Topics in Natural Science: Psychology

This time, because I have a very loose definition of what is “natural science”, I want to talk about a certain topic that I’m most interested in: psychology. Psychology is basically the study of how your brain is wired. I’ll be skimming the surface of psychology this issue, because the topic is very advanced and branches off in many different directions. We’ll focus on two facts that I have found to be most relatable at our crazy teenage years.

First, I want to explain the psychology behind sloppy handwriting. People judge each other very frequently based on handwriting. Even experienced graphologists such as Ludwig Klages dismissed bad handwriting as a result of poor form, an improper education, or just plain ignorance. However, it’s quite on the contrary: poor handwriting is actually a sign of quicker and more intelligent thinking. People with higher skills in speed of the mind think much faster than those who prefer to take their time making their handwriting “decipherable”, because they tend to get their thoughts out faster to keep up with the rest of their mind.

Next, we’ll cover how the clothing you wear affects your behavior. In David McRaney’s study, he tested to see the performance of students wearing lab coats compared to students wearing kitchen smocks in a lab environment. Each time, with different students, the lab coat-wearing students outperformed those who were not wearing such equipment. This suggests that if we dress “smart”, our brains are tricked into thinking your intelligence is higher, thus unlocking our full potential. We can assume that this works for other traits as well (I know it does for me, personally). Dressing in a nice way can boost your self-confidence because you feel very appealing on the outside.

I hope you found these facts as interesting as I did!

Resources:

http://lifehacker.com/your-clothing-can-affect-your-actions-so-dress-accordi-1325778173

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-brilliant-people-have-bad-handwriting

http://graphology-world.com/ugly-handwriting-and-what-it-says-about-you/

More psychology facts:

http://thepsychmind.com/ (Link can redirect you to Facebook by clicking “thepsychmind” on the navigation bar(the one that is not the ad by google.) Disclaimer: Any facts written down are based on survey and study. If you feel as if you are a “better person” than what is displayed as the fact, check your definition of average and try again. Hint: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/average)

https://www.pinterest.com/Slurpee_Queen/psychology-facts/ (Link blocked on chromebooks. Try on your phone, or a computer at home!)

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