computer simulations, and also about confirming experimental results with theoretical/statistical …
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For questions relating to the application and extension of psychological principles to humans operating within the context of business, industry, and other organizational structures.
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Questions pertaining to the evaluation of performance through formal or informal means, as well as the scoring of such evaluations.
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The discipline of medicine which focuses on the treatment of mental disorders, using a combination of pharmacotherapy, behavioral ("talk") therapy, and innovative experimental therapies (e.g., transcr…
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For questions that have to do with a sense of being awake and aware in the literal sense, but also those having to do with the nature of the mind and the formation of the individual.
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For questions about the psychology and neuroscience of the production and perception of oral and written language.
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For questions about statistical methods that might be appropriate for certain paradigms within psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, or cognitive science.
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For questions specific to applying the theoretical aspects of psychology to therapeutic settings in both assessments and psychotherapy
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For questions about the interaction of biological (or artificial) evolution and the cognitive agents that are influenced by it.
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For questions regarding sexual expression, sexual orientation, and biological bases of sexual behaviors
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Questions regarding the quality of life of individuals (or societies) and how it can be effectively measured or quantified.
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For questions about this field that studies how humans learn in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools a…