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Citizen Science Research



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.

We want you to play in our human behavior lab!

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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. Test Your Body Language:

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.

Take the Quiz Now!

2. 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.

Lie to Me

3. 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?

Vocal Power Test

4. 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?

Who Is Most Popular?

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5. Existing Studies:

We have conducted some awesome research that we are so excited to share with you:

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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About Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. She is a Huffington Post columnist and her courses and research has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. As a published Penguin author, Vanessa regularly speaks and appears in the media to talk about her research. She is a sought after consultant and speaker.


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