psychology Tag

expressions

It is a known fact that there are six primary emotions everybody is capable of feeling. Those are happiness, fear, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust. Subsequently, we express each of these emotions using more or less the same set of facial movements. It makes recognising these emotions very easy. The person’s background and credentials then hardly matter.   Lisa Feldman Barrett, however, begs to differ. She is...

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emotion

Does everyone feel more or less the same emotions all their lives? Yes. Does everyone react to these emotions in the exact same way? No, not exactly. People experience emotions in a way that varies from others. Most of the time, it also depends on the situation. Research at Northeastern University has taken a leap in this field.   Psychologists have, till now, believed that any emotion...

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In a world of science and research today, surprising and obscure facts pop up daily on our notifications. One such amazing fact you were probably oblivious about is that you lip-read while trying to converse with someone. A research conducted by David Lewkowicz, a psychologist who worked on infants, stands as evidence for the above statement.   The research that his collaborators and Lewkowicz himself conducted on...

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We judge people’s facial expressions in social interactions, but we also do it as jurors in the courtroom when deciding whether a defendant is guilty or remorseful. Assumptions about people’s feelings based on their facial movements influences treatment plans for people living with autism and other brain disorders. It has also shaped the direction of research in various scientific fields, including neuroscience and psychiatry. “Gauging a...

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People often tend to think that boys and girls are born differently, with boys having ‘natural’ instincts for cars and violence while girls have ‘natural’ instincts for homecare and dolls. Research has shown that such an essentialist tendency to group people into gender-based labels fades with age where young children tend to have stronger sexist beliefs. However, through their research paper published in Journal of...

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cheese

In case you are not in tune with the latest challenges flooding the internet, there’s something called the ‘Cheese Challenge’. Apparently, people are flinging cheese slices on their dear baby’s face and filming the reaction. While the entire thing looks funny, with the babies laughing, crying, and being stunned into silence, there’s something you need to know. Brenhouse studied the effect and found out something...

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Formula towards success

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi says “Achievement is one thing. Success is something else entirely.” Barabasi has conveyed a very strong note on success and it takes to achieve it in the long run. According to his research, top performers are not the one’s who are highly recognised. He also adds to his statement in a public discussion about success, “It is a collective measure that captures how...

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To the people who can never get around medical terms, an opioid is, in fact, drugs, prescribed or otherwise. They never posed to be a threat – until now. It had become a cause of death around the World. By now, opioid overdose has killed over 47,600 people; the numbers are of 2017 alone. If one goes on to do the math, then that is...

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Can any of you actually think of being alone, for whole life? It will surely be a stupid question to ask to a social animal. We can obviously say that despite the conflicts and confusions, we are meant to be the part of society. Let’s have a closer look at it.   The creation of every being is similar. It’s the world which moulds it to what...

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There is no point of discussion that the human race is way more advanced than other creatures on earth. We have the greatest gift from nature, which makes us think that we are the ruling species on planet earth, consciousness. We are lucky enough to control our thoughts and channelise them, wherever we want. But our evolution was not possible just with consciousness. Let’s have...

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