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Good Psychological Tricks People Use With Success Most Of The Time

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share good psychological tricks that work successfully for them. Whether it's pretending that an event you're nervous for already happened and went well (positive visualization), or asking people for small favors to trigger the "Benjamin Franklin effect." Try out enough of these, and you might get a leg up in the world. 

A collection of good psychological tricks that people use successfully most of the time.
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13 Psychological Tricks That May Or May Not Actually Work

These psychological tricks/life hacks might just give you a leg up on other people in the room, or they might not work at all. We're thinking the best way to figure out whether they're legit or not, is to try them out yourself. Who knows, maybe that yawning trick will expose the stalker in your life that you just couldn't put your finger on. 

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We're pretty sure this is a special case, cause if you tried it with most kids they'd probably just not even listen to you, then freak out more and cry harder. Anyway, this dad figured out an amusing way to psych his kid into not wanting to cry.

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16 Fun Facts About The Strange Ways Our Brains Work

Our brains are strange machines. This batch of obscure and seemingly obvious facts about the ways our brain work might open your eyes to why you interact with the world around you, in the ways you do. 

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18 (Mostly) Helpful Pieces of Advice People Got from Therapists

Consider this a free session. That said, it is well within your rights to totally misinterpret these and use them to rationalize being even more selfish than you already are. But on the whole, there's some good insight here. If these don't cheer you up at all, here's some wholesome memes.

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Mom's Story of Psycho Baby Thief Is Gripping Emotional Rollercoaster

This is the type of real nightmare that keeps people up at night. With all the twists and turns, and awful misunderstandings and manipulation. Oh man, it just makes you want to scream at your screen.

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15 Fascinating Psychology Experiments That Show How Amazing and Stupid Brains Are

Your brain is capable of amazing things like calculating complex equations and experiencing empathy. That said, it is also afraid of the color red, can be tricked into thinking it's drunk, and would rather experience pain than boredom.

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27 Times Parents Bested Their Kids with Reverse Psychology

Having kids is hard. I don't personally have any, but I was a kid once, so I can only imagine what my parents went through. Children have their own agenda, which includes eating candy for dinner and complaining if asked to help. As a parent, getting angry at your children probably isn't the most effective way to mould them into good human beings. But there's this thing called reverse psychology, and it's amazing. After reading the following posts from AskReddit, I realized that my own parents duped me with reverse psychology. Sneaky... and clever. Well done, parents. 



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I'm all for the next bit of potentially credible, easily digestible video content that comes touting promises of life improvement. If a simple video compilation is the key to that mental chi, then shit, sign me up good sir.