Linked Questions

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Should we use the Inverted Pyramid model for answers?

I'm concerned many posts (including my own) may be hard to take in. An intimidating answer can make it too easy to look at a long answer and think "tl;dr". I think the Inverted Pyramid model is a ...
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Whether to add end of answer references as well as in text citations?

In this question on preferred referencing conventions, naturally, there is general support for including links to sources in the body of the answer. Ben Brocka also mentions the use of APA inline ...
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General strategies for converting self-help into a useful general question for this site

Problems with self-help questions: As far as I can tell, there are two main problems with self-help questions. There are concerns about providing clinical advice where someone should be seeking the ...
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What kind of site do we want to be?

We've been struggling internally the last couple weeks, I think Casebash puts it together well: I actually think the decision to make this a research based site (like MathOverflow), as opposed to a ...
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How to deal with questions like this one on “insanity”?

With regards to this question on "insanity", initially, I was inclined to vote to close because: it used terminology that implied a lack of understanding of the medical and scientific knowledge about ...
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Can we drop Psychiatry?

The field of Psychiatry is the only topic mentioned in the help that is not, itself, a science. It's like a physics Q&A site where they would include engineering or a biology Q&A site where ...
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How can we get our site reviewed by relevant bloggers?

There are many bloggers who blog about topics related to cognitive science and psychology. Popular bloggers have large numbers of readers. I'm wondering if there is a way that we could approach ...
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Link list for self-help questions?

Could we create a link list to forums, support groups, professional counseling drop-in centres etc. for self-help questions? I often see people looking for help and would like to send them somewhere ...
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Questions “Why are people so bad?” getting upvotes

I think this Beta in particular will have a strong base of users not being very knowledgeable of the board's topic. I'm quite an example as I actually study engineering. I however think many of these ...
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Tag for “Human Factors” and related issues

We've currently got the human-factors tag which has been used with varying degrees of appropriety. I do think Human Factors and or Ergonomics are on topic here, but due to the scope I'm not sure "...
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Suggest site promotion ideas

Stack Exchange has a budget for holding site promotional events, whether it's a sponsorship on a related site/with a related business, contests for users of the site or just about anything else that ...
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“Mind and Brain (Sciences)” as a site title

One of the catchiest title suggestions for me was @jonsca's "Brain and Behavior". Unfortunately, as pointed out by @BenBrocka the title gives too low level and reductionist a view. I fear it would ...
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Splitting up questions on neurobiology between cognitivesciences.se and biology.se?

I want to ask here, where you draw the line between cognitivesciences.se and biology.se, as there is some interdisciplinary overlap, when it comes to Evolutionary Psychology Ethology/Sociobiology ...
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Reopen request - Can an average person be involuntarily hypnotised?

This question was closed. I'd like to request for it to be reopened. I added a paragraph to explain why I don't consider it to be convincingly answered. This question was never convincingly ...
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Should we change the site name to Mind?

Following up on previous questions, should we change the site title to Mind? Jeromy Anglim proposed some criteria for a good site title, which I think we ought to adopt for this question. Short ...

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