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Hey guys...um...girls...um...gals...um...humans...

Is it possible to not be a sexist? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Sep 26, 2010 - 29 answers

Any health benefits through writing about Obesity?

I've being researching about well-being and achieving this through self-disclosure (Pennebaker style) I've been narrowing my scope down to focus on how Pennebaker's style of writing has helped obese patients overcome psychological issues associated with obesity similar to other works on alcoholics and victims of traumatic experiences. I'm not a Psychologist so a lot of the research out there is unknown to me, so does anyone know of any papers or authors that address this? I've looked around but it might help if i have a lead or somewhere to start.
posted by jbw on Sep 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Who put the LSD in CIA?

Know of any good documentaries on CIA funded mind control experiments? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Sep 19, 2010 - 8 answers

forever undergrad

Please help me find a decent career without a billion years of school ahead of me. [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Sep 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Should I be on meds?

Caffeine helps me to be optimistic, positive, and productive at work. Unfortunately, it's also fantastically addictive, and disrupts basically every important bodily process that I have. Should I talk to a psychiatrist about trying some kind of prescription stimulant? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Sep 14, 2010 - 46 answers

Can anyone learn anything?

Does someone with 'normal IQ' (85 - 110) have the capability to not only learn but comprehend *anything*? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Sep 11, 2010 - 29 answers

Know thyself. But how?

How do you come to know who you are? [more inside]
posted by mediocritease on Sep 11, 2010 - 53 answers

Glass is three-quarters full. Don't want to concentrate on the 1/4 empty so much.

How do you unlearn a learned behavior/attitude from childhood? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Describe the tether experiment

Can you describe the experiment in which an animal is tethered for a period of time, the tether is removed, and the animal still stays within the radius of the tether?
posted by markcmyers on Sep 4, 2010 - 10 answers

How does one acquire temporary guardianship in Virginia to prevent self-harm?

Looking for information on Temporary Guardianship in the case of multiple attempted suicides in Virginia. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Sep 3, 2010 - 6 answers

What was this video I was shown during an experiment?

When I was in college, probably in 1995 or 96, I was shown two short videos as part of an experiment that a graduate student in linguistics was conducting and then asked to describe the events in each. I was later told that the first video was from a well-known psychology experiment and was shown to subjects as a control. The experiment was about my reaction to the second video. Ever since then I've been wondering about that first video. [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 2, 2010 - 2 answers

Staying connected during sex?

I dissociate during sex, but I haven't been sexually abused or assaulted. What is my problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 - 14 answers

online psych dictionary

Can anyone recommend a good online psych dictionary? My googling has not yielded anything "good". [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Aug 24, 2010 - 1 answer

Please recommend books about people trapped together

I was relieved to hear that they found the Chilean miners alive, and amazed that they will be trapped for four months until rescue. It also reminded me that I like reading books about people who are isolated somewhere for a long time. (I hope this doesn't sound morbid.) I'm not so much interested in tragedy and death; I'm more interested in the psychology and group dynamics of people who are forced to live closely together. Space station? Submarine? Post-apocalyptic abandoned museum? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Aug 23, 2010 - 51 answers

How does social pressure affect sticktoitiveness?

I want to learn as much as possible about the psychology of purposely forming new habits (like exercising each day) or sticking to something which requires daily work (like learning a language). I am especially interested in the role that social pressure of peers can play in a person's success (Alcoholics Anonymous, study partners, even the recent findings that a person's weight is related to the weight of those close to them may be examples). Books, articles, jumping off points -- academic or otherwise -- would be very much appreciated!
posted by the jam on Aug 17, 2010 - 8 answers

And this is how I met Tyler Durden.

"And this is how I met Tyler Durden." Are there any legitimate lines of psychological therapy that encourage people to create alternate or split identities for themselves? As in, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life as another person that happens to share your name, face and past history." [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 17, 2010 - 13 answers

ISO Blogs About Books About Mental Health/Psychology

Anyone know of any good blogs that focus on books about mental health, addictions, neuroscience, psychology? NOT looking for blogs about those subjects in general, but seek only blogs about new and interesting books that cover these topics. Blogs about health books in general are also of interest. Thank you, Hive Mind!!!
posted by Maias on Aug 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I get a MFT degree online

Can I get an online Master Degree as a MFT in the state of Nevada and will it be accepted for intership here in LV? [more inside]
posted by naylord on Aug 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Help I'm being attacked - except I'm not.

Whenever a situation gets slightly confrontational/argumentative/critical (not necessarily dangerous), I experience a flight or fight response: my hands and legs shake, my heart races and my thinking slows down (along with all the other classic fight or flight reactions). It doesn't feel like an appropriate reaction to what's actually happening (hey, someone was rude to me in a meeting. I should stop shaking). I'd like to calmly deal with these situations, and try to tell myself that the person isn't actually hurting me, but my physical reaction is so strong and immediate. Any suggestions on how to not activate this reaction or at least reduce it?
posted by vivzan on Aug 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Biology = Destiny

Can you recommend a book chapter or article that summarizes the biological and/or psychological perspectives on gender without devolving into straw-man attacks or interdepartmental backbiting? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Aug 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Reality is Reality...d'oh.

The reality of humanity and mortality. People write blogs about everything. Are there great introspective blogs from psychologists / psychiatrists and first-responder EMTs? This may end up a little depressing, so skip it if you're sensitive. [more inside]
posted by carlh on Aug 8, 2010 - 19 answers

An appeal to authority - Social Sciences boffins please read

Are the results of Bob Altemeyer's research, as presented most recently in his book The Authoritarians, solid? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Aug 4, 2010 - 5 answers

How to be a great first time TA?

