Digital Evolution of The Ideal Female Body – Body Parts Working in Concert

Digital Evolution of The Ideal Female Body – Body Parts Working in Concert Christopher Philip If you take 20 female bodies representing a diverse sub-set of women’s current body measures, allow selective pressures to decide which “reproduce,” you end up…

Body Language Predict Applause Speaker Will Receive

Body Language Predict Applause Speaker Will Receive Christopher Philip It’s no secret that our nonverbals play an important role in how we’re perceived and judged. With that said, just how important nonverbals play with respect to our impression formation has…

Touch It To Sell It – How To Use Touch In Sales

Touch It To Sell It – How To Use Touch In Sales Christopher Philip Touch is a powerful force that can be used to influence others nonverbally. However, new research by Rhonda Hadi and Ana Valenzuela has found that a…

The Face of Strength – The Facial Features That Predict Dominance

The Face of Strength – The Facial Features That Predict Dominance Christopher Philip Research finds that perceptions of bodily strength is predictable from faces alone. This according to researchers Hugo Toscano, Universitário de Lisboa, Thomas W. Schubert, University of Oslo,…

Should Winners Be Grinners?

Should Winners Be Grinners? Christopher Philip You just scored a wicked goal in a friendly competition. Should you show your pride by thrusting your arms up in the air, tilt you head back and paste a giant grin across your…

Body Language of Sweating – Smells Like Teen Pressure

Body Language of Sweating – Smells Like Teen Pressure Jenny Galvao Researcher Kim Gregson of Auburn University and her associates has examined the physiological responses in association with peer victimization and externalizing behaviour and found that sweating is correlated to…

The Nonverbal Expression Of Pain Through Posture

The Nonverbal Expression Of Pain Through Posture Christopher Philip Much research has focused on the nonverbal expression of pain through facial expression. However, researchers Joseph Walsh, Christopher Eccleston and Edmund Keogh, Centre for Pain Research, University of Bath, UK, in…

I Sniff, Then You Sniff – A Looking At “Mirror Sniffing”

I Sniff, Then You Sniff – A Looking At “Mirror Sniffing” Christopher Philip Researchers Anat Arzi, Limor Shedlesky, Lavi Secundo and Noam Sobel, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel have found evidence that when we see other people…

How To Use Nonverbals To Be A Successful Conductor of People

How To Use Nonverbals To Be A Successful Conductor of People Christopher Philip According to research by Konstantin Tskhay, Honghao Xu and Nicholas O. Rule, we can tell which orchestra conductor will be successful from thin slices of nonverbal behaviour.…

Eyes Wide Open – Pupil Dilation and Important Information

Eyes Wide Open – Pupil Dilation and Important Information Christopher Philip In a study by researchers Robert Ariel and Alan Castel, it was found that pupil dilation was greater when people studied high-value information over low-value information. The study was…

Do Displacement Activities Help Children Cope?

Do Displacement Activities Help Children Cope? Christopher Philip In research led by Giulia Pecora, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy it was found that children aged 2-4 increased rates of displacement behaviours including touching the face when they were prohibited…

How And When Do Children Learn “No?” – Denial Gestures By Development

How And When Do Children Learn “No?” – Denial Gestures By Development Christopher Philip One of the more obvious gestures we learn in our lives is “no.” We understand that when someone shakes their head left and right, that they…

Red – The Colour of Attraction

Red – The Colour of Attraction Jenny Galvao According to research done by Pavol Prokop of Trnava University and his associate Martin Hromada, the colour red is often purposely utilized by women to attract men and men also find red…

The Emotion Of A Collective Crowd – Emotions Really Are Contagious

The Emotion Of A Collective Crowd – Emotions Really Are Contagious Christopher Philip A group of researchers have found empirical evidence that people are quite attuned to emotional expressions in their immediate environment and often mimic expressions that they witness.…

Small Nonverbals For Big Results – A Heart Shaped Dish Leads To Higher Tipping

Small Nonverbals For Big Results – A Heart Shaped Dish Leads To Higher Tipping Christopher Philip French researcher Nicolas Guéguen, University de Bretagne Sud has found that adding a small and inexpressive nonverbal twist to serving leads to greater tipping…

How To Nonverbally Fix Embarrassment

How To Nonverbally Fix Embarrassment Christopher Philip In their paper, research led by Ping Dong, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, explains that feelings of embarrassment result “from a public action that observers would consider foolish or inappropriate.” In…

Attractiveness of Person Influenced by Shared Posture

Attractiveness of Person Influenced by Shared Posture Christopher Philip Some things are known and well studied. For example, we know that symmetry of a body is attractive, as is the relative length of the legs to body (long legs in…

Why You Should Grin And Bear It – The Psychological Benefits of Smiling When Facing Stress

Why You Should Grin And Bear It – The Psychological Benefits of Smiling When Facing Stress Christopher Philip Researchers Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman, University of Kansas have found real evidence to support the idea that people really do successfully…

The Power of the Unsaid – How to Use Nonverbals to Affect Perception

The Power of the Unsaid – How to Use Nonverbals to Affect Perception Christopher Philip We understand the power of nonverbals, but which channel is actually more important; verbal or nonverbal? To test the relative strength of nonverbals, researcher led…

Yummm, Cinnamon-Bums – Courtship Success Boosted With Pleasant Odors, Study

Yummm, Cinnamon-Bums – Courtship Success Boosted With Pleasant Odors, Study Christopher Philip In a simple experiment by French researcher Nicolas Guéguen, Université de Bretagne-Sud, it was found that where you solicit for a date such as near a pastry or…

Contagious Yawning and The Mirror Neuron System

Contagious Yawning and The Mirror Neuron System Christopher Philip A team of researchers led by Nicholas Cooper, University of Essex, UK, have found that the contagiousness of yawning might have much to do with the human mirror neuron system. “Contagious…

You’re Gonna Fail That Test – How To Read the Body Language of Displacement Activities

You’re Gonna Fail That Test – How To Read the Body Language of Displacement Activities Christopher Philip Would it be at all surprising if I told you that I could tell definitively that you’re about to fail a test by…

Programmed to Avoid – How Nonverbals of Out-groups Inspire Thoughts of Danger

Programmed to Avoid – How Nonverbals of Out-groups Inspire Thoughts of Danger Christopher Philip So you’re walking down the street without much thought. You pass a few people whom you barely notice. Then, you come across a guy with tattoos,…