Wow! Where do I start? In the vast field of psychological research I can only pick out a few facts, pretty well at random.1. If you keep your goals private you're more likely to achieve them than if you make them public. This is because announcing them gives a subliminal false sense of completing them. 2. 90% of people will fake laugh when they don't understand what someone said to them. We just don't want to lose face. 3. Staying quiet doesn't mean you've got nothing to say.
It means you don't want or fear people's reactions to hearing your thoughts. 4. What most people assume are the happiest events, graduating, getting married, a new job, often lead to depression. This is because we can build up massive expectations of key events. When reality does not meet expectation, we can plummet down. Does the expression 'Is this it?' ring a bell? That's a taster. For more, start a B.A. in Psychology.
Did you know there are over 400 phobias? It’s amazing to think there are over 400 things such as places, situations or objects that can cause people to be afraid or anxious about. Seems kind of redundant but fear of phobia is called phobophobia. Bibliophobia is a fear of books and reading so I hope reading this doesn’t scare you. Some scientists believe phobias may be memories passed down through families in a person’s DNA.
There is a psychological syndrome called the Truman syndrome in which people believe they live in a reality TV show. On a positive note, you can lower your level of psychological stress by attending religious services and by praying.