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Chuck E. Cheese Experiment Reveals Human Nature

Human beings are peculiar creatures with a strange set of rules. We catch onto trends quickly, but can be easily swayed by minor changes in our environment, especially when it has to do with getting tickets we could trade in for cheap, horrible prizes. Here's a teacher who underestimated their students during a social experiment.

Chuck E Cheese pizza arcade runs a social experiment that reveals startling facts about human nature | Professor_Palmer @CaryPalmerr last few weeks begun conducting my own behavioral study secret have been adjusting games at Chuck E Cheese and recording subconscious response guest interaction over week discovered some pretty interesting things long thread
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Twitter Thread: The Power Of Setting Personal Boundaries

This powerful Twitter thread focuses on the importance of setting personal boundaries with others around you, and adapting accordingly when those boundaries aren't respected. This woman's mom sounds like an awesome human being. You can see the positive impact that this mom's parenting approach had as the young woman grew up and faced other situations in life where her personal boundaries weren't being respected. 

A powerful Twitter thread about a mom's parenting approach for setting personal boundaries | Erynn Brook @ErynnBrook want tell story about my mum taught allowed leave an uncomfortable situation.
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As explained in this video, the mouth movements you see can influence how you hear a particular sound, even if it's the same sound. It's the McGurk Effect at work, and much like Yanny/Laurel or that damn blue/gold dress it just makes us feel stupid to know how dumb our brains are.

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Tumblr Post: Humans Need Their Plant Friends

Those plants do a whole lot more for humans than just providing oxygen. This post claims that plants are also invaluable when it comes to humans keeping a grasp on their sanity. It turns out that the plant doesn't even have to be real. Just being able to merely look at something resembling a plant helps keep the mind's corridors from being overran by the ghostly howls of pure insanity. Check out some more random gold from Tumblr with this thread about vegan clothing vs. fur clothing.

An informative Tumblr thread about how humans go crazy without plants | zachsanomaiy Humans have never lived fully under ground or completely inclosed societies at any point human history part because need decent circadian rhythm sun and see plants and breathe fresh air But also because humans hallucinate and lose their minds if they are inclosed something with structural insecurities, like are legit predisposed go psycho So hear out Story plot:Everything is going fine with fifteen year space
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Shopping Cart Theory Determines State Of Person's Morals

This quick and enlightening shopping cart theory aims to determine whether or not a person is good or bad. It boils down to whether or not a person decides to make the "right" choice when they are aware that nobody else is looking. Seems fair enough. Sometimes, it's not about that good act of wholesome kindness that you pull off when you know you'll receive recognition and praise. Instead, it can be a more pure reflection of your morality, when you're out there doing the right things without any inflation of your ego. 

A shopping cart theory works to determine whether a person is good or bad | 4chan thread Anonymous Shopping Cart Theory shopping cart is ultimate litmus test whether person is capable self-governing return shopping cart is an easy, convenient task and one which all recognize as correct, appropriate thing do.
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Twitter Thread: The Brain's Response To Long Term Stress

Positive psychologist, Alexis Rockley, provides a quick rundown on the true state of disorientation that our brains are in right now due to this historically difficult time. 

A Twitter thread about the brain's reaction to long term stress situations | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours.
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Tumblr Post: Humans Fail At Accurately Identifying Flirting

If you've ever felt like the struggle is painfully real for you when it comes to identifying flirting, this quick Tumblr thread is here to reassure you that you are not alone. No, it turns out that studies have been conducted showing that humans are generally challenged when it comes to being able to identify actual flirting signals. Yeah, we're not out here reading minds. Facial expressions, underlying social habits of different individuals in different situations make for a disorienting melting pot, where it's pretty much impossible to tell what's going on. 

Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this Tumblr post about humans' willful ignorance. We're terribly forgetful creatures. 

A quick Tumblr post about how humans are terrible at identifying flirting | teaboot number times have been delighted by witty banter only find out later Flirting" is both unfortunate and disappointing. teaboot "haha so about guy, huh about him "Well seemed super into him why dude were flirting all night"
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Twitter Thread: Grief Explained

Now more than ever the world is grieving. Lauren Herschel does a beautiful job at breaking down what the grieving process actually looks like. 

