17 Psychology-Related Facts That Will Completely Blow Your Mind

By December 25, 2017 Other

If there is any aspect of the world that continues to surprise and shock us, it’s the human brain. An incredibly complex and elaborate part of the human body, it controls everything from our actions and reactions to our thoughts and feelings – telling our bodies what to do, what to say and how to respond to the world around us. On top of all this, your brain stores your memories and facts and feels both pain and pleasure.

Weighing just 3lbs, it is hard to comprehend just how much power that little mass of neurons, nerves and muscle contains. Psychologists around the globe have dedicated their entire lives to understanding the human mind – determining how and why we think the way we do.

 

Check out these 17 fascinating pieces of information that will blow your mind:

#1 – Your posture and body language not only communicates to others, it also impacts how you think.

#2 – Women are highly attracted to men with deeper, husky voices as they are perceived as being more confident and less aggressive.

#3 – Women have twice as many pain receptors in their brain, which means they actually feel pain more than their male counterparts. They show it less, however, as they have a higher pain tolerance.

#4 – Men are not actually funnier than women, they just make more jokes without caring whether or not they are actually funny to the people around them.

#5 – If you are struggling to sleep take the time to write down your thoughts, clearing your mind.

#6 – The average woman can only keep a secret for 47 hours and 15 minutes.

#7 – Your long-lasting friendships in life are formed in the period between 16 and 28 years old.

#8 – Intelligent people have less friends than the average person as they are increasingly selective of who is worth their time.

#9 – Doing things that scare you can actually make you happier.

#10 – The way that a person treats janitors and restaurant staff reveals a lot about their deepest personality.

#11 – Your favorite song is likely your favorite due to the association you have. When you listen to it, you subconsciously associate it with an emotional time or event.

#12 – Listening to high-frequency music works to help you feel relaxed, calm and content.

#13 – Sloppy handwriting may be a sign of intelligence, caused by thinking faster than you can write.

#14 – Receiving good night or good morning text messages triggers the reward and happiness centers in the brain, meaning that simple text message can actually bring you joy.

#15 – Shy people are selective about what they share, talking little about themselves. The difference is that they share just the right things to create the feeling that others know them well.

#16 – The fear of having a phobia is a real thing, it has even been named – Phobophobia.

#17 – People who experience a strong sense of guilt may actually be more empathetic, understanding the thoughts and feelings of those around them better.

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