The humor effect is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to remember information better when that information is perceived as funny or humorous. In the following article, you will learn more about this effect, and about how you can take advantage of it in order to remember things more effectively yourself, or in order to help other people remember information that you want them to remember.
The bandwagon effect is a cognitive bias that causes people to do things simply because they believe that others are doing the same. This form of thinking can affect various types of decisions that people make, including how they dress, which political candidate they vote for, and what ideologies they adopt.
The just-world hypothesis is a cognitive bias that causes people to assume that people's actions always lead to fair consequences, meaning that those who do good are eventually rewarded, while those who do evil are eventually punished.
Various background factors, such as religion and ethnicity, can affect the likelihood that people will display just-world beliefs, and the degree to which they will display them.
Various situational factors can also affect the degree to which people believe in a just world. For example, being in a good mood reduces people’s tendency to blame innocent victims, while being in a bad mood increases this tendency.