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Do you want to become a moderator?

One of our moderators has become inactive for quite some time. In addition, soon I will spend less time on this site as I will prioritize a side project of mine. Therefore, we can easily arrange for ...
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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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Definition of Pseudoscience within Psychology & Neuroscience SE site

I have been giving this some thought since the discussion of Freud and pseudoscience came up and I have come to the conclusion myself that maybe a different approach needs to be made to what we are ...
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Very low quality accepted answers

How do we deal with very low quality answers such as https://psychology.stackexchange.com/a/20032 when it seems you cannot flag the answer as low quality. I assume I can't flag it because the answer ...
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Making a canonical question+answer pair for “is brain computer?”

@ArnonWeinberg is admirably trying to make a canonical question+answer pair for questions comparing the human brain to a computer. This question allows us to quickly close similar questions as ...
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How does one define ‘musical hook’?

I attempted to post a question regarding a musical hook but was told it was extremely ill defined so I am asking how I should define musical hook.
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How to determine resource (not reference) requests are on-topic?

Steven and I were recently flumoxed by the question "Different disciplines of psychology". It's different than other prior questions that can be reduced to "How do I learn about psychology/...
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Is Psychology Today a credible source?

Frequently I see Psychology Today popping up on this site. I had an interesting exchange over at Bio where Bryan Krause shared the following [comments since deleted]: I believe that [Psychology ...
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Molecular Foundation of Evolution

I would like to get the permission to use the figure displayed in connection with the question: Why would the brain flip the images perceived by your eyes? for my upcoming article on the Molecular ...
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Should I replace layman terms in my question if more scientific terms were pointed out in an answer?

I'm specifically asking about this question, but general advice is as always welcomed. As pointed out in Fizz answer, what I refer to as "external factor" is called in the field "confounders", and my ...
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What are the existing rules on linking to self hosted content

On my post here:What are the meanings of the word 'gender'? I downloaded the PDF which was published without any restrictions and hosted it on my own website. I then added reference links to ...
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Is it ok to ask “what is this kind of experiment called” or “where can I find out more about this kind of experiment”?

I saw some random youtube video some time back that showed an experiment with normal adults coming up with funny rituals when they thought they had control over an outcome that researchers had ...
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Are this site and Health siblings that don't belong here?

I feel like this site and Health share the same fate: there are core users who put so much effort to change it, but: the traffic is just not enough good answers are not upvoted enough, bad answers ...
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We are not thriving. Are we surviving?

I just wish to express and share some of my concerns. Below a bullet list with here and there a link to an example case. Question views are generally awkwardly low: between 10 and 30; Even seemingly ...
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What to do with seemingly anecdotal questions but actually because of lacking of terms?

We all expect sources to be indicative of general recurring observations, but what happens if the search result is overwhelmed with self-help articles that the anecdote became the only source "to be ...
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What to do with questions asking for terms?

Finally I think I understand the frustration of looking for a theory based on observations and be closed as self-help. I know questions listing symptoms, ultimately, are for self-help, but still they ...
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Further promotion via blog posts

As I've described previously, I keep trying to write blog posts. Arguing for the use of StackExchange by researchers. In my most recent post, I argue StackExchange is superior to Research Gate and ...
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Referencing formats (APA, Harvard, MLA etc.)

Note:I am talking about Referencing formats and not styles (using <sub> and the like mentioned in Should we decide on a general formatting style for references?. Looking at How should ...
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Should we have a disclaimer?

There is a similar question here from 2012 (Do we want a disclaimer on the sidebar that we cannot offer medical advice?) where it was "accepted" that we don't want a disclaimer on the sidebar, but I ...
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What are reliable sources?

While there is an expected level of intial research required for questions, and there is advice on how to write and research a good scientific answer, there are a lot of posts with no sign of initial ...
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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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New Shirt Designs for a New Name

I previously tried to make a design to put on shirts. But now we have a new name, so that means new shirt designs! Currently, I've converged on the idea: Something flashy on the front URL on the ...
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New title, new phrasing needed for 'not framed in cognitive sciences'

Congratulations everyone on our new flashy site name! Psychology & Neuroscience! As AliceD pointed out, with the name change come a few other things which need to be changed/rephrased. One of ...
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Focusing the question on science via answer[s]?

I've read in a related meta-question here that editing sub-par questions is perhaps the way to go. There are varying philosophies to editing questions (and answers) on SE. On Math.SE it's seriously ...
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Psych & Neurosci name change - some residuals

I would like to list remaining issues here below that need attention after our name change. I have added a new one open one below: The Site description now reads: Q&A for practitioners, ...
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What topic in meta can a layman participate after the name change?

