Fun Facts About Psychology 


λ It takes about 66 days for an average individual to make something a daily habit.

λ Studies say that individuals who could instinctively use sarcasm to tackle a frivolous question have healthy minds.

λ An average individual’s mind wanders 30% of the time.

λ During the seven minutes of neural activity you will have before dying, you will see your memories in a dreamlike pattern. 

λ If you sob out of happiness, the first tear will come from the right eye, but if you cry out of sorrow, it will come from the left. 

λ Food prepared by someone else tastes much better than your own preparation, even when you use the same recipe.

λ Hearing a single negative thing could damage at least five positive memories. 

λ We’re most imaginative in the night and the least creative in the day. 

λ Being home alone and isolated for a long time is just as bad for your well being as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. 

λ Studies say that travel improves brain well being and even lowers a person’s chance of heart disease and depression. 

λ It is easier to remember how a story started as well as concluded than its middle.

λ You’ll feel happier spending your money on others than on yourself.

λ People seem to respect items more when they assemble them on their own, which is known as IKEA Effect.

λ Our early relationship with our mother has life-lasting consequences.

λ A feel-good life is not necessarily a healthy one.

λ The average person lies up to 4 times per day. His/ her most common lie is “I’m fine”. S/He will lie up to 1460 times per year and 87,600 times by age 60.

λ You can fool your mind into thinking that you are happy by putting a pencil between your teeth.

λ When someone tells you that they have a question for you, all the bad things you did recently run through your mind.

λ If someone is lying to you, they will look up and to their left when talking.

λ You look more beautiful after shampooing your hair.

λ It takes only 4 minutes to fall in love.

λ When lovers look into each other’s eyes, their heartbeats synchronise.

λ If you want someone to like you, ask for their help. The Ben Franklin Effect shows that by asking someone for help, you’re instilling confidence in them and initiating trust, which makes them try harder to like you. 

λ People who are similarly rated in attractiveness often end up together. 

λ Eye pupil rises to 45% when an individual looks at somebody they love. 

λ Cuddling can be used as a painkiller. Similarly, looking at a loved one can also be used to dull pain. 

λ Broken Heart Syndrome is a real phenomenon experienced when you’re so emotionally distraught that you have chest pain. 

λ Being in love lowers your stress by upping your serotonin levels.