Psychology & Sociology

Effect of the “eye smile” confirmed

Behavioral research focuses on kitties: this cat "smiles" by narrowing its eyes. (Image: Prof Karen McComb University of Sussex) Cats supposedly appreciate it when...

Religious attachment thanks to the body’s own opioids

Whether yoga or umbanda: combine endorphins. (Image: skynesher / iStock) In religious rituals, people often feel a strong togetherness. Researchers have now experimentally...

Unscrupulousness doesn’t make you more successful

Are unsympathetic managers more successful. (Image: mediaphotos / iStock) Do traits such as arrogance, selfishness and aggressive dominance help to achieve more professional success?...

Names shape memory early on

When different plush toys are given personal names, toddlers are evidently more likely to memorize their individual characteristics. (Image: Alexander S. LaTourrette) This is...

Humans and dogs process language similarly

Researchers study dogs' brain responses to language using functional magnetic resonance imaging. (Image: Eniko Kubinyi / Eötvös Loránd University) "Seat! You did that...

Masks: Can we still read faces?

The facial mask shows little of the facial expressions of the perception psychologist Claus-Christian Carbons. (Image: Otto Friedrich University Bamberg) They are supposed to prevent...

Pioneer in the fight against racism

Nikolai Miklucho-Maclay (left) and Ernst Haeckel (right) in the 1860s. (Photo: Hoßfeld Collection) He spoke against racism with scientific arguments as early as the 19th...

Science: same data – different results?

Brain imaging using functional resonance imaging. (Image: akesak / iStock) Science thrives on critical self-control - results and analyzes should be reproducible. Scientists have now...

Can birds dance?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC272vDZOfU The sense of rhythm and music is innate to us. But parrot birds are also surprisingly musical, as the example of "Snowball" shows. The...

Early character has a lasting impact

If children show very careful, fearful and evasive behavior, one speaks of an inhibition of behavior. (Photo: NiDerLander / iStock) Careful and shy: Some toddlers...

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