Curiosity is the fuel that drives social experiments performed in the world of science. Today, experiments must abide by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Code of Conduct, which pertains to everything from confidentiality, to consent, to overall beneficence. However, the standards weren’t always so high. In their latest video, “10 Evil Social Experiments,” Alltime10s highlights the…
Pennsylvania, October 11, 2017 : Being in a relationship comes with its own set of worries and setbacks. While trust is the foundation of every relationship, it is not that easy to believe everything that your partner says or does. Do you have doubts about their intentions? Do you tumble and toss all night wondering if your partner is cheating on you? Just listen to them speak.
According to a new report published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, you can detect infidelity by the way your partner sounds.
Researchers from the Penn State University and Albright College recently conducted an interesting experiment to trace and address the relationship between speech and infidelity.
To decode a relationship between speech and infidelity, the researchers recorded the voices of men and women reading the numbers 1 to 10. This group of people included heterosexual, unmarried individuals who were or had been in committed relationships. Half of the volunteers admitted to have had sex outside their relationships, while the other half claimed to have been loyal throughout.
Assuming that the participants were telling the truth, the volunteers now comprised a group of cheaters and non-cheaters; however, no evident distinction was made between the two groups
Next, another group of volunteers were exposed to these audio recordings who were then asked to rate the likelihood that each speakers had cheated on their partner.
Is My Partner Cheating On Me?
Here is what the research found
Shockingly, the study revealed that the volunteers were successfully able to identify the cheaters based on their voice alone.
To maintain authenticity, the researchers also manipulated the pitch of the volunteers’ samples and regardless speakers were still able to assess their infidelity.
‘These findings expand upon the idea that the human voice may be of value as a cheater detection tool and very thin slices of vocal information are all that is needed to make certain assessments about others’, the researchers said, as quoted by The Daily Mail.
What Can Voice Reveal About Cheating Partners?
While the researchers agree that they cannot specifically point out the features of the voice that leads an individual to make this assessment, they agreed that a lot can be revealed by the pitch of a person.
The experiment also found that extroverts had few silent pauses and greater voice quality, which motivated an individual to make an assessment of infidelity. According to the study, “masculine males tend to display less clarity in their speech and show phonetic patterns indicative of masculinity, which in turn could be associated with infidelity threat.”
So, you have been speaking to your partner and still haven’t found a difference in his tone or pitch. But somehow your faith in your significant other and the relationship is faltering now. And all you can wonder is,
“Is My Partner Cheating On Me?”
Still fearing infidelity? We have you covered
Key Signs That Your Partner Has Cheated
- Staying at the office till late
- Travelling or going for trips more often
- Sudden increase in the use of mobile phone
- Increased and suspicious use of social media
- Suddenly acting distant and attributing it to ‘stress from work’
- They will shower you with unexpected gifts and remind you that they love you, however this will not be supported with action
New Delhi, September 9, 2017 : Society has a huge role to play in the person that we become. And sometimes, that may not be the right way to go about it.
More often than not, society forces us to be somebody we are not. A woman belongs in the kitchen, a man is not supposed to cry; who established these ground rules to function in the society?
Sexism is real, and men face it too (surprise!)
“Don’t be such a girl!”
Men are always expected to display vigor and anger; their insecurities are rarely taken into account and would rather be pushed under a rug that the society largely identifies as ‘masculinity’.
We keep reminding men that they should not wear pink, that they cannot cry, and that they are only supposed to express their emotions in a certain way. We tell them to ‘not be such a girl’, to shake off their fears and ‘man up’ and to always take charge. And this never stops.
But what we are forgetting here is that men have emotions too; even when the society does not allow them to emote explicitly.
These expressions and understanding are so entrenched in daily communiqué that sometimes we fail to realize when we are making a sexist remark.
Yes, sexism is unbridled in the Indian society and (thankfully) being talked about.
While women tend to pay heed to such remarks, sexism directed towards men goes largely unnoticed.
Here are a few subtle hints to how sexism has become a part of everyday life for men,
Men are often faced with questions like “why didn’t you fight her?”, and made jokes on how they must have enjoyed it because why wouldn’t anybody enjoy a sexual encounter that essentially has ‘no strong attached’.
People in the 21st century fail to realize the real, societal damage that women who sexually assault men, cause to the society.
The man is supposed to be the ‘provider’ of the family, earning most of the money. For many men, it feels like a hard slap when women earn more money.
Because if they aren’t earning a living for their family, how can they be a “true” man?
Sexism places men and women in stereotypical roles- women are ‘naturally’ kind, compassionate and sensitive, while the men are ‘naturally’ more rational, and stronger, physically and mentally.
People say this to boys all the time and must be immediately stopped because it increasingly encourages the mindset that girls are inherently weak.
Even when the tone of such sexist comments is compassionate- sometimes even flattering, they are indicative of a stereo-typically narrow and insulting worldview.
Despite the cliche that art is a universal language, artists are interpreted very differently in terms of their gender. The unease and suspicion that accompany a male artist, irrespective of what art form he practices, are often based out of society’s view of the body and a larger understanding of ‘masculinity’.
The dominant idea about what a ‘real’ man should be include behaviors such as dominance, control, assertiveness, and emotional unresponsiveness. The society continues to think that men ‘do not do work’, but instead they ‘get work done’ by their weaker counterparts-the women.
While circumstances continue to evolve for the better, in the larger society, there still is a special place in the society for men who get angry- they are looked upon with reverence. No one points out their anger issues, or frowns upon them. It seems like arrogance and aggression are the only two emotions that men can acceptably show; that these are the only emotions that a man today is capable of showing.
We need to understand that men no longer have to ‘man up’. Instead, let them be a little more human
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- “I am HIV-Positive, So What?” is a book written by Jayanta Kalita, a journalist
- The book has been published by Bloomsbury publications
- It talks about the struggles of HIV-Positive people to stay in the society and not be sidelined
New Delhi, August 19, 2017: In a society where HIV patients are very often forced into seclusion, a new book titled “I Am HIV-Positive, So What?” promises to raise new hopes among the silent sufferers.
The book, authored by journalist Jayanta Kalita and published by Bloomsbury, was launched on Friday at an event organised at the Press Club of India here.
“His mission was to break the stereotype that an HIV person cannot be part of society. Even after his HIV status becoming public through the media, Singh remained undaunted in the face of all odds,” Kalita said at the event.
The book speaks of the incredible journey of the HIV-positive person, who mended his failing health, overcame psychological trauma, and fought stigma and discrimination to pursue his dreams.
“He was determined to excel in his chosen field despite warnings from doctors and adverse comments from the society,” the author added. (IANS)