Software that purportedly reads emotions in faces is being deployed or tested for surveillance, hiring, market research, and more. But a new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest finds that facial movements are an inexact gauge of a...
Adam AlterThe problem with facial expression software: “People scowl when angry...approximately 25% of the time, but they move their faces in other meaningful ways when angry [the rest of the time].” @LFeldmanBarrett@PsychScience
The Twinning Project has announced the launch of ground-breaking new partnership with the University of Oxford, who will analyze the results of the Twinning Project's approach of using sport to tackle reoffending rates of prisoners in the UK.
Adam AlterThe Twinning Project pairs prisoners with football clubs in the UK, and trains them as officials, coaches, and refs.
"This will forge positive social identities that override the criminal groups ex-offenders were involved in prior to the project."
“It’s not just how much you have—it’s what you do with it,” says one researcher who studies money and happiness.
Adam Alter"Only 13% of millionaires classify themselves as wealthy." Smart, nuanced article @TheAtlantic on why the rich sometimes feel poor, and those with less sometimes feel rich, featuring @DunnHappyLab, Keith Payne, and others.
Choosing to take photos may focus our attention, helping us remember the visual details of our experiences but impairing memory for the auditory details.
Adam AlterGreat paper in @PsychScience by @alix221 and colleagues: we have stronger visual memories for events that we capture with photos (e.g., touring museums)--but our auditory memories are weaker.
From distracted parenting to "sharenting," an honest look at our own use of electronic media can make us into more skillful parents and better role models. Here's what to remember:- Put your phone away whenever possible when you're with your kids....