One of the most incredible things about exploring psychology and mental health research evidence is not only being able to apply that knowledge in practice, but also sharing that information with others.
And while some facts may appear trivial, there is a selection of fascinating evidence that is just so captivating you can’t hold asking everyone you meet, “Did you know this?!” From why a penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received to how we inherit implicit attitudes, these are the facts that will engross you.
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Formation or regeneration of a sense of security in adults who experienced insecure attachment in childhood enhances resilience and improves psychological wellbeing. An instinctive drive for attachment is our fundamental survival mechanism in early childhood. Attachment behaviour is any action intended for getting a response from a preferred person, someone who is usually wiser or…Keep reading
We are all vulnerable to cognitive biases, which cause us to overfocus on some kinds of information while disregarding other kinds. These flaws in our thinking can trick us into making wrong conclusions and decisions. Moreover, cognitive biases are highly implicated in the development of mental disorders. For example, attentional bias—hyperattention to a certain category…Keep reading
A penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received. Here is why: Research shows that a punisher and a reinforcer do not have equally opposing effects on behaviour. This is known as an asymmetry of reinforcement and punishment or an asymmetry in the law of effect. When people are offered a choice between punishment…Keep reading
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