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For questions about characteristics that humans or animals find appealing on a sexual or aesthetic level.
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For questions about the interaction of the brain/mind with function and structure of the rest of the body. If your question is specifically about the physiology of the central (or peripheral) nervous …
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For questions about the ability of the nervous system to enact changes in structure and connectivity in response to input from the environment. These important changes govern the processes of learnin…
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An interdisciplinary academic field dedicated to understanding political science, politicians and political behavior through the use of psychological theories.
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For questions regarding use of the scientific method to study mental-processes that perform typically and beneficially, e.g., topics like states of pleasure or flow, values, strengths, virtues, talent…
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For questions about the scientific basis of psychological advantages/disadvantages of approaching life with an optimistic outlook.
An implicit memory effect in which exposure to one stimulus influences a response to a subsequent stimulus, without the person having awareness of it
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For questions regarding the processes through which humans, animals, or artificial systems reason through a challenge and the means by which they select a solution.
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For questions about the implicit form of long term memory which stores how to do an activity.
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The conscious or subconscious delay of doing or facing a task or situation, to circumvent some degree of uncomfortability. Whether that uncomfortability be simple or profound, eg from boredom to deepl…
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Examining helping behavior, motivations and payoffs; related to altruism.
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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 regarding the psychotherapeutic technique which Sigmund Freud pioneered, which involves techniques of dream interpretation and free association. Jung was also instrumental in its develo…
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For questions about the scientific study of the effects of pharmaceutical and general drugs on perception, behavior, mood and cognition.
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For questions about the quantitative study of varying a stimulus's properties to observe the effect on sensation (and perception)
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The psychic break from reality. The inability to distinguish between reality and fantasy; fantasy being the construct of distorted perception, thought and/or hallucinations.
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For questions about post-traumatic stress disorder, its diagnosis, its treatment, and its etiology
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For questions about writing and publishing in the cognitive sciences.
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The subjective experience of sensory perceptions, including taste, sight, smell, hearing, and touch.
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For questions about organisms' ability to make reasoned decisions that are optimal for achieving a goal or solving a problem.
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For questions regarding the elapsed time between a given stimulus and a response, testing this value, and interpreting the results in light of processing
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For questions about the psychological or neuroscientific basis of learning to read, reading comprehension in children or adults, or deficits/disorders of reading ability.
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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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The study of what actions an agent should take in a stochastic environment in order to maximize a cumulative reward.
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For questions regarding the consistency with which variables can be measured, by different observers or over time.
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for questions on the scientific psychological study of religion and spirituality
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For questions about this area, which strives to include enough information with a publication or make data publicly available for other scientists to be able to repeat the experiments in the interest …
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For questions regarding the proper selection of subjects for a scientific experiment or survey, accounting for both demographics and population size
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A condition in which people with developmental delays (notably autism spectrum) or brain injury demonstrate some profound abilities far in excess of typical individuals.
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For questions involving the scientific basis (anatomical substrates, neurotransmitter imbalances, behavioral changes, and pharmacotherapies) of this disorder