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Announcing an upcoming election

Summary: Psychology & Neuroscience Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on September 20, as your "graduation" election (as a result of having lost your beta ...
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Is it a requirement to have full citation?

In this answer the answerer provides some theory names and a short citation ("See Barrett-Feldman et al."). One commenter links to What to do with answers that fall short of our standards of ...
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What requirements should we have for prior research [duplicate]

In Getting started with FAQ customisations @JeromyAnglim mentioned the idea of discussing prior research requirements and apart from discussing What to do with homework questions? I believe no real ...
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Could “Is there a such thing as collective narcissism?” be modified or asked again in a different form such that it could be answered?

I ran across Is there a such thing as collective narcissism? by accident just now and my first thought was hmm... yes sure, something at least analogous to it, and something like this surely has been ...
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Should we require identity-first language in posts

With respect to inclusiveness and the site's be nice policy, should we require it that identity-first language is to be used in questions and answers? This question has been sparked by Can an autistic ...
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What is the proper way of asking a question that seeks an explanation for a phenomenon that is believed to be real based on anecdotal evidence?

Questions seeking a scientific explanation for the asker's anecdotal experience has been asked before, with a very good reception by the community. For instance: By learning to read and write upside ...
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Why is this question still closed?

I have a question about my Psychology & Neuroscience Stack Exchange post: Is this a possible psychological/scientific reason for women on average not finding chests sexually attractive?
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How is my question opinion based? And what can I do to make it get answers?

I have a question about my Psychology & Neuroscience Stack Exchange post: Why is it that women's love for men's chest is not talked about and noticed a lot, comparatively? I really don't ...
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A question about psychology of old patients of psychiatry

My question is Can I post about the psychology of old patients of neuroscience or psychiatry. Is this normal that they don't want to hear about problems, solutions of cognitive sciences? I am an ...
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Can dream interpretations question be asked in this community?

Can dream interpretations question be asked in this community? Along with dream meanings and how they could relate to your life?
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Is the question about abuser treatment broad anymore?

The question How likely abusers with low motivation to change actually be aware of the hurt they made after having legal issue? has now been edited to Why is the effectiveness of treatments for ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Would there be any problem with “ping pong” migration?

Question in question: How do addiction and fear affect patient's decisional-making capacity? The history of it is this: First I asked it on Medical Sciences SE because I though it would be better ...
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What made the question on Sellae off-topic

Dorsum sellae, tuberculum sellae and sella turcica which of the 3 is referred to by the adjective sellar? was closed as off-topic as it had nothing to do with Neuroscience or Psychology. @BryanKrause ...
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How to reduce self-help questions?

I have the impression that approximately 30-50% of new user questions on this forum are self-help, and readily closed. Our documentation only mentions self-help questions being off-topic if you read ...
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What is holding this Jungian question on collective (un)consciousness closed?

A Collective Unconscious That's Alive? was rightly closed to start with for lack of motivation (unreferenced claims). I started the new member off with some citations and asked them to add to them....
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What would induce more voting on StackExchange?

I've been here a few months, really enjoying many of the discussions, but wondering why questions generally receive only a few votes? There are many counterexamples where questions get several votes, ...
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Is this too much like self help

Has anyone looked into whether doing nothing at all -- so just sitting or lying down until you can work -- raises motivation in those affected by a clinically significant lack of motivation Is that ...
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Why are so many questions pertaining to psychology being closed by the moderators?

I know that the job of a moderator is an extremely difficult task. You need an extremely vast amount of knowledge in a field as big as Psychology and Neuroscience. So, I think giving moderators a ...
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It is no longer possible to intuitively close some broad questions

Please correct me if I am wrong, but it is my understanding that the community decided a long while ago (example) that if the question is looking for an answer which is so long it could fill an entire ...
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Why I'm participating here a lot less often

Q like this get a lot of upvotes for some reason Long term effect of masturbation on Estrogen receptors Spoiler: the paper doesn't mention masturbation in its abstract: Males of many species ...
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As adjectives, not in a math context: 'different' vs 'differential'

Aron Weinberg unilaterally closed and deleted https://psychology.stackexchange.com/q/24716/6479, Duplicated: english.stackexchange.com/q/392979, english.stackexchange.com/q/426690, ell....
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Whare is the place to ask about translating epilepsy terminology and classification?

In specific I want to inquire about the terminology on severity( intensity) and not the location. I am pretty sure that Εστιακές would be translated as Partial or Focal. And Γενικευμένη would be ...
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How does psychiatry judge suicide by military and political leaders?

