What Signal Does a Beard Send?

What Signal Does a Beard Send?

Again, employing a similar experimental design, the researchers asked 450 participants to rate the faces used in the first experiment (clean-shaven men displaying happiness, clean-shaven men displaying anger, bearded men displaying happiness, and bearded men displaying anger) on measures of aggressiveness, masculinity, and prosociality.

Is Criminal Profiling Dead? Should It Be?

Is Criminal Profiling Dead? Should It Be?

In a similar study from the United Kingdom, 83% of police officers felt that the profiles they received were operationally useful, but only 14% helped solve the case.

Pleasure or Reality? The Experience Machine Debate

Pleasure or Reality? The Experience Machine Debate

Brigard suggests that the many people's intuitive preference not to plug into the experience machine, in Nozick's version of the thought experiment, may well not have to do with the importance of retaining contact with reality or with the incorrectness of hedonism (or, it could be added, with the wrongness of subjectivism about meaning in life).

Is the Pink Tax Ethical?

Is the Pink Tax Ethical?

The question, I’ll try to answer is, is it ethical to charge higher prices for women’s versions of personal care products? First, the very premise on which it is based, that women are willing to pay more than men for personal care products is suspect.

The Science of Evil

The Science of Evil

Shaw describes current research about aggression to present “everyday sadism,” with the conclusion that “there is no such thing as an evil brain, an evil personality or an evil trait… ultimately, we find ourselves knee-deep in complicated and nuanced aspects of humanity.” Hitler was not as different from the rest of us as we'd like him to be, she says.

Mentos and Soda Experiment | Science for Kids |

Mentos and Soda Experiment | Science for Kids |

Today, The Wild Adventure Girls are going to mix science with carbonated bubble bursting awesomeness and show you what happens when you mix soda with Mentos candy!

Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?

Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?

Next time you’re at a dinner party, try the following experiment: Ask people to raise their hands to indicate whether they believe they’re at greater risk, equal risk, or less risk than the average person of their same age, gender, and background for virtually any common negative event, from having a heart attack to being mugged.

What Stops You From Thinking Differently?

What Stops You From Thinking Differently?

By designing the problems in this way Luchins was able to explore whether the person’s experience of solving the first five problems prevented them from realizing that the subsequent ones could be solved by this simpler solution.

Man's 'drastic' sleep challenge has parents rolling their eyes

Man's 'drastic' sleep challenge has parents rolling their eyes

"Day 1 and Day 2 were especially hard for me," Bergara wrote for BuzzFeed . And like any non-parent smacked in the face with a sudden lack of sleep, Bergara lasted a whopping five days. Bergara made it just seven days.

Is Giving Actually a Gift to Yourself?

Is Giving Actually a Gift to Yourself?

In a new set of studies , Ed O’Brien and Samantha Kassirer found that people experienced more happiness giving to others than receiving the same gifts themselves.

Liberals and Conservatives Disagree on Sexual Harassment

Liberals and Conservatives Disagree on Sexual Harassment

For instance, a 2017 YouGov poll revealed that Republicans are much less likely (31 percent) than Democrats (65 percent) to view sexual harassment as a very serious issue in society.

How Does It Feel When a Word Is on the Tip of the Tongue?

How Does It Feel When a Word Is on the Tip of the Tongue?

For example, when in the midst of a tip-of-the-tongue state, people thought that the word that they could not think of was more likely to have been associated with a higher value number earlier on in the experiment, even though that was not the case. The moment that the tip-of-the-tongue feeling is occurring may actually not be a negative experience.

Blush Much? The Role of Narcissism in Embarrassment

Blush Much? The Role of Narcissism in Embarrassment

According to the Dutch research team, children who are fated to become high in narcissism “feel superior to others, believe they are entitled to privileges, and crave admiration.” They expect to be lavished with inflated praise, and when their parents provide it non-stop, may become more narcissistic over time.

Does Eating Ginger Change Our Moral Judgments?

Does Eating Ginger Change Our Moral Judgments?

Moreover, research has found that people are comfortable saying disgust can co-exist alongside moral approval (If you’re grossed out by something a person does, you might not say it’s wrong). But inhibiting disgust didn’t reduce people’s disapproval of other kinds of moral violations like lying.

The Blueprint for Raising Happy, Resilient Children

The Blueprint for Raising Happy, Resilient Children

Feeling that we connect, that we are capable, that we count and that we have courage will go a long way to encourage a positive attitude about life and give it purpose.