10 Surprising Pop Psychology Myths and the True Science Behind Them

Much of what you know about psychology may be a lie. Over the last several decades, popular psychology has led to the rise of dozens of myths that have given people a false sense of understanding about how their brains operate and how to interpret the behaviors of...

Why Do Women Wear Makeup? The Science Behind Our Makeup Obsession

Why do women wear makeup? 44% of American women do not like to leave their homes without makeup on. Research shows there are two primary reasons why women wear makeup: Camouflage – Women who are anxious and insecure tend to use makeup to appear less noticeable....

No Bond is Stronger Than Two People Who Hate the Same Person

Have you ever heard the cliche, “no bond is stronger than two people who hate the same person?” It turns out there is actually some truth to that statement. Despite hating people being a socially unacceptable act, on the few occasions when people have the guts and/or...

Ask the Brain to Look for Hits Not Misses

To be a great conversationalist, you don’t have to show how intelligent, witty, funny or naturally charismatic you are. Though these traits make it easier to keep conversations going, what truly matters is how others feel when they talk to you. Check out my video to...

8 Playlists to Help You Bond to the Rhythm of Music

Listening to music is one of the easiest and most fun ways to strengthen the bonds between people. Researchers have found that there is a part of our brain dedicated solely to music. Because of this, all sorts of reactions occur in our brains in response to hearing...

Discover the Science Behind These Personality Traits

Here at the Science of People, we think a lot about personality. Not only is personality a fun way to learn about yourself and your friends, it can also make you a more effective team member and leader. Understanding personality allows you to form stronger...

Science-Based Party Tricks

When it comes to going to parties and meeting new people, sometimes it’s the little things that can be the most awkward and nerve-wracking. I met with Tra’Renee Chambers to talk about two simple greetings that often cause people to fumble. Check it out: Never Forget...

Can You Tell Me What to Do?

Do you ever ask for advice? If not, you should. Asking for advice is one of my favorite, most-overlooked people hacks because it helps you learn new things and bond with people. Check out my video to find out how: Advice is powerful and I want to hear yours. Right...

8 Science Backed Ways to Choose A More Attractive Profile Photo

Think your profile picture doesn’t matter? Think again! Research has found that people develop their first impression of you within one second of seeing your photo! Here’s what’s crazy: Different photos of you send different messages. Princeton...

Why I Always Get the Guacamole

Does this sound familiar? I’m starving—like eat my shirt starving. I see a local Mexican joint and casually sprint towards it. After waiting in line for 3 agonizing minutes as the annoying person in front of me tries to decide to get steak or chicken in their burrito,...
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