Leg Body Ratio – What’s Most Attractive?

Leg Body Ratio – What’s Most Attractive? Christopher Philip The leg-body-ratio or LBR is a generally understudied metric of human physical attractiveness in women. Despite this, it is agreed to be a salient factor in determining female attractiveness. LBR is…

To Freeze or Flee? How The Body And Mind Reacts To A Stressor

To Freeze or Flee? How The Body And Mind Reacts To A Stressor Christopher Philip Much has been written in the nonverbal literature suggesting that bodies might freeze when facing particularly disturbing emotional situations. It’s been said that the hands…

How To Use Your Best Assets – Men Should Use Social Dominance, Women Should Use Physical Attractiveness

How To Use Your Best Assets – Men Should Use Social Dominance, Women Should Use Physical Attractiveness Christopher Philip Despite, much recent dismay, especially by gender activists, we generally understand that women are served best by their physical attractiveness. In…

Women’s Menarche – It’s All About The Thigh Fat

Women’s Menarche – It’s All About The Thigh Fat Christopher Philip With the help of cross-sectional data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) for females aged 10–14, researchers William Lassek and Steven Gaulin, University of…

How Women Can Double Male Solicitation

How Women Can Double Male Solicitation Christopher Philip Researcher Nicolas Gueguen, Universite de Bretagne-Sud found that there was a simple trick that women could easily implement in order to more than double male approaches in a dating context. In his…

Why Show Nonverbal Submission?

Why Show Nonverbal Submission? Christopher Philip In their 2006 paper Shuichi Matsumura and Thomas Hayden go over some key points as to when and why an animal (or human) might exhibit nonverbal signals of submission. We take for granted that…

Short Men Okay In Long-Term Relationships And Off Peak Fertility

Short Men Okay In Long-Term Relationships And Off Peak Fertility Christopher Philip Previous studies have shown that female preferences in men shift based on certain factors including her own waist-hip-ratio, her body mass index, as well as her current fertility…

The Gaze of Social Blushers – A Case of Dwelling and Aversion

The Gaze of Social Blushers – A Case of Dwelling and Aversion Adelaide Manley Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a recognized psychiatric and involves a fear of being negatively judged or perceived by others. SAD patients may avoid eye contact,…

Cues to Intention – Being Attuned To Your Next Move

Cues to Intention – Being Attuned To Your Next Move Adelaide Manley In order to socially interact with others, we need to recognize their intentions or goals. As it turns out, when we watch other people move, we tend to…

Birds of a Feather Sit Together: Nested Interests in Seating Preferences

Birds of a Feather Sit Together: Nested Interests in Seating Preferences Adelaide Manley Opposites don’t attract. In fact, we choose to sit beside people who are similar to us in subtle ways. Proximity and similarity are key to determining the…

Much More Than Duchenne In Real Smiles

Much More Than Duchenne In Real Smiles Christopher Philip Research led by Eva Krumhuber sheds some doubt on the both the lack of ability to fake a true Duchenne smile, as well as other people’s ability to read it. It…

Cry Me a River – Lies, Leaks and Not-so Lowly Tales

Cry Me a River – Lies, Leaks and Not-so Lowly Tales Adelaide Manley We all deceive. In fact, we’ve evolved to do so in our day to day lives. Most research investigating deception in the lab has involved irrelevant or…

Body Language Cues from the Terrible Twos

Body Language Cues from the Terrible Twos Adelaide Manley Dr. Karen Caplovitz Barrett at Colorado State University was interested in knowing if 17-month-old children were capable of displaying common social emotion behaviours. This includes guilt, shame, embarrassment, and self-regulation as…

Proof That Body Language And Clothing Impacts Judgments and Perceptions

Proof That Body Language And Clothing Impacts Judgments and Perceptions Christopher Philip We have plenty of anecdotal evidence that nonverbal communication plays an important role in impression formation. However, the daily examples we experience are simply not enough to provide…

Hand in Hand With Speech – Gestures Complementing Vocal Communication

Hand in Hand With Speech – Gestures Complementing Vocal Communication Jenny Galvao Based on research carried out by Emmanuel Biau of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and associates, so called “beat gestures” such as batoning the hand up and down, have…

Smile All You Want, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Happy

Smile All You Want, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Happy Jenny Galvao According to research by Carlos Crivelli and his associates, a smile does not always signify happiness; in fact, social interactions seem to elicit smiles more than true happiness…

The Body Language of Sports – Handball Players Exhibiting Nonverbal Communication During Matches

The Body Language of Sports – Handball Players Exhibiting Nonverbal Communication During Matches Jenny Galvao According to recent research by Karin Moesch of Lund University and associates, nonverbal behaviours are often exhibited in sporting matches, but the frequency of the…

Body Language of Sweating – A Stressor You Can’t Sweat Out

Body Language of Sweating – A Stressor You Can’t Sweat Out Jenny Galvao Research by Katharina Gross of the University of Trier and her associates has examined individuals with hyperhidrosis (an abnormal increase in sweating) and their levels of stress.…

Too Depressed To Stop and Smell The Flowers – How Olfaction Is Rooted In Mental Health

Too Depressed To Stop and Smell The Flowers – How Olfaction Is Rooted In Mental Health Jenny Galvao According to work by Ti-Fei Yuan of the Nanjing Normal University, there is a connection between chronic stress and deficiencies in the…

Anger Body Language Easier To Detect

Anger Body Language Easier To Detect Jenny Galvao According to research carried out by Valentijn T. Visch of the Technical University of Delft and associates, individuals can detect the emotion of anger in bodily expressions to a higher degree of…

Those Eyes Don’t Lie – Or Do They?

Those Eyes Don’t Lie – Or Do They? Jenny Galvao Research carried out by Robert D. Rogers of Bangor University and his associates examined how gaze direction relates to influencing financial altruism. Gaze direction is a very strong cue that…

Hot for Hormones – How Hormones Affect The Body

Hot for Hormones – How Hormones Affect The Body Jenny Galvao An experiment led by Rachel Grillot of the University of California and her associates has found that the presence of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone in women can…

Put Some Pep in Your Step and People Will Notice!

Put Some Pep in Your Step and People Will Notice! Jenny Galvao Based on research carried out by Gentiane Venture of the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, humans can characterize several emotions through their stride. Joy, anger, sadness, fear,…