Psychology is a branch of science and although its recognition as such was not something simple either, the value that this branch of science has for humanity, is becoming more and more obvious. Today I want to share with you some data and concepts developed by psychology.
1. We do not have to announce our goals
According to research developed by Peter Gollwitzer of the Department of Psychology at the University of New York, people who announce their goals and objectives to others, are less likely to actually meet them, because they lose motivation. By announcing his plans and goals to others, the individual self-satisfies his ego and thus loses the motivation to strive more to achieve those goals. So do not say what you're going to do, just do it.
2. Our mind rewrites stories to improve them
Again and again, our brain prevents us from distractions and mental blocks when we are dealing with a story or a boring speech by making edits. This is described by a group of scientists from the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, who after a series of investigations determined that when the participants faced a monotonous or boring story, the mind rewrote them to improve them and make them more interesting.
3. Phobias, phobias and more phobias
To this day, scientists have managed to detect as many as 400 different types of phobias. Although there are numerous sites that speak of thousands.
4. The reason for your favourite song
Have you ever wondered why your favourite song is, in fact, your favourite song? Well, according to psychologists, we choose our favourite song because it is probably related to some important event or event in our lives.
5. Your favourite genre of music is also important
We know very well that music has intense effects on our lives. From psychology, for example, it is mentioned that the genre of music in particular that we like most is directly related to our personality and our way of understanding what happens around us. Broadly speaking, the genre of music that we like most affects the way we perceive the world.
6. The way we spend money is related to the happiness that we experience
How do you spend the money? Do you invest in things for you or are you one of those who prefer to make a nice gift? Well, after several years of research, psychologists Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, ruled that spending money on other people produces a greater feeling of happiness and gratitude than spending it on oneself. The complete research is published in their book Happy Money.
7. Happiness does not reside in possessions
The investigations developed and published in the same book, by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, also conclude that the true key to happiness in the investment of money does not come from possessions. People feel happier when they spend their money on an experience (like a trip) than when they spend it on possessions (like a household appliance).
8. Love is practically a disorder
Biochemically, romantic love and serious obsessive-compulsive disorder do not make any difference. This was a discovery by the professor of psychiatry and director of the Psychopharmacology Laboratory of the University of Pisa, Italy, Donatella Marazziti, who received an Ig Nobel prize for her work.
9. Phobias could be transmitted genetically
According to a recent study developed at the University School of Medicine in Emory, USA, phobias could be closely related to genetics. The study concludes that a phobia could be the memory of a negative experience recorded in the DNA and transmitted generation after generation.
10. Pregnant women and the Pica
Pica is a psychological and nutritional disorder in which the desire to eat objects and substances that are not food is developed. According to several observations, 30% of pregnant women have at least 1 episode of pica during pregnancy, having cravings for eating objects that are not precisely food.
11. The most illogical phobia
It is very difficult to really understand a phobia, but there is one that is perhaps the most illogical and contradictory. It's about Phobophobia: the phobia of having a phobia.
12. One of the most curious mental disorders
Cotard's syndrome or Cotard's illusion is possibly the most curious and complex mental disorder that is known. Sometimes referred to as the syndrome of the dead walker, those who suffer from it firmly believe that they are dead, that they no longer exist or that they are even decomposing. However, obviously, there is no physical symptom.
13. Internet addiction
How much time do you spend on the internet? Well take care, maybe you have an internet addiction. Currently, scientists are debating the possible addition of Internet addiction to the list of mental disorders.
14. The most depressed country in the world
According to statistics, 1 in 5 people in France has experienced at least 1 depressing event. These figures make France the most depressed country in the world.
15. The gene of negativity
According to research developed at the University of British Columbia, some people are genetically predisposed to negativity in life. According to the researchers, a variant in the ADRA2b gene can affect individuals in such a way that they perceive negative emotional events with greater intensity than others.