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Anatomy of a False Smile

Most people smile every day. It is an automatic reflex and a deliberate one, so in many cases it does not indicate joy. Scientists say smiles can be an evolutionary behavior, designed to let others know that we’re not being threatening. 554 more words

Nonverbal Communication

The art of communicating

It’s no secret that we as humans have a tendency to communicate with more than just our words. Between facial expressions, body language, stress and tone of voice, there are many types of nonverbal communication. 880 more words

Body Language

Nicholas Christakis: The Hidden Influence of Social Networks

We’re all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don’t even know.

Why We Believe and Do What We Do

Over the millennia we humans have developed a number of adaptive techniques in our arsenal of perceptions and responses that have aided our survival. Along with things like opposable thumbs is the ability of our perception equipment to rapidly fill in the blanks with limited information. 1,073 more words


Stand Up Straight & Don't Pace

Platform movement and posture are essential elements of nonverbal communication. Like gestures, they should look and feel natural to reinforce the message and not distract. The stance and movement of the body involve the total person, mentally and physically. 816 more words


Savipra’s Road to Intellectual Elegance

It is just about right that I chose to be in this field. It has been a longstanding interest of mine to pursue the field of Psychology. 1,205 more words


A Lesson on Listening (#3 - Learn How to Show Value)

In an effort to learn how to be a better listener, you should understand when to shut up, what to hear, how to show value, and why it matters. 436 more words