21 Useful Psychological Facts We See Every Day But Fail to Notice

  • People with a¬†high level of¬†testosterone¬†feel rewarded¬†by¬†other people‚Äôs anger.
  • Research has proved that some people are born with innate¬†math¬†abilities.
  • The brain ‚Äúoverwrites‚ÄĚ the monotonous¬†speeches¬†of¬†boring people that we¬†sometimes hear to¬†make them more interesting and easier to¬†memorize.
  • Singing¬†decreases anxiety and helps fight depression.
  • The nervous system of¬†the intestine and the brain are¬†connected. This is¬†why some emotions influence our stomach instantly. Stress causes the biggest influence.
  • The absence of¬†friends can be¬†just as¬†dangerous¬†as¬†smoking. Scientists have found a¬†connection between loneliness and the level of¬†protein coagulation that can cause a¬†heart attack or¬†a¬†stroke.

  • Some people are¬†genetically¬†more susceptible to¬†being pessimistic, and they perceive negative events more vividly than other people.
  • However, you¬†can learn¬†to¬†be¬†optimistic. You don‚Äôt have to¬†be¬†born with such a¬†feature.
  • We¬†are only able to¬†choose¬†from a¬†limited number of¬†options, even though we¬†constantly want variety. This explains the fact why large menus, thick catalogs, and huge supermarkets with a¬†wide assortment of¬†items only make a¬†mess in¬†our minds.
  • When you are trying to¬†recall¬†an¬†event of¬†the past, you are actually recalling your last memory of¬†the event, not the event itself.
  • Food that we¬†didn‚Äôt cook ourselves seems to¬†be¬†tastier. While cooking a¬†dish, we¬†experience its smell and can imagine the taste. It¬†feels like we‚Äôve already eaten some of¬†the dish. Another interesting fact is¬†that when we¬†cook on¬†our own, we¬†eat less. How do¬†you like this diet idea?
  • Scientists are paying more and more attention to¬†the connection between being intelligent and being sarcastic. It¬†has been proven that¬†sarcasm¬†develops creativity.
  • People who are born blind never have schizophrenia.
  • Many studies show that people often¬†exaggerate¬†their own positive features. A¬†typical example: most drivers are sure that they drive much better than the average driver.

  • When we¬†are too cautious and develop a¬†plan ‚ÄúB,‚ÄĚ most of¬†the time, our plan ‚ÄúA‚Ä̬†fails.
  • Dutch scientists questioned 5,000 people and found out that, on¬†average, women¬†cry30-64 times a¬†year. Men cry between 6¬†and 17¬†times a¬†year.
  • For most women, 70% of¬†a¬†man‚Äôs attractiveness is¬†defined by¬†how¬†strong¬†he¬†is.
  • The brain uses the same mechanism when listening to¬†a¬†person‚Äôs favorite music and using¬†drugs.
  • If¬†you tell other people about your¬†plans, then it‚Äôs likely that you won‚Äôt realize them because you will simply lose motivation.
  • Brown-eyed people are more¬†trustworthy¬†than blue-eyed ones. Perhaps this is¬†due to¬†the fact that brown-eyed people have more prominent facial features, which are also trusted more often.
  • We¬†change our¬†voices¬†when we¬†talk to¬†people we¬†like.

Which of the facts amazed you the most? Do you know any other psychological facts? Tell us in the comment section below!