How to be a great first time TA? [more inside]
posted by amileighs on Aug 4, 2010 - 32 answers

Even the Seinfeld chain of Xs doesn't work

Sustained Motivation: I've searched but come up empty. Please hope me. The general answer to mood-related questions, both here and from therapy, is "keep track of your mood". I can't do that. I lose interest after a few days because "I"m fine now, that was a lot of huffle about nothing." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Teasing as means of enforcing social roles?

What's the deal with people never wanting you to change? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Jul 26, 2010 - 47 answers

Life is but a dream...

Throughout my childhood, I had persistent feelings of being "in a dream," as well as frequent, rather jarring feelings of "is this real"? Is this phenomenon common? Is there a name for it? [more inside]
posted by wholebroad on Jul 18, 2010 - 31 answers

How do I help a friend?

A friend of mine has recently been sexually assaulted in a Kibbutz in Israel. I have limited experience counseling. I know enough to know this is well out of my league and that she may develop PTSD from this, but she is unable (not unwilling) to seek treatment for another two weeks. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me prepare for a PhD in Counseling Psychology

My program begins in the fall of this year and I was hoping for any tips, suggestions, do's and don'ts, or anything that you wish someone would have told you before beginning a program. The advice could be personal or professional. I'm open to anything. [more inside]
posted by WhiteWhale on Jul 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Swedish youth riots on a New Year's in 1953?

Industrial society and its past: Trying to find details and specifics about spontaneous youth riots on a New Year's Eve in Stockholm, Sweden in the 1950s. [more inside]
posted by renovatio1 on Jul 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Falling in love (infatuation) with a dream person.

I've had the experience occasionally of having a dream about someone and then waking up feeling a very strong longing and attraction for them. It can be a person I've encountered casually in real life, or someone who I knew only from the dream. If it's a real person, I may not have been aware I had any such feelings for them. The feeling can last for a few hours or go on for some days. How common is this phenomenon? Have any of you had a similar experience? Is there a name for it? Has it been studied?
posted by danascot on Jul 10, 2010 - 34 answers

Fun, interesting books about psychology and sociology?

What are some interesting pop-psychology or pop-sociology books that I could read this summer? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jul 6, 2010 - 21 answers

No, actually I can't read your mind, it just means that you're average.

Help me find neat psychological and other tricks to make people think that I am smarter than I actually am. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Jul 5, 2010 - 32 answers

Why men in the VIP are insecure?

Help me find this article: It's written buy a guy who used to work at nightclubs & it's an "inside look" at how nightclubs are designed to make men feel inferior & insecure so that they get expensive VIP table service. My google-fu has failed me and I don't remember where I saw the article. [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jul 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Who are the normal people?

What is "normal," in a psychological/cultural/personality sense? How common is it? And what does it feel like? Any studies, stats, anecdotes? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 7, 2010 - 17 answers

How was your day in school, honey?

Why are children so unwilling to tell their parents about their days in school? Is there a reason for this phenomenon, and does this phenomenon actually exist? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Jun 4, 2010 - 54 answers

What makes something interesting?

Have there been any legitimate studies on how big five personality traits affect interests and hobbies? [more inside]
posted by edbles on Jun 3, 2010 - 3 answers

What are the key motivators that make people do their jobs?

What are the key motivators that make people do their jobs? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jun 1, 2010 - 26 answers

Analyze this!

What does it take to become a therapist? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jun 1, 2010 - 20 answers

How do I find information about cat personality research?

Librarians? Anyone? I'm looking for information on describing and/or predicting cat personality characteristics. I've been trying to find a library (or otherwise borrowable) copy of the ASPCA's "Meet Your Match Feline-ality guide" somewhere, or science/research/articles about it. No hits in WorldCat. Is it hopeless? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Can word choice unconsciously reveal your state of mind?

Outside of Freudian slips, is there any scientific evidence that people's word choices unconsciously reveal states of mind that they are trying to conceal? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on May 26, 2010 - 10 answers

What is it called when you remember forever where/whatever you were doing when you first heard of a world-changing event?

What's the term for a never-to-be-forgotten memory of an important event (e.g., when the space shuttle Challenger exploded), when you remember when/where/what you were doing when you heard of the event? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on May 24, 2010 - 21 answers

Old Friends Old Flames

Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
posted by elis on May 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Evening/weekend therapist in SF?

An evening/weekend therapist in San Francisco? I'd like to talk over some family and personal issues with a professional. But I can only swing regular appointments via late evening or weekend hours - not easy to find. Any suggestions?
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Harnessing/shaping/using stress to your advantage

Stress. How do you balance/manage/harness it for your benefit? [more inside]
posted by sharingideas on May 22, 2010 - 5 answers

On the methods of phenomenology. How do you define, operationalize, measure "X"?

ScholarFilter: Does anyone know of a scholarly article that goes from defining a construct (say, for example an attitude of some kind) to operationalizing it to measuring it in a somewhat succinct way? I'm trying to understand this process better. [more inside]
posted by tybeet on May 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Undergraduate psychology major with a low GPA

Has anyone here graduated from college with a really low GPA, far below a 3.0? If so, did you apply to graduate school or look for a job? [more inside]
posted by annalem on May 11, 2010 - 31 answers

Personality textbook?

Any recommendations for a good (undergraduate) Personality Psychology text book? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on May 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me survive...

The complexities of my "family" business and it's dynamic is driving me crazy. Help me survive. [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on May 9, 2010 - 7 answers

I am 26 and want to continue my education

Is it too late to start college again at 26 years old? [more inside]
posted by annalem on May 4, 2010 - 50 answers

Highly intelligent, highly sensitive, socially withdrawn child: is there a term for this?

Highly intelligent, highly sensitive, socially withdrawn child: is there a term for this? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on May 3, 2010 - 35 answers

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