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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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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
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For questions about the psychologically-based processes that employers might use to help them choose new members for their staff.
The subject of a person's capacity to monitor and regulate their own behaviour. Possibly related to self-control. The maintenance of one's emotional and mental processes.
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A type of declarative memory that involves the recall of semantic meaning, as opposed to events per se.
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Questions about the ways that our bodies processes incoming visual, auditory, gustatory, somatosensory, proprioceptive, and pain (among others) information
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For questions about performance or neurophysiological differences between male and female individuals.
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For questions regarding sexual expression, sexual orientation, and biological bases of sexual behaviors