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Division between [developmental-psychology] and parenting.se?

A few questions have come up that ride the border between developmental-psychology and parenting.se. What is the effect of routine versus demand driven sleeping of babies on long term sleep habits? ...
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Can we flag a person?

Because everyone can see this post I will refrain from using names. It happens from time to time that a particular (often new) user at cogsci asks many badly phrased questions. That is normally not ...
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Are questions about replicability, open-science, and meta-science on topic?

So I've just come from a conference attended by psychologists who share an interest in concerns about the replicability of the field's findings, as well as considering what may be done to improve it. ...
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Proposal: Making CogSci.SE for Researchers

Summary This site, despite being around for 4 years at this point has yet to graduate from beta due to it's inability to maintain a solid and knowledgeable user base in the form of "expert ...
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Proposal: Community-Driven Decision Criteria

Many meta posts put forth proposals that get discussed and then abandoned. as reviewed in this question. The StackExchange process assumes that there is a sufficiently large community to drive crowd-...
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Should mods be able to accept an answer?

I often see that the asker of a question forgets to accept an answer that is really good and has been upvoted several times. I think it would be valuable to have the questions marked as accepted so ...
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Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach

We are well into our fourth year since the inception of this Q&A site, yet are still showcasing growing pains. Our main problem is retaining a core user base to be able to push true an idea and ...
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Cognitive Sciences 2012-2016: Community Review

This is a first step into an attempted reboot of this community: Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach As messy as meta is, through an organized community effort I'm hoping to collect ...
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Is there a community interest in bringing the %answered questions to a healthy 90% by closing old unanswered questions?

Is there a community-wide interest to get CogSci graduated? In the past I, and others, have started close-vote campaigns here at CogSci to bring the %answered questions up to 90%, which is the target ...
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How to deal with personal answers?

I've been following this question for awhile and although it is a bit long-winded and does flirt with self-help at some points, I do think it is a valid question. However, I'm concerned that the top ...
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Why are people with only 2K rep allowed to edit without review?

I'm a fairly experienced Stack Exchange user, and I just noticed that someone made a very poor edit to my question, cutting out details and changing the meaning entirely, in order to shorten a ...
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Merging 'confirmation bias' questions?

A recent question raised the topic of confirmation bias yet again: Is there any research showing we only like to see/read information on themes/topics/ideas we like? I know of the following previous ...
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Would a question about the motives/ purposes of OT be on-topic here?

Two weeks ago, my father had a heart attack leading to multiple by-pass surgery. All things considered, aside from having nothing happen at all, what has happened is possibly the best thing that ...
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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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Help asking a question

I would like to ask what is the opposite of egocentrism and if someone who is never speaking of himself and present himself as very altruistic can be egocentric as well. My whole question is: can ...
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Tery Pratchett and Alzheimer's

Sir Terry Pratchet, the author of books including the Discword series, suffered from mental illnesses in later life leading tragically to his early demise. I wish to ask a question relating to his ...
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Is my question about intelligence a bad one?

My observation which I ask about in this question is not something I really expected people to like, but I did hope there would be some professionalism involved, considering the effort I put into ...
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Does this area51 proposal on “social problem solving” suit cogsci topic?

I've created a proposal in area51 for concrete social conflict resolution. This is not about theory of resolutions but about resolutions of real life conflicts. But I'm in doubt, perhaps this type of ...
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Is this question on child sexuality purely subjective?

I'm uncertain if this question should be closed as primarily opinion based. Both of the answers included at the bottom seem to be somewhat low quality and I'm sceptical that any superior answers can ...
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Is it possible to have a giant floating banner that reads: “YOU MUST CITE YOUR CLAIMS […]”

If you haven't noticed, there's been a small spike in new responders lately, which is great! However, it's not great that the majority of them are not citing any of their claims…many of which are ...
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How can i delete my Cognitive Sciences profile?

I know that this question should be asked on the Meta, however, it seems to be that i'm not permitted to post questions on there, at the moment... Thank you in advance
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Question restructuring

Question Influence: http://www.ted.com/conversations/18501/are_people_really_more_narciss.html http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2012/mar/17/facebook-dark-side-study-aggressive-narcissism ...
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How to prevent downvotes from non-specialists?

I opened this question a couple of days ago. I am not psychologist. I am mathematician, my fields of research are probability theory and statistics, and I am an applied statistician too. I got some ...
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Reasons for deleted questions and requesting to undelete questions

I had asked few questions . One of them is the following : https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/10457/human-brother-sister-bonding It was a fairly interesting topic to ponder about and I would ...
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Are we being a bit too liberal with the 'close question' function?

I cannot help but feel as if every new question here is voted to be 'closed' for one reason or another. Given that CogSci.SE is still in beta and really does benefit from the traction that answered ...
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Please help me generalize this question! :)

Original question: How does a near decade of non-treatment affect what a doctor prescribes? Comment: How for example to generalize? Basically someone gets diagnosed as a child and is recommended ...
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Should we close poorly researched questions?

