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Your Expression will Unmask Whether you’re Rich or Poor: Study

he researchers also disclose that a person’s social class can only be judged by their neutral face and not when they’re smiling or expressing emotions

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  • The University of Toronto has established that is it reliably possible for people to tell whether someone is richer or poorer
  • The researchers also disclose that a person’s social class can only be judged by their neutral face and not when they’re smiling or expressing emotions
  • The study of social classes is getting more attention in fields such as psychology and behavior

Washington D.C. (US), July 6, 2017: One may think that their true economic condition can be hidden, but their expression will always unmask the true condition, as per a recent study. The University of Toronto has established that is it reliably possible for people to tell whether an individual is richer or poorer than average just by taking a glimpse of their “neutral” face with no facial expression.

It is also a fact that they might make use of those impressions in a biased way, for example judging that the richer faces and preferring them over the poorer ones to hire for a job, as said by researcher Thora Bjornsdottir.

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As noted by Bjornsdottir, your face signals can reveal a lot about your social class and those first impressions can then become a type of self-fulfilling prophecy. It will then influence your interactions and the opportunities you’re going to have in the future, mentioned ANI report.

The researchers also disclose that a person’s social class can only be judged by their neutral face, without a smile or any emotions. They conclude that emotions have the ability to hide life-long habits of expression that eventually get imprinted on a person’s face either by their last teenage years or early in their adulthood, for instance, happiness, that is more commonly associated with people who are wealthy or are satisfied.

According to Rule, one’s face ultimately reveals and reflects their experiences over time. Even when we are under the misinterpretation that we are not expressing anything, artifacts of those emotions and feelings are still present there. It is also said that the results are not affected by the race or gender of the face or the amount of time given to study them. All of this consists of nonverbal behaviour.

The study of social classes is getting more attention in fields such as psychology and behaviour. What makes it even more intriguing is the 43 muscles concentrated in a very small area of the body. The study is displayed in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

– prepared by Harsimran Kaur of NewsGram. Twitter: Hkaur1025

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Dogs can recognize human emotions: Research

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It is said that dog is a man’s best friend. The fact might actually be true. The University of Sao Paulo, Brazil conducted an experiment on them to find out whether the dogs could assess the emotional content of human voices. 

17 dogs took part in the experiment. Pairs of photos of someone looking happy or sad were shown before them. In addition to the photos, the person’s voice speaking in a cheerful or angry tone were also played.

Research revealed that the dogs spent more time looking at the facial expression that matched the tone of voice. This means that canines are actually capable of matching a person’s facial expressions with his voice.

Researchers say this might be an inherent capability domesticated in canines, which can go as far back as 30,000 years!

Now we can undoubtedly believe people who say they feel a connection with their dogs who react to their emotions on a daily basis.