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Exposing an Armed Criminal: What Can We Learn from Psychology and the Police?

Exposing an Armed Criminal: What Can We Learn from Psychology and the Police?

How vulnerable are armed criminals? Can one predict their intentions and actions just by watching them walking or standing somewhere? Psychologists and the police believe this is possible. They think this can be done by reading subtle clues in the appearance of a person. These clues can be meaningless for a novice, but are significant for a trained person. / more

On Mirror Neurons or Why it is Okay to be a Couch Potato

On Mirror Neurons or Why it is Okay to be a Couch Potato

Have you ever wondered why, when you see someone stretch out and yawn, suddenly, you start to feel drowsy and feel the urge to do the same? Or how about the tendency of people to copy each other’s postures? In social psychology this phenomenon is called postural mirroring. All this mimicking is the result of so-called mirror neurons in our brain. / more

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