My question was triggered by the following question, as it serves as a good example case applying to a general issue: What is Psychoanalysis I voted to close because it is poorly researched. OP ...
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How does a near decade of non-treatment affect what a doctor prescribes? - Deleted question

Why did Community delete my question? My friend was diagnosed with ADHD as a kid, but her parents disagreed with such a diagnosis on the grounds that she had a high IQ which was discovered when ...
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Is there an interest in proposing a Neuroimaging site on Area 51?

Apologies in advance if this question is more appropriate for the "meta" site. I apparently do not yet have privileges to post there. I was wondering if any members of this community might be ...
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Vote for a new site name!

VOTE FOR NEW SITE NAME: PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE or MIND AND BRAIN. PLEASE VOTE HERE. (Ignore the automatic greyout.) It is a fact that there is essentially no support for Cognitive Sciences as a ...
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“I have X, how common is X?”: self help question, or not?

Personally, I find Cognitive Sciences' close vote message "Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are concerned about a potential medical issue, please seek the ...
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Do we need the 'psychology' or other catch-all tag?

The 'psychology' tag gets recreated on the site from time to time. Here is a previous discussion on the topic from 2012. Since it has been 3 years, I thought it a good idea to rehash. I think it is ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Why is this stack exchange called 'Cognitive Sciences'?

Looking at the tags in this stack exchange, many are psychology and many are neuroscience. As somebody who does research in neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology, it would have never ...
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“Flag” and “Recommend Deletion” options for answers that are merely unscientific opinions

The following suggestions address the case where users treat the forum like a social media site (eg, reddit or slashdot), and post "opinion" answers, with no attempt to suggest that they have any ...
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Repeated, specific questions on comp neurosci software

There's been a rash of very specific questions about how to use the interface for a computational neuroscience software program. I know we have discussed this to a certain extent here, but I am ...
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With self-help questions, close or edit?

A lot of questions start off with some self-help component or personal reference before getting to a valid question. Rather than closing the question, I usually just edit the question for the user. Is ...
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TV doesn't improve [creatvity]

creatvity appears to have been created as a misspelling of creativity. But what surprised me was that the former has a tag wiki and the latter doesn't. I don't see a benefit in keeping the misspelling ...
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Can I discuss my 'symptoms' on the website?

I think I have some psychological troubles ... can I post the symptoms and talk about that in the Cognitive Sciences SE website ??
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What to do with expert opinion (and edge cases more generally)?

This question was caused by the question, What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?. The author has engaged us extensively about this question, which is by a researcher in the ...
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Is this a promotion of one theory?

I noticed @Seanny123 has been posting questions on NEF (Neurological Engineering Framework) and answering his own questions. All 10 questions tagged NEF, as of now, are by him and most of them are ...
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Chat Event (19/05): May Madness

We've got a pulse! I'm really (really) happy to say our spring cleaning efforts seem to be having a positive impact on the community, both in terms of our measurable performance and in the actual ...
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Spring Cleaning 2015: Week 2 results

Summary 90% Answered: Our Area51 %Answered metric should read 90% by May 31st 23:59 UTC. Improved Voting Economy: The Electorate badge should have been awarded 15 times total by May 31st 23:59 UTC. ...
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When to make a new tag?

Two new tags have recently been added that I was unsure about, IQ and Excutive-Function. My reasoning behind this is that they seemed too specific and already covered by the tag of measurement. ...
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Why can't new users talk in chat?

I just saw this answer here by a completely new user. It's a good answer, so I wanted to invite them to chat, but after looking at our Privileges page, I see that you need 20 rep to talk in chat. That ...
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Voting strategies

We've talked a lot about closure lately, but at the end of the day, active voting is the most important assumption behind how the Stack Exchange network works. SE sites breathe votes and reputation: ...
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How much agreement is enough agreement?

When we have votes and discussions on Meta about aspects of the community like post standards, scope, close messages and other things that effectively require approval by the (diamond-having) ...
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Proposed Reason for Closure: No Initial Reseach

In chat, we've talked about how unformed, unsourced questions weaken the utility of CogSci.SE, and how requiring some initial research might improve the general level of questions coming from new ...
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Can we find useful, standard search filters?

Search filters Having recently discovered the power of SE's relatively extensive Advanced Search feature, thanks to Jeromy, I want to ask what if any search filters you use regularly when browsing ...
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Chat event (PRODUCTIVELY FINISHED): Introductions and Spring Cleaning 2015

On Thursday, April 23rd at 17:30 CET (11:30 EST), we're going to be hosting a Cognitive Science SE chat event in the Axon Terminal, hopefully the first in a regular series of chat events. I expect the ...

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