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Cultural Background Plays Role In How Posture Effects Our Confidence
2013-10-15 14:24:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Body language experts tell us that certain postures or body positions project confidence or even dominance over others, but a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher has found that the perception of these ‘power positions’ depends on a person’s cultural background. In the study, which was published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, researchers performed four distinct trials that included over 600 men...

2011-08-15 15:28:09

Four new studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that when a woman's goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The studies, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, were undertaken to determine why women, who have made tremendous progress in education and the workplace over the past few decades, continue to be underrepresented at the highest...

2009-06-30 13:08:35

 Researchers have found that men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearance are more likely to express interest in having cosmetic surgery than those who are less sensitive to appearance-based rejection. This effect is particularly true when people recall negative comments about their physical appearance.The study, which appeared in the June issue of the journal Body Image, was conducted by Lora E. Park, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.