What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?
My 3 year old son doesn’t like to drink his milk. So we never ask him to “drink his glass of milk”. We just ask him - “do you want milk in a glass or a ‘baby’ bottle?”
Well, no points for guessing, it works every time… well, nearly every time. On most days, he ends up asking for a ‘glass of milk’.
So, what exactly do we do here?? We offer him a choice. Rather than forcing our decision, we let him decide. But he doesn’t decide the end result (drinking the milk) but just the means (glass or baby bottle).
We deceive his brain by empowering it, yet making it choose what we want.
This is how all major corporations work.
This is how all governments work.
This is how all relationships work.
1.Not having friends is as deadly as smoking.
There's a relation between being lonely and blood clotting protein, which can lead to heart attacks.
2. What people look at on a screen or picture depends on what you say to them.
If the picture hadn't said that it was Wolverine first, would you have seen it first?
3. In our minds we tend to imitate and feel empathy for other people. We learn this as babies.
I shouldn't really say learn because it's actually wired into our heads. But when we do an action a certain set of neurons fire, and when we watch someone do an action that certain set of neurons also fire as if you were doing it yourself.