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Aug
23
comment What is the latest research on dermatillomania and is there a correlation with masochism?
Anecdotal of course, but I had a friend who did this because she had picked it up from her mom. No idea why the mother did/does it though.
Aug
14
comment Neural Processes of Inducing Flow
This is an impressive answer, and I love the second paragraph - I've read it more than a few times now, and I keep going back to read it just one more time. Thanks!
Aug
14
accepted Neural Processes of Inducing Flow
Aug
13
comment Is the 'addiction' to receiving sympathy similar to substance addiction or just a deficit of resilience?
Relevant? - Munchausen syndrome
Aug
9
comment What causes pathological jealousy?
Just a note - this line Discussion can concern neurological or psychological problems or both makes this sound like a homework problem...
Aug
9
comment Why is schizophrenia a thought disorder and bipolar a mood disorder?
To clarify, the difference would, semantically-speaking, be that one regards maladaptive thoughts while the other concerns maladaptive emotions. But where's the barrier between those two? Where's the barrier between those and physical/neurological 'illness'? French (and lots of European) psychiatry takes a psycho-behavior/lifestyle approach to addressing these issues, while in the US there's a much stronger pharmaceutical approach.
Aug
9
comment Why is schizophrenia a thought disorder and bipolar a mood disorder?
Bipolar is regarded as a mood disorder. - Depends on whom you ask. What defines a mood disorder? What defines a thought disorder? What defines an illness? In all honesty, I don't think this is answerable given the current state of psychiatric science, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong...
Aug
9
comment Improved Typing as a result of slight movement
I'm accepting this answer because it fully answers the question above. I had intended to ask for neural mechanisms that would allow for such a thing to occur, but I have pulled that into a new question: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/4108/…
Aug
9
accepted Improved Typing as a result of slight movement
Aug
9
asked Neural Processes of Inducing Flow
Aug
8
comment Improved Typing as a result of slight movement
@ChuckSherrington - thanks, that's a good way to put it. And thanks for improving the tags! I strongly suspect that I'm artificially inducing flow in myself, but I'm more curious how/why this occurs.
Aug
8
asked Improved Typing as a result of slight movement
Jul
31
comment Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Oh, absolutely agreed. There's literally no context to the information. I merely wanted to point out the possible, if ultimately unprovable, existence of a feedback loop - using your example: people reading a text about the decline of laboriousness may seek out and propagate examples of people not being laborious (confirmation bias), and thus we get more texts about the (apparent) decline of laboriousness - regardless of actual labor being done.
Jul
31
comment Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
I agree with what and others, in that the texts primarily represent what people wrote about. But!...the texts also represent what the people who read those texts thought about. It's not just the producers, but also the consumers, that we must consider.
Jul
23
awarded  Talkative
Jul
23
revised Reading recommendations for getting acquainted with cognitive behavioral therapy
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Jul
23
comment Reading recommendations for getting acquainted with cognitive behavioral therapy
Hi there! Generally list-type questions are hard to answer. Can you tell us more about what you're looking for? That is, are you looking for a general overview textbook, or for something more like a workbook with exercises, etc?
Jul
23
suggested suggested edit on Reading recommendations for getting acquainted with cognitive behavioral therapy
Jul
18
comment Neural Mechanisms of Accumulation and Triggering
I would guess that, at a certain point, a threshold is passed and what looks like a binary switch is triggered. But at what point is 'the switch flipped'?
Jul
18
revised Neural Mechanisms of Accumulation and Triggering
edit with new example for clarity of question