The sunshine-spreads-a-smile experiment

“[…] the effect of sunshine on one nonverbal expression that facilitates social relationships (namely, smiling) has never been studied.” Until now, that is. A new paper from professor Nicolas Guéguen at the Université de Bretagne-Sud, France describes a ‘Quasi Experiment’. “In a field experiment, men and women walking alone in the street were passed by […]

“Sunny Finance”

In these days of gloomy economic outlooks comes a conceptual optimistic antidote in the form of  ‘Sunny Finance’. “It can improve people’s trust in government, what is necessary to construct the harmonious society.” say researchers Xiaohui Xu and Guangyu Wang from Shenyang University, China – the authors of a recent research paper on the subject. […]