6 Psychology Facts You Will Benefit From Knowing

Posted on January 20, 2016

1) The Smarter You Get, The More You Doubt Yourself - This is known as the Dunning- Kruger effect whereby individuals with higher skill abilities tend to underestimate themselves and vice versa.

2) You Can't Multitask - Research has shown and proven that one simply can't multitask. It is the ideology of multitasking that appeals to us when in actual fact we are just switching between tasks and not multitasking at all.

3) Making Any Decision Is Better Than None - To avoid looking foolish and wasting invested time or money, we find reasons to confirm that the decision we made was the right one.

4) Setting Goals May Be Unhelpful - In terms of happiness, setting goals is usually unhelpful. Once we meet a goal, we simply move the goal along, which means that we never actually reach the point where we think we would be satisfied.

5) Some Stress Is Beneficial - Stress up to a certain point keeps us focused and motivated to complete a task. However, on-going stress is not productive at all and cause health issues.

6) Beware Of The Halo Effect - The Halo Effect is a bias in which an observer's overall impression of a person/product influences their feelings and thoughts.


Source material from PSYSCI.CO

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