Our psychology is riddled with mysteries and there are certain things about it that no one can make sense of. Some aspects of our psychology are so cryptic that even the most talented and experienced professionals are left clueless. Below you’ll find some interesting psychology facts that we believe are fun to know:
Our favorite song is usually connected to a specific emotional event in the past, even if we don’t realize it.
Music affects our perception
According to a study from the Groningen University music affects our perception significantly.
Spending on others makes us happy
It’s been scientifically proven that spending money on other people makes you happier so if you want to achieve this bliss start giving gifts to your friends and family. They’ll be happy which will make you happy as well.
Experiences make you happier than shopping
Spending money on stuff is never going to make you as happy as spending money on travelling, making experiences and forming memories.
Kids are becoming depressed
It seems that mental state of our youngest population is becoming the biggest problem in our society. Nowadays, kids suffer from anxiety, depression and substance abuse more than ever before.Top of Form
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Religion can help ease the stress
People who often visit religious temples, practice prayer and meditate are much less stressed.
You can buy happiness
Statistics show that Americans, on average, need about 75 thousand dollars a year to be happy as this amount would be enough for them to buy everything they desire.
Happy people make you happy
It’s been scientifically proven that being around happy people makes you happy as well. So start spending time with the people that make you feel good,
Stress is an issue for people 18-33
From the moment you turn 18 until you turn 33 you’re under excessive stress as a result of education, work and family insecurities.
Tricking your brain is possible
There’s a thing called placebo sleeping. It’s when you manage to convince your brain that you’ve slept more so that you can have more energy, even if you haven’t.
The Dunning Kruger effect is real
If you’ve never heard of it let us describe it for you. It’s the thing when ignorant people think they’re intelligent, while smart people think they don’t know enough.
How memory works
Whenever you try to remember a past event you’re not remembering the actual event rather you’re accessing your last memory of it. That’s why our memories tend to slowly fade away in time.
If you think in another language you’ll make more rational decisions
According to a study from the University in Chicago people who think in a foreign language can make more rational ideas and form unbiased opinions.
Don’t talk about your goals
It’s been proven that the less you talk about what you want to accomplish the higher the odds of you accomplishing it.
Chocolate can make you feel good
How come? Well, eating a chocolate releases the same hormone as when you’re feeling in love. It’s the hormone that makes you excited, alerted and increases your pulse rate, making you feel happy.
Hugging stimulates chemicals release
Hugging for at least 20 seconds stimulates the release of oxytocin, a chemical that makes you feel safe and secure.
You’re more creative when you’re tired
If you’re trying to be creative you should try it when you’re tired because your brain works better when you’re tired. Ever noticed how many ideas you get when in the shower?
Rejection is painful
Neuroscience reveals that rejection can cause brain pain.
Relationships are essential for your health
According to studies it’s more important to have healthy relationship than be physically active.
Blind people can’t develop schizophrenia
And keeping the most interesting for last, no blind person was ever recorded to suffer from schizophrenia.
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