Our psychology is mysterious and no matter how advanced modern medicine becomes, there are some things that will always remain a mystery. In today’s article we’re going to reveal 20 amazing facts about our psychology that you probably didn’t know.
- Our favorite song
Did you know that your favorite song is most likely connected to some specific moment in your past that had emotional value for you.
- 2. Music affects your perception
According to a study from the University in Groningen, music can strongly affect one’s perception.
- Spending money on others makes you feel happier
Instead of buying things for yourself, spend more on others. Studies reveal that when you spend money to buy other people stuff you feel happier.
- Buy experiences not things
On the subject of spending money, you’ll be happier if you spend it on travelling and gaining new experiences instead of on stuff. Make memories and be happy.
- Children today are much more anxious
Compared to the past, kids nowadays are highly-strung. They’re more anxious, nervous, highly excitable and tense.
- Religion can help reduce stress
According to studies, people who pray or meditate are much less stressed.
- Money can buy happiness
According to surveys, the average American needs a minimum of 75000 USD to be happy. If they have this amount of money they will be able to buy anything they need to be happy.
- Happy people make other people happy
Hanging out with positive, happy people can have a positive effect on you and make you happier as well. Surround yourself with positive people and absorb their energy.
- Placebo sleep is real
It’s not a myth, there’s a way to trick your brain into believing you’ve slept more and have more energy during the day.
- 10. The Dunning Kruger effect
This is when smart people think they don’t know enough and ignorant people think they know everything. You may not have heard of it, but you’ve probably observed it around you.
- 11. Memory works in mysterious ways
Every time you try to remember something from your past, you’re not remembering the actual event. You’re tapping into your memory and you’re remember the last time you remembered it. This is way memories tend to fade away over time.
- 12. Chocolate is good for you
Yes, it is. How come? Well, when you eat chocolate, you’re releasing the same hormone that you release when you fall in love. It’s the hormone that makes you feel excited and alert, simply happy.
- 13. Hugs release oxytocin
Hugs are good for you because when you hug someone you release the hormone oxytocin. This hormone makes you feel safe and connected to the person you’re hugging.
- 14. You’re more creative when you’re tired
The best time for creativity is when you’re tired. So, if you want to be creative wait for the end of the day, when you’re beat and exhausted. That’s when your best work will happen.
- 15. Rejection causes real pain
Neuroscience reveals that when we’re rejected we actually feel real pain to the brain.