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How to Nonverbally Communicate Openness and Set Boundaries

By Tara Well Ph.D. on January 29, 2018 in The Clarity
Wondering what signals you're sending? A few tips to be clear.

Is Scott Peterson Innocent?

By Mark Godsey J.D. on January 18, 2018 in Blind Injustice
A&E's "The Murder of Laci Peterson" exposes psychological flaws in justice system.

Applying Conversational Analysis to the Digital World

Digital interactions with customers as they progress linearly from touchpoint to touchpoint is, in a very real sense, a conversation.

Do Dogs Respond More Accurately to Words or Gestures?

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on November 30, 2017 in Canine Corner
Voice commands and hand signals are not equally effective when directing a dog's behavior.

More Posts on Body Language

How Couples Resolve Disagreements About Sex

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on August 04, 2017 in Attraction, Evolved
Why it’s easier to have a warm conversation with your partner about sex than about any other topic.

Eight Reasons to Check the Mirror Before Important Meetings

By Tara Well Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in The Clarity
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Here are eight surprising ways to leverage your mirror to check for success.

Is Deception in the Eye of the Beholder, or the Deceiver?

Can you tell a liar by looking? Possibly — if you are looking at their eyes. Research reveals the eyes are one of the best indicators of deception.
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What Does the Body Remember?

By Diana Raab PhD on July 10, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
The body remembers more than we think. We might be amazed what we'd learn if we listened to its messages.

Who Gives a Dog a Command and How It Is Given Matters

Dogs respond differently to hand signals and voice commands, and who is giving the commands also matters.

Women's 11 Prime Flirting Techniques

How do women behave to get noticed by men? What body language do women use to show a man they are interested and get him to approach? Find out what the research has to say…

Non-Verbal Communication Across Cultures

Non-verbal skills are crucial for effective communication—at home and across cultures.

52 Ways to Show I Love You:Stretching

When we stretch our bodies, our minds, our relationships we show love in ways that help it expand and transform. By honoring the old, accommodating the new and letting go, we grow.

Three Nonverbal Behaviors That May Damage Your Marriage

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on June 12, 2017 in Clear Communication
Are you potentially asking for an extramarital affair without even knowing it?

What Are Canine Calming Signals and Do They Work?

New data shows that of 30 different cataloged calming signals in dogs, some of them do, in fact, reduce the level of aggression in dogs that see them.

Should Women Start a Good Ol' Girls Club?

Networks can serve as your insurance for professional longevity. Contacts are like an insurance policy. The more you have, the more security you can have in your career.

Who Has Psychic Powers?

What happens when you put psychics and people with ESP to the test?

Make Your Partner Better: The Power of Positive Expectations

Expect positive outcomes and they will likely come to pass; negative expectations spell disaster.

The Psychology of a First Impression

Want to ace the job interview? Make a strong first impression!
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How Naked Are Your Boundaries?

By Diana Raab PhD on April 25, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Do you feel as if your boundaries are blurred or sometimes invaded? Personal boundaries are highly-individualized and your body can provide the answers you might need.

Can Social Skills Be Taught?

By Joe Moran, Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in The Secret Life of Shyness
Can social skills be taught? We can learn how to communicate with each other better, but shyness is often very persistent.

How Universal Is Body Language?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Are emotional signals shaped by different cultures or are they universal to all humans? An ambitious new research project seeks to answer that question,

The "Guilty Dog" Look and Other Borrowed Signals

The guilty dog look and the human handshake have similar roots in the evolution of animal communication.

How to Read His Mind

By Donna Barstow on March 29, 2017 in Ink Blots Cartoons
What is he really trying to tell you?

To Understand Big Data, Try Thinking Like a Psychologist

Rich data tells us plenty about what our customers do, but next to nothing about why they are doing it.

Six Winning Body Language Techniques

Do you know about the secret powers of touch, or of eye contact? How about the "bubble"?

Can Somebody Please Teach President Trump Civility?

Previously immune from the consequences of his own instincts, President Trump doesn't act like an adult.

What Your Therapist (or Patient) May Be Thinking

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on March 15, 2017 in Singletons
Ever wonder what your therapist is thinking? Or what your patient is not telling?

Can Young Children Tell Real Smiles From Fake Smiles?

Recent research suggests that young children can distinguish real from fake smiles. Real smiles indicate honesty and cooperation.

Screens or People?

Is multi-tasking wearing you out? Does electronic contact make you feel both closer and more disconnected from others?
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6 Ways to Nurture Empathy in Intimate Relationships

By Diana Raab PhD on February 06, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Empathy, which is a cousin of compassions is essential for successful relationships. Sometimes we need reminders on maintaining empathy. This article shares how to do this.

The Psychology of Meetings

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 04, 2017 in A Sideways View
Meetings waste hours. Why do we have so many of them? Does them improve decision making? How to make them more efficient and effective.

Let's Get Responsive

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on January 31, 2017 in Your Future Self
How can you start being more responsive in your relationship today? The good news is that you have a cornucopia of avenues to choose from.

10 Ways to Deal With People When They Feel Miserable

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on January 30, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
Learning to Deal With Miserable People Is A Necessary Skill