The Weirdest Way People Communicate Their Happiness

Posted on April 20, 2015

Photo: flickr

A new study finds that people communicate their happiness to others through their perspiration. It is something like a sniff of happiness keep a sorrow away.
Positive emotions are important for overall well-being and yet relatively neglected in research on chemosignaling, arguably because of the stronger survival benefits linked with negative emotions. It is well known that feelings of happiness transfer between individuals through mimicry induced by vision and hearing. An instance would be the effect of smiling. It is almost like an adjacency pair.

The study learns that not only negative affect but also a positive state (happiness) can be transferred by means of odors.

For more information, click the link


Source material from PsyBlog

Mental Health News

  • Human-Centered Approach for Dementia Patients

    newsthumbA group of researchers recently conducted a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of applying a human rights based approach in dementia ...

  • 6 Signs of a Codependent Relationship

    newsthumbCodependency can be recognised when two people with dysfunctional traits become worse together. The biggest issue is the belief by one or both ...

  • ODD and the Rebellious Child

    newsthumbOppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), while exhibiting symptoms that sound very much like a typical rebellious child's behavior, is a disorder that ...