PsychThursday #2

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Inattentional Blindness

This is an example of what is called “inattention blindness” or “change blindness.” The idea is that people often miss large changes in their visual field. This has been shown in many experiments.

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PsychThursday #1


Have you ever stopped…and realized…that…uhhhh…the brain named itself????

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New Segment—PsychThursdays?!

Hello BlogViewers, today I am beginning a new blog segment called ”PsychThursdays” . Every Thursday (or maybe every other Thursday, still debating!) I will post a small mind-blowing or extremely interesting short fact. Feedback is much appreciated, so if you guys have any ideas for new segments or if you like/dislike current posts, let me know!

Over and Out


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11 Ways to Be Happier

Smiley Faces

1. Sleep

Getting enough sleep can have a positive impact on your mood. We’ve now become a sleep-deprived nation, and the majority of the population lacks obtaining the proper amount of sleep. Try to avoid using electronics (cell phones, televisions, music players) before you go to sleep, and hit the hay an hour earlier!

2. Don’t worry about what people think

One of the most common problems in society is bullying or discouraging others. At times words could be more powerful then actions. In your case, don’t let any ”Debbie Downers” bring your good mood to halt. People will always say things that aren’t necessary all of the time, it is best to block them out and keep doing you. Be yourself, and don’t ever try to conform to others based on their comments.

3. Don’t worry about the future

It is argued that anxiety is the obstruction to happiness. Worrying to much about your future can disrupt your current state of mind and hold you back from achieving happiness. So just take things as they come because today is the tomorrow that your worried about yesterday.

4. Apply moderation

Over-doing things, even fun things, can wear them out and cause you to lose interest. This will result in you disliking that certain ”thing”, and becoming upset or bored. Plan things out, don’t over-do it, and look forward to doing the next thing!

5. Do whatever you like doing

One of the best and easiest ways to stay happy is by doing things that you like to do. I mean who doesn’t enjoy doing things they like to do?! Try doing whatever you like doing in a creative or productive manner. For instance, if you love art then try painting in a different setting, or spend a Friday night at an art exhibit with a friend.

6. Clean

Clean?? I’m sure a lot of you are saying to yourselves ”I hate cleaning, that is the last thing I will do”! But surprisingly cleaning is one of those chores that once accomplished, you will feel good about yourself. Take some time to clean your house, room, or car and see if you feel like you’re accomplished and comfortable. Also, placing your self in a clean environment can help boost serotonin (feel good chemical in the brain) levels.

7. Organize

Get yourself together! Create a list with things that you need to get done. Hell, make several lists including: short term goals, long term goals, daily tasks, and to-do’s. This will help to declutter your mind, and help you stay focused and reminded on things you have to accomplish. Now remember to receive a self-satisfying feel you must stay loyal to the lists and follow through with them.

8. Say no

Lets face it. At some point in our lives we have experienced peer-pressure, ya know when johnny tells you to smoke a cigarettes because that’s what all the cool kids are doing. Well learn to just say no! Deny things that you know you don’t want to do. Never do things against your will. This will cause you to be upset and even frustrated.

9. Listen to music

Studies have been done to prove that listening to music activates parts of the brain that produces happiness. Listening to music that you like can lower heart rates, blood pressure, and cardiac workload. With that being said, go look up some new artists of your favorite genre on youtube, and sit back…relax…and listen!

10. Make friends

Cultivate friendships with people who share similar interests as you. Make friends that make you happy when you’re around them. Spend time with these people, and try to avoid arguments/disagreements. Also please don’t start relying on these people for your happiness, just simply use them to stimulate your happiness.

11. Make happiness your #1 goal in life

Throughout your life you will do many things, and in the end, on your death bed you will look make on all of those moments and think ” was I happy while I was doing this”. Living your life filled with sadness or hate is a waste of life. Strive for happiness, make yourself feel good, be nice to others, stay humble, and no matter what you’re doing or what you’re going through, always try to have fun while doing it.

Well BlogViewers, I hope my advice on happiness has some sort of impact on you, big or small.

QOTD: What makes you happy? Leave your interesting or creative responses in a reply comment below.

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Psychology of Color

Black: Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

White: For most of the world this is the color associated with purity (wedding dresses); cleanliness (doctors in white coats) and the safety of bright light (things go bump in the night … not the bright sunshine!). It is also used to project the absence of color, or neutrality. It is a compression of all the colors in the color spectrum.

Red: Red is used to stimulate the body and mind to increase circulation and grab ones attention. This is why the ”STOP” sign is a large red octagon.

Blue: Seeing the color blue produces chemicals that are calming, or soothing. Nowadays, bathrooms tend to be blue because it’s a calm, restful color. Note that not all shades of blue are associated with being calm. For instance, some shades of blue can send a cold or uncaring message.

Green: This is the color of growth, nature, and money. Green is associated with envy, good-luck, generosity, and fertility. Dark green is associated with terms such as masculinity, conservative, and wealthy. 

Yellow: The color of cheerfulness, optimism, laughter, and good times. Yellow is definitely an attention-getter color. When surrounded by the color yellow a person will feel more optimistic and creative because the brain will release serotonin (feel good chemical released in the brain). Although it is the color of cheerfulness, yellow is also the color of flames. Studies have proven that a baby will cry more in a yellow room, and ”flare” it’s emotions. It also has the power to increase our metabolism. Yellow can quickly become overpowering if used too much!

Orange: The color associated with ambition! There is nothing calm or relaxing about orange. It is tied in with mostly fun times, energetic days, warmth and organic products. It is also considered the color of social communication.

Purple: Purple is the color of royalty. Back in the olden-days, kings and queens would be draped in luxurious purple garb. Simply, it’s associated with wealth, prosperity, rich sophistication. Purple stimulates the brain activity used in problem solving. Young girls tend to choose purple as their favorite color. 


Well BlogViewers, I hoped you enjoyed reading my post!

QOTD: What is your favorite color? Leave your interesting or creative responses in a reply comment below.

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