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10 Psychological Facts About Human Feelings

If you’re looking for interesting psychology facts about human feelings, here are 10 amazing ones:

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1. There is actually a phobia for losing one’s phone.

Nomophobia is a term describing the fear of being without a mobile device, or beyond mobile phone contact (Elmore,2014) The term is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia” which was coiled during a 2010 study by the UK Post Office. According to the study, 54% of those questioned said they experienced nomophobia. Overall, women were more likely to suffer from nomophobia than men (Merz, 2013).

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  4. N° 5 was really interesting, though not so surprising ! But that’s all the trouble you have with Psychology : every hypothesis seems legit, until you prove by science which one is true !

    • Great point!
      One of the best lessons I’ve learned in my academic career is to never say “proved” nothing is proved unless it becomes a law, but even so, science is always looking to see if we checked every nook and cranny, and what new evidence is available as technology evolves. Science will never stop improving.
      Psychology is difficult to definitely say anything is exact because of the nature of humanity, but we can get close by observing the statistics and research behind it.

  5. Ah, yes. Broken heart syndrome. In my career as a nurse (especially as a hospice nurse) I have witnessed countless examples of this very syndrome–a loved one dies or has a very-near-death experience, and suddenly a family member or spouse lands themselves in the hospital as well. This phenomenon is evidence that stress indeed does play a major role in one’s state of health. As this article states, broken heart syndrome can be temporary; however, the long-lasting effects are life-altering.

  6. Very enjoyable read. I wasn’t too surprised by Nomobophobia as it seems humans in a way have transformed an emotional attachment to their cell phones. It’s something that provides us with comfort in a way, due to it being our connection to other people. In general, when we feel that we have lost something important to us, we panic. Such as a lost little kid looking for their parent in a store; we have a natural sense of dependence towards the person taking care of us while we are young. Just like how most of us depend on technology so much, realizing our cell phone is missing would make us feel that we are losing our ability to reach out to people.
    Desensitization was also a very great topic to bring up. It is something that I feel has been very controversy throughout society as well; such as video games. It is something that certainly gets targeted at very easy for their violence but sometimes it can be somewhat understandable as to why some may think that way sometimes. Such as Albert Bandura’s, The Bobo Doll experiment, the child was most likely to imitate the adult’s aggressive behavior towards the Bobo Doll. However, it doesn’t always necessarily mean everyone subjected to violence, will become violent in the future.

  7. Nomobophobia? How am I not surprised that this is a thing.
    I honestly feel quite the opposite if I lose my phone or am not sure where it is! It’s liberating.
    I do everything in my power to use mine as little as possible, heck I might even get rid of it for good! Nomobofomelia!

  8. I honestly thought that I was the only one who felt the emotions of the people around you. In a way feeling others emotions helps me sympathize with them more than I normally would. I learned a lot of interesting things about emotions by reading this article. It helped me realize that I am not as different as I thought I was.

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