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Should we close questions about Freud?

*******Major edit******** I have edited my answer to reflect on some more research I have just carried out on this area. The new information has highlighted that it is not necessarily as clear cut ...
Chris Rogers's user avatar
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We should be more welcoming to technical Neuroscience questions

I think It would be great to have these kinds of questions on our site. In particular, if the question appears to overlap a little with biology but has a neurobiology or neuroscience focus, then I ...
Jeromy Anglim's user avatar
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Why are Psychology and Neuroscience lumped together as one stack exchange?

As AliceD posted, this has a very long history (almost 7 years ago), much of which can be found on Meta. In this post, I will simply link to some posts which I believe are relevant from the top of my ...
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Proposal: Making CogSci.SE for Researchers

I disagree, as many folks are undergrad students needing help for their studies. Of course the people answering stuff will likely be grad students or PhDs, but we should definitely not reject ...
AliceD's user avatar
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Are questions about replicability, open-science, and meta-science on topic?

The transition we are currently going through is whether or not the site should be made exclusively for experts. There are no people who argue experts are not welcome here, thus by all means, what you ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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Name change of CogSci - what about Psychology?

I really like this idea. "psychology" is better than "psychological sciences": Psychology is very much an established discipline. This aligns the site name with other sites like Physics, Chemistry, ...
Jeromy Anglim's user avatar
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Cognitive Science Reboot 2017: Changing the Name

On November 22, 2017 we submitted the proposal to the SE community mod team for this site to be renamed from Cognitive Sciences into: Psychology & Neuroscience (preferred option), or Psychology (...
AliceD's user avatar
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What constitutes an opinion-based question?

The titular question is difficult to answer. It is nominally asking for causative factors: WHY does this happen. I am not sure if it is asking about causative factors leading to gender dysphoria or ...
StrongBad's user avatar
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Is there a community interest in bringing the %answered questions to a healthy 90% by closing old unanswered questions?

Having tried too much the same twice before myself, I'm sympathetic to the cause. I'm even tempted to jump in. But I also know from experience what will happen to a purely momentum-driven project here,...
Christian Hummeluhr's user avatar
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We should be more welcoming to technical Neuroscience questions

As the two proposals stand right now, I see two major deal breakers for merging the neuroscience proposal into the CogSci website: The site name Despite the fact that Cognitive Sciences borrow ...
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Refining scope and new site name

Science Before starting to list all the bullet points, I want to stress the importance of the word science. That is the beauty of the current site name; it is immediately clear we want to discuss ...
Robin Kramer-ten Have's user avatar
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Cognitive Science Reboot 2017: Changing the Name

Thanks for this. My thoughts - Psychology: My personal preference, as pointed out elsewhere. Good to draw attention from new users (as you indicate is quite essential at this stage), reflects our ...
AliceD's user avatar
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Is Psychology Today a credible source?

Concurring with @Fizz, I think Psych Today falls into the realm of non-peer reviewed online content. I don't see anything wrong with referring to it, per se. Obviously, it's generally better to rely ...
Jeromy Anglim's user avatar
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Do you want to become a moderator?

I would very much like to see this site continue to grow and improve, and am happy to pitch in however I can. Introduction: I am a lay person with no professional experience in this field. I do ...
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Why are Psychology and Neuroscience lumped together as one stack exchange?

This site has a long history behind it. In a nutshell, there are and afaik always have been, two major issues here: a low number of users, questions and hence answers (low activity overall) a high ...
AliceD's user avatar
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Citation or Link needs to be mandatory in questions

My answer to this comes from my pre-existing bias that answer quality is far more important than question quality. I certainly would like references to be mandatory on answers, as I mentioned ...
Arnon Weinberg's user avatar
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Is it a requirement to have full citation?

The purpose of citation is to credit work and to make it easier for people to find the work that is being credited. If you can't find the work then you can't check that the poster's reference is ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
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Cognitive Sciences 2012-2016: Community Review

What constitutes a good/bad question on this site? (this includes 'too broad' since I believe they overlap) What's "Too basic" or "General reference" for this site? (Jan '12) ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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Proposal to delete post and closing questions asking whether social groups are mentally ill

First off: thanks for opening this discussion! I think this is a good thing to discuss. For my 2 cents: I'm on the fence. Section 1: The Actual Content Offence This is random and I don't have time ...
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Should we close questions about Freud?

Since @Chris posted a "con" answer, I'm just adding a "pro" answer so that we have both points of view. I won't argue here about whether or not Freudian psychoanalysis is pseudoscience, as Wikipedia ...
Arnon Weinberg's user avatar
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Vote for a new close reason enforcing the minimum expected question quality

Unscientific framing (Proposed by Steven Jeuris as part of a discussion on refining our target audience.) This question is not framed within the cognitive sciences. It is based on assumptions which ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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Should I replace layman terms in my question if more scientific terms were pointed out in an answer?

In short: Questions should not be edited based on input received in answers. Answers should not be used to ask for clarification and should limit the amount of inferences made from the question. ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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Is Psychology Today a credible source?

It depends on the author of the actual content. While PT does have some sort of filter for authors (which frankly I only recall them exercising in one case, namely Kanazawa), it does include quite a ...
got trolled too much this week's user avatar
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Do you want to become a moderator?

The SE community team has been notified that we wish to appoint Arnon Weinberg as pro tem mod for this site. This, simply based on the gross vote score. Thanks to both of the candidates to share ...
AliceD's user avatar
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Is my question about free will and law on-topic?

Your question is one that borders several disciplines, and those questions may take a while to find their home. In this case I migrated as the question is: What justice and legislative system ...
AliceD's user avatar
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How to deal with human bias when suggesting changes on the StackExchange

Having spent almost 8 years in this community, of which almost 7 years as a moderator on this site, I believe I can give you a fairly qualified, but obviously still subjective, answer to this question....
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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Is a professional path question on topic?

It might be on topic, but you would have to make it specific enough to remove multiple different potential subjective answers, and write it in a way so that it does not apply just to you, but others ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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What would induce more voting on StackExchange?

Science stacks are in general stuffed with, well, cranky scientists that are not made happy quickly :) As a result, upvotes are relatively scarce compared to other sites. Psych & Neurosci, on top ...
AliceD's user avatar
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

We often get questions on sensitive topics, such as race, sex, sexuality, and neurodiversity. Sometimes these lead to controversy. How would you deal with such questions?
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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Where should I ask this question?

Psychological problems are just as much about health as heart problems, tumors, bone fractures. When you have those sorts of issues, you need the help of a medical professional to diagnose. There isn'...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
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