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In recent years, I’ve come across some very compelling, unknown facts about psychology. However before we get into those details, let’s be sure we’re all on the same page about the study of psychology in general.

What is Psychology?

Contrary to what many think, psychology is actually a recent discipline. The source of psychology can be trailed back to ancient Greece. At that time the a strong value was based upon philosophy and has been attributed to prominent like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.The most insightful progressions have been occurring over the past 150 years.  Over time psychology become a highly developed discipline that includes many subdivisions on the methodical study of human evolution, recreation, health, clinical, social demeanor and cognitive mechanisms.

 

Interesting facts about psychology

Being Happy Is Contagious

Research has shown both negative and positive emotions are infectious. However, feelings of positivity such as happiness, are more prone to being transferred from one person to another.

Furthermore, being happy has the ability to modify the physical health of your body. Positive attitudes and thoughts have the ability to modify transformations in your anatomy that can enhance your not only your immune system, increase favorable reactions,diminish discomfort and recurring disease, and yield stress support.

You can trick your brain into thinking your body received a good night’s sleep
This trick is also referred to as placebo sleep. Studies show that tricking your body into thinking you have received a good night’s rest will make your brain perform at a higher level no matter the number of hours you’ve slept. Keep in mind if you continuously mention how fatigued you may be feeling it will in turn have a negative effect on your capabilities.

Your memory plays tricks on you
If you have ever had trouble recalling the exact details of a memory, you are not the only one. Researchers have found that our memories are constantly changing when we try to recall them. A three day study conducted by Northwestern Medicine showed that while our brains are able to recall a memory with very few blunders, the next time we recall the memory those very errors will be  carried through as a real memory.