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comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS you could just add your comment as clarification to the question: you are fine of things from any subfield as long as they are of interest to the broader community and understandable by most research psychologists. As "no no" example, you can say how BBS is kind of what you want, but too specific and not of general enough interest.
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comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS we are not trying to make you not ask this question. The reason people are taking so much time to discuss with you in chat and comments (instead of just closing, for instance I could have cast a binding close vote already if I really thought this question was bad) is because they think your question is good and has great intention but is not completely in line with how the site is used. Hence, they are trying to make suggestions on how to make it a better fit. All communities have some sort of standards and you should try to respect them, especially if you are new & looking for aid.
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comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS you should make that more explicit in the question. Right now you write "multiple subfields of psychology", which suggests that I can answer with some pretty pedantic things.
May
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comment Are the center surround receptive fields learnt or inherited?
I agree with many of the comments here. @honi if you don't plan to expand on your post to make it into a full answer (by for instance incorporating this discussion into it) then I am inclined to convert it to a comment on the original answer. Your comments are extremely helpful, but we do need to abide by the general structure of the site, and it is built to discourage general discussion.
May
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comment Does an action potential abolish an excitatory postsynaptic potential?
@Josh I agree with Christian, basic neuroscience question are very much on-topic here.
May
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comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS I like the idea of this question, but I fear it is far too broad. You can take almost any issue of BBS, for instance, and it will be an answer. I know you've had an extensive discussion about this in chat, but can you tighten this question further?
May
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revised Do readers consider the passive voice as more authoritative?
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asked Do readers consider the passive voice as more authoritative?
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May
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comment Are good students truly good at all things?
This is not an answer to the question (even in the overly broad terms that you seem to construe it in), and is also rude: "I know that you don't understand my answer"
May
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revised How is the type of memory that is passed through generations called?
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comment PTSD based on false memories
@ChristianHummeluhr I don't need experimental manipulations, I am happy with case studies. I don't see why such case studies cannot exist in principle: some people have long-term psychotherapists that they attend regardless of previous trauma (i.e. as a preventative measure; this is advised for psychiatry residents at our school, for instance), so such people could be certified as "typical" before and then later develop PTSD which after investigation turns out to be based around an event that never happened. The other direction has case-studies from people with an absent fear response.
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revised How much information on the “Identical Strangers” experiment was actually released?
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revised What is the concordance rate for schizophrenia in monozygotic and dizygotic twins?
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revised How similar are the brains of twins?
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revised Picture of eye promotes good behaviour
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revised How much information is lost when conveying an experience or emotion to another person?
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revised How does raw IQ change over the lifespan at the group-level?
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revised What are the psychological mechanisms behind arrogance?
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