Human psychology is a source of fascination and entertainment for most people. Just understanding human behavior and the mind is like getting a cheat book on the way the mind works.
However, it is important to note that psychology is more than just tricks and facts. In fact, it is a respected career path where experts use their abilities to help people maintain their mental health. Though the stigma surrounding it is fading away, there is a long road to go for society to accept and understand the importance of psychologists and psychology.
So, to honor the professionals who work tirelessly to help their patients, here are some facts about psychology.
1. The Man Who Coined The Term Psychology
Psychology has been around for ages but, it was well-known in a different form. Sometimes, it was affiliated with the soul and spirituality, and others, with the shape of your skull. It was Croatian Latinist and Humanist Marko Marculic who laid the foundation for psychology. He used the Latin word ‘psychiologia’ in his book which was titled ‘Psichiologia de Ratione Animae Humanae’ in the late 15th century.
2. Schizophrenia And Blind People
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which the patient suffers from delusions, vivid hallucinations, hard time thinking, lack of motivation, and disorganized speech. Around 1% of the American population suffers from this disease. Interestingly, however, scientists discovered that people born blind never develop schizophrenia. Additionally, people with congenital blindness are more prone to developing autism.
3. Rude Staff Means More Sales
Have you ever visited Sephora, Louis Vuitton, or a Gucci store? Apart from their luxurious interior, one thing you’ll notice is the arrogant attitude of the staff. Believe it or not, they might not actually be rude, and probably just pretending to be. Psychologists believe that when the staff is rude, sales increase. This is because the ‘snob’ and the ‘holier than thou’ behavior creates an in-group feeling which makes people feel excluded. This results in them buying high-priced items just to have the mental peace that they fit in.
So, what do you think of these shocking psychological facts?