THE other week I was working in my garage office when my 14-year-old daughter, Olivia, came in to tell me about Charles Darwin. Did I know that he discovered the theory of evolution after studying finches on the Galápagos Islands? I was steeped in what felt like the 37th draft of my new book, which is on the development of scientific ideas, and she was proud to contribute this tidbit of history that she had just learned in class. […]
Psychology Today: On The Power of Appearance How We Are Judged by Our Appearance
Facial appearance translates to judgments of character.
We all know that looks matter. What most of us don’t understand is just how much looks matter, and how difficult it is for us to ignore a person’s appearance when making a social […]
Psychology Today: on the Power of Body Language How We Communicate Through Body Language
Nonverbal communication bestows advantages in both personal and business life.
As anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of a fellow driver’s display of the middle finger knows, nonverbal communication is sometimes quite obvious and conscious. But then there […]
Psychology Today: On the Power of Voice How We Are Judged by Our Voice in Dating and the Workplace
Your voice exerts an unconscious influence on how others judge you.
People spend a lot of time talking and thinking about how members of the opposite sex look, but very little time paying attention to how […]
Psychology Today: on The Power of Touch Why a Touch Can Double Your Chances of Getting a Date
Touch is one of the most important forms of subliminal communication in both humans and other primates. In the following excerpt from my book, Subliminal, I describe its importance in social bonding… When I was in high […]