Psychology is the science that deals with mental processes and behavior. It can also refer to a character's personality and motives.

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Short story about an astronaut that has to harvest/collect the body fluids of an alien for a panacea [duplicate]

Short story read in the 60's or 70's, an astronaut has to enter an alien ship and collect the tears/sweat? of an alien to use as a wonder drug for humans. The alien has some sort of presence which ...
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Book with a self-improving neuronal computer

In my youth (I'd guess about early 90's) I read a book written from the point of view of a young female psychologist who gets an employment offer from an ultra-rich wunderkind. When she arrives at her ...
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Gorn psychology and physiology

I caught an old episode of the original Star Trek, "Arena," in which Captain Kirk comes extremely close to the Gorn he is fighting: My question is, what prevented ...
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Do we have enough information to determine Severus Snape's Meyers-Briggs type?

One of recent SFF.SE answers alleged that Snape is an INTJ, and there was a disagreement of whether we can really know that. Do we have enough information to determine Severus Snape's Meyers-Briggs ...
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Trying to identify a story about a psychologist learning you need punishment to reform malcontents

I'm pretty sure that this is an older story, but parts of it have really stuck with me. I read it somewhere in the 1990s, but I think it came from a collection of my parents. It was a short story, ...
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Trying to identify a short story about a psychologist

I cannot remember title nor author, but a plot summary is: A man wakes up in a strange room, goes to the door and find it locked. There is a computer terminal in the room. He sits at the terminal ...
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What is wrong with Lizzie (the young blonde girl)?

Spoilers: So what was wrong with her? Did she develop some kind of "zombiphilia"? Is it also related with Carol's training in the past? Related question: She was also shooting zombies sometimes, ...
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Was Voldemort a Sociopath?

We know that Voldemort was evil, and we know that he 'knew not' the Power of Love (TVTropes link, standard warning applies). We know that he was cruel. We know he killed and tortured but does he ...
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Sci-fi novel that contains a drug that allow to re-live past episodes of your life

I am looking for the title of a SF novel (I think from the 70's or 80's) that includes a drug allowing its users to relive past events of their own lives. At some point there is a cult using this drug ...
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Want to identify a short story about a fake spaceship/station

In this story an astronaut is questioned regularly by a psychiatrist. He thinks he's on a spaceship, but he's actually in an experiment. The astronaut also thinks the psychiatrist is part of the crew, ...
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Have there been any canonical references to the holodeck/holosuites being used for virtual physical 'partnerings' with holodeck-produced constructs?

Carnal release is a valid stress relief; and unless the Federation uses hormonal suppressants, it doesn't take a 'perv angle' to realize that the holodecks may be considered for this. I can also see ...
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Was Meister Eder insane?

In the long running Pumuckl franchise (which has close resemblances of the story of Pinocchio), Meister Eder is the only person who can see, talk to and generally interact with Pumuckl: The chaotic ...
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Which Myers-Briggs personality is Hermione? [closed]

In one of my answers ( Why is Hermione's Patronus not as powerful as her other magic spells? ) I stated that Hermione is INTJ (Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging) on a Myers-Briggs Type ...