Psychology

We always try to return a favor. It probably developed because, to keep society working smoothly, people need to help each other out.
When you think you´re doing two things at once, what you´re actually doing is switching quickly between the two tasks-you´re still focusing on one at a time.
Humans are victim to something called confirmation bias: the tendency to interpret facts in a way that confirms what we already believe.
More complex rules are more likely to be broken.
Food made by someone else tastes better than your own cooking, despite having the same recipe.
You are programmed to love the music you listened as teenager the most.
An average individual´s mind wanders 47% of the time.
Being in love is biochemically the same as having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
If we have a plan B, our plan A is less likely to work.
Our brains try to make boring speeches more interesting.
People are much more likely to return a missing wallet if a picture of a child is found inside.
Being home alone and isolated for a long time is just as bad for your wellbeing as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Feeling as though you are in a TV reality show is considered the Truman Syndrome.
It is found that staying optimistic about the future can powerfully shield people from physical and mental illness.
In a famous 1950s experiment, college students were asked to point out which of three lines was the same length as a fourth. When they heard others (who were in on the experiment) choose an answer that was clearly wrong, the participants followed their lead and gave that same wrong answer.
Music and mood are closely interrelated — listening to a sad or happy song on the radio can make you feel more sad or happy.
The term psychology has been derived from the Greek word psyche translating as breath, spirit, soul and logia that corresponds to study of.
The maximum number of close relationships/friendships you can maintain is between 50 and 150. This is known as Dunbars number.
A study released in 2015 has discovered, that increased Facebook usage is linked to depression.
People seem to respect items more when they assemble them on their own, also partially named after the furniture from the renowned store, the “IKEA effect.”
Retrograde amnesia is a loss of memory-access where you don t recall much of information that was learned in the past.
Stress cardiomyopathy is a condition caused by intense emotional or physical stress leading to rapid and serve reversible cardiac dysfunction.
Being tested on things help you remember them better.
Some people are afraid of feeling too much happiness. It is due to the fear of the pattern that something tragic might happen next.
Thinking in a foreign language helps us disconnect from cognitive biases rooted in emotional reactions and make decisions in a more economically rational way.
People would rather alter facts than change their opinions about people.
Some people can suffer from a sense of disappointment exhibited by som individuals when visiting Paris, who feel that the city was not what they had expected.
People would rather know something bad is coming that not know what to expect.
Some people keep believing in things, even when they know they are not true.
Research found that when were feeling overwhelmed by positive emotions- like we do when looking at an impossibly cute baby animal- a little bit of aggression helps us balance out that high.
It takes five positive things to outweigh a single negative thing.
Paranoia has its opposite disposition, known as the pronoia, this delusion makes you think that people have secret plans for building your success.
Being alone is harder for your health than you really believe.
Seeing others favourably may show our positive characteristics and seeing other negatively may reveal our negative attributes.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder exists in around 1% of the population
Religious rituals, such as prayer are associated with significantly lower levels of mental issues or psychological discomfort.
Traveling can improve your mental health by: helping you feel calm, increasing your creativity, allowing for regular resets or even improving your mental power.
Some of the major perspectives in psychology include: biological, cognitive, behavioral, evolutionary and humanistic perspective.
Focused slow and deep breathing can reduce feeling of anxiety.
People with low self-esteem are more likely to criticize others.
Just being around positive people help you feel the same emotion.
The Ben Franklin Effect shows that a person who has already performed a favor for another person is more likely to do another favor for the other than if they had received a facor from that person
One research claimed that a man who was named Billy Milligan had 14 personalities.
We automatically second-guess ourselves when other people disagree.
Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the maintenance of at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states.
In particular, siblings play an important role in the development of children´s understanding of others´ minds.
Irrational beliefs that are driven by unconscious fears, can result in abnormal behavior.
Psychologists have long observed, that stress help you accomplish task more efficiently, and can motivate you to reach your goals.
Some emotions are universal.
Our preference for recollecting memories from adolescent and early adulthood is called “reminiscence bump”.
Some research suggests, that kids with dyslexia are more emotionally responsive.
Psychological research suggests that purchasing experiences has a more lasting positive effect on people´s happiness than material objects.
People who are narcissistic may be more politically active.
It seems that kids writing by hand learn more and remember better than the ones using a keyboard.
People almost always underestimate how long it will take to finish a task.