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WHY DO WE “AVOID” THERAPY

                                        “I don’t need therapy”, “I did three sessions, and I didn’t see any changes”, “I would rather talk to a friend for free” “Who has time for that?” “I would rather go shopping” “I don’t trust the therapist” “It’s too expensive” “I have no problems; I am very happy” The list can go on,Continue reading “WHY DO WE “AVOID” THERAPY”

When meditation and stillness doesn’t work

Meditation has been shown to have a great benefit in reducing stress, anxiety, and focusing in the present. This increases our awareness and helps us look at our problems from another perspective. Sometimes this means we can separate the problem from ourselves and see it for what it is: just a problem. Doing so, itContinue reading “When meditation and stillness doesn’t work”

New manipulations to test stability bias and ease of processing effect on metamemory

Veneta Callpani | Lehman College| |Cognitive Psychology| |12/14/2020| Discussion We expanded the research about the ease of processing and the stability bias by testing new manipulations. It was expected that the high frequency words would be perceived as easier and more memorable, and the study repetition would be underestimated because of the belief that memoryContinue reading “New manipulations to test stability bias and ease of processing effect on metamemory”

New manipulations to test stability bias and ease of processing effect on metamemory

Veneta Callpani | Lehman College| |Cognitive Psychology| |12/14/2020|   Method Participants Thirty-nine undergraduate students in Cognitive Psychology class participated in a study designed to test metamemory. The academic background of the students is similar, they are psychology major, or/and Biology- brain science track. The average age = 25.9. There were 16 native English speaker and 23Continue reading “New manipulations to test stability bias and ease of processing effect on metamemory”

New manipulations to test stability bias and ease of processing effect on metamemory

Veneta Callpani | Lehman College| |Cognitive Psychology| |12/14/2020| Abstract The present study is an expansion on prior research about metamemory. New manipulations of word frequency and study repetition were introduced to test the ease of process and stability bias. Thirty-nine college students, native and non-native English speaker, participated in the study. The data and resultsContinue reading “New manipulations to test stability bias and ease of processing effect on metamemory”

A letter to my mentor(s)

I look back at the times when all I had was my dream. The dream to find my purpose and be at the service of life in an authentic way. And I must say, it has been a long journey. From a housekeeper in a small, beautiful town of Minnesota to a graduate student atContinue reading “A letter to my mentor(s)”

Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans

Underlying mechanisms of confidence and decision-making Our data showed that anxiety and confidence have an important role in decision-making. The self-report of the amount of effort required to solve a problem doesn’t seem to have a big effect on decision-making. However our experiment showed a positive correlation (significant in almost – but not all cases)Continue reading “Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans”

Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans

Results Of the 96 participants that responded to the survey, 46 were excluded due to partial survey completion. The R statistical software was used to conduct the data analysis. The non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test showed no significant difference between the control group(general) and the experimental group (strong math background) (p= 0.6171) in decision-making. However, the Pearson CorrelationContinue reading “Research paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans”

Research Paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Processes In Humans

Participants Undergraduate Students at Lehman College, CUNY were recruited to complete the survey. To recruit participants emails were sent to students majoring in study fields that require a strong math background such as economics, physics, computer sciences, math and accounting. These participants served as the experimental group with the assumption that they would be moreContinue reading “Research Paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Processes In Humans”

Research Paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans

Design and Procedure The experiment took place online. A Decision-Making survey was created using the LimeSurvey tool. The survey consisted of: the consent form that explains the study demographic questions such as academic level, major an effortful mental task (e.g., a math problem or a reading-comprehension problem from Manhattan Prep GRE book in the mediumContinue reading “Research Paper: Testing the Brain’s Decision-Making Process In Humans”

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