5 Psychology Facts That I Bet You Did Not Know.

1. Studies have shown that people who swear more often have higher IQs.

According to the results of a research done by psychologists, profanity is correlated with greater intellect. Swearing has been linked to greater levels of intellect by researchers because it demonstrates a more advanced command of language and emotional intelligence. And if you find yourself using more profanity than your peers, take heart: you could be be more astute than you give yourself credit for!

2. “Nomophobia” is the fear of being without a mobile phone, which affects over half of the population.

Nomophobia is defined as an irrational aversion to situations in which one is forced to be physically separated from one’s mobile phone. Anxiety, panic, and even physical symptoms like perspiration and an elevated heart rate impact more than half of the population. Some of us would be lost if we had to go through the day without our smartphones, which is a testament to just how much we rely on them.

3. According to research, if you pretend to be happy, your brain will actually release more endorphins and make you feel happier.

Proof of the efficacy of positive thinking: acting cheerful causes your brain to produce more feel-good chemicals. In other words, if you force yourself to smile and think happy things, your brain will eventually give in and let you feel better.

4. The “Zeigarnik effect” is the tendency to remember incomplete tasks better than completed ones.

One’s ability to recall unfinished activities with more clarity than finished ones is known as the Zeigarnik effect. This is why it’s common for us to recall our to-do lists, but not our completed tasks. Thus, if you can’t quite place a memory, consider leaving it unfinished; your brain will assign greater importance to the pieces that remain.

5. The more you spend time with someone, the more attractive they become to you due to the “mere exposure effect.”

The more time you spend with someone, the more desirable they will seem to you. The “mere exposure effect” describes this phenomenon. Several couples start dating after falling in love with one other’s best friends or coworkers because of the amount of time they spend together.

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Suhas Dakhole

Hi I am Suhas Dakhole. A Lifelong Learner who loves to Teach. My philosophy is to learn by doing and implement what you've learned in real life.

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