With the rise of smartphones and online dating, texting with potential dates has become an important part of seeking out a relationship. Now, a new study suggests that having a good emoji game goes together with dating success. In a
Pointing is a basic type of human communication. Before they start talking, babies start pointing. A pointing gesture can mean different things, such as “look at that?” or “what is that?” or “I want that!” There’s something fundamental about these
You might not think to look through the scientific literature to spice up your sex life, but it turns out that psychology researchers have some ideas about what makes good sex – and some data to back those ideas up.
You might have noticed that it’s really easy to tell when someone is being ironic online. That’s because nonverbal clues, lacking in written communication, are partly what distinguish saying something ironic from saying something absurd and meaning it. A good
Max Eastman once wrote that “a smile is the universal welcome,” but it turns out the universal welcome might not be so universal. Although previous research has suggested that smiling can make you look more attractive, approachable and competent, these
When we hear someone talk, we don’t just listen to their words. We combine what they’re saying with their body language and any other information we have to put together a fuller picture of what’s being communicated. The same thing
Just emailed someone wishing them a “happy birhtday”? You can consider that friendship finished. Researchers from University of Michigan have just released the results of a study looking at the vitally important issue of whether people think less of you
Cell and smartphone use has become a staple of modern life. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 2/3 of Americans are smartphone owners and those numbers continue to climb every day. Recent polls in 2015 show smartphone usage includes: