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Posts tagged rejection

November 8, 2013

 

Two busts of laughing clowns are displayed in a carnival booth.

What’s So Funny?

According to laughter research, you're not as funny as you think.

October 3, 2013

 

Boy in shadow

Rejection Leads To Aggression

Seeing rejection as a common thread in school shootings, psychologists conducted experiments to see if rejection in the lab produced aggression.

March 4, 2004

 

Love Really Does Hurt

Love hurts. We all know this. But a recent study suggests that rejection really does cause physical pain. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

man with two pens in his mouth impersonating a walrus

Laughter is a Social Signal?

Laughter research has found that less than 20% of laughter is a sincere response to someone's humor. In fact, it's primarily a social signal.

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