Citizen Science Research
We want you to play in our human behavior lab!
Check out some of our citizen science projects below to see which tickles your fancy:
Play With Us:
Here are our current citizen science projects for you to play with us in our labs:
1. How are your people skills?
We’re allergic to boring. So as we get serious about people skills, let’s make it a game. We begin at the starting line. I have developed the following quiz to test your people skills. After answering these questions, we will calculate your entry point PQ score. This PQ score will help you assess your current level of interpersonal intelligence. Based on your score, we will recommend a next step for you. As you learn more about people skills, come back and take the quiz again to see how you leveled up!
2. Body Language Research:
We have launched the world’s largest body language research project. We hope the project will contribute relevant statistics to current researchers in the body language world, provide rich data for her speaking audiences and help individuals assess their nonverbal advantage.
3. Existing Studies:
We have conducted some awesome research that we are so excited to share with you:
- The 10 Secrets to the Perfect Shark Tank Pitch: 495 entrepreneurs have pitched in the Shark Tank—253 of these teams got deals and 242 did not. What’s the difference?
- 5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk: All TED Talks are good. Why are some great?
- The Secret Behind the New York Times Most Emailed Articles Revealed: Have you ever wondered what makes a story so compelling? Or why certain stories go viral?
- Your Digital Brand FREE Webinar: If you have ever posted anything online, then you have a digital brand. I want to show you how to optimize it.
- The School of Happiness: Want to feel happier? Science can show you the way! In our human behavior research lab, we have been studying happiness to find strategies that actually work.
4. Can you hear vocal power?
We want to know if vocal power is important. We had different people record themselves saying “Hello” under a variety of different (secret) circumstances. We want you to listen to the clips and tell us what your first impression of that person is. In other words, can you hear vocal power?
5. Who Is Most Popular?
Can You Tell Who Is Popular Based On Their Picture? We ask readers to choose who they think has the most Twitter followers based on picture alone. Can you pick the most popular person?
6. Lie Detection Research:
We want to test the lie detection research science in real life. We are coding and processing videos of readers lying to see how many of them correlate to the in the lab research.
About Our Lab:
Citizen science encourages non-academics to contribute to groundbreaking research experiments. Here at Science of People we think it is incredibly important to take research into our own hands. We work with teams of scientists, citizens and academics across continents. We hope our readers will help us and encourage more inquisitive minds to engage in our citizen science projects.
Our Mission: To contribute to the growing research on body language, nonverbal behavior and lie detection to make further exploration possible.
Have ideas of things we can test? We have our own set of discussion forums based on our Science of People research. This is where we get ideas for new research, hear about topics you want us to write about and post questions to support what we are observing in the labs. Start with these:
Want to Help In Our Lab?
Apply to become a body language trainer and work on our team!
Thanks! More fun stuff to come…
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