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  1. DennisN

    What we can learn from conspiracy theories

    I just read an article I found very interesting, about the psychology of and possible reasons for conspiracy theories: What we can learn from conspiracy theories (BBC, 25th May 2020) "From political upheavals...
  2. psean1991

    Is addiction really genetic?

    My brother has been in and out of rehabs for years, and lately I've been researching addiction and trying to understand the science behind it. A lot of sites that I've found say that addiction is genetic, but the info is extremely generalized and surface level. I haven't found any specific...
  3. P

    How do you gain your confidence back?

    Hello! I'm currently in my Junior year of college (2nd semester) and I feel like I've lost a lot of confidence that I had prior to this semester. Before this semester, I spent a lot of time studying and doing research and while I still maintain a 4.0 cumulative GPA as a Physics and Math major...
  4. Q

    Would it be possible to implement a "psychology" sub-forum?

    Many of my interests align with psychology and understanding human behaviour and nature. I spend considerable time on the internet devoting my studies on self-actualization enhancement and improvement by trying to understand myself better. I am deeply enamoured by the objectivity of this forum...
  5. Q

    Market psychology?

    I have a question that's bothering me. Namely, externalities aside (et ceteris paribus) humans are still the main component of rational actors in the marketplace, then if we perfectly understood human psychology, then would the market be perfectly predictable and understandable?
  6. Poison Ivy

    Engineering Have B.S. in Engineering, can I get M.S. in Psychology?

    I was always interested in Psychology but I went into Engineering to satisfy my mother and since she's still not satisfied (who was I kidding?), I'm thinking about getting into Psychology. Can I get an M.S. in Psychology even if I already have a B.S. in Engineering? I'm sure it's not usual...
  7. Posty McPostface

    What are cognitive distortions?

    I've been practicing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) as an amateur in my spare time for a while now. I do have one question about the centerpiece of what defines a healthy individual according to CBT. Meaning, in simple terms, that the less cognitive distortions you have the better off you...
  8. Cozma Alex

    Medical Can a person choose to not feel emotions or empathy?

    With training can you shut down your emotions and empathy?
  9. N

    Does studying psychology make you crazy?

    I don't know if this a biology topic so forgive me for any mistakes. I am currently studying medical science at university and whenever we come across topic concerning the brain I lose myself in research. I understand that the brain intricate and million things happen at once so there is a lot...
  10. Katejk

    Psychology and Technology

    Hi everyone, I am an undergrad student of psychology and I was curious is anyone from you would be interested to cooperate with me to discuss possibility about device which would help psychologists monitor data about patients. From what I know we can measure breath, pulse and even temperature...
  11. D

    Is a Psychology degree really considered useless?

    I am so fed up of majoring in IT. I have a decent GPA but I must say that I am miserable in the process. I was initially a Psychology major and that was something I was passionate about. I enrolled in Physics more than once and still do not have a firm grasp of the concept! Whether I utilize...
  12. D

    Engineering Should I even bother going into engineering?

    So I'm a senior in high school and so far I've had pretty average grades. Taken Algebra 1, Geometry, Honors Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB and gotten mostly B's with some A's and some C's. I'm not proud of my grades, but I just wasn't able to grasp the concept too well. Ive...
  13. C

    Programs To major or minor in Physics

    I am about to be a junior Psychology major but I'm realizing my calling is more in quantum/astrophysics, though truly I would want to study consciousness' effect on quantum mechanics. My question is since I'm already half way though a Psych BA, should I continue this and minor in Physics as...
  14. A

    Which sub-field of psychology deals with deception?

    As the title says, I want to know which field of psychology deals with how and why people deceive. After some searching, I could only come up with "interpersonal deception theory" which is related to deception. I want to know of similar theories and studies done on deception. Is social...
  15. V

    Engineering Can i pursue pg in psychology after ug in engineering?

    I am in my 2nd year into engineering, and lately i have realized this is not my interest. I want to do forensic psychology or criminal psychology. I have searched the net enough and have not found a convincing answer as to whether i can do those courses after engineering, or do i need to do...
  16. P

    Medical What's the difference between mental and physical stress?

    I had a discussion with someone who studies psychology recently and she was referring to mental stress as of what I thought being called physical stress. Namely while she was talking about mental stress she mentioned stressors and hormones. So my problem: Stress = tension Physical =...
  17. M

    Advice for an Undergraduate Physics major looking for focus

    I am a sophmore physics major, and I'm trying to decide on a concentration. I'm very interested in psychology, and am trying to find a way to combine the two, but I doubt that with the time remaining that I could even minor in bio or psychology in the time remaining to me. If I wish to pursue...
  18. RabbitWho

    Difference between a marker and a secondary reinforcer?

    A marker is something that makes up for the delay of reinforcement by signalling to the subject "reinforcement is coming" For example saying "good dog" before giving your dog a treat. Secondary reinforcement is when something becomes reinforcing / causes pleasure through it's association with a...
  19. RabbitWho

    What's delta doing here?

    I last studied maths in school 10 years ago and we never used any Greek letters. 1. Homework Statement Talking about contingency in classical conditioning in psychology. The sum is a calculation that people and animals seem to do in their heads to work out the probability that two stimuli...
  20. RabbitWho

    Supression ratio in classical conditioning

    I think that if you're good at maths you'll be able to help me without having heard of this before, assuming you know about classical conditioning it's explained here; The measure of the extent to which the CS suppresses responding is called the...