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Apr
6
comment Does straightening your back increase confidence?
"increases testosterone and cortisol levels which leads to, among other things, a greater tolerance of risk in general" is an awfully limited definition of confidence. Certainty in your abilities (and they have to actually be your ablities, not imagined ones) is somewhat correlated with what is mentioned but far from the definition of confidence. Power and confidence aren't the same either. Someone can very easily, and quite correctly, be very confident they are powerless and uncertain and should take no risks.
Feb
24
comment Is it possible to create artificial thoughts in a childs mind
To be fair, that's an extraordinarily unlikely method in which a false memory would be implanted in a child. In addition, that's really more about the biological basis for memory than false memories per se. They demonstrated with false memories to prove how robust the method is, not to uniquely demonstrate false memories.
Dec
5
comment What is the psychology behind male pornographic actors having larger than average penises?
Artem, the question evolved a bit since my answer but you're right, the question doesn't exactly address that as male consumers. I believe the male consumers angle probably has less to do with attraction toward penises at all and more to do with visualizing oneself in the male role.
Aug
26
comment Do graphemes relate to communication and thought disorders?
You might want to read The International Book of Dyslexia: A Cross Language Comparison and Practice Guide edited by Ian Smythe. Searching dyslexia and languages turns up tons of stuff that's pretty easy to find. But that's not my answer since I'm arguing you don't need research to know there will be differences and you would only really care what they were if you had an odd notion about disorders.
Aug
26
comment What, if anything, sets humans apart from other species?
What is your definition of free will?
Aug
21
comment Would the Milgram Experiment results be replicated in Eastern cultures?
Yes, that's what it says. It's probably the closest you'll get to cross cultural Milgram experiments. They weren't done in the first round and they've just recently started doing them again.
Aug
20
comment Is psychotherapy more effective when examining free association speech than writing?
By more effective what do you mean? In modern psychotherapy free association is used little outside of encouraging recall. You might want to look up 'Cognitive Interview' for that purpose.
Aug
20
comment Is a newborn incapable of attributing to her own existence some basic value?
Perhaps frame your question without the unnecessary debate and just about theory of mind with respect to newborns.
Aug
20
comment Is a newborn incapable of attributing to her own existence some basic value?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about abortion debate more than psychology of newborns per se. The psychology has to be able to stand separate from that.
Aug
20
comment Are life positions in transactional analysis accurate aides in diagnosing personality disorders?
Diagnosing personality types in what sense? Each model of personality has different personality types and different numbers of types. Did you have a specific model of personality types in mind outside TA itself?
Aug
20
comment Gaining and maintaining viewer sympathy for an anti-social protagonist
I'm not sure I can provide the edit. It should either be, "I still have sympathy", which I'm not sure you do, or "it seems my friends have sympathy", which I'm not sure you want to say. If you don't have evidence for the viewer sympathy for Walter White and it's just about your personal sympathy, or a few friends, it becomes a matter of whether the question is even a valid site question anymore.
Aug
20
comment Gaining and maintaining viewer sympathy for an anti-social protagonist
My comment isn't on the answer. Just your comment to me here and the justification for it being a legitimate question in the first place.
Aug
20
comment Gaining and maintaining viewer sympathy for an anti-social protagonist
@Skippy, while not Universal, generally psychologists like to use evidence for things like that and not assumptions based on personal experience.
Aug
19
comment Gaining and maintaining viewer sympathy for an anti-social protagonist
What evidence do you have that viewers in general still sympathize with Walter White?
Aug
8
comment Does straightening your back increase confidence?
Agreed Jeromy, this requires another question. Also, you should start feeding your questions into internet engines first. I probably should have asked what the questioner, "what have you done to try to the solve the problem." Please see the FAQ. This is not a forum to provoke discussion. It's a place to ask questions and get answers.
Aug
3
comment Do repressed memories exist?
You're mixing a few things together there. What do you mean by repressed memory? Do you mean that they really cannot recall at all what happened? Or do you mean that they're just not discussing it or acting like it affected them?
Jul
11
comment Research on “probabilistic thinking” in non-human animals?
The link should work now. I made it at work where there's a subscription.
Jul
11
comment Research on “probabilistic thinking” in non-human animals?
You're right, I've edited my answer to hopefully address your question a bit better and guide better where to look.
Jul
5
comment What are the cognitive and neurological bases for apathy?
From look at the research I don't think anyone in psychology and neuroscience cares. :)
May
21
comment Predicting the landing site of a saccade while the saccade is still in progress
Your question is pretty vague. At what point during the saccade would you like to calculate the landing position? The main problem is distance because at some point all saccades over a certain distance reach maximum velocity and while the saccade is in that state the landing point is inestimable.