Research found that when we’re 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.
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.
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