The properties of touchable objects influence our behavior.

By | 2017-04-03T09:43:59+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , , , |

During the interview, the employers held either a hard piece of wood or a soft blanket. It turned out that the employers from the first group estimated him as more relentless and firm compared to the soft blanket group during the interview.

There were no differences in women.

Ackerman JM, Nocera CC, & Bargh JA (2010). Incidental haptic sensations influence social judgments and decisions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328 (5986), 1712-5 PMID: 20576894


A friendly people more often show positive emotion in their selfies

By | 2017-02-02T15:58:12+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , , |

A group of internet users who posted selfies to complete a personality questionnaire.

According to the scores:

– friendly people more often show positive emotion in their selfies. They also hold the camera at a lower position.

– those who scored higher for emotional instability were more likely to make a duck face;

– higher scores for openness-to-experience correlated with showing more positive emotion.

Interestingly, young students who tried to guess the personalities by looking at the selfie photos were mostly wrong. Maybe if we showed these pictures to middle-aged people the results would be yet another story.

Qiu, L., Lu, J., Yang, S., Qu, W., & Zhu, T. (2015). “What does your selfie say about you?” Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 443-449


If you think that knowledge is simple and easy, you better change your attitudeIf you think that knowledge is simple and easy, you better change your attitude

By | 2017-02-02T15:58:29+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

Scientists conducted an experiment. They gave participants written text which showed how people are changing the climate. The second piece of written text claimed that climate change is not a human fault, but is a natural process.

The first group of participants thought that nothing is easy. They believed that we should compare and contradict every piece of information. They felt excited when they got the second message.

The second group of participants thought that the science was straightforward and easy. When they got the second text they felt surprised and misled. Some of them didn’t want to accept the information.