Human psychology is as interesting as it gets. It examines and studies the mind and the behavior in order to explain the complex consciousness of one’s mind. It is also an academic discipline that explores the depths of human behavior, actions, and what triggers those actions.
If you’re as intrigued by the human mind as we are, you might want to dive into these crazy psychology facts.
1. The Heart, Not The Mind
When you hear someone talking about their emotions or speaking with emotion, the first thing you say is that ‘they are speaking from the heart.’ Everyone knows it is just a metaphor and the heart has nothing to do with it. Well… everyone except Greek philosophers, that is. Aristotle believed that the emotions one experiences, whether it is happiness, joy, sadness, or anger, all originate from the heart and not the brain.
2. Phrenology Over Psychology
In the 1800s, ‘phrenology’ was among the most famous and sought-after disciples. In Europe and the US, it consisted of an expert examining the human head and taking notes of the bumps or indentations. At the time, it was believed that these bumps determined the personality traits of a person.
3. Using More Than 10% Of The Brain
There is a common misconception that throughout life, an average person only uses only 10% of their brain. In reality, however, scientists have proved through research that humans use all parts of their brains at all times, even during sleep. The brain never rests so, how can it only work at 10% capacity?
4. Effectiveness Of Subliminal Messaging
The concept of subliminal messaging is often thrown around when it comes to marketing and pop culture. You’ll also notice that it is usually given a negative undertone and so, despite its incorporation in our everyday lives, it is surprising to know that science hasn’t really proved the effectiveness of subliminal messages yet.
5. The Origins Of The Word ‘Psychology’
Today, psychology is understood to be the study of behavior and the mind. But back in the day, it was considered to be affiliated with the soul. This is why the word ‘psychology’ is made up of two Greek words: psyche which means soul or spirit and logia which means the study of.
So, what do you think of these Psychology facts?