I've revised How does psychiatry judge suicide by military and political leaders? Would it be on-topic now please? Any recommendations for improvement?
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I am lost in critique of my question

So there is this question that I asked. In the first redaction, it was short and nice, and I liked it. Eventually people started to drop by and comment on how they do not like this or that aspect of ...
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Citation or Link needs to be mandatory in questions

I am going to argue that a citation or link needs to be mandatory for every question, otherwise the question should be closed. I recognise that this a perennial question and proposition that has been ...
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Want community promotion ads

Just like BioSe community, CogSci SE community should have community promotion ads. These are created by website users, is relevant to site, is interest-based, is engaging, is knowledgiable, and is ...
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Found an interesting cogsci/neurosci question in some other SE branch? Link it here

There are other stack exchange websites which also contain cognitive science and neuroscience questions. This includes the Biology stack exchange, philosophy stack exchange, and some other sites. ...
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Predatory journals and low impact journals

Another page was discussing predatory journals and I thought it was a good segway for further discussion in this group. The discussion on pseudoscience seems to have become a standstill (I have been ...
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Strategies for increasing the engagement of the research community

From what I can observe, unlike the economics SE, cross-validated SE, Theoretical Computer Science SE a lot more questions on this site aren't research-level. Given the functionalities of this site I ...
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Limits on the length of an answer

Earlier today Viren Jain, a world-leading expert in automated connectome reconstruction, posted an answer that I upvoted. It was short but contained a link to a paper that was highly relevant. However,...
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Tackling the Pseudoscience white elephant

The main point of this post is to gain consensus about how to tackle pseudoscience or questionable practices in the future, ideally without decimating new users. I ask this out of personal experience:...
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If restructuring question's body can set a new expectation on the readers, and thus making it clearer to be on-topic, should this be done?

In this example question: Cognitively, where does spiritual feeling come from?, the OP already states his expectation at the end: I ask this question to understand how people like OSHO and ...
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What constitutes an opinion-based question?

For this question I am going to refer to Why are trans-women more common than trans-men? I said it before in a comment on the question that this question should be closed for being opinion-based, and ...
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Are big-list questions inappropriate for this forum? [duplicate]

Before using the Psychology and Neuroscience stackexchange I was more familiar with the MathOverflow which is a more mature member of the stackexchange community. This platform is used by professional ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Are questions about cognitive aspect of spirituality on-topic?

If there is no god from where does spiritual feeling came from This question asks (emphasis mine): I can't differentiate if spiritual feeling is because of my childhood memory or is genetically ...
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Can one ask questions “inside” (rather than “about”) MBTI on this site?

There isn't an MBTI-specific Stack and this one is the closest (and has a MBTI tag) but most of the questions tagged as MBTI are about things like the validity of the system, is it practically useful ...
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What challenges stand in the way of moving out of beta?

I am relatively new to this SE site and I understand that it's still in beta so it can be closed. I also think this SE site should exist so we should do what's possible to move beyond beta. What ...
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Are questions about preparing for a psychology degree on topic?

How to prepare when entering the field of Psychology from a professional UX background? is asking about how to best prepare for a UK conversion course in Psychology and has been closed. It has 3 ...
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Illegal substances make for an off topic question?

At what point did asking about particular drugs and the effect on the mind became off topic?
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are questions about neurodiversity/behavior issues acceptable here?

I was scrolling through area 51 looking for interesting communities i could help out and i came across a neurodiversity stack exchange in the defining stage and im wondering how it is different from ...
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Are question about logical arguments in cognitive therapy on-topic?

The question How to disprove a social anxiety fear? is closed because it is about the behavior of an individual. I agree with the individual part, but the question is also about logic. If you use ...
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Humorous remarks in Questions [duplicate]

Someone, (totally not me,) posted a question, peppered with a humorous remark. Is it ok to be using humor in Questions, if it does not distract from the point of the question itself?
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Are humorous remarks in posts okay?

I have posted an answer to a question, that included a joke and serious information. The humor was clearly constrained to what i would call a short witty remark, clearly marked as humor by following ...
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Why are Psychology and Neuroscience lumped together as one stack exchange?

Can someone with the benefit of history explain please why the "Psychology & Neuroscience" is a single stack exchange site instead of two? Psychology: the scientific study of the human mind and ...
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What to do with bad accepted answers

If you run this query it flags questions such as Where do our memories get stored and how are they retrieved again? where neither answer is good (-2 and -5 in vote scores) yet in this example, the -5 ...
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Is a professional path question on topic?

I wanted to ask a question about possible professional paths related to psychology taking into account my background as software developer, but would like to know if the question would be on topic, ...

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