How to Get People to Listen to You and Your Ideas

Have you ever wondered why certain click-worthy articles go viral? Or why certain ideas catch fire and spread?  Or how to get people to listen to YOU? Here at Science of People, we were curious about what makes viral stories go viral. Specifically, we wanted to know...

Book Review: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Do you dare to be your authentic self, embrace your imperfections, and be openly vulnerable? If so, you’re one of the lucky few who are living a wholehearted life where you are fully engaged in your life and relationships. If not, you’re like the majority of people...

Is Personality Genetic?

Is personality genetic or environment? Nature or nurture? According to science: both—but in weird ways. The Basics of Personality Science: Our personalities are complicated, multi-dimensional beasts. But you can boil down some basic traits. 5 to be precise. And based...

Eye-tracking Heat Maps May Reveal What People Really Care About

If you have ever wondered about eye-gaze like us, you will find this article super intriguing. As we were reading this article, we just had to share it with you, so Gus Lubin from Business Insider and Sticky were so generous to give us permission to repost the article...

Facial Recognition Software May Help You Find Love

Most of us are all too familiar with the wildfire spread of dating apps and websites over the last 20 years. From eHarmony to Match.com to Tinder to OkCupid, there’s about a thousand and one ways to find love. Or at least ways to ‘try’ to find love....

The Most Popular Words Used on Social Media

Have you ever wondered about the language used in social media? Or if the words we use are based on our personality traits? If your answer is yes, you are in luck. Background The Positive Psychology Center based out of the University of Pennsylvania created what is...

The Power of the Color Blue

What’s your favorite color? The most popular answer to this question is: Blue! Blue reminds us of clean water and clear skies. Color psychology is fascinating and I found some crazy science facts about the color blue I simply had to...

Elite Minds: Creating the Competitive Advantage

Ask yourself these questions: Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy, but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? These are...

Emotion Maps: How Emotions Change in the Body

Imagine driving down the highway. You’re late, so you’re going a few miles over the speed limit. A jerk, going 40 miles per hour in a blue compact car cuts in front of you without using his blinker. Can you feel the anger bubble up in your chest? The...

Ethnographic Animation: How Reality and Animation Collide

As audiences become more sophisticated and used to ‘reality’ television, animators may be able to use body language science to help make characters more believable. Could the future of animation be Ethnographic Animation? Co-authors Vanessa Van Edwards,...

What is Mindsight? And How It Applies to You

At Science of People, we love to write about how we make think. Our bite-size science today is about mindsight. I just finished Mindsight The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel Siegel and wanted to summarize some of the main ideas into an easily...

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