What do you think of your name? Like it? Do you prefer a nickname or do you prefer when people call you by your full name? Why do you think people have these preferences? That’s what we’re looking at in this episode – research showing that other people (and yourself) might be shaping you to actually look like and act like your name. It’s not a conspiracy – it’s science. I also look at the latest research on exercise and how it is that one day’s exercise might just make the next day a whole lot better.
Resources for this Episode
- We Look Like Our Names: The Manifestation of Name Stereotypes inFacial Appearance
- Bouba/kiki effect
- The cascade of positive events: Does exercise on a given day increase the frequency of additional positive events?
- Exercise Interventions for Mental Health: A Quantitative and Qualitative Review