Our minds rule us. Our minds have been sculpted through years of evolution and learnings. The fears that were once rational back in time are no longer rational but we continue to have them. The human mind is beautifully complex that we still do not understand fully. So, here are some Psychology Facts to enlighten you more about the psychology of your brain.
Fast reflexes are not a measure of intelligence
People who are more intelligent think a lot and can view the situation from many different angles, which hence delays the onset of reflex. Most animals have faster reflexes than humans. In life-death situations, where you have only a fraction of second to think, deep thinking intelligent people stand a little chance.
Psychology proves that women are actually more emotional
As per a survey, 60% of the women give importance to feelings, while 60% of men give importance to logic. The results were based on the famous MBTI.
“You are What you think You are” is actually true
There’s an important psychological effect known as, “The Pygmalion Effect”, as per which, if we think we will accomplish something with confidence, the chances of accomplishing the task are almost 100%. The effect is applicable to children and employees. So, next time, remember to tell the person standing in front of you, “I believe in You”.
Animals get mental disorders too
Mental disorders arise from the complex nature of our brain. Animals have been known to have mental disorders like schizophrenia, depression, BPD. But due to lack of care, most animals do not survive their mental disorders. Some animals have also been known to commit suicide after losing a loved one.
Your Brain has its Immune System too
After experiencing several episodes of emotional pain, the brain learns to cope with it. Many depression patients complain of “Not feeling anything”. Potential “Pain-causing” situations stop having any impact on you. Don’t know whether this is good or bad, but it’s scary. “Depersonalization Syndrome” is another side-effect of depression, where you no longer feel you are yourself.
Hypnopaedia is an amazing way of memorizing subconsciously
You will remember what you hear while sleeping provided that it is repeated several times. The concept was also mentioned in world acclaimed novel – “Brave New World”.
Different People have different ways of learning
Different people learn through different ways, which are – kinesthetic, visual, auditory, and tactile.
Why people don’t help accident victims
This psychological effect is known as “The Bystander Effect“. When there are a lot of witnesses and you’re not the only one that can help, you just stand there or pass by, hoping someone else will help.
Depression causes certain brain parts to shrink
Hippocampus is a part of our brain which stores memories and also processes emotions. People who have suffered from depression have a smaller Hippocampus.
There’s gene responsible for negative thinking
Negative thinking is not entirely negative. Negative thinking is a survival mechanism of your body that believes the worst and prepares you for it. Studies have shown ADRA2b Gene is responsible for perceiving negative more strongly in different contexts.