Twitter user breaks down the grieving process | Lauren Herschel @LaurenHerschel So grief is like this: There's box with ball And pain button. And no am not known my art skills BALL AND BOX BALL PAIN BUTTON
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Religious Quora User Gets Lesson In Group Psychology

After asking an honest question about how this user didn't get why people were made uncomfortable by being preached at, they got an honest answer in the form of a lesson in group psychology, and the formation of in-groups and out-groups. For something more lighthearted, here are some absolutely insane quora questions, and here's a tumblr thread explaining the loopholes when it comes to holy water.

Religious quora question gets answer that details how group psychology works | Quora Open App Sign Why do people get angry try share word God with them only do because care about them deeply and don't want them end up hell feel like some people avoid because this. Is there any way get through them?
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Tumblr Thread: Shining Light On Anxiety Disorders

Someone's cutting onions in here, man. It's fun to take a break from the typical madness of Tumblr, and just have a post that's all good feels. 

A powerful Tumblr thread shines light on various anxiety disorders | all T-Mobile LTE 8:27 PM 83% norma1-people-sxare group rough looking boys walked past today and all heard their conversation he's got anxiety disorder bro so went with him so he'd be more comfortable" and made realise world isn't all bad fitzefitcher #this is team skull its-just--phage
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Quick Quora Post On The Word "Smart"

Some folks might connect with this Quora post that aims to break down the implications of the assigning the word smart to different individuals. Seems like there are a whole lot of "gifted students" out there that suffered the fallout of fielding so much pressure at a young age, just cause tests in class were a bit easier. 

A quick Quora post on the implications of saying someone is really smart | Why are so many gifted students and adults underachievers? Riley Anderson, lives My Head Answered Feb 8 Misguided praise so smart seems like an innocent compliment, right s not. As gifted child told constantly becomes part identity s makes special s people like about intelligence are only valued if are smart. Now little, school is easy. Especially don't have try at all, and get every question right on every test s because
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Quick Tumblr Thread On Tips For Handling Anxiety

This quick and helpful Tumblr thread provides some tips for dealing with anxiety. It's all about giving that overactive brain and imagination something to play with. As it turns out, things like sucking on ice cubes or biting into lemons, are quite effective in alleviating those waves of anxiety as they pop up. 

Check out some more gold from the brilliant minds of Tumblr with this Tumblr monster prompt that invokes the feels.

A quick Tumblr thread provides tips for dealing with anxiety | thesigilwitch just about spiral into bad panic attack, and my boyfriend goes "Stick an ice cube mouth not really sure where he got idea, and kinda laughed at because didn't see would help, but he insistent. So did And now on my second cube, because worked. thesigilwitch He explained his reasoning he got home.
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Tumblr Thread: Why Some Places Feel Strange

Ah, yes, this fun and quick Tumblr thread takes a quick look at liminal spaces. You might relate to how they're described as feeling. 

Tumblr thread explains why some places just feel plain bizarre | tootsie-roll-frankenstein Places where reality is bit altered any target churches texas abandoned 7/11's bedroom at 5 am hospitals at midnight warehouses smell like dust lighthouses with lights don't work anymore empty parking lots ponds and lakes suburban neighborhoods rooftops early morning inside dark cabinet reveille413 playgrounds at night rest stops on highways deep mountains
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Twitter Thread: Positive Psychologist Explains Brains Tripping Out

Alexis Hockley hooked it up with a quick and informative thread on what's potentially taking place in our brains right now, as result of the strange shift in external circumstances. Now more than ever is a time to spread that love and kindness. 

Twitter thread from a positive psychologist on why brains are tripping out | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours. Do feel FLAKEY INCONSISTENT s b/c brain doesn't know news brace next, or next month will hold.
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Twitter Thread: The Brain's Reaction To Long Term Stress

Positive psychology-certified coach Alexis Rockley hooked it up with a helpful, informative Twitter thread that explains the trippy rollercoaster many of our brains are on right now, amidst these strange times. 

Positive psychologist explains brain and body's reaction to long term stress | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours.
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Psychology Experiments With Fascinating Results

This weird and educational AskReddit thread has folks sharing various psychology experiments that turned up interesting results. A whole lot of these results just illustrate a larger picture that our brains are these strange instruments that are doing the best they can, in a reality they're taking their best guesses at. Some studies are more unsettling than others, so proceed at your own risk. 

People describe various psychological studies that turned up interesting results | AverageJames23 1y Not psychologist, but one where given choice between sitting down doing nothing and shocking oneself, people tend choose shock. Ergo would choose pain over boredom.
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