Mandy Kloppers

Interesting Facts


 Mental Health Suicidal thinking or behaviour is the most common reason for people to be admitted to a mental institution (Jacobson, 1999).

Warm Weather Women who live in warmer climates have more body image concerns than those who live in colder climates (Sloan, 2002).

Anxiety People with generally high levels of anxiety are more likely to remember pictures of threatening faces than calmer people (bradley et al, 1998).

Soceraphobia Fear of parents in law

Pogonophobia  Fear of beards

Latrophobia Fear of doctors or going to the doctors

Geliophobia Fear of laughter

Catoptrophobia Fear of mirrors

Allodoxophobia Fear of opinions

Habits On average it takes 66 days to form a habit.

More Lies! The average person tells 4 lies a day, 1460 a year and a total of 87,600 by the time they’re 60.

Eye Contact If someone makes eye contact with you for 60% of a conversation they’re bored, 80% and they’re attracted to you and 100% of the time then they are threatening you.

Attraction The pupil of your eye expands up to 45% when you look at someone you love.

Swearing  When you’re hurt cursing helps to reduce pain.

Clothes What we wear affects how we behave.

Smile! Smiling can make you feel happier.

Smart Cats Cats have almost twice as many neurons in their brain as dogs.

Self Fulfilling Prophecy The Stamford prison experiment had to be stopped after 6 days instead of 14 because the participants (and experimenter) started to become cruel.

Intelligence Studies have shown that eating food without preservatives can improve I.Q by up to 14%

Stress Excessive stress can alter brain cells, structure and function.

Colour Productivity People are often more productive in blue rooms

Baby Empathy People are more likely to return a lost wallet if there is a baby picture found inside of it.

Emotions The only innate emotions are joy, acceptance, fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and anticipation. Other more complicated emotions like love and guilt are believed to be combinations of these. (Plutchik, 1980)

Monotony Repetition physically changes your brain as new connections are made between brain cells.

Girl Talk Girl talk helps women to form closer bonds but also increases depression and anxiety.

Yawning A study at John Hopkins University found that the myth that you yawn for your brain to get more oxygen is untrue. It is in fact to cool your brain down.

Money People earn on average $200 to $600 more per IQ point but the lower the IQ the more sensibly people spend their money (Jay Zagorsky, 2007).

First Time People who lose their virginity late (older then 19) have a higher income, higher education and a more healthy relationship later in life than those who lost their virginity earlier (Harden, 2012).

Seafood In the March 2003 edition of Discover magazine, a report describes how people in a 7-year study who ate seafood at least one time every week had a 30% lower occurrence of dementia.


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