I'm trying to help out a friend /wout health insurance who needs some psych counceling in NYC. I remember hearing about something attached to a college, where it was $25 or $50 an hour. Any info?
posted by andrewyakovlev
on Dec 6, 2006 -
Any advice -- from experience please -- for breaking a friend's cycle of depression, hospitalization, and attempted suicide? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan
on Nov 29, 2006 -
Say you just come out of the theater and someone asked you to rate the movie. You say 9/10. But if someone asked you how a movie was 2 months later, you may say 6/10. I'm told there is literature that supports this - people are initially more excited right after an experience than when they think back to it 3 weeks later. Is there a psychology term or articles on this? [more inside]
posted by lpctstr;
on Nov 28, 2006 -
We all know about IQ - but has anybody ever tried to make a standardised test for wisdom? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo
on Nov 14, 2006 -
Quick question for the poker players--What do you enjoy doing to confuse/befuddle your opponents? What interesting devices have you seen other players do? I am talking about making comments, sending off false tells etc...psychological manipulation, in other words. [more inside]
posted by Mrs.Doyle
on Oct 27, 2006 -
PsychExperimentFilter: Suggest some funny and sad death scenes from recent (last 15-20 years) films. Bonus points for equally funny and sad non-death scenes to use as control. [more inside]
posted by Smegoid
on Oct 25, 2006 -
Two (or more) people are talking and a new person enters the group. One of the current group makes an obvious joke about the third. How is the person who enters the group "supposed" to react. [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Oct 16, 2006 -
Unconscious Process Filter: What's happening when I'm in the running "zone"? [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on Oct 14, 2006 -
Trying to find ways to chill out. I need something that can occupy my mind and entertain me during the evening without putting me in a trance or putting me to sleep. I can't relate to characters on TV or novels, so all I read is non-fiction. With music, it either puts me in a trance or I get bored. I've tried meditation but it just makes me go to sleep. Basically, if I'm not actively engaged with learning something new, being creative, or solving a task, my mind shuts down and I get bored or zone out. Other people tell me, oh that's good that you don't watch TV or anything, but you know, I'm just sick of being so intense. I'm 20, male. Any suggestions, fokes?
posted by Laugh_track
on Oct 9, 2006 -
Two nights ago I woke up whlie I was in a vivid dream. Last night, just before I fell asleep, the previous night's dream came back to me out of nowhere. Not a repeat, but more of a " previously on" moment like TV shows do. Has anyone else experienced this or know what causes it ? Sure, there's some [more inside]
posted by lobstah
on Oct 6, 2006 -
Is there a word to describe a person who repeatedly becomes convinced that someone else is sick with various obscure ailments, based on flimsy or imagined evidence? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Name That Thing! You know that feeling you get sometimes when you wonder what would happen if you did something outrageous- punched a cop, stepped off a building, peed on the dinner table? No? Well, I'm sure I'm not the only one, because both Daniel Clowes (in Eightball
) and P.G. Wodehouse (in Carry On, Jeeves
) mention it.
The problem is, what do you call it? Does any culture have a word for this? I certainly can't think of an (American) English word or phrase shorter than "You know that feeling when...", etc.
posted by paul_smatatoes
on Sep 21, 2006 -
I'm looking for a sport psychologist in New York City. Does anyone have any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by clubfoote
on Aug 29, 2006 -
An am-I-alone-here-question: What does the calendar that you picture in your head look like? For as long as I can remember (or at least as long as I knew my months of the year), my mental calendar has always been monthly, and seemed to start with the month of August--maybe because I was born then, or maybe because the school year started around then. [more inside]
posted by printchick
on Aug 27, 2006 -
Starting my grad school program next week (clinical psychology, PhD) and am joining a cohort of 7 others. Any suggestions on things to do (or not do) when meeting and getting to know people I'll have to work with for the next six years? I'd like to be friends with them, especially since we have all our classes together. But the chances of such a small group together so much so stressed without conflict seem doubtful to me. Other psych grad school advice is welcome too. Thanks!
