The voice can indicate when someone finds us attractive

The voice can indicate when someone finds us attractive

There is several research that indicates how we communicate non-verbally (and unintentionally) when someone attracts us. For example, exposing the neck or the inside of the arms indicates interest, while crossing the arms does not. However, not all of these discrete signals have to do with the position we take or the gestures on our …

The Martha Mitchell effect: reality is beyond imagination

The Martha Mitchell effect: reality is beyond imagination

If we’re talking about someone who thinks they’re trying to kill him, that the police have their phone bugged, or who knows a truth that other people want to cover up, it’s easy to think so. someone with some kind of delusional disorder. But sometimes some of these people tell something real that ends up …

Horn effect: this is how our negative prejudices work

Horn effect: this is how our negative prejudices work

Human beings are imperfect. Due to the biological heritage of our most primitive ancestors, people conceive an image or first impression of others in seconds. This phenomenon is attributed to the speed and agility of the brain to decide and act as it should. good the Horn effect is something similar: It turns out that …

Homogeneity effect in relation to the outgroup: what it is and how it influences us

Homogeneity effect in relation to the outgroup: what it is and how it influences us

How many times have we heard that “all X’s are the same?” People tend to group under the same definition people who share some sort of trait, mistakenly attributing common characteristics to them. This phenomenon is what social psychology has called homogeneity effect with respect to the outgroup, And in this article, we will look …

What is the Hawthorne effect?

What is the Hawthorne effect?

Sometimes when a group conducts research where the performance of participants in a task is evaluated, they do so above what is usual for them. This is not the cause of a newly discovered innate talent, but what scientists call the “Hawthorne effect”.. This effect, discovered almost by accident by Elton Mayo over 80 years …

Golem effect: what it is and how it limits us by expectations

Golem effect: what it is and how it limits us by expectations

Do you know the Golem effect? Do you know what this has to do with the Pygmalion effect or self-fulfilling prophecy? And with stereotypes? How has this effect been studied? If you want to find the answer to these questions, and especially if you are passionate about social psychology but also education … do not …

Effect of false consensus: what is it and what does it say about us?

Effect of false consensus: what is it and what does it say about us?

There are many of us in this world and each of us thinks differently. Just as no two people are the same, no two minds are the same, but they are relatively similar in terms of beliefs, predilections, etc. However, sometimes we think that there are more people who think like us than they actually …

Effect of sleep: characteristics of this persuasive phenomenon

Effect of sleep: characteristics of this persuasive phenomenon

If we were told that sometimes we think we are more of a political speech or a propaganda ad after a few months of seeing it than not at the very moment we receive it, we would surely say that is just impossible. However, in social and experimental psychology, the existence of the sleep effect …

Matthew Effect: what is it and how he describes injustices

Matthew Effect: what is it and how he describes injustices

One thing that many social scientists have wondered is why people who are awarded certain material or intangible benefits actually end up enjoying those benefits. And the same thing but the reverse: how come people who have fewer benefits are also less likely to access them. Many concepts and theories have been developed to provide …

Chameleon effect: when you imitate the other without realizing it

Chameleon effect: when you imitate the other without realizing it

If you’re familiar with nature documentaries, you’ve surely noticed that animals do all kinds of weird things to better adapt to the environment. One of the most striking strategies used to survive in environments with biodiversity, for example, is imitate other species. As representatives of this example, we have butterflies claiming to have faces on …

What is the effect of amplifying the emotion of the crowd?

What is the effect of amplifying the emotion of the crowd?

When speaking in front of an audience, how do you know the emotional state of most participants? This question has been studied in psychology and a curious phenomenon has been discovered which we will explain in detail in this article. We will know the effect of amplifying the emotion of the crowd and what are …

Actor-observer effect: what is it and what are its causes?

Actor-observer effect: what is it and what are its causes?

Attributive biases are biases or biases that lead us to make certain mistakes when explaining the origin of a behavior. One of these biases is the so-called actor-observer effect, Widely studied in social psychology. This effect has been supported by empirical evidence and argues that we often attribute the causes of behaviors differently, depending on …

Educating in the use of new technologies: why it is necessary

Educating in the use of new technologies: why it is necessary

Each century, humanity takes a giant leap in its cultural development based on the discovery and proliferation of a revolutionary new resource. It happened with fire, it happened in the industrial revolution, and now it’s happening with what, for now, we call the technological revolution. And it is a fact that new technologies are leading …

Age discrimination: age discrimination and its causes

Age discrimination: age discrimination and its causes

One of the characteristics of situations of discrimination is that often those who suffer from it do not have the means necessary to denounce this injustice. And it is that there are certain conditions in which one is not even able to organize in a sufficiently large and well managed number of people so that …

Ecofeminism: what is it and what positions does this current of feminism defend?

Ecofeminism: what is it and what positions does this current of feminism defend?

Ecofeminism is one of the theoretical and practical currents generated in the 1970s, Which draws attention to how the economic development of dominant groups has fostered excessive exploitation of nature and how this particularly affects women. It stems from something that many feminist movements question: dualisms, understood as pairs of opposites of unequal value that …

Doomscrolling: the short-circuit of our brain

Doomscrolling: the short-circuit of our brain

“I wake up in the morning with a certain feeling of restlessness, anxiety and reluctance. I prepare to read what happened during the day and find myself trapped in several dozen reports with catastrophic and disturbing content. Number of deaths, infected, dangers … My mood worsens, my anxiety increases and my need to continue reading …

The media and American domination of the world

The media and American domination of the world

American power over the mediaAs in other sectors, it is unmatched and has been based, since the 1940s, on various central foundations that make up its doctrine of domination. One of these central foundations makes the media an extremely useful tool for the capacity of influence of this country: the ideology of free trade or …

Sexual division of labor: what it is and explanatory theories

Sexual division of labor: what it is and explanatory theories

The sexual division of labor, i.e. the distribution of productive and reproductive tasks according to sex and gender, has long been recognized as one of the most basic forms of social and economic organization in our societies. Different anthropologists, sociologists, economists, psychologists and other academics have participated in this discussion from feminist movements. The studies …

Why does discrimination against women continue to exist?

Why does discrimination against women continue to exist?

In the middle of the 21st century, acts of violence and discrimination against women continue to plague our society. More specifically in Spain, more than 1,000 women have been murdered since 2001 at the hands of their partner or ex-partner, and 1.4 million have been victims of sexual violence. To appreciate the gravity of the …

MUM effect: what it is and how it affects relationships

MUM effect: what it is and how it affects relationships

People do not act alone when we are in a group. We also don’t do the same when we’re with another person. In other words, the presence (real, imagined or implied) of others influences the way we think, feel and behave. Social psychology is concerned with the study and understanding of these relationships and influences. …

Pratfall effect: how do errors influence attractiveness?

Pratfall effect: how do errors influence attractiveness?

When we make a major mistake, the perception people who have witnessed it have of us changes. However, it’s not that we are less attractive on a personal level if we put our foot down, but that the mechanism by which our level of coziness and respectability changes is a little less intuitive than that. …

Feminist epistemology: definition, authors and fundamental principles

Feminist epistemology: definition, authors and fundamental principles

Feminist epistemology is a term that refers to certain breaks with traditional ways of doing scientific knowledge., Arguing that it is not possible to make a generalized theory that ignores the context of the subjects that develop them. Below, we will review some of the characteristics of feminist epistemology, its context, and the contributions it …

The loneliness epidemic and what we can do to combat it

The loneliness epidemic and what we can do to combat it

Human beings have a predisposition to feel lonely from time to time, whatever our life, whether introverted or extroverted. This is because we are social animals, and it is very easy that at one point we would suffer from the discomfort of not being able to communicate with someone as much as we would like. …

Envy between siblings: how to avoid and fight it in children and adults

Envy between siblings: how to avoid and fight it in children and adults

Envy between siblings is to some extent a common situation in all families. In many occasions, this is a slight sibling competition that shouldn’t be entirely negative if it doesn’t go to extremes. Many times it is even subconsciously that we can become jealous of our brothers, but whether this is a problem or not …

Does it cost more to find work with tattoos?

Does it cost more to find work with tattoos?

About one in three Spaniards today wear one or more tattoos on their body, which is a common type of body modification and is often used as a method of expression. However, although they are already common today, until recently and still today, some people associate them with crime. And it also has an effect …

How do I start living for myself and not for others? 7 keys

How do I start living for myself and not for others?  7 keys

In personal relationships, something curious happens: once we decide to fight for the well-being of the people around us and start sacrificing ourselves for others, our past acts of kindness may end. by enslaving us. Or at least if we lose control of the situation. The reason is that if everyone assumes that we are …

Emotions in capitalism (and the rise of homo sentimentalis)

Emotions in capitalism (and the rise of homo sentimentalis)

Intimitats Congelades (2007) is the title of the work in which sociologist Eva Illouz it aims to analyze the emotions in the instrumentalisation that capitalism has made of them during the last century. Studying the impact of psychology on the development of an “emotional capitalism” in which economic relations parasitize and end up transforming the …

Emic and ethical perspectives: what they are and 6 differences between them

Emic and ethical perspectives: what they are and 6 differences between them

The emic and ethical perspectives applied to scientific knowledge have allowed us to acquire different perspectives on social phenomena. Its antecedents can be found in structuralist linguistics, although they have shifted significantly to sociology and anthropology, as they allow the elaboration of different answers and explanations of social behavior. Introduction, we will see below what …