The site is decided to tailor to a more professional target audience. I'm glad this help the site. Thank you for your endurance and commitment to the site. To a certain degree I feel shameful for ...
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Are questions about what research in neuroscience has been done welcome to the Cognitive Sciences SE?

I would like to know what different type of studies have been done on brain processes. One type of question I have in mind is: has how the brain process X been studied before? has how the brain does ...
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Proposal to substitute the 'Neurobiology' with the 'Neuroscience' tag

Now that we have proposed our site to be renamed 'Psychology and Neuroscience' I like to bring up a point that has been bothering me a long time, namely the neurobiology tag. As of now, the master ...
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Health, Cognitive Sciences and a Potential Mutual Site

I’m not an avid user on CogSci (in fact, I’ve only officially become a member today) but from reading your meta posts and the rebrand you are going through right now I understand that you face similar ...
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Cognitive Science Reboot 2017: Changing the Name

To address persisting problems with this community, a long time ago we initiated a 'reboot' of the site as part of which we decided on a more professional target audience. To this end, we introduced a ...
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When is it appropriate to ask a question at two different SE sites?

I once was told that asking a mathematical question simultaneously at MathOverflow and Mathematics SE was bad practice. It was recommended to first ask it at one of both sites. If the question was ...
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Community-answer for questions on Freudian psychology

I think we all agree that Freudian theories don't fit this site's scope. But I also think we all agree that Freudian theories have been, and probably still are, too influential to be put aside as off-...
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Questions about broad topics should not necessarily be closed as 'too broad'

Having provided some suggestions on how to disambiguate between the different close reasons, I will now argue against a misuse of the 'too broad' close reason I encounter at times. In short, a ...
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Disambiguating close reasons: when should questions be put on hold?

Most close reasons are fairly well known by high-rep users. However, with our newest addition 'not framed in cogsci' finally put in place, potential overlap with older close reasons arises. Therefore, ...
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SE-like forums focussed on neuropsychology

I am desperately looking for an SE-like forum with a stronger focus on neuropsychology, i.e. in comparably equal parts with neurosciences and psychology (both cognitive and beyond). Answers outside ...
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Editing the “self-help” close reason wording

I have some concerns about the current wording of our "self-help" close reason. The current wording is thus: Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are ...
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Language or idiom of the sources of the answers

Is it necessary that the sources always be in the English language? Under what conditions is it valid to answer questions from non-English sources? It is a question that I have for a long time, I ...
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Asking Multiple Questions

I have a question about my Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange post: Cognitive Dissonance: Reduction strategies, compartmentalization, and confirmation bias Related: Asking a series of questions I am ...
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Vote for a new close reason enforcing the minimum expected question quality

As part of our ongoing efforts to reboot CogSci we agreed on introducing a new close reason to enforce the minimum expected question quality: We agreed that a lack of initial research is reason for ...
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Advertising in meat-space: posters on campuses

Riffing on my previous efforts to make a t-shirt and the need to attract more users, would it be possible for StackExchange to fund a poster run across various campuses? List of possible campuses (...
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What anthropology questions should be routed towards History.SE?

Both History.SE and CogSci.SE have anthropology tags. What makes an anthropology question relevant to CogSci.SE vs. History.SE vs. neither?
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Why did my question get migrated to Health.SE?

I recently asked this question which was migrated to Health Stack Exchange. In my question, I provided an example of an odd phenomenon where the brain would limit the muscles physical capacity to do ...
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Is X a mental disease?

So I'm wondering what this community should do with questions in the format of 'is X a mental disease?'. Here's the latest one question... Psychology behind siblings falling in love ...which is ...
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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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Standard Community Responses to Poor Questions and Answers

With this feature, I have begun trying to write some standard responses to certain types of questions. I tend to write these as I see the need for a new one (when responding to a specific question, I'...
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Are questions looking for a theory based on observations self-help?

Example question: What makes a personality of rapid anger outburst? At a glance, one can see that question lists an extensive number of symptoms, which easily be classified as self-help looking for ...
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How to make the question about borderline clear?

Does a stable self actually exist in borderline people, especially artistic ones? After getting explained that it was unclear what I was after with four different questions, I have cut the other to ...
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Can we ask questions about historical individuals? [closed]

Can we ask questions about historical individuals?
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Proposal to delete post and closing questions asking whether social groups are mentally ill

This question was ignited by Is homosexuality a mental disorder? This post made it into the hot-questions list and people were, probably rightfully, offended by it. Being called mentally ill because ...
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Question and answer review queues

This is an extension of the question I asked on Differences in number of question reviews whereby I have now seen the queue rise to 11 pending reviews of questions and answers. As this is a peer ...

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