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Prospective Reasoning Helps Overcome Relationship Conflicts

Thinking about the future helps overcome conflicts, according to a new study. The findings have potential implications for understanding how prospection, or future-thinking, can be a beneficial strategy for a variety of conflicts people experience in their everyday lives. Alex Huynh, a doctoral candidate in psychology and lead author of the study, said: “When romantic […]

Head Movements Encode Emotions During Speech and Song

When people talk or sing, they often nod, tilt or bow their heads to reinforce verbal messages. But how effective are these head gestures at conveying emotions? Very effective, according to researchers from McGill University in Montreal. Steven R. Livingstone and Caroline Palmer, from McGill’s Department of Psychology, found that people were highly accurate at […]