10 PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTS ABOUT HUMAN FEELINGS


Hi guys today I’ll be presenting you with 10 amazing psychology facts about human feelings:

  1. there’s actually a phobia for losing one’s phone : nomophobia is a term describing the fear of be without a mobile device or be on mobile phone contact the term is an abbreviation for no mobile phone phobia which was coined during a 2010 study by the UK post office according to the study 54 percent of those questions that they experienced nomophobia overall women were more likely to suffer from nomophobia than men.
  2. Without realizing it we are deeply affected by other people’s moods research calls this phenomena emotional contagion :  this is a natural process that is pre-wired to our brain via mirror neurons that allows the sense and reflect other people’s emotions as stated in the chameleon effect we have a natural tendency to imitate another person’s speech inflections in physical expressions.
  3. In the past few years psychology researchers have found a good deal of literal truth embedded in the metaphorical phrase comparing love to pain newer imaging studies have shown that brain regions involved in processing physical pain overlap considerably with those types of social anguish broken heart syndrome is characterized by normal coronary arteries regional wall motion abnormalities that extend beyond a single coronary vascular bed and often a precipitating stressor it’s a temporary condition that is often brought on by stressful situations such as the death of a loved one.
  4. When we hug the chemical that the brain releases is the hormone oxytocin, it has been hypothesized that oxytocin : a hormone recognized for its role in social attachment in facilitations of social interactions is also important in the formation of trust.
  5. It was proposed in one study that the normal unremarkable experiences associated with everyday living can deplete one’s capacity to resist moral temptations the study proposes that people are more likely to have less self-control when they’re tired another study concluded that the average adult has less self-control as the work day wears on becoming more likely to act immoral by the end of the afternoon it could be tied to the study by the Florida State University that restoring glucose to a sufficient level typically improves self-control and it turns out that in 2009 the Stanford University’s School of Medicine and the circadian rhythms are directly tied to the mechanism that processes blood sugar this works both ways the studies above mentioned that people tend to engage in immoral behavior when they’re tired due to lack of self-control however the lack of self-control can also cause people to let their guard down a little bit and be more honest with their physical conditions.
  6. Desensitization is defined as the diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative or aversive stimulus after repeated exposure to it in a study conducted recently parents were subjected to watching movies that have violence and sex the study then showed that there was an increase in acceptance of both types of content even to the extent of the willingness to show it to their children there’s also evidence of desensitization, and among people who play video games.
  7. I don’t think it’s a new thing when I say that we consider chocolate as the love drug notoriously known for being in aphrodisiac in a good gift for any time of the year chocolate has been a widely known staple for showing love well why is that so it contains tryptophan a chemical in the brain that is used to produce serotonin the feel-good brain chemical that plays a major role in positive mood emotional health proper sleep and balance the appetite it also contributes the numerous behavioral and physiological functions chocolate also contains chemical called phenylethylamine it’s a neurotransmitter that helps promote feelings of attraction excitement and giddiness it works by stimulating the brains pleasure centers.
  8. Psychological research has classified six facial expressions which correspond to distinct Universal emotions : disgust, sadness, happiness, fear, anger and surprise. Theorists have also hypothesized that the universals are to be found in the relationship between distinctive movements of the facial muscles and the particular emotions.
  9. Mirror neurons : are the brain’s hardware for harmonizing individuals to their environment mirror neurons allow us to grasp the mind of others not do conceptual reasoning but through direct stimulation it is because of mirror neurons that you blush when you see someone else humiliated, flinch when someone else is struck and can’t resist the urge to laugh when seeing a group struck with giggles it has been said that these neurons give us the capability for empathy allowing us to feel what other people feel theoretically both physically and emotionally.
  10. Some studies suggest that people dread idleness in an experiment by Christopher C in his colleagues they conducted two experiments that showed that people chose to be idle when there’s no motivators. But even a specious justification can motivate people to be busy and that people who are busy are happier than people who are idle.
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