10 posts tagged with psychology by grumblebee.
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Am I a good witch or a bad witch? A question about personality types

Psychology: is there a term for someone who can't define himself -- who has a hard time saying "I'm an X person" or "I'm a Y person"? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 5, 2007 - 40 answers

Quick: answer my question. HONK! Sorry. Too slow. You lose!

Why are there fast people and slow people? Why do different people have different paces? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 23, 2006 - 34 answers

Wait. What site is this?

What's wrong with my temporary memory? How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 3, 2006 - 47 answers

"If it's been in the trash, it's trash." -- Jerry Seinfeld

Is there some sort of mental disorder, syndrome or condition that causes people to prefer eating off OTHER people's plates? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 23, 2005 - 39 answers

Am I biased or random?

I'm interested in the neuroscience behind decision making: specifically, do people have "random number generators" in their brains for breaking decision stalemates? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 18, 2005 - 38 answers

Beautiful Minds

In interested in case-studies of people who have "cured" their own mental disorders via pure reasoning. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 10, 2005 - 33 answers

temp to perm memory

For some research I'm doing (in order to help actors), I'd like to know what science exists about moving data from (human) temporary memory to (human) permanent memory. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 29, 2005 - 13 answers

Armchair Psychiatry

Do you play armchair pyschiatrist? How sure are you that you're right about people's inner lives? Do you act on your hunches? [More Inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 10, 2004 - 25 answers

Suicidal thoughts & therapy

If someone admits to having suicidal thoughts, what (if anything) can be done to them? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 26, 2004 - 16 answers

Short term mental burnout?

When I'm doing something really mentally taxing, like working on a difficult programming task or doing a really really tough crossword puzzle, I sometimes reach mental overload. I'm sure most of you have this. It makes me sleepy and sometimes a bit dizzy, and if I try to work more, I comprehend less and less. At this point, I generally need to do something else for a while. If I come back to the taxing work the next day, everything is fine. Probably, I can come back to it on the same day, an hour or so later. I CAN'T come back to it five minutes later. I'm interested in tactics that let me return to the mental workout as-soon-as possible. When I quit working, what sort of activity should I do to recharge? How long should I do it? Is there anything I should ingest? Is it better to quit before absolute mental burnout occurs? Are there any studies about this?
posted by grumblebee on Jul 17, 2004 - 11 answers

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