We have seen tons of incidents where we see humans helping other people in terms of need and destitution. But there are numerous studies which prove the opposite of that and where the faith on humanity was put at stake. Here are the top 10 Experiments to Lessen Your Faith in Humanity.
1. We eat by our eyes:
This is the most intriguing fact that we tend to judge a food item by how it looks like. So even if we know that a particular food is good in taste, we still judge it by its appearance. This is a proved fact that a person will be inclined to eat something only if it impresses him or her when he sees that food in the platter.
2. All of us believe in fascism- authoritarianism:
When the whole world is heading towards democracy and we are supporting it whole-heartedly. The truth is little deviated from what it seems to be, all of us in deep corners of our heart are believers of hierarchy and hence, our human nature is not inclined to democracy and equality. In an experiment known as Third Wave by a teacher, he made his students arrange themselves like Nazi set-up for some days. Unfortunately, the students got so engrossed into it that it became out of control for him when this hierarchy system started overpowering their cordial relations. Finally he had to terminate this experiment.
3. Conforming can bring dismal results:
In an experiment conducted in 1966, different patterns of conforming were observed among nurses. A doctor gave instructions to the nurses to give a drug to the patient more than the prescribed usage. Some nurses followed the instructions in spite of knowing the fact but others refused to do so. This represented a paradoxical result where they are believed to show different results in response to their patient and their doctor’s instructions.
4. People can invest aimlessly to bring down their competitors:
In a famous research by psychologists in the US, it was discovered that they aim at the destruction of their opponent. It was observed that in a betting competition, the candidates focused more on investing money to bringing down the winners. It was because that they had a feeling of jealousy against each other.
5. We can lie to ourselves to maintain harmony:
In order to lessen our clashes in our mind, we tend to lie to ourselves and induce artificial feelings. If we know that we have been cheated by a person but we cannot reprimand him, then we will try to mitigate our hatred in our mind in order to avoid dissonance.