Psychological myth or psychological fact?

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17 Questions - Developed by: Michelle Klein-Hass - Developed on: - 18.657 taken

We get a lot of opinions about how to be happier and more adjusted from people on TV, people who write articles for magazines, people who write self-help books and so on. Are they giving us the facts, or are they perpetuating myths?

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    When you get angry, it's healthier to vent than to find some other way of dealing with your anger.
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    We only use 10% of our brain.
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    You can improve your mood by changing the way you think about daily events.
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    Most people, if put to the test, would not harm others if asked to do so by an authority figure.
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    90% to 95% of people can be put in an altered state of consciousness called hypnosis.
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    If you are in a good mood, as a general rule, you are more likely to help others than if you are in a bad mood.
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    There are many different types of intelligence, and someone who is below average on one type of intelligence might be above average in others.
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    You must be totally relaxed and free of stress if you want to do well on a midterm or a final exam.
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    Both men and women who attempt suicide carry out the attempt successfully in roughly the same numbers.
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    Your emotional state can cause you to catch colds and flu more easily.
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    In order to get over a phobia, for example a fear of snakes, one should be introduced to snakes gradually and eventually work up to being able to hold a live snake in one's hands. This is called progressive desensitization.
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    People with deeply held religious or spiritual beliefs are often able to cope better with stressful situations than those who do not.
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    There is one or two types of psychological therapy which are better than others at helping those who are seeking help with psychological problems.
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    We are more likely than not to carry over the political beliefs of our parents into our own political beliefs.
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    Sexual orientation is something that can be changed with enough therapy and hard work.
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    People with mental illnesses cannot go on to live productive, meaningful lives.
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    As a rule, men usually think more before acting, while women are more impulsive.

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