13 psychological facts that may change your outlook on yourself!
Until recently it was thought that psychology and philosophy went hand in hand, until the 1870s when psychology became an independent science. Since then, and through multiple studies and technological advances, we have learned a lot although we will not delve into the human psyche yet, and discovered amazing facts about it, and today we are discussing some of these amazing facts about the human psyche:
1. Announcing goals to others reduces the chances of achieving them
Tests since 1933 demonstrate that disclosure of goals makes people less likely to complete them as they lose motivation. Psychologists believe that this occurs because talking about goals satisfies the person’s need to prove himself enough so that he feels that there is no need to complete the goal and go through the hard work to achieve it.
2. Favorite songs related to an event or a person
Music is known to have a direct effect on emotion, according to a recent study of nine college students. The effect of music is similar to the effect of some smells that make us think of wonderful people we have met in the past, or places we have loved to our souls that we have visited or stayed in in the past.
3. Music affects your view of the world
A new study conducted at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands shows that music has a significant effect on cognition. The study focused particularly on people’s ability to “see” happy faces and sad faces when listening to different pieces of music. Listening to especially happy or sad music can change the way we perceive the world.
4. Spending money on others makes you happy more than spending it on yourself
Research from Harvard Business School shows that people are happier when they give money to others. Of course, this should be without our sleep on them. Simply put, give love to people, and it is better for people to enslave their hearts. You don’t need to spend a lot, just the simplest things as a cheap gift, but you know that it is dear to the person you are giving it to.
5. Spending more money on experiences makes you happier than it spends a purchase
Many studies show that spending money on experiences such as travel, hiking, or tasting foreign food makes you more happy than spending it on acquiring purchases, such as owning a modern car, phone, or computer.
6. Children are more prone to stress than others
Studies show that high school students now suffer from the same level of anxiety as a psychopath in the 1950s. Nearly half of the general population suffers from or has suffered from anxiety, depression, or substance abuse.
There is evidence that humans become more anxious with every 10 years. There are several presumptive reasons for this. For example, people who travel a lot, interact less with the people around them and frequently move between different jobs, are less likely to marry and more likely to live alone, and this increases their chances of experiencing anxiety and stress more than others.
7. Religious commitment reduces psychological distress
Many studies prove that adherence to religious rituals such as prayer and supplication reduces mental disorders a lot or may even eliminate them, and that participation in various religious activities makes the participants less at risk of symptoms of depression and various psychological disorders.
8. Too much money may not provide happiness
A study of 450,000 Americans in 2008 and 2009 indicates that there are two types of happiness, emotional well-being (daily satisfaction) and an overall assessment of life. The more money a person has, the higher his overall life assessment. However, the results indicate that once your annual salary exceeds $ 75,000, the extra income is only a minor plus, and it may not make you happier as you might think.
9. Happy make you happier
We all had a situation where we laughed because someone laughed, laughter is contagious, but it is a benign infection that calls for optimism and happiness. New research published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology shows that stress and happiness are both contagious, and that being around groups of any kind has a direct effect on us.
10. Young people are more likely to be anxious in the world.
According to a 2012 American Psychiatric Association survey, people between the ages of 18 and 33 are most prone to stress, and this tension appears to increase every year.
11. Self-deception improves its performance!
We often wake up and wish our bedtime was an hour or two longer. A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology showed that when patients are told that their sleep rate is above average (when in fact it is not), their performance improves. This phenomenon is called “phantom sleep”, and it applies in many ways, such as if you offer a person a regular drink on the basis that it is a treatment, so his health condition may improve.
12. Smart people always belittle themselves
The Dunning-Kruger Effect knows that some unskilled people think they are better off assessing their own abilities. While some highly skilled people often underestimate their competence, assuming that what is easy for them is also easy for others, and this is wrong.
Also, ignorant people often think that they are smarter than they are, because they are poorly informed, read, and knowledgeable, which makes them think that their limited capabilities are the ultimate inaccessibility.
13. Thinking in a foreign language makes you more rational
A recent study by the University of Chicago of US and Korean citizens showed that thinking in a foreign language reduces deep and misleading biases, because each language has a different world view from other languages.
The human soul is full of secrets, and understanding the depths of the human psyche helps you improve your personality and awareness of life and the people around you, your understanding and understanding of the situations in which you find yourself, and understanding yourself from within helps you to analyze your actions, divide them, refine them, purify them from pests, and improve the good from them.