posted by gilsonal
on Aug 18, 2006 -
I'm going to pursue a Masters/PhD in Cognitive Visual Neuroscience. I now know how to ask for letters of recommendation
- thanks - but how do I write a killer letter of intent/application essay? Alternately, what are the major mistakes/pitfalls new students make when writing such a letter? Answers need not be Psych specific.
posted by fake
on Aug 16, 2006 -
Has anybody written or done psychological profile of famous leaders , past or present, dead or alive , indepth or superficial ? [more inside]
posted by studentguru
on Aug 3, 2006 -
So I'm an undergrad working on my honors thesis, and the deadline is disconcertingly soon. (less than a month!) and I still can't get my sample size large enough! How can I recruit children ages 8-18 with ADHD with school out? I've already asked all the kids at the practice I'm associated with. Any suggestions, especially ones that would work quickly are much appreciated. I'd like to begin data analysis within a week to be able to start writing. Target number of kids: 10-15 more [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Jul 28, 2006 -
How to start a program on five computers simultaneously. Usb splitter (not hub)? Network tool? Send ASCII code over ethernet? [more inside]
posted by Smegoid
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I want to learn about psychoanalysis/psychotherapy/etc. -- what are the best books? [more inside]
posted by shivohum
on Jul 18, 2006 -
Do opposites really attract? And if so, why? What is it about opposites, specifically personality types, that makes some relationships click?
posted by Esther Festers
on Jul 16, 2006 -
Has there been any respected comprehensive research about whether extraverts are more successful in life than introverts or vice versa? Financially? What about in terms of life satisfaction, suicide rates, number of marriages etc? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Jul 11, 2006 -
Thinking too much: I believe I have too many thoughts going on in my head almost constantly. How do I quieten my mind when it says - No! you have to finish this stream of thought or you will lose not coming to conclusion.
posted by raheel
on Jul 8, 2006 -
I'm looking for a gift to get somebody who's really interested in
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posted by pinto
on May 30, 2006 -
When I was a music student, we had a visit from a music psychologist who worked in a conservatory in London... I think it was The Royal Academy.
During her lecture, she described an experiment where performers were asked to play either with no physical movement, or with obviously physically expressive movements.
The performers who had no physical movement were divided into 2 groups; one group was asked to play in an emotionally expressive way, and the other group was asked to play mechanically.
The result of this experiment was that non-musicians could not tell apart the 2 groups of motionless performers, they could only tell a performer was being expressive if they could see them moving.
In short, non-musicians cannot tell if a musician is playing expressively by listening alone.
Musicians could of course tell the difference between all of them.
I'm now a music photographer, so these findings are of huge interest to me, especially when it comes to persuading musicians just how important it is to communicate on a visual level as well as a musical one.
Does anyone have any idea where I can reference this study, or anything remotely similar?
posted by BobsterLobster
on May 30, 2006 -
Is it possible to move up and down the continuum of human sexuality? That is, can gays turn straighter or straights turn gayer? And how would you go about doing it? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger
on May 16, 2006 -
I'm looking for a book on how to manipulate and control a group of humans, non-physically. Governments use manipulation to convince it's citizens to agree with them. Companies invest billions of dollars into researching how to convince a consumer to buy a product. [more inside]
posted by JokingClown
on May 13, 2006 -
What is the emotion that drives lashing out behavior which leads to guilt & regret? Anecdotes & personal insights our encouraged. [more inside]
posted by Brainy
on May 5, 2006 -
How much math is there in graduate level psychology relative to graduate level economics?
posted by I Foody
on May 5, 2006 -
My obsessive-compulsive disorder isn't disrupting my day-to-day living, but it's annoying as hell. Good news is that I feel like I'm on the verge of being able to make myself stop giving in to the compulsive urges -- should I give it a try? Has anyone else out there with OCD tried to take the leap and just "quit"? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on May 1, 2006 -
Help a child psychologist find a job working with children in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug
on Apr 21, 2006 -
Research: Where should I look for stories or journalism about the type of thing that happened in the Superdome during Katrina, specifically where people believed (and reported to the press) that they had seen horrific acts that later were determined never to have taken place? I'm not even sure what the correct term would be (mass hysteria?) but I'm interested in the unreliability of primary sources in journalism, especially as it relates to Katrina.
posted by klangklangston
on Apr 17, 2006 -