About Citizen Science
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.
Play with us
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:
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.
2. 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?
3. How to Read Someone’s Eyes
Do you know how to read someone’s mind in their eyes? Can you tell what a person is feeling just by making eye contact?
4. 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?
About Vanessa Van Edwards
Lead Investigator, Science of People
Vanessa Van Edwards is a national best selling author & founder at Science of People. Her groundbreaking book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People has been translated into more than 16 languages. As a recovering awkward person, Vanessa helps millions find their inner charisma. She regularly leads innovative corporate workshops and helps thousands of individual professionals in her online program People School. Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion dollar companies; and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, the Today Show and many more.
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