The cold pressor paradigm, also known as the ice bucket challenge was studied extensively by Keele University, specifically for the effects of swearing on acute pain.
An ice bath is painful but causes no real harm (it actually has a ton of benefits!).
Individuals instructed to swear while enduring the ice bath were able to withstand the pain for far longer than those unable to use profanities.
Recent studies are also indicating that swearing while performing endurance exercises or lifting heavy weights can allow the individual to push harder and lift heavier, the mental disconnect and aggression allows us to push above and beyond.
Black Sheep: The Hidden Benefits Of Being Bad Quotes
“This tendency to form a more positive impression due to familiarity is known to psychologists as the ‘mere exposure effect’. It applies to many different situations.”
“Red has long been associated with dominance.”
“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.”
“As human beings we need to take risks to remind ourselves that we are alive. Of course, the trick is to take only the kinds of risks that will be to our ultimate benefit rather than ones that are likely to kill us.”