A study published in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science, reveals interesting insights into how breaking rules of social behavior influences perceived power. The study found that those who smiled less, talked louder, and interrupted others were perceived to be more powerful.
Lingering glances may not always be due to attraction, say scientists. According to a study, prolonged gazes may mean you are the subject of nasty gossip.
Pixable is a photo discovery app which analyzed 500,000 profiles to find out some interesting statistics on Facebook profile pictures, which they have complied into this infographic.
A new study by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California (USC) found that when it comes to movies, women are seen rather than heard.
A new study by UCLA and the University of Glasgow found a distinct difference in what defines masculine body language versus feminine body language in baseball. Their findings showed that masculine body language conveyed anger, while feminine body language conveyed sadness.
Ireland and Pennebaker are investigating whether LSM during everyday conversation can be used to predict the beginning and end of romantic relationships. Style matching has the potential to quickly and easily reveal whether any given pair of people — ranging from business rivals to romantic partners — are psychologically on the same page and what this means for their future together.
Want to know how a Japanese person is feeling? Pay attention to the tone of his voice, not his face. That’s what other Japanese people would do, anyway. A new study examines how Dutch and Japanese people assess others’ emotions and finds that Dutch people pay attention to the facial expression more than Japanese people do.
Politicians’ gestures can reveal their thoughts, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE. ‘In laboratory tests, right- and left-handers associate positive ideas like honesty and intelligence with their dominant side of space and negative ideas with their non-dominant side’, says Daniel Casasanto of the MPI for Psycholinguistics.
Hormones have a large impact on the body. In women, hormones during fertile times can increase the pitch of her voice. Similarly, testosterone has an effect on men’s voices by making them deeper. But a new study takes it one step further showing that an individual’s strength and the tough sound of their voice are in fact linked.
Due to its biological ties to youth and fertility, raised pitch in female’s voices has been thought to be more attractive to males. But new research is showing that instead of raising their voices to increase attraction, women are now lowering their voices to become more attractive.