The economy of reputation

Have you ever had a gut feeling, as you were about to introduce two friends, that they may not get …

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The curve of cool

When a new term hits a certain threshold of massive adoption, it officially becomes a “buzz word” in its most negative sense: the middle social classes will use it proudly as a virtue signal for being “up-to-date” while at the same time, the early adopters will refrain from using it, as it is now officially a virtue of the masses..

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Technology to help us understand deep true meaning

Showcasing competence, dominance and relaxed confidence are fundamental to our perception of a person’s ability to lead and overcome obstacles and are typically observed in the context of interpersonal conflicts..

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Frames never merge

During a lifetime, we encounter endless clashes of interests, agendas, and statuses of power. In order to manage the flow, …

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A matter of time: On chronemics as a nonverbal signal

We’re used to thinking of a conversation as an exchange of verbal utterances between two interlocutors or more. Actually, there …

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Cueing letters: On textual paralanguage

Surely we are all well familiar with nonphysical channels of communication, mainly the textual mediums. It is a student corresponding …

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The charm of voice

Let’s talk about vocal appeal. We all feel our voice is a medium with which we play our way in …

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A matter of time: On chronemics as ..

We’re used to thinking of a conversation as an exchange of verbal utterances between two interlocutors or more. Actually, there …

Cueing letters: On textual paralang..

Surely we are all well familiar with nonphysical channels of communication, mainly the textual mediums. It is a student corresponding …

The charm of voice..

Let’s talk about vocal appeal. We all feel our voice is a medium with which we play our way in …

Dress to impress..

Does clothing indicate only socioeconomic status and physical attraction? Can one signal dominance and effectiveness with clothing? Well, of course …

We are canvases for social signals..

Let’s talk about cosmetics and body modifications as social signals. We all feel that body decoration is an everyday pursuit. Naturally, …

Scent of Success: Olfactive Cues an..

Researchers have found that every person has a unique smell, similar to a fingerprint or “voice print.” These smell prints …

Physical Attractiveness at Work: Th..

Physical appearance plays a big role in how we are perceived. On the one hand, there’s the appearance of our …

The Body as a Code: Appearance & Ad..

Let’s talk about adornment. Since the dawn of civilization, people have been adorning themselves in a multitude of ways to …

The Value of Nuances: 11 Highly Inf..

By Brooke Gronich, Noah Jacobs, Jordana Schube Studies show that the tech industry is projected to reach a staggering $5 …

Speech Acts, Intentions and Convers..

Credits: Speech Acts Theory was Developed by John Austin (1962) & elaborated by John Searle (1969) | Conversational Implicature was developed …

The Social Bases of Language and th..

Credit: Thomas M. Holtgraves, Professor of Social Psychology, Ball State University Welcome. My name is Ori M. Zuckerman and I’m …