I haven't smoked in over a month. How can I inspire myself to extend that indefinitely? [more inside]
I'm looking for novels that are pageturners (genres preferred: science fiction/fantasy, magic realism, mystery/suspense/thriller) but also have psychologically acute character development. Any recs?
Books about anthropology, psychology, sociology, modern rituals...I think. Can you point me in the right direction? [more inside]
How do I deal with a sociopath that is connected to my social circle? [more inside]
Nosy filter: You are a research scientist in psychology, neuroscience, brain imaging, and/or related. What is your job like? Tell me anything and everything...before I apply to grad school. [more inside]
I'm a social psychologist looking for some advice about where to find a programmer to write what would basically be a very simple flash-type game. The game itself would require some simple user-interactiveness (e.g. selecting options), a fairly low level of graphics (maybe not stick figures, but nothing too artsy), and the ability to collect and store user data. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I am searching for examples of The Infinite, or the immeasurably large, in our mythologies and archetypes. I am also interested in the categories of Truth which came out of the emergence of Western, ontological thought. Does the trust in a rationally conceivable reality deny us the infinity of the mythological realm? By rooting ourselves in the present, and denying atemporal mythologies, do we also deny the infinite origins from where we came? [more inside]
Bernard Williams had a pretty low opinion of evolutionary biology. Are there any essays where he directly or indirectly criticizes the field? What about 'Shame and Necessity'? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any books or articles that look at conspiracy theories from an anthropology of religion or psychology point of view? [more inside]
Does psychology provide an argument in favour of object-oriented programming? [more inside]
Should I transcribe what I'm hearing in my head? How? (And should I see a shrink?) [more inside]
Careers (or jobs) that apply psychology to law? [more inside]
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]
Who has imaginary friends, and why? [more inside]
To what extent has Carl G. Jung's work has been replaced, rejected, or made obsolete, and how ought this affect how one reads his books? [more inside]
Where can I find therapy which will allow me to understand / cope with / overcome a fetish? [more inside]
An adolescent relative in her senior year of high school is suffering depression, and recently spoke to a psychiatrist about suicide, which resulted in her near-hospitalization. She's taken Zoloft, and done some therapy -- what now? [more inside]
I'm currently completing a B.A. in Psychology with the intentions of becoming a practicing therapist (mental heath, family, individual, children). Here's my question: the path to practice as a therapist diverges. I can get a Masters of Social Work in two years following my undergrad, but in order to be able to practice, I would need to get my license, which would require typically another 2 years of supervision. I could work, by at a low salary. The other path would be to following up the Undergraduate degree with a Masters in Psy and then a Ph.D. Any thoughts?
A woman i met off a dating site once told me I didnt have much ego. Looking on the internet I found something called "lack of ego mastery" in relation to "understanding psychological assessment" [more inside]
How did you know that you wanted to be a therapist? What made you feel that you could do it? What doubts did you have, and how did you deal with them? If you changed your mind, what persuaded you to do so? What would you tell someone if they were considering becoming a therapist? [more inside]
Please help me kill my introversion before it kills my relationships. [more inside]
I'm looking for research on how colors affect the mood. [more inside]
The last few weeks different musical themes have been looping inside my head. How concerned should I be and/or how can I do something about it? [more inside]
I'm presently completing a B.A. on Psychology (via distance learning) with the intentions of continuing towards a Masters in Clinical Social Work. I have a couple of questions: 1) I'm 42 years old and have done back to school as a career changer. I have a wife and daughter and need to work part time while I'm a full time student. Does anyone have any suggestions for work which might help with graduate schools looking at both my academic and work background? All of my previous work experience involves working with people, but not much similar to work a therapist would be engaged in (worked for last 8 years as a talent agent) 2) Does anyone know which cities offer the greatest potential for work as a clinical social worker as I hope to eventually open a private practice, but will work in hospital or mental health facility while gaining experience?
PsychologyFilter: Getting ready to apply to grad school. I am torn between two programs... [more inside]
My mother remembers events incorrectly, but is convinced this was how it happened. Is there a term for this? What can it be a symptom of? Is it common? Is it psychological, neurological, sth-else-ical? [more inside]
I'm starting a psychology-related blog that will focus on reviewing interesting and socially relevant literature. If you were a visitor to this blog, what type of topics would you be most interested in reading? [more inside]
How do I become a business tycoon? [more inside]
I need help deciding whether to continue seeing my psychologist (who i really like) and see a psychiatrist (who I also really like) for med management, or see the psychiatrist for both therapy and med management? Also, does anyone have experience with Harvard Pilgrim HMO's mental health benefits? [more inside]
Iowa & mental health: What can someone do if they're threatened with being admitted for psychiatric reasons against their will? What happens? Does it really only take two other people signing a document? Is threatening someone with this a crime? [more inside]
How can I read this scary book without going crazy? This may sound silly, but I swear it's serious.... [more inside]
Why do bars, restaurants, clothing stores and shoe stores play such loud music? Why when I'm buying a pair of business blacks do I have to listen to the latest dance hits at high volume? More inside. [more inside]
What was this psychological experiment involving coloured shapes and static? [more inside]
I would like information on obsessive-impulsive disorder. [more inside]
Help me create an interesting and realistic character with schizophrenia for my novel. Ideally, there would be a "Vaults of Erowid" type site out there where people have documented their 1st hand experiences with mental illnesses, but no such site seems to exist. [more inside]
Compliments and self-worth: Help me help my friend understand not everyone thinks she's stupid. [more inside]
Is compulsive lying linked with any recognised mental disorders? [more inside]
Books/wares to help kids think like mathematicians? [more inside]
I and some others I've spoken to have the ability to see a plethora of random images or movies (and sometimes sounds or other sense-imagery) in our imaginations at will. These manifest when we relax our minds a little and will the images to come -- they might be connected or not, bizarre or not -- a lot like dreams, really. What is the scientific name for this phenomenon and how common is it?
(1) When doing an inter-rater reliability study, does Rater A always have to be paired with Rater B, and Rater C with Rater D, etc? Or can Rater A be paired with Rater B sometimes and Rater C other times? (2) When trying to determine the appropriate sample size for this kind of study, is the N based on the total number of subjects rated, or on the number of subjects each pair of raters rates? [more inside]
help me shake my writer's block! [more inside]
What are the best sources for a layman to learn more about evolutionary psychology? [more inside]
Has anyone had the experience of being sick, weak, panicky, malnourished, anemic, perhaps about to faint, and the world turns into a kind of claustrophobic twilight horror zone where you feel like a ragged ghost or like you've stepped into another ghastly dimension, even though everything looks and sounds EXACTLY the same and you know you're physically in the same place and you can even talk rationally, but now your world has just turned into a kind of hell? [more inside]
Do people suffering from delusions ever/sometimes/frequently recognize this without it being pointed out to them? [more inside]
I need advice for my community college job interviews this week. [more inside]
In your opinion, what causes déjà vu? I mean the most common type - déjà vécu (already lived)?
I'm reading Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, and the jumps he makes in interpreting dreams -- from a dream image to someone's long-ago memory to some quote to another quote to a childhood wet-nurse -- strike me as absolutely ludicrous. How and why do any therapists put any faith in this method of interpretation (I know many don't)?
Is there an existing programming language with variable syntax rules that can be set at compile time/interpreter-time? [more inside]
[fat dude question] how do people with normal bodies keep them that way? [more inside]