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  1. my challenge with traditional IQ is that it can only be measured by a traditional IQ test. its the circular argument i struggle with.
  2. yep, i reckon you could do that. i guess your example with smoking though would have a biological component as well as a psychological component. it might be easier in relation to an area that is purely a psychological domain. psycho-somatic issues are real. people can think themselves to be sick or have an ailment when there is no biological presence/evidence. what you're suggesting seems to me to be the flip side of that, so reasonable i reckon.
  3. my suggestion would be to seek some professional assistance. plenty of experts who can assist you in these matters. it's also important to remember that most people have voices - they tell us we are stupid, silly, clever, smart, strong, weak ... all sorts of things. most people also misplace things, or put things in odd places (freezer by mistake, pantry by mistake) as you have described or forget why they have done something or are doing something (going to fridge, cupboard etc.) most people also see things that are not there or think that they see something.
  4. snail, when working in rehab & prisons we used to call this 'swapping the witch for the bitch' to me this is when a hard crim / addict would find jesus and become a zealot. it struck me that these individuals would always persue advocating for religion / jesus as hard as they offended or took drugs. always fascinating to me. i wondered if they ever got over their addictions, and still wonder.
  5. i reckon morals are psychosocial constructs that are created by the psychosocial nature of the culture that one is born into. eg if i am born in a western industrialised culture then certain psychosocial constructs exist that i will be educated too and thus use to navigate my way in the world. if i was born in a tribal, nomadic society i would simply be educated in the psychosocial constructs (morals) that apply there.
  6. i would be speaking with an expert psychiatrist or psychologist who specialises in dysmorphic / body image issues and also eating issues rather than seeking info from wikipedia. there will be plenty of really good help around.
  7. remember that often they don't believe it's nonsense. that is yours/mine interpretation of their beliefs.
  8. ^^ yep, i can see what you're saying. i think we are saying the same thing.
  9. ^^LOL yeah you do, you just typed it! that's my point. you still answered the question with the answer 'i have no answer for that question' see it's still an answer ... ha ha ha .
  10. is there any research into the psychology of questions that people are aware of. i have found one book which looks as though it's out of print. any journal articles etc that people know of?
  11. ^^ see i reckon that as long as your brain understands / comprehends that its a question then an answer will be sought. yes, one must understand the concept of what a question is, and the language it is asked in (i don't speak japanese so would not know if i was being asked a question in Japanese so my brain would not look for an answer) i think it's worth remembering that 'i don't know the answer to that' is still an answer to the question. even 'i don't understand that question' could be a considered an answer to some degree i think. even an incorrect answer is an answer. i am not making the assumption that the correct answer will be the one your brain comes up with, just that an answer will come.
  12. g'day, looking for some information on the psychology of questions. my belief is that the human brain cannot not answer a question if it hears or sees the question. eg: what does 2 plus 2 equal? (provided you read that question, you also answered it. that process is difficult to stop) anyway, looking for some info / research into this sort of thing. thanks in advance.
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