Fun Psychological Facts

May 01
I learnt about this in my psychology units :)

I learnt about this in my psychology units :)

May 31
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May 26
That’s why I write better poetry at night :)

That’s why I write better poetry at night :)

May 26

Smiling: Natural Happiness Drug

Whether you’re sad, irritated, angry, frustrated, or miserable - try smiling. 
Because seriously, smiling makes you feel better. Well, it does for me, anyway. 

There’s science behind it, too! When you smile the muscles in your face get pulled - even if the smile is fake - and this muscular activity triggers something in the brain that releases endorphins, which make you feel better. Sometimes the smile may start off forced, but it’ll turn into a natural smile when the endorphins kick in.

Some days I walk around with a smile on my face all day, and it’s on those days that nothing phases me - nothing can bring me down.

Seriously, I dare you to try it.  
At least once. 

May 19
metalhearted:

FACT : your pupils dilate when you see the person you are attracted to.
Because the nervous system controls the muscles of the irises, the response of the nervous system to different stimuli results in involuntary pupil dilation. Another commonly cited reason the pupils dilate is in response to excitement or sexual arousal. When a person sees something or someone he finds very attractive, his eyes may dilate.

metalhearted:

FACT : your pupils dilate when you see the person you are attracted to.

Because the nervous system controls the muscles of the irises, the response of the nervous system to different stimuli results in involuntary pupil dilation. Another commonly cited reason the pupils dilate is in response to excitement or sexual arousal. When a person sees something or someone he finds very attractive, his eyes may dilate.

May 06

Gambler’s Fallacy

"People believe that future events in a random process will be affected by past events."

May 06

Loss Aversion

"Our pain over losing a certain amount is usually greater than the pleasure we feel after gaining the same amount."

May 06

Strategies for Problem Solving

Have you ever left something to ‘incubate’ in your mind, and come back to it later?

It is thought that this process of incubation produces good results for problem solving, because you forget incorrect ideas that may have been blocking the path to a correct solution.

Apr 29

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