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!
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.
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?
Want to Help In Our Lab?
Apply to become a body language trainer and work on our team! More fun stuff to come…
About Vanessa Van Edwards
Lead Investigator, Science of People
I’ve always wanted to know how people work, and that’s what Science of People is about. What drives our behavior? Why do people act the way they do? And most importantly, can you predict and change behavior to be more successful? I think the answer is yes. More about Vanessa.
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