Ep 155: On Cuddling, Baths, Google, Body Language and Phantom Cell Phone Vibration – Psych Files Brief #2

Is cuddling good – especially for men – in marriage? Do baths make you feel less lonely, is Google really making you stupid, how does your body language affect your feelings, and….is that your cell phone vibrating? In this 2nd Psych Files brief I take a look at some of the more interesting psychological research circling around the web this past month.

I’ll talk about a favorite topic of many people – [easyazon-link asin="8183220142"]body language[/easyazon-link] – and how your body posture can affect the way you feel. This is all part of the growing and fascinating subfield of Psychology called [easyazon-link asin="0199204160"]Embodied Cognition[/easyazon-link].

Sources for this Week’s Brief

Books on Body Language

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Thanks to This Week’s Briefs Twitterers


  1. Anonymous says:

    That was really interesting about borderline personality disorder and using heat to regulate emotions,tensing muscles to resist food…Thank you for a very interesting episode !
    There is an interesting article about 2 studies showing how estrogen increases BPD symptoms here:
    This blog has interesting studies on mentalization & many other topics too.
    All the Best =)

  2. Michael says:

    Excellent links. I checked out both sites. Thanks for posting.

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