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Question discussion over questions one can ask on psychologySE [duplicate]

I have a question about my Psychology & Neuroscience Stack Exchange post: Life's psychological questions Can one ask life's psychological questions like these: Depression Trauma Etc. And seek ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Question about the Hopfield Network Model in Psychology & Neuroscience was flagged as spam

I recently posted a question about the Hopfield Network Model and its potential applications in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression on the Psychology & Neuroscience Stack ...
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Is it on-topic to ask about mental state of celebrities?

There are celebrities who clearly have mental disorders, but there isn't anything about the matter in the internet. So is it allowed to ask about the mental state of a celebrity to find what their ...
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Question about twin studies

Back on July 18, I have asked the question: https://psychology.stackexchange.com/questions/29741/how-can-a-researcher-take-into-consideration-the-ethical-concerns-related-to-twi. The question has ...
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Can a person with mental disorder(s) ask questions here?

The site itself says it is a place for teachers, students, and enthusiasts in psychology. But can people with mental disorders also ask questions here? Maybe someone is suffering from OCD and/or ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should sources be mandatory in answers?

Answers based on anecdotes or personal opinion can already be flagged for removal. However, in previous discussions (eg, here, here, here, here), scenarios were posited in which answers without ...
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Not all observations necessarily need a term in psychology

We get a lot of questions asked by layman users along the lines of: I have observed X, (based on which I hypothesize this might be a recurring common pattern). I don't know what to search for. ...
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Should we edit plagiarism or delete it?

What sparked this is a Psychology & Neuroscience answer which is purely a cut and paste answer from Psychology Today, I flagged to the moderators for further action. The person who posted this ...
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Ban ChatGPT and AI-generated answers on Psych & Neuro.SE

See Ban ChatGPT network-wide for reference. Briefly, ChatGPT is a language model that uses the statistics of words in a training dataset to generate grammatically correct responses to plain language ...
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Can or should you flag questions with even a minor negative tone?

I think Stack Exchange has worked a lot in recent years in improving the overall positivity of the site, and it’s been effective. I’ve noticed they try to be a little more subtle about showing you ...
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Please advise on asking a transgender question

OK, I'll be right up front. In right wing media it's no secret they don't buy in to the transgender theories, as they are popularly understood and discussed in other media. As such, right wing media ...
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"Possible dulicate" vs "Does this answer your question"

@ArnonWeinberg commented in Is there any evidence of a biologically predetermined, gendered psyche? that it is a possible duplicate of another question rather than close-vote it. Possible duplicate ...
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Should we require acronyms to be defined?

I recently commented on a neuroscience question requesting: for the benefit of others who may not know, can you please define any acronyms uncommon outside of the field of study such as CNS? I am ...
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Where should I ask this question?

I have read the tour and understand from it that I will not be able to ask the question I joined the site for... I want to describe behaviour that an individual is exhibiting in the hopes of ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What should we do about our close review queue?

TLDR: Many questions are not reviewed by enough users to accumulate sufficient votes to close, and as a result, what few close votes are cast, end up aging away and are effectively wasted. I expect ...
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Would a question about human/social behavior be on-topic

I'd like to ask some questions about the behavior of one of my acquaintances (first I'd like to describe how he treats his friends/relatives under certain circumstances, how he reacts to specific ...
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Why was this stats question re-opened?

I am confused, because, looking at the timeline for the question are statistic results of these two questions equal?, it was reopened by @AliceD, yet it was closed by @ArnonWeinberg even though votes ...
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How should references to journal articles be provided?

Many questions and answers will involve citing journal articles and other scientific works. Clearly, it's desirable if there is a link to a free online version of the article. However, such links (e.g....
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How should on-topic question be moved to this SE?

Assume a question, as asked and phrased, is in the intersection of the topics for this SE and another. Both would consider it on-topic. It's first asked in another SE, but then later the OP realizes ...
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Point of scientific-psychology tag

I'm not sure what's the point of the scientific-psychology tag. Almost anything qualifies, except the pseudo-scientific psychology?
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Would a question about patient-psychologist relationship be on-topic

I recently ended a series of sessions with a psychologist, and I did notice some issues that I found troublesome and that I could not address with her. After some rest, I am considering the ...
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What level of citing references or sources should be required for answers?

The Cognitive Sciences site is going to be slightly different from many of the other Stack Exchange sites. Unlike Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, etc. our questions do not indicate a problem ...
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Are we to accept only Wikipedia links in answers?

This question comes on the back of answers https://psychology.stackexchange.com/a/28001/7604 and https://psychology.stackexchange.com/a/28000/7604 where the answer only has links to Wikipedia articles....
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Is this a vote registration bug which should be taken to meta.stackexchange.com?

When searching for questions with open questions with no answers using answers:0 closed:no I got the following in the search results. When going into the question there was an upvote. Going back and ...
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Is this question on topic?

I need to self study my psychology better so as to help myself because I live in a very poor country with health system in shambles. I tried services of 4 doctors and 4 therapists. I wasted a lot of ...
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Closing "meta" questions that will never have a good answer

Items such as How does psychiatry judge suicide by military and political leaders? - Psychology & Neuroscience Meta Stack Exchange continually get "bumped by community" in hopes of a ...
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How does psychiatry judge suicide by military and political leaders? [closed]

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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What to do if I have a source that may be suitable to be a reference in a non-citation-answer?

Take this answer as an example. It doesn't cite any source, so it should have a post notice about that. But I have a source that may fit it. What should I do? Add it into the answer? But that's my ...
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Should we close questions about Freud?

Wikipedia has a list of topics considered pseudoscience that includes Psychoanalysis, Hypnotism, Myers-Briggs, and NLP (I would very much like to see Jung added to this list). Accordingly, I'd like ...
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Finding help with psychological and emotional problems

I created this "question" as a resource that we can link to when self-help questions are posted. This is a work in progress. Feel free to edit this question (or its title) or provide an ...
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Do we need the "reference request" tag?

I've noticed we get a few questions with the reference-request tag. Here are a few questions that have the tag: Is serotonin conclusively linked to depression? What is the primary mechanism behind ...
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"Reference Request" or lack of motivation to self-research?

As many will know, every now and again, I go on the hunt through the Garbage Valley and look to see if there are any question gems out there which may need a little nudging. If I can answer them I do....
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Are more questions going unanswered lately?

I have not been on this site long, but it seems that I have asked several questions which in some cases get no answers at all, and in others, just one or two. I see old questions that I find to be ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Psychology & Neuroscience has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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Does this site welcome questions asking for suggestions on which academic programme one must choose?

Yesterday I ran into this question which was asking for suggestions on which institution to choose for psychoanalytic training, and I have the impression that about a month ago I saw a similar ...
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About correct action after updating the closed question?

I have asked the below question, which is closed: About Freud psychology system tracking in Middle East socials [closed] So I have tried to answer the opinion base and closing comments as you can see ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Psychology & Neuroscience Stack Exchange is scheduled for an ...
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Book recommendation questions

There recently was a question put on hold that asked for a recommended book on CogSci: best book for cognitive science It was put on hold because of the opinion-basedness of the question. Why? I ...
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There should be a "facial-expression", or at least a "face" tag

The face is the main, non-verbal emotional interface between humans (at least, that is my not-so-bold claim as a non-expert). How emotions are translated into expressions and why certain expressions ...
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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 level of initial research is expected on questions?

There are many degrees of initial research: read the wikipedia article on the topic read the first hit of a Google search on the topic performed a basic search on Google scholar and read one or more ...
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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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