Amazing psychology facts that justify why we act or feel the way we do and our responses to things that happen to us.
Ever since I was a child, human psychology has fascinated me. A lot of it seems like common sense, but when you really dive into the human psyche, things become extremely complex.
Below is a list of 23 incredible psychology facts that everyone absolutely needs to know!
1. Chocolate discharges the same chemical in your body as when you feel love.
When you eat chocolate, it releases several neurotransmitters in your brain that have a positive effect on human feelings.
One of the main neurotransmitters released is phenylethylamine, which causes alertness, excitement, quickens the pulse rate, and makes you happy!
It is often referred to as “the love drug” because it arouses feelings similar to those that occur when someone is in love. (source)
2. A 20-second hug releases chemicals in the body that help you trust the one you’re hugging.
Oxytocin is released in the body when a person considers themselves to be secure, safe and connected to their loved ones.
Through the release of this chemical, the brain knows that everything is safe and that there is no need to worry. (source)
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3. We’re only capable of being close with about 150 people.
Dunbar